Lettrism

 
 
Frédéric Acquaviva - Enquête de flagrance pour musique létale
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
Frédéric Acquaviva, as Mozart of the assize court, questions, in this only known example of judicial sound art, justice and its functioning, but especially insists on the fragile barrier which separates criminals from honest composers.
Frédéric Acquaviva - [səminal] (CD)
2022
AcquAvivA
A composition in two continuous parts of 30' and 19' which melts two antagonistic and complementary dimensions: a data-text read by the French artist ORLAN and a virtual orchestra, composed of four singers (Loré Lixenberg, Joan La Barbara, Wills Morgan and Jacques Lizène) and 124 different instruments.
Asger Jorn - Musique phénoménale (2 CD)
2022
Tochnit Aleph
The first ever reissue of the piece recorded by Asger Jorn & Jean Dubuffet in 1960-61 in Paris.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Musique cabalistique
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
A gallery of portraits of people listening to a work by Frédéric Acquaviva in progress, laid out like a flip book.
Nicole Brenez - Nous sommes d’accord avec tout ce qui a lutté et lutte encore depuis le début du monde - Introduction au cinéma lettriste
2020
French edition
Light Cone
A presentation of the key figures and the basic concepts of Lettrist cinema, which prefigured the breakthroughs of the nouvelle vague and the experiments of expanded cinema.
Isidore Isou - Antonin Artaud torturé par les psychiatres
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Through the detailed analysis of Antonin Artaud's psychiatric history, Lettrist master Isidore Isou delivers a real indictment in this singular text which is both an investigation and a pamphlet.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Antipodes
2020
AcquAvivA
Frédéric Acquaviva's new record—A QR code record without record limited to 100 copies: a 69 minutes opera for voices (with Joël Hubaut, who also wrote the text, Dorothy Iannone and Loré Lixenberg), dead electronics and video.
Die Welt als Labyrinth
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
MAMCO
A journey covering several episodes of Situationist International.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Isidore Isou
2019
French edition
Editions du Griffon - Monographs & catalogues
Reference monograph.
Frédéric Acquaviva - FREEING (Our Bodies) - La musique de Frédéric Acquaviva
2018
French edition
miscellaneous
The second issue of the magazine FREEING (Our Bodies) is dedicated to the musical work of Frédéric Acquaviva: some forty prestigious contributors (Jean-François Bory, Broutin, Laurent Cauwet, Henri Chopin, Jacques Donguy, Michel Giroud, Bernard Heidsieck, Joël Hubaut, Dorothy Iannone, Otto Muehl, Virgile Novarina, ORLAN, Jean-Luc Parant…) examine and pay tribute to this original creator through poetic texts, portraits, drawings, photographs, interviews, chronicles…
Frédéric Acquaviva - £pØ@n®diØ$n - Concerto for town and voice – With Loré Lixenberg (CD)
2018
AcquAvivA
Concerto for town and voice created from recordings collected the same day in London and Paris, and illuminated by the voice of mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg.
CRU (Creative Radiant Unique)
2018
French edition
miscellaneous
AcquAvivA
The penultimate issue of Frédéric Acquaviva's audio / video hybrid magazine is dedicated to the works of Frédéric Acquaviva, Isidore Isou, and Orlan. It includes a CD of Isou's last sound work from 2006 and a DVD featuring performances by Orlan, Acquaviva, Isou, Sharif-Sky Mathius, Jeremiah Runnels, Mats Lindström, Jean-Paul Curtay…
 Broutin - Ère isouienne an 52 - Un musicien lettriste (CD)
2018
Tochnit Aleph
First ever release of the sound poetry pieces by French lettrist artist Gérard-Philippe Broutin. The remarkable lettrist text-sound pieces contained on this CD were written during the early 1970's and recorded and broadcast at Radio France in September 1976. With introductory texts by Jean-Pierre Gillard.
Hamed Abdalla - Arabecedaire
2018
English edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
This publication examines the place of Egyptian Modernist painter Hamed Abdalla in transnational modern art history. Mobilizing the personal archives and library of the artist, Arabecedaire reflects on Abdalla's journeys and influences, bringing to light a vast and rich body of material which guided his painting practice.
