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ARTIST
TITLE
Gedichterbe
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
AGF 015CD AGF 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/5/2011

Gedichterbe is a project by AGF (Antye Greie) that investigates German poetry and the heritage of the German language within electronic music and society. Including the first-known female German poet Frau Ava (11th century) and today's "wunderkind" poetess Ann Cotten (born 1982), poets were chosen from the romantic period of the 18th century, from Jewish poets during the 20th century and poets from East/West Germany after World War II. Personalities from the German electronic music scene help AGF interpret the poems: collaborators vary from the famous techno DJ Ellen Allien, the underground avant-garde legend Gudrun Gut, the prolific German rapper Pyranja, Berlin's electronic star Barbara Morgenstern, the scandalous Gina D'Orio from Cobra Killer, and more. AGF presents poets and poems close to her heart, and here the relationship between sound and music is investigated and interpreted. So how does this sound? Can Quio rap Frau Ava? Do Friedrich Schiller and Karoline von Gnderode stand the test of time? Can Else Lasker-Schler and Paul Celan inspire us today? The music is radical modern and contemporary minimalistic, supporting the poetry as well the history around it. The historical text is interpreted with digital sound technology and aesthetics. Sometimes poems are deconstructed and cut-up and processed to the point of non-recognition, sometimes the poems remain pure and untouched. The voluminous CD book includes numerous calligraphic drawings by AGF and an extended scientific text in German by Christine Lang about language and sound in context of this work. Other contributing artists include: Quio, TBA and Bothnian Draale Pack.