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Obertonorgien - excerpt 1
Obertonorgien - excerpt 2
Obertonorgien - excerpt 3
File under: Sound Poetry

Hartmut Geerken

Obertonorgien (14CD)

Label: Hybriden-Verlag

Format: 14CD Set

Genre: Sound Art



Edition of 25 copies, 14 CDs, book-bound, with 14 original collages by Hartmut Geerken (on each of the 14 CD sleeves). Archive edition of Geerkens' talk pieces in a period of twenty years with Klaus Ramm, Pierre Garnier, Robert Lax, Jochen Gerz, Herbert Achternbusch, Grace Yoon, Sainkho Namtchylak, Jörg Drews, and others.


Hartmut Geerken is a German musician, composer, writer, journalist, playwright and filmmaker. Geerken studied orientalism, philosophy, German studies and comparative religion in Tübingen and Istanbul, and produced a dissertation on Hellmut Ritter. As an employee at the Goethe Institute, he lived in Cairo from 1966–1972, in Kabul from 1972–1979, and in Athens from 1979–1983. Geerken is as artist and arts organizer. As a percussionist, he has collaborated with a variety of free jazz musicians such as Sun Ra, John Tchicai and Sainkho Namtchylak. As a poet, he is a practitioner of concrete poetry and organizes events such as the annual Bielefeld New Poetry Colloquium. As an actor, he appeared in six films by Herbert Achternbusch and appeared in two of Achternbusch's plays at the Munich Kammerspiele.


"For me, language is one of the most miserable means of communication available to man, and a word has left the mouth, misunderstandings, false hopes, masquerades arise ..." -Hartmut Geerken

Cat. number: -
Year: 2017

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