Musique Phenomenale

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Musique Phénomenale was recorded by Asger Jorn and Jean Dubuffet between December 1960 and March 1961 in Paris, and published in 1961 as a box containing four 10" records in an edition of 50 copies by Galleria del Cavallino, Venice. 61 years after its original release, this is the first ever reissue. Produced by Daniel Löwenbrück/Edition Hans Pumpestok, København, in cooperation with Fondation Dubuffet, Paris. Double-CD in six-panel digipak in slipcase; includes 12-page booklet in French and English; edition of 600.

"... 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 its own specific phenomenon, and yet one that was still connected to all the other sensorial phenomena... "--Asger Jorn (from the liner notes)

Asger Jorn (1914-1973), was a Danish painter, sculptor, ceramic artist, author, and one of Scandinavia's most influential and internationally recognized artists. He was a founding member of the avantgarde movement COBRA and the Situationist International.

Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) was a French painter, sculptor, lithographer and writer. He was one of the main protagonists of Art Brut (a term he invented in 1945).