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Jean Dubuffet

Experiences Musicales (II)


Format: CDx2

Genre: Sound Art

In stock


2CD set & a 32-page illustrated booklet with texts by Jean Dubuffet and Ilhan Mimaroglu in English & French. Noisy, pure, crazy, exuberant, yet also focused and inventive. Dubuffet creates an impression of Nrenetically playful improvisation, yet each piece has a strong concept, and even a form."The Musical Experiments of Jean Dubuffet, recorded in 1961, form a set of 20 pieces. They were released the same year as a box containing six 10” Vinyl-Records in an edition of 60 copies. In 1991 nine of those 20 pieces were reissued on the CD "Expériences musicales de Jean Dubuffet ou la Musique chauve" (Circé/Mandala/Fondation Dubuffet). This new Double-CD set, subsequently titled "Expériences musicales de Jean Dubuffet (II)", collects the remaining 11 pieces from the original box and thus makes the reissue of Dubuffet’s musical experiments complete and available to the public again. As for the previous CD, the original master tapes preserved by the Dubuffet Foundation were used, and we have not tried to artificially ‘enhance’ the sound quality of these recordings. Dubuffet’s music is contained as raw and uncompromising as he recorded it more than 50 years ago. We also decided to publish again the main text about Dubuffet’s musical experiments written by himself in 1961, but it is here completed by Ilhan Mimaroğlu’s account of his discovery of Dubuffet’s music. The Turkish composer, who lived in New York, was in contact with the artist since 1965 and helped a lot for the diffusion of Dubuffet’s music in the USA." (from the booklet editorial).



"In my music I wanted to place myself in the position of a man of fifty thousand ears ago, a man who ignores everything about western music and invents a usic for himself without any reference, without any discipline, without anything that would prevent him to express himself freely and for his own good pleasure." -Jean Dubuffet

Cat. number: Nummer 13
Year: 2012

Comes in big jewel-box with slipcase including 32 page illustrated booklet with texts by Jean Dubuffet and Ilhan Mimaroglu in english & french.