Tochnit Aleph

Founded in 1994 by Daniel Lowenbrück (aka Raionbashi), Tochnit Aleph is a Berlin-based label with focus on underground noise, actionist sound-art and performance, and sound-poetry.
 
Otto Muehl - Musik 1982-90 (2 vinyl LP)
2022
forthcoming
Collection of recordings made at the Friedrichshof commune between 1982 and 1990. Includes actionist group-music, improvised conceptual pieces, and barpianist-songs.
Otto Muehl - Musik 1982-90 (CD)
2022
forthcoming
Collection of recordings made at the Friedrichshof commune between 1982 and 1990. Includes actionist group-music, improvised conceptual pieces, and barpianist-songs.
Artur Żmijewski - Singing Lesson (CD)
2022
forthcoming
A musical project that investigates the perception of the otherness of the world of the crippled and their right to their own self-expression.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Sehr Selten Gehörte Tanzmusik (2 CD)
2022
forthcoming
Previously unpublished performance of the internationally renowned dance band Selten Gehörte Musik (on this occasion: Christian Attersee, Gerhard Rühm, Oswald Wiener) at the closing event of the "Literanover" Festival at the Kunstmuseum Hannover, on November 16th, 1980. Close to two hours of very rarely heard dance music, indeed.
Asger Jorn - Musique phénoménale (2 CD)
2022
The first ever reissue of the piece recorded by Asger Jorn & Jean Dubuffet in 1960-61 in Paris.
Hermann Nitsch - Traubenfleisch (2 vinyl LP)
2020
Presenting the first perfomance of Hermann Nitsch's grand and large-scale “Traubenfleisch” symphony.
Christina Kubisch - Italienische Stücke (CD)
2020
Release of conceptual and perfomative pieces by Christina Kubisch composed & realised between 1974 and 1984, during Kubisch's years in Italy.
Gerhard Rühm - Ausgewählte Kurze Hörstücke (1961-1987) (vinyl LP)
2020
Unlike previous Gerhard Rühm editions on Tochnit Aleph which portrayed his phonetic poetry and longform radio-plays, the pieces on this edition are more conceptual, actionistic and (mostly) sound-based works recorded between 1962 and 1987.
Marcus Schmickler - Richters Patterns (2 CD)
2020
Double-CD collecting five of Schmicklers key-works composed & recorded between 2006 and 2016: Richters Patterns (2016), Kemp Echoes (2013), E-UROPAS (2006), Fokker Bifurcations (2014), Ata Oto (2016).
Andrea Tippel - Ich und Sie - Ein Roman aus Dreibuchstabigen Wörtern (2 CD)
2020
A work Andrea Tippel started in 1993 and finished in 2009, consisting entirely of three-letter-words (two CDs in fullcolour six-panel DVD-sized digipak, with a biographical text, a chronology of the work and a text by Dorothy Iannone).
Michael Barthel - Halber Pogo (CD)
2018
Second full-lenght release by German sound-poet and writer Michael Barthel on Tochnit Aleph. A 60-minute piece recited from memory. Recorded April 2018 straight to tape without overdubs. Raw, unsettling, poetically incorrect.
 Broutin - Ère isouienne an 52 - Un musicien lettriste (CD)
2018
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.
Mario de Vega - Smells Like Teen Spirit (CD)
2018
Recording of a sound performance executed in October 2016 in the exhibition space of Berlin record store Rumpsti Pumsti. Using sanding machines and a hammer, the Mexican artist destroyed one copy of each publication ever released by Tochnit Aleph label. Without an audience present, the action was documented with two dynamic microphones.
Gerhard Rühm - Diotima hat ihre Lektüre gewechselt (CD)
2018
A 1971 detective audio play based on a real murder trial from the early 20th century. The court records are read out by two girls, accompanied by narrative background sounds and a piano piece. Liner-notes (in English and German) by Gerhard Rühm.
Kaspar König - Domesticated Wind (CD)
2017
These recordings are the outcome of sound experiments performed at the wind tunnel laboratory at Zurich University of the Arts. Accompanied by photographs and a video project by Yan Junjie.
Hermann Nitsch - Streichquartett in 4 Sätzen (CD)
2017
First performance of the original 60-minute composition for string quartet in 4 parts, recorded at the Nitsch Foundation in Vienna in 2016. With Anne Harvey-Nagl and Diane Pascal on violins, Marta Potulska on viola, and Mara Achleitner on cello.
Stefan Roigk - Sprachmusik (CD)
2017
A new electro-acoustic composition by Berlin-based artist Stefan Roigk. The radio play like combination of poetic lectures, vocals treatments, concrete sounds and deep vocal drones is based on several live recordings and performances made between 2012 and 2015.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Tote Rennen Lieder (CD)
2017
Fifth part in the Selten Gehörte Musik reissue series: recordings by Dieter Roth and Oswald Wiener, at Mosfellssveit, Iceland, from May 28 to 30, 1976.
Dorothy Iannone - A Fluxus Essay (book / CD)
2016
English edition
Dorothy Iannone tells her Fluxus Story in a Berlin recording from 1979.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Streichquartett 558171 (Romenthalquartett) (2 CD)
2016
Part four in the Selten Gehörte Musik reissue series, with a recording by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Dieter Roth, and Gerhard Rühm originally published as a 3LP-Box by Hansjörg Mayer in 1975. Apart from the group session this edition also includes a duo piano session by Dieter Roth and Hermann Nitsch recorded in Stuttgart in November 1975.
Hermann Nitsch - 6. Sinfonie (2 CD)
2015
Nitsch's Sixth Symphony for large orchestra performed and recorded November 1, 1980 at Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna.
