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ARTIST
TITLE
Coucou Bazar
FORMAT
2CD

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SR 350CD SR 350CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/12/2013

CD1 features Ilhan Mimaroglu's soundtrack for Jean Dubuffet's articulated painting exhibition Coucou Bazar, which opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on May 16, 1973. This was released on LP via Ilhan Mimaroglu's legendary avant-garde Finnadar label in 1973 -- and never reissued before. CD2 features Jean Dubuffet's soundtrack of the Coucou Bazar show presented in Turin from June 16 to July 15, 1978 (based on Dubuffet's music recordings from 1961 and 1973-1974). This music has previously only ever been released by the Foundation Dubuffet in a rare exhibition catalog from 2002.

All music created for French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar show. In 1965, Turkish composer Ilhan Mimaroglu, then residing in New York, sent a letter to Jean Dubuffet to explain his experiments, inspired by the series of the artist's drawings. In 1971, when Dubuffet started working on a new form of "show," Coucou Bazar, he decided to submit his project to Mimaroglu. Mimaroglu released his music for Coucou Bazar in 1973 under the title: Electronic Music for Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar, accompanying the first version of the show presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, from the 16th of May to the 29th of July 1973, and the second version at the Grand Palais in Paris, from the 2nd of November to the 1st of December 1973. Following these first two versions of Coucou Bazar, Dubuffet quickly envisioned a third version. This third version was finally produced in Turin in 1978, thanks to the FIAT company. And this time, it was accompanied by Dubuffet's music. Anna Sagna, the choreographer of this third version, took care of editing the tapes from 1961 and 1973-1974 into a collage. Includes a 40-page booklet.