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Text-Sound Compositions: A Stockholm Festival

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LABEL: FYLKINGEN RECORDS
GENRE: Sound Art | FORMAT: 5CD Box | CATALOG N. FYCD 1024:1-5 | YEAR. (2009)

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Fylkingen Records in collaboration with the Swedish Radio released a series of LP records with text-sound compositions between the years of 1968-77. All of these were documentations of the international festival Text-Sound Compositions. A Stockholm Festival, which Fylkingen presented in Stockholm several times during these years. Most of the LPs were only pressed in batches of about 400-500 records, and most of the LPs sold out during the festivals. A re-release had long been planned, and this 5 CD box marks the complete re-release of the complete recordings. Apart from the 5 CDs with in all ca 6 hours of material, the CD box contains a 60 page booklet with essays by Teddy Hultberg and Sten Hanson, as well as historical photographs taken by Lütfi Özkök during the festivals.

The term text-sound composition was coined in 1967 in Sweden by the composers writers Lars-Gunnar Bodin and Bengt Emil Johnsson, and was meant to serve to name a genre that was a vital art form in the no man's land between sound, poetry, and music. Text-sound compositions had influences from previous modernistic waves such as futurism, dadaism, lettrism, etc., but perhaps the most important influence was the Swedish poet and visual artist Öyvind Fahlström, who had just over a decade earlier coined the term concrete poetry. The term concrete poetry related to Pierre Schaeffer's concrete music, and it is somewhere between concrete poetry and concrete music that text-sound compositions appear. The birth of the electronic music studio and concrete music's idea that every sound can be freed from its original context and given a new meaning when it is reworked and put together with other sounds in the electronic music studio became the catharsis for text-sound composition.

In the electronic music studio, voice and language sounds can be broken down, unleashed, and then fused together to become a poetry that had never been heard before. Certain text-sound composers would come to work only with pure lingual sounds, but most eventually came to integrate lingual sounds with other sounds, both concrete and electronic. The CD box contains works by the following text-sound composers and sound poets: Charles Amirkhanian, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Svante Bodin, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, François Dufrêne, Gust Gils, Jarl och Sonja Hammarberg-Akesson, Sten Hanson, Bernard Heidsieck, C. Christer Hennix, Ake Hodell, Bengt Emil Johnsson, Sandro Key-Aberg, Bengt af Klintberg, Ilmar Laaban, Annea Lockwood & Harvey Matusow, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Ghérasim Luca, Arne Mellns, Franz Mon, Ladislav Novák, Diter Rot & Emmet Williams, Erik Thygesen, Paul de Vree.


Notes   Tracklisting

Six hours anthology documentating the Stockholm's International Text-Sound Compositions festival (1967-68). Including a 60 pages booklet including photographies taken by Lütfi Özkök during performances.

Analog to digital transferral and mastering at EMS, Stockholm June 2004-April 2005.

CD5-09 & CD5-10 previously unreleased.
Other works previously published on LP (Sveriges Radio, RELP 1049, RELP 1049, RELP 1054, RELP 1072, RELP 1073, RELP 1074, RELP 1102, RELP 1103, 1968-70 / Fylkingen Records, FYLP 1010, 1977).

