PRICE: $90.00
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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Hörtexte (Radiotexts)
FORMAT
3LP BOX

LABEL
CATALOG #
RZ 9003LP RZ 9003LP
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RELEASE DATE
10/11/2011

2007 release. 3 picture discs housed in a deluxe boxset. Ferdinand Kriwet (born in Duesseldorf in 1942) is a multimedia artist and poet who has produced many seminal films and sound works for radio and television, in particular throughout the 1960s and 1970s. His works Apollo Amerika (1969) and Campaign (1973), rank today as outstanding artistic documents of these spectacular events in the history of mankind. Kriwet created the work Apollo Amerika whilst in America at the time of the moon launch, his aim being to compose a work of perception derived from all information he gathered on radio and television about the Apollo 11 launch. He describes these as "Hörtexts, Radio Texts" -- radio pieces composed of noise and sound bite and samples. Kriwet's works are an attempt at communicating an idea of listening to something that constantly surrounds us on short, medium and long wave frequencies. His politically engaged and avant-garde approach was influenced by aesthetic and conceptual currents in Constructivism, New Music, Beat Generation and Pop. Six of Kriwets legendary "Sehtexts" (visual texts) reproduced on six picture disc LP sides combined with six of his legendary Hörspiel works/sound collages originally broadcast on German radio and previously unreleased: Apollo America (1969), Voice of America (1970), Campaign (1973), snapshots of American media at the beginning of the 1970s; Radioball (1975) and Ball (1974), reflecting soccer sports in Germany in the 1970s; and Radio (1983).