Hamed Abdalla - Arabécédaire
2018
French edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
This publication examines the place of Egyptian Modernist painter Hamed Abdalla in transnational modern art history. Mobilizing the personal archives and library of the artist, Arabécédaire reflects on Abdalla's journeys and influences, bringing to light a vast and rich body of material which guided his painting practice.
Frédéric Acquaviva - The 120 Days of Musica
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
120 true and oxymoronesque scores-instructions composed by Frédéric Acquaviva between 2015 and 2017 in Berlin.
Frédéric Acquaviva - The 120 Days of Musica - Luxury Edition (+ CD)
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
120 true and oxymoronesque scores-instructions composed by Frédéric Acquaviva between 2015 and 2017 in Berlin. Luxury limited edition, signed, including an original artwork and the sound artwork “Oxymoron Music” on CD.
Le lettrisme et son temps
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
A collective reflection on the historical stakes of French avant-garde movement Lettrism.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Du singe au porc / Ape to Pig (DVD)
2018
AcquAvivA
DVD gathering the video recordings of two musical performances by Frédéric Acquaviva, in French and English, made at EMS in Stockholm and La Plaque tournante in Berlin.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Mess - 2015-2017 (CD)
2018
AcquAvivA
A piece for mezzo, mouths, skins and Buchla, recorded with mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg (vinyl sleeve with a CD inside).
Cristina De Simone - Proféractions ! - Poésie en action à Paris (1946-1969)
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
A history of poetry-performance in Paris, from the post-war period to May 68.
CRU (Complex Raw United)
2018
French edition
miscellaneous
AcquAvivA
The third issue of Frédéric Acquaviva and La Plaque Tournante's audio / video hybrid magazine, featuring Frédéric Acquaviva, Lieutenant Caramel, Jean-Baptiste Favory, Joël Hubaut, Andy Ingamells, Eduardo Kac, Maurice Lemaître, Loré Lixenberg, and Christoph Ogiermann.
Fragments pour Isidore Isou
2017
French edition
Art Book Magazine
Collective study dedicated to the founder of Lettrism Isidore Isou.
Érik Bullot - Le film et son double - Boniment, ventriloquie, performativité
2017
French edition
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
An investigation on the performative future of cinema, followed by two studies on Lettrist's cinema and on the end of the projectionist.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Oreilles Vides
2017
AcquAvivA
Double QR-Code LP (an empty sleeve with no discs), edition of 100 copies. The recording to listen online is a 5-hour composition for computer voice, first presented in Paris on March 25, 2000: a deepening of the idea of a dematerialized disc.
Frédéric Alix - Penser l\'art et le monde après 1945 - Isidore Isou, essai d\'archéologie d\'une pensée
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Analyzing the theoretical and aesthetic thought of the founder of Lettrism in the intellectual context of the post-war and up to 1968.
Situations, dérives, détournements - Statuts et usages de la littérature et des arts chez Guy Debord
2017
French edition
Art Book Magazine
The use and status of literature and arts in Guy Debord's thought.
CRU (Curated Renegade Unidentified)
2016
French edition
miscellaneous
AcquAvivA
The second issue of Frédéric Acquaviva and La Plaque Tournante's audio / video hybrid magazine includes documents on Trevor Wishart, Denis Dufour, Hém-Ish, Ione, Broutin, François Poyet, Johannes Kreidler, Gil J Wolman at work, a film by Frédéric Acquaviva on the late Pauline Oliveros, Silva Gabriela Béju on Henri Chopin and the magazine OU, a set of posters and postcards…
Frédéric Acquaviva - Kiss Music (vinyl EP)
2016
AcquAvivA
First QR-Code EP, edition of 100 copies, recorded at EMS, Stockholm, December 2015, with the voices of Frédéric Acquaviva and Loré Lixenberg.
Asger Jorn - The Open Hide
2016
English edition
Petzel
The Open Hide offers a concise overview of the diverse accomplishments of Danish artist Asger Jorn. The volume comprises over 75 images of Jorn's work, each with complete provenance, exhibition and literature history. A comprehensive biography of the artist is also included, along with photographs and other archival material.
Nicole Brenez - “We Support Everything since the Dawn of Time That Has Struggled and Still Struggles” - Introduction to Lettrist Cinema
2015
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A presentation of the key figures and the basic concepts of Lettrist cinema, which prefigured the breakthroughs of the nouvelle vague and the experiments of expanded cinema.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Loré Ipsum (3 CD)
2015
AcquAvivA
A piece for voice(s) an dead electronics with Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano).
 KWY Group - A Cosmopolitan Realism / Um realismo cosmopolita - The KWY Group / O grupo KWY
2015
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Serralves
This catalogue, based on works and publications in the Serralves Collection, reconstitutes the trajectory of the KWY group and its members—from Lisbon to Paris, to Munich—, their collaborations with other artists and publications and their links to international avant-garde movements.
Frédéric Acquaviva - Aatie (opéra-monde) (CD / DVD)
2012
AcquAvivA
A piece for mezzo-soprano, voices, instrumental ensemble, electronics and videos (with a DVD, with no sound, to synchronise, or not, with the CD).
Fabrice Flahutez - Le lettrisme historique était une avant-garde
2011
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
Letterism's history and posterity: a new reading of the historical issues of an unknown but influential artistic avant-garde.
Bernard Girard - Lettrisme, l\'ultime avant-garde
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
(last copies available!)
An in depth analysis of one of the most inventive (but also the most misunderstood) post-war avant-garde movements.
Jacques Donguy - Poésies expérimentales - Zone numérique (1953-2007)
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
J. Donguy introduces the visual and sound experimentations of concrete poetry, from 1953 (Gomringer and de Campos) to the current movements ("digital area"). The anthology, followed by an international bibliography, offers the first overview of this art, with 300 illustrations.
Isidore Isou - Les Lettristes sont irrécupérables jusqu\'à la société de l\'éternité concrète, paradisiaque
2005
French edition
Jannink - L'art en écrit
(last copies available!)
New edition of the Letterist manifesto.
Isidore Isou - Les Lettristes sont irrécupérables jusqu\'à la société de l\'éternité concrète, paradisiaque - Limited edition
2005
French edition
Jannink - L'art en écrit
New edition of the Letterist manifesto, with an original artwork of inter-participation, consisting of a photograph torn by the artist and inserted in an envelope.
François Dufrêne - Le Tombeau de Pierre Larousse
2002
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
An unknown, rarely published writer who nevertheless sent shock waves into the 60s and 80s by constructing a text worthy of a great rhetoretician on the game of alliteration.
Frédéric Acquaviva - O(E)uvre (1990) (CD)
1990
AcquAvivA
For his first ever conceptual piece from 1990, Frédéric Acquaviva collaborated with Australian pianist Mark Knoop on the recording of all harmonic frequencies using only the damper pedal of a piano.
CRU (Contemporary Radical Underground)
2015
texts in English and French
miscellaneous
AcquAvivA
sold out
First issue of Frédéric Acquaviva and La Plaque Tournante's audio / video hybrid magazine, including a CD with music by Frédéric Acquaviva and Phill Niblock, a DVD with performances by Tomomi Adachi, Bernard Heidsieck, Katherine Liberovskaya, Jacques Lizène, Alvin Lucier, Loré Lixenberg, and Alex Mincek, posters, and documents.
Bryan Lewis Saunders - La troisième oreille et  autres textes (+ CD)
2014
French edition
varia
sold out
An extreme experience seeking to hear the body's internal sounds. It uses both the medium of drawing and of writing to account for the metamorphoses produced by this sensorial experiment.
In Situs - Théorie, Spectacle et Cinéma chez Guy Debord et Raoul Vaneigem
2013
French edition
varia
sold out
Theory, Spectacle and Film in the thought of Guy Debord and Raoul Vaneigem.
Isidore Isou - Hypergraphic Novels - 1950-1984
2012
English edition
varia
sold out
First publication dedicated to Isou's extensive work with hypergraphics.
Calligrammes & compagnie, etcetera
2010
French edition
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
sold out
Dada, Fluxus, futurism, spatialism, lettrism, concrete poetry, cut-up… a 560-page anthology of typographical explosions and poetic experiments by Al Dante.
Henri Chopin - La plaine des respirs (CD)
2009
Tochnit Aleph
sold out
Latest works by legendary French sound-poetry pioneer Henri Chopin.
Michel Giroud - Paris, laboratoire des avant-gardes - Transformations / transformateurs, 1945-1965
2008
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
sold out
Essays and interviews on 20th century avant-gardes in France (from Dada to sound poetry, avant-garde reviews, happenings and events, Fluxus, Raymond Hains, Jacques Villeglé, Gil J. Wolman, Camille Bryen...).
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