(Edition Telemark - 628.02) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dhrupad singing by the Milan-born longtime resident of India meets the minimalist and experimental approach of the builder of homemade saxophone, Iranian ney, and other wind instruments. The album is sub-titled “Ancient Trends and New Traditions in Indo-European Music,” and its centerpiece is “Hiss (Mastered Noise)” for dhrupad singing, invented wind instruments, Indian percussion and samples of historical recordings by Indian singers —partly based on their earlier work “Gramophone Saraswati,” which involved replicas of Luigi Russolo’s Intonarumori instead of the Indian recordings. Edition of 300



(Edition Telemark - 628.01) 2xLP $34.00 (Out-of-stock)

Together since 1983, this duo originally combined dance and music, and, over the years, at installations and site-specific works, performances, concerts, and theater pieces, the boundaries between movement and sound in their work have become increasingly blurred. In 2010, they started producing movement feedback using shakers, a kind of loudspeaker that reproduces sound frequencies as vibrations, attached to long strings, and have experimented with all sorts of objects including Chinese lanterns, hooks, and loose strings etc. Four recordings of different Waves installations are here, made in Dubach’s and van Horrik’s Eindhoven studio in. Gatefold jacket, liner notes by Miloš Vojtěchovský. Edition of 300.



(Edition Telemark - 314.05) 2xLP picture disc $50.00 (Out-of-stock)

Music for tape machines by this Darmstadt-based composer, where the tape is led around a guide between the record head and the playback head of a Revox A77 reel tape recorder, which replays after nine seconds and adds to the input sound. Optionally, the tape can be led to a second A77 where it is replayed once again and selectively re-added to the input. Essel adds sediment of sound where every auditory event returns again and again, distorting and diminishing over time. Since its introduction in 1988, Zeitfalten has gone through a number of setups utilizing different sound sources. This edition collects four recordings: Suite I (1989, viola and voice), Messages (1990, radio signals), Reportage (1994, pre-recorded voices) and Falten (1996, two tape machines without external input). While Suite I is an environment with almost no control exerted over the replaying process, a mixer was added for the other three setups. Gatefold PVC sleeve, two large stickers, liner notes. Edition of 100



(Edition Telemark - 314.01) LP $21.00 (Out-of-stock)

Long-time improv and foundational musician’s “string-bag” develops new ways of playing the violin and viola. With an approach more stripped down than other experimental violinists such as Tony Conrad and Takehisa Kosugi, Essel does not modify or amplify his instruments. Strings are not pressed by fingers but rather damped. Only through bowing are they excited to complex free vibrations, sometimes harsh and noisy, at other times reminiscent of uilleann pipes with cracking and breaking like in yodeling. Saitensack focuses on the origin of tones out of the noise, zooming into the very character of string instruments. Side A features an overtone-rich performance from 1994. Side B has a harsher 1999 recording. Printed innersleeve with a Saitensack discussion transcript. Edition of 500


Solar Music at Sierksdorf, Ostsee

(Edition Telemark - 314.08) LP $36.00 (Out-of-stock)

Performed and recorded early morning April 1, 1984, on a beach at the Baltic Sea, originally released as a tape in an edition of 15 (Edition Hundertmark 1984). The 2001 CD reissue by ? Records omitted the seven photo prints of the original tape edition; Edition Telemark’s edition reproduces them for the first time. Gatefold PVC sleeve. Edition of 200



(Edition Telemark - 314.07) LP $21.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two previously unreleased pieces recorded December 19, 1976, performed by Paul Panhuysen, Remko Scha, Jan van Riet, Leon van Noorden and Hans Schuurman. “This music is literally polyphonic,” explains René van Peer in the liner notes, “A composition of multiple voices. The members of the ensemble do not engage in virtuoso playing. Although each may go down his individual path, no one attempts to outdo the others in exuberant soloing. Their approach to improvisation bears none of the hallmarks of jazz. It is a group effort. They operate as a band in the anthropological sense: a small, mobile, and fluid social formation without clear-cut leadership.” Edition of 250.


Pendulum Change Ringing

(Edition Telemark - 314.03) LP $21.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first vinyl LP edition since 1986 by this Dutch sound and visual artist contains a recording of the installation from Pand Koloniale Waren in Hasselt, Belgium, in 2012 — which consists of twelve engraved Turkish metal platters mounted onto a black plastic bin, placed in a row twenty meters long, the rim of each of which is struck by a metal pendulum operated by tiny electromotors. Since the lengths of the arms of the pendulums are different, interlocking rhythmic patterns of the resonations don’t stay the same. The rich sound texture full of dissonant overtones is not chaotic, yet its regularity is hard to comprehend. With photos of the installation and liner notes by René van Peer. Edition of 300.


Chants De Maldoror

(Edition Telemark - 314.09) 2xLP $39.00 (Out-of-stock)

This German musicologist, conductor and composer of avant-garde music, best known as the long-time partner and collaborator of Heinz-Klaus Metzger with whom he founded the Ensemble Musica Negativa in 1969, and published Musik-Konzepte between 1977 and 2003, was a student with Gottfried Michael Koenig at the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht between 1965 and 1971, where he realized a number of electronic pieces (of which only “Chants de Maldoror” was released on Deutsche Grammophon in 1970). Edition Telemark’s first-time collection of all surviving pieces from this period include two versions of “Chants de Maldoror,” one side-long piece in a similar vein, and two shorter conceptual pieces. Gatefold jacket, four-page booklet, Riehn’s “Art and Feces” essay on composing, and an interview about his time in Utrecht. Edition of 300.
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Concert Fluxus Sara-Jevo

(Edition Telemark - 314.02) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Realized at Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca, Spain. September 9, 1994, with actions, electronics, and tapes by Vostell in collaboration with Mercedes Guardado on ximbomba, and soprano Nancy Bellow. Gatefold jacket, with printed sleeve of concert photos. Edition of 450


Hans Rudolf Zeller

(Edition Telemark - 314.04) LP $23.00 (Out-of-stock)

Various elements of this seldom-released composer’s work collected, which often involves combinations of multiple dimensions (texts, vocals, visual projections), into one cinematological literature. The recordings here were made within the last 10 years, yet many of the underlying concepts date back to the 1960s or 1970s. Contained are two scriptophonies (combining writing and vocals, with the notion of writing being extended à la Carlfriedrich Claus and Gerhard Rühm), two vocal improvisations, one piece of Tesa sounds (produced by adhesive tape), and one piece for horn. Innersleeve with photos, collage, and liner notes by Zeller in German and English, and another insert showing a relic of a scriptophony. Edition of 300.