Recordings for the Summer

Recordings for the Summer

Michael Pleißner
"The Gagosian Papