Alfred 23 Harth (1949) is a relentlessly transgressive musician, composer, writer and artist who has been hammering away at the walls that separate jazz, classical music, punk, literature and art since the late 1960s. Guided by free improvisation and shying away from conventions, polystylist Harth has joined forces with a fine pick of like-minded musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Otomo Yoshihide, Paul Bley, Heiner Goebbels and has worked with cut-up master Jürgen Ploog and artist Wolf Pehlke and many other internationally operating writers, musicians and artists. Originally from Kronberg, Germany, Harth used to live in Franfurt/Main and Paris before settling in South Korea in 2000.
MOONDADA is a loose compilation of poems, pieces of prose and drawings which spans half a century of frantic and open-minded experimentation. Most of polyglot Harth’s writings and observations are in German, some in English and a couple in Korean. The drawings in the book were done in various corners of the world in the 1970s, 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century. MOONDADA is a comprehensive yet intimate journal by multi-talented Alfred 23 Harth, a revealing look inside his boiling brain and restless existence. The design – as always elegant and strong – was taken care of by Robert Schalinski.