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Epitaph für Aikichi Kuboyama
"Herbert Eimert (1897-1972) was a German music theorist, musicologist and composer. Eimert, a fervent disciple of Arnold Schönberg, felt strongly that his mentor's 12-tone ideal could be best achieved through the use of electronics. This classic reissue from Wergo's influential Studio Reihe series features Epitaph, Eimert's powerfully emotional spoken-word based tribute to Japanese fisherman Aikichi Kuboyama, who died of radiation poisoning incurred when the first hydrogen bomb was tested in the South Pacific in 1954. Eimert's Sechs Studien, was derived from the same source material, but uses only abstract musical sounds in a spectrum where the spoken word can no longer be recognized."