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.
 
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.
 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 - 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.
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 - Traubenfleisch (2 vinyl LP)
2020
currently out of stock
Presenting the first perfomance of Hermann Nitsch's grand and large-scale “Traubenfleisch” symphony.
Hermann Nitsch - Akustisches Abreaktionsspiel (CD)
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.
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