Stefan Roigk - The Rising Of Matteo (CD)
2015
New composition by Berlin-based sound artist Stefan Roigk: a highly dynamic and eclectic ride between directed feature, audio-art and faked diary.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - 3. Berliner Dichterworkshop (CD)
2015
First part in the reissue series of all Selten Gehörte Musik records. This is the reissue of the first LP from 1973. Recordings of the 3rd Berliner Poetsworkshop (First Berliner Musicworkshop) with Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, and Oswald Wiener, Berlin 12th & 13th July 1973.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Das Münchner Konzert 1974 (2 CD)
2015
Third part in the reissue series of all the legendary Selten Gehörte Musik records from the 70's. Originally published as a 3LP-Box by Hansjörg Mayer in 1975, the Münchner Konzert 1974 is performed by all-star artist line-up of Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, Oswald Wiener, Hermann Nitsch and Günter Brus.
 Selten Gehörte Musik - Novembersymphonie (Doppelsymphonie) (2 CD)
2015
Second part in the reissue series of all Selten Gehörte Musik records. This is the reissue of the Double-LP from 1974. Recordings of the second Berliner Musicworkshop with Dieter Roth, Gerhard Rühm, and Oswald Wiener, Berlin 15th - 26th November 1973. Also included are the two bonus pieces from the 7'' single which came only with the first 100 copies of the original edition.
Gerhard Rühm - Masoch - Eine rituelle Rezitation (CD)
2014
First release of Gerhard Rühm's Radio-Play “Masoch”. A ritual recitation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Ignatius von Loyola for one female and one male speaker, a chorus of speakers, and tape.
 ARF ARF - DVDBOX (DVD)
2013
An anthology of films by the Australian sound poetry / film-maker / artist group.
Michael Barthel - Stapel - Efeu-Fährten (CD)
2013
The long overdue first proper collection of sound-poetry / musique concrete pieces by German installation & conceptual artist Michael Barthel.
Franz Mon - Stimmen Lauter Stimmen (vinyl LP)
2013
Mon's early concrete phonetic poems recorded 1962-64, as well as the radio-play “Ich bin der ich bin die” from 1971.
Dominik Steiger - Ad Hoc Musi 1980-84 (vinyl LP)
2013
A collection of 29 pieces recorded 1980-84 by Dominik Steiger. Outsider art home-recordings using voice, acoustic guitar, accordion and bontempi organ.
Jean Dubuffet - Expériences musicales de Jean Dubuffet (II) (CD)
2012
bilingual (English / French)
2CD-Box collecting 11 pieces from Jean Dubuffet's “'Expériences musicales” (recorded in 1961) for the first time on CD.
Gerhard Rühm - Verlautbarungen - Litaneien, Lautgedichte, Sprechduette 1952-2010 (CD)
2012
bilingual booklet (English / German)
CD presenting 37 solo text-pieces, phonetic poems and poetry duets (with Monika Lichtenfeld) written and composed between 1952 and 2010.
Wolf Vostell - Dé-Coll/Age Musik (CD)
2011
CD-Reissue of the rare 1983 LP by the pioneer of video-art, happening, and Fluxus.
Hartmut Geerken - Einem luftigen akustischen Kosmos entgegen (CD)
2011
Collaboration performance by this two infamous German visual artists, writers & sound-poets.
 Raionbashi - Gilligan\'s Island - Aktion 080920 (DVD)
2010
(last copies available!)
A performance piece about the Abu Ghraib tortures (edition of 30 numbered copies).
Hermann Nitsch - Akustisches Abreaktionsspiel (vinyl LP)
2020
currently out of stock
Reissue of Nitsch's very first release, originally published in 1972 by Edition Galerie Klewan in a limited edition of 100 copies.
Hermann Nitsch - Akustisches Abreaktionsspiel (CD)
2020
sold out
Reissue of Nitsch's very first release, originally published in 1972 by Edition Galerie Klewan in a limited edition of 100 copies.
Fred Van Hove - Free Jazz und Kinder (vinyl LP)
2020
sold out
12'' vinyl reissue of the rare & infamous double-7'' originally published by FMP in 1973. Recordings from a Free Jazz workshop at Akademie der Künste, Berlin, April 1972, featuring 15 children (aged 8-11) and Peter Brötzmann, Fred van Hove, Han Bennink.
Hermann Nitsch - Orgelkonzert Berlin 2016 (CD)
2016
sold out
Recording of Hermann Nitsch's mighty pipe organ concert in Berlin, January 22, 2016.
Dorothy Iannone - Ewig Grün (vinyl LP)
2016
sold out
An audio recording of the American artist performing a German folk song while masturbating.
Oswald Wiener - Als Kind (DVD)
2014
sold out
An experimental film by Oswald Wiener (1965)—copy signed by the artist.
Roman Signer - Kanalgeräusche (vinyl LP)
2013
sold out
First ever sound-edition by famous Swiss sculptor and conceptual artist Roman Signer. Recorded 1982 in the River Steinach, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Artur Żmijewski - Singing Lesson (vinyl LP)
2011
sold out
A musical project that investigates the perception of the otherness of the world of the crippled and their right to their own self-expression.
 Raionbashi - 1.Konditionstraining - Aktion 040918 (DVD)
2010
sold out
A performance piece about weakness and public embarrassment (edition of 30 numbered copies).
Hermann Nitsch - Eighth Symphony (2 CD)
2010
sold out
Remastered recordings of the first performance of Nitsch's 8th Symphony (for Choir, Orchestra, and Noise Orchestra).
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