Private edition limited to 200 copies "A documentation of Charlotte Moorman activities as a performer is generally available only on the iconographic level in various catalogues which documents the crucial intersection with the work of Nam June Paik or the association with events connected to the Fluxus movement. One of Charlotte Moorman's more substantial merits is having consciously reversed the traditional role of the virtuoso performer on her own instrument, uncovering by this overturning one of the most authentic keys for comprehending the aesthetics of experimental music. It was properly the natural spontaneity in this attitude to fascinate Paik and to have decreed her indispensable capacity as a performer, thus giving rise to the reasons animating their fecund and symbiotic collaboration.
Cello Anthology is a collection of documents (sonic and photographic) as well as original texts and testimonies, made available for the first time in a unitary form by Alga Marghen. One of the CDs included in the edition, currently in a final process of realisation, will offer an in situ recording of the famous 'TV Cello', realised in September 1982 during the three days inaugurating the Paik retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The 2LP edition presented here introduces to a different version of the same piece, conceived by Paik for Moorman as a 'living sculpture': the 'Concerto for TV Cello and Video Tapes' historical World Premiere, recorded at Galeria Bonino, New York City, 1971. More rough and primitive than the masterpiece recorded in 1982 in Chicago, these uncompromisingly obscure original recordings is not included in the 4CD anthology. 2LP set in gatefold cover reproducing photos of Charlotte Moorman with John Lennon and Yoko Ono playing the TV Cello at Galeria Bonino 1971 vernissage"