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Avant Marghen Vol. 1 (7LP Box)

Label: Alga Marghen

Series: Avant Marghen

Format: 7 LP box

Genre: Sound Art

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Lucky find, few copies in - Incredible set of 3 boxes, each with 7LPs in it, from the Alga Marghen archives. These are all previously released LPs, but most have been o/p for many years now. The boxes are limited to a numbered edition of 80 copies each. "The VocSon series might be identified as the starting point of all the Alga Marghen activities. This series, which still continues to present on limited LP records the most advanced international vocal experiments, is mainly dedicated to the documentation of sound poetry. Since most of the titles immediately sold out, Alga Marghen decided to issue a kind of anthology, specially issued for ArtBasel where Alga Marghen will present its catalog following an invitation by Maurizio Nannucci of the Artists Record Pavillion. This also in order to give the opportunity to those who missed the-now-rare original editions to be able to find them now, even if in a very limited run. Each LP is numbered on the VocSon innersleeve expressly conceived for this edition. This luxury boxset edition actually includes the first 7 LPs issued for the VocSon series.

Bernard Heidsieck "Poème-Partition X" LP (1VocSon006). First 80 copies from the original 300 copies edition issued in 1997. Very early experimental poem by Bernard Heidsieck may be considered one of his first important creations. The record which started the VocSon series. LONG SOLD OUT!
Henri Chopin "Cantata for Two Farts & Co." LP (2VocSon007). Edition of 80 copies with new labels. Henri Chopin presents previously unreleased audiopoems as well as the reprint of 2 pieces from the Radiotaxi LP (the tracks taken from Radiotaxi are here presented for the first time mastered at the correct speed). Tracklisting: A1 "Cantata For Two Farts And Juan Carlos I" (11:48); A2 "Les Chuitantes Respirent" (9:50); B1 "Throat Power" (10:30); B2 "Vertigo Du Vertige" (11:00). ORIGINAL EDITION LONG SOLD OUT!
Bernard Heidsieck "Vaduz" LP (3VocSon009). Edition of 80 copies with new labels. "Vaduz" (12:23) can be considered one of Bernard Heidsieck's major works. Very experimental with a lot of electronic manipulations. According to Henri Chopin this is the only true audiopoem by Heidsieck. Composed June to December 1974 and recorded on a Revox A 700 at author's studio. This sound-poem was commissioned by Roberto Altman in 1974 for an exhibition in Vaduz, the capital city of Liechtenstein, and has since then been performed all over the world. Conceived as a canon, the multiple structure of superimpositions is powered using electronic effects and manipulations. ORIGINAL EDITIONLONG SOLD OUT!
Philip Corner "Word-Voices" LP (4VocSon010). First 80 copies from the original 500 copies edition issued in 1997. A record LP of vocal utterances including early fluxus voice and instrumental pieces. Tracklisting: A1 "Vox" (11:30) Voices, Bells: Philip Corner. Performed at Livingston College, Rutgers University, New Jersey, in 1981. A2 "Vocalise (17:30). Performed in New York City, at Judson Church, in 1962. B "Air Effect" (23:05) Clarinet: Daniel Goode; Bass Clarinet: Mary Jane Leach; Trombone: Peter Zummo; Voicings: Wm. Hellermann; Whistles: Philip Corner. Performed in New York City in 1988. LONG SOLD OUT!
Henri Chopin "Les Mirifiques Tundras & Co." (alga4, later issued on picture disc as 5VocSon012). Original pre-released of 80 copies on yellow vinyl, never offered before. Extreme voice sound manipulations. Somehow in the vein of Hodell Text-Sound composition, just more primitive and visceral. Tracklisting: A1 "La Digestion" (14:06), first recorded in 1972 at the author's studio in Ingatestone. A2 "Les Pirouettes Vocales Pour Les Pirouettements Vocaux" (5:41), at the time of the publication of this LP Henri Chopin last audiopoem, was recorded at the author's studio in Paris in 1995. B "Les Souffles Des Tempêtes" (14:15) (Quadriphonic Tape), first recorded in 1993 at Fylkingen, Stockholm (Sweden). A stereo version was expressly produced for this edition. This important audiopoem is dedicated "aux Suédois". PICTURE DISC EDITION LONG SOLD OUT!
Sten Hanson "The Sonosopher Retrospective" (6VocSon017). First 80 copies from the original 545 copies edition issued in 1998. An anthology of Sten Hanson Text-Sound composition. This edition pre-dates the anthological CDs which were issued in Sweden. Tracklisting: A1 "Dance Figure" (1:55); A2 "Hermetic Back Piece" (4:03); A3 "New York Lament" (3:11); A4 "Skärp Dig, För Fan" (2:59); A5 "Lettre D'un Ètranger" (9:45); B1 "Am Strengsten Verboten" (2:40); B2 "Les Martyrs" (4:15); B3 "Les Sabots Du Bouc" (11:35); B4 "Finale" (2:23).
Ake Hodell "220 volts Buddha" (7VocSon018). First 80 copies from the original 545 copies edition issued in 1998. Fantastic electronic music LP including A "220 Volt Buddha - Electronic Purgatorium I" (21:25); B1 "Kerberos (Hellhound) - Electronic Purgatorium IV" (15:58); B2 "Orphic Revelations - Electronic Purgatorium V" (8:00). The pieces on this LP were included in the 3CD anthology issued by Fylkingen. Your chance to get the original edition on LP now. LONG SOLD OUT!"

Cat. number: alga 20
Year: 2004

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