New in our Slowscan catalogue:
Philip Corner 12″ vinyl
Philip Corner (1933) is an American composer, musician, artist, theorist and teacher. Corner studied at The High School of Music & Art and Columbia University NYC and under Olivier Messiaen in Paris in the 1950s. From 1960 to 1961 Corner did military service in Korea, where he studied Korean traditional music and calligraphy, from which he often takes inspiration in his compositions and scores. After his return from Korea Corner was introduced to John Cage and became his teaching assistant together with Richard Maxfield. He took over Cage’s class at the New School for Social Research during the late 1960s and taught music at various schools in New York, which he helped innovate. Through his first wife, astrologer and trance medium Julie Winter, Corner became associated with the Christian-inspired Church of Religious Science, for which he composed meditative music. Corner is a founding member of Fluxus, with which he has been associated since 1961. In the early 1990s he retired from teaching and moved to Italy, where he married dancer and choreographer Phoebe Neville.
Slowscan Vol. 59 is a 12″ vinyl containing Philip Corner’s Gamelan-IX-March: prelude at the World Fair, Vancouver, Indonesian pavillion, 1994, featuring the NYC ensemble Gamelan Son of Lion & fragments of ‘When they pull the Plug’ with miscellaneous native instruments from Surakarta. The LP comes with a hand numbered insert and has been pressed for the greater part on green vinyl. Some 20 copies have been been pressed on red vinyl. B
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New in our Moloko+ catalogue:
Taste Tribes – Nischen
In September 2021 Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) in Berlin organised a series of events to commemorate the Zodiak Free Arts Lab which was founded in 1968 by Beuys student Conrad Schnitzler together with Hans Joachim Roedelius and Boris Schaak. One of the three HAU venues is the building where at the time Zodiak brought together visual art, performance, music and film. Taste Tribes performed live at that venue during the Zodiak celebrations, that is three musicians of the band, the fourth – Alfred 23 Harth – having been prevented from travelling from his hometown Seoul to Berlin because of the corona restrictions of the period. Like Alfred 23 Harth, who had founded his own free arts centre in Frankfurt around the same time as the Zodiak Free Arts Lab in Berlin, the other three musicians of the band have ties with Zodiak. Wolfgang Seidel’s first encounter with the concept of completely free music took place at Zodiak, Günter Müller developed a collage-like technique in music similar to Zodiak founder Conrad Schnitzler’s, and Hans Joachim Irmler is one of the founding members of Hamburg’s early experimental band Faust, of whom Wolfgang Seidel used to be a member too. All four musicians explore and combine various artistic disciplines in their works and question traditional artistic boundaries. As such Taste Tribes formed a fitting tribute to the Zodiak Free Arts Lab in September 2021. In Berlin they performed live as a trio, but on the CD ‘Nischen’, which has been released on Moloko Plus in 2023, Alfred 23 Harth contributions to this fine free-improv tribute have been included. Alfred 23 Harth also took care of the graphic design of the 7-track CD, Robert Schalinski provided the cover art.
New in our Collectible catalogue:
KULCHUR #17 and KULCHUR #19 (1965)
Named after Ezra Pound’s 1938 Guide to Kulchur, Kulchur was a 1960s quarterly magazine from New York that focused on cultural criticism by leading avant-garde poets, writers and artists of the period. The first three issues by Kulchur were edited by Marc Schleifer in 1960, followed by single issues edited by Gilbert Sorrentino and Joel Oppenheimer, a number of issues by editorial boards with Frank O’Hara and LeRoi Jones a.o. before being continued under the single editorship of Lita Hornick from 1962 to 1965. Kulchur ran for twenty issues before Hornick turned the magazine into Kulchur Press, which developed into an important publisher of poets and artists associated with the New York School, such as Frank O’Hara, Ted Berrigan and Ron Padgett.
Available from our Collectible catalogue are now copies of Kulchur #17 (Spring 1965) and Kulchur #19 (Autumn 1965). Both copies in good condition.
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Galerie Le Point Cardinal leporello now in our Collectible catalogue:
Galerie Le Point Cardinal Paris leporello, 1968
Max Ernst, Matta, Henri Michaux, Dorothea Tanning a.o.
9-postcard leporello published by Galerie Le Point Cardinal on the occasion of their group show in March-April 1968. The show included works by Max Ernst, Joachim Ferrer, Claude Georges, Matta, Henri Michaux, Louis Pons, Sima, Dorothea Tanning and Claude Viseux. A work of each of the partaking artists has been included in the leporello. Condition: fine with only slightly bumped corners.
New in our Moloko+ catalogue:
Theo Nabicht – Circle Line Project 14 Berlin
Nabicht’s Circle Line Project has seen four versions so far: in Berlin, London, Moscow and Vienna. The Berlin version of the project has now appeared both on LP and CD with Moloko Plus with artwork by Frank Diersch and liner notes by Theo Nabicht. In those notes the composer writes about his project:
“The start of the Circle Line Project 14 Berlin was my fascination for the Berlin S-Bahn, especially the Ringbahn…The sound of the S-Bahn, the hubbub among the travellers, their talks, the urban sound are unique: a city’s imprint of sound. After many circumnavigations I am still fascinated by how complex it is, and at the same time unmistakable. It is an essential part of the life of Berlin…”
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