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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.