Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) is the poet through whom Dada arrived. In Zurich, he animated the Cabaret Voltaire with Hugo Ball; in Paris, he then inspired some surrealists in the making. If he was a great lover of Villon and Rabelais, his poetry is as iconoclastic as the music of Nurse With Wound, who composed for this edition of Minuits pour géants an unpublished piece lasting about ten minutes: On the Edge of the Outside.
A “man” tells his fabulous past as an ape, from his capture to his adaptation to the world of men, to the members of an Academy of Sciences. This edition of A Report to an Academy, a short story by the great Kafka, is accompanied by a musical piece especially written by Nurse With Wound (here, Steven Stapleton, Colin Potter, Andrew Liles, Matt Waldron, Quentin Rollet, and It could be Worse).
On the occasion of the republication of eight texts by Charles-Louis Philippe (1874-1909), Nurse With Wound (here, Steven Stapleton & Brian Conniffe) wrote "Music for Miscellaneous: A Piece of the Sky Is Missing", an unreleased mini CD included in the book.
A seminal text (and introduction to some 25000 pages of drawings, collages, autobiographical writings and compositions by Adolf Wölfli), this “short autobiography” of a major figure in the history of art brut is accompanied by a mini-CD containing the two interpretations of Wölfli's graphic scores by Nurse With Wound, first published in 1986.