CD1-01Charles AmirkhanianDzarim Bess Ga Khorim (5:14)
CD1-02Lars-Gunnar Bodin"... From Any Point To Any Other Point" (8:53)
CD1-03Lars-Gunnar BodinNästan (1:11)
   Voice - Anita Wikström
CD1-04Lars-Gunnar BodinPlus (1:14)
   Voice - Åsa Wikman
CD1-05Svante BodinTransition To Majorana Space (10:55)
   Technician - Bertil Thernlund , Hans Von Eichwald
CD1-06Svante BodinSmoothing (12:56)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
CD1-07Henri ChopinLe Bruit Du Sang (8:53)
CD1-08Henri ChopinHoppa Bock (5:57)
   Technician - Ola Kejving
CD1-09Henri ChopinDéfinition Des Lettres Suivantes (5:38)
CD1-10Bob CobbingChamber Music (8:59)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
  Voice - Bob Cobbing , Susanne Feingold
CD2-01Bob CobbingWhisper Piece No. 4 "Whississippi" (8:00)
   Technician - Bengt Berndtsson
CD2-02Bob CobbingAs Easy (7:10)
   Technician - Hans Von Eichwald , Sylve Sjöberg
  Voice - Bob Cobbing , Kerstin M. Lundberg
CD2-03Bob CobbingPortrait Of Robin Crozier (4:55)
CD2-04François Dufrene*Paris-Stockholm (11:42)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
CD2-05Gust GilsVocal Exploration No. 2 (9:54)
   Technician - Bengt Berndtsson
CD2-06Jarl Hammarberg-Akesson & Sonja Hammarberg-AkessonFrågar Du Vad Vi Håller På Med? (11:55)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
CD2-07Sten HansonChe (1:20)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
  Voice - Bengt Emil Johnson , Ernesto Guevara , Liselotte Nilsson , Sten Hanson , Sören Brunes
CD2-08Sten HansonCoucher Et Souffler (3:21)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
  Voice - Bengt Emil Johnson , Liselotte Nilsson , Sten Hanson , Sören Brunes
CD2-09Sten HansonLa Destrucion De Votre Code Génétique Par Drogues, Toxines Et Irradiation (1:43)
   Voice - Marjatta Karukovski
CD2-10Sten HansonWestern Europe 1969 (2:10)
   Voice - Marjatta Karukovski
CD2-11Sten HansonAu 197.0 (5:39)
CD2-12Bernard HeidsieckBiopsie No.9: Ne Restez Pas Debout (4:15)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
  Voice - Bernard Heidsieck , Åke Karlung
CD3-01Bernard HeidsieckPasse-Partout No.3: Poème-Interview (3:02)
   Technician - Hans Von Eichwald
CD3-02Bernard HeidsieckBiopsie No.12: Terre À Terre (8:57)
CD3-03Bernard HeidsieckPasse-Partout No.15: Sisyphe (4:20)
   Technician - Sten Hanson
CD3-04Christer Hennix LilleStill Life, Q* (6:16)
CD3-05Åke HodellU.S.S. Pacific Ocean (21:12)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
CD3-06Åke HodellWhere Is Eldridge Cleaver? (13:50)
   Technician - Sylve Sjöberg
  Voice - Arthur Hardie , Herb Rains , Larry Martin (2) , Lee Larry Jr , Mark Middleton (2) , Mel Mills , Michael Phillips (2) , Richard Rucker , Susanne Heine
CD3-07Åke HodellThe Voyage To Labrador (4:01)
   Technician - Sten Hanson
CD3-08Bengt Emil Johnson2/1967 (Medan) (12:05)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
  Voice - Bengt Emil Johnson , Bernt Friberg , Christer Grewin , Jane Friedman , Lars-Gunnar Bodin
CD4-01Bengt Emil Johnson1/1969 Genom Törstspegeln (Första Passeringen) (9:23)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
  Voice - Dorrit Kleimert , Marianne Mellnäs , Sven Anders Bengtsson , Sven Erik Alexandersson
CD4-02Bengt Emil JohnsonBehind Alpha (4:51)
   Choir - Bromma Chamber Choir, The*
  Conductor - Bosse Johansson*
  Technician - Sten Hanson
CD4-03Sandro Key-ÅbergTro - Hopp - Kärlek (6:40)
   Technician - Bertil Thernlund , Hans Von Eichwald
  Voice - Fillie Lyckow , Sandro Key-Åberg
CD4-04Bengt Af KlintbergRop (9:27)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
CD4-05Ilmar LaabanStentorsstön (4:52)
   Technician - Christer Grewin
CD4-06Ilmar LaabanI Revolutionens Snö (3:47)
   Technician - Erik Winlöf
CD4-07Ilmar LaabanTre Brev Från Den Dove (3:29)
   Technician - Erik Winlöf
CD4-08Ilmar LaabanCiel Inamputable (4:03)
   Technician - Erik Winlöf
CD4-09Ilmar LaabanDes Dalles Et Des Dés (2:35)
   Technician - Sten Hanson
CD4-10Anna Lockwood* & Harvey MatusowEnd (15:09)
   Technician - Hans Von Eichwald , Sylve Sjöberg
CD5-01Arrigo Lora-TotinoChiacchere (5:03)
CD5-02Arne MellnäsFar Out (Portrait Of Laura Nyro) (9:25)
   Technician - Bertil Thernlund
CD5-03Franz MonBlaiberg Funeral (9:32)
   Technician - Sylve Sjöberg
  Voice - Dorrit Kleimert , Marie-Louise Sirén , Sven Anders Bengtsson , Sven Erik Alexandersson
CD5-04Ladislav NovákVita Humana (4:22)
   Technician - Bertil Thernlund
CD5-05Ladislav NovákLes Miroirs Aux Alouettes (3:03)
   Technician - Bertil Thernlund
CD5-06Ladislav NovákCeterum Autem (2:08)
CD5-07Dieter Rot & Emmet Williams*Around The Corner Variations (4:04)
   Recorded By - Lars-Gunnar Bodin
CD5-08Erik ThygesenPassions / Surfaces For Cecilia Stam (11:40)
   Technician - Bertil Thernlund
CD5-09Paul De VreeStockholm Ode. April Bei Sneuw (5:03)
CD5-10Guérasim LucaAutres Secrets Du Vide Et Du Plein (17:12)