Musique Phénomenale was recorded by Asger Jorn & Jean Dubuffet between December 1960 and March 1961 in Paris, and first published in 1961 as a box containing four 10" records in an edition of 50 copies (+ 6 copies H.C.) by Galleria del Cavallino, Venice. 61 years after its original release this first ever reissue was produced in an edition of 600 copies by Daniel Löwenbrück / Edition Hans Pumpestok, København, in cooperation with Fondation Dubuffet, Paris.
"It's a curious feeling to implement and test a spontaneous form of orchestration with an artist who has such an extremely independent background. It really felt like we were experiencing an event of singular importance and significance. I can't say if this importance was greater than our own personal joy. But I do know that this music illuminated many ideas for me that had previously remained obscure. For me it remains a kind of phenomenal music, in the sense that in our productions the music became it's own specific phenomenon, and yet one that was still connected to all the other sensorial phenomena. (…)"
Asger Jorn (from the liner notes)
Double CD in 6-panel digipak in slipcase, with 12-page illustrated booklet and linernotes by Asger Jorn in French & English.
Founding member of CoBrA
and Situationist International
movements, Danish painter, sculptor, and ceramic artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) is one of the major figures of the post-war avant-garde, whose work can be characterized by its artistic and political radicalism.