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**numbered edition of 40 copies** Reïssue of Raymond Dijkstra's Affen-theater (Le Souffleur, 2005) with original Artwork. Affen-Theater is an early Le Souffleur Period Raymond Dijkstra Work from 2005, opening a new Artistic Direction in his Œuvre, with a high Focus on an expressionist Style of Playing Harmonium, experimental frotting and scratching of Glass Surfaces with different Materials, sometimes combined with manual Tape Manipulation and rudimentary Delay Effects. The Key Element in these expressionist Works (starting with Affen-theater and involving 73 published Titles between 2005-2017) is an Approach very close to Surrealist Automatism, giving free Reign to the Unconscious of the Artist.
"My music is made in an abstract process of self-detachment. While detaching myself from myself, I connect with my Self. My expressionistic music should be regarded more as a physical act, more than music. It’s a constant training in opening up my mind, removing obstacles with violence, and seeing a different reality through the debris. The final result is a pile of fragments, but I guess something of the initial light still shimmers through. The publication is simply a registration of a physical event, and should be left untouched. Any changing of the initial energy is a weakening." - Raymond Dijkstra
Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra. Numbered, dated and signed edition, each copy is different.