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Hermann Nitsch

Musik der 122. Aktion

Label: Alga Marghen

Format: CDbox

Genre: Sound Art

In stock


alga marghen is very proud to presents a further important step in publishing the music of Hermann Nitsch most crucial actions. Available for the first time, the integral documentation of the music of the much celebrated “122. Aktion” represent a peak in Nitsch music conception and was recorded in 2005 at the Burgtheater in Vienna, the temple of Wagner music. The edition consists of a heavy cardboard black box with full color front photo. The box contains a signed and numbered book with the complete score of the “Musik der 122. Aktion”, six numbered audio cds with full color individual sleeves, nine stamped and numbered photos, the poster of the action as well as a colophon.

    Disputed and celebrated, Hermann Nitsch is one of the most renowned Austrian artists of today and nevertheless still divides the art world as before. Nitsch belongs beside Günter Brus, Otto Mühl and Rudolf Schwarzkogler to the most important main actors of Viennese Actionism. At the beginning of the sixties he carried out his first ‘Aktion’ in Vienna, which involved several trials and three terms of imprisonment. His main work, the "Orgien Mysterien Theater", inspired by Greek mythology, as well as by Antonin Artaud or Sigmund Freud, has been introducing, building up and carrying on all art forms since this time.

    The six cds, containing the complete recordings of the “122. Aktion” from the Burgtheater in Vienna, were professionally recorded and mastered exclusively for this edition.

    Edition limited to 50 signed and numbered copies, of which only 25 are made available for distribution.

Cat. number: plana-N 5AKT.069
Year: 2009
Burg Theater Spielzeit 2005/2006, Samstag 19.November Edition of 50. Contained in a numbered wooden box with full color printing. Each CDr is housed in a jewel case with individual full color printing from the event, each CDr professionally printed in b/w, also contains a 4 sided b/w card with release details, signed and numbered by the artist, a full color poster of the event, two heavy-ply full color cards, signed and numbered by the artist, which house nine full color photographs of the event, each of which are embossed, and a 116pp soft bound b/w book documenting the score and layout of the event. An abbreviated version of the release is contained on "The Action Art of Hermann Nitsch from Past to Present" DVD/CD release (EDITION KROTHENHAYN). Portions of the event are documented on the DVD.

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