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Kurt Schwitters

Ursonate

Label: Basta

Format: CD

Genre: Sound Art

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A partial re-release of Kurt Schwitters' URSONATE, as performed by Jaap Blonk. Jaap Blonk, born 1953,Êis one of the world's most famous voice performers. This CD will give you 2 complete performances of The Ursonate: the 1986 studio version, and the 2003 live version. For a long time, the Schwitters estate did not grant permission to issue recordings of his work. In 2002 the ban was lifted and the performing and publishing rights were turned over to a foundation based in the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, the Kurt und Ernst Schwitters Stifung. This meant that, finally, Blonk's 1986 studio recording could be made available to the public. On this CD, Blonk decided to add a recent recording of the sonata. For contrast, he chose a live recording from 2003, made in a richly reverberant space. It is complete and unedited, spiced with the inevitable odd slip of the tongue that helps keep a live performance alive...
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Cat. number: basta 30-91452
Year: 2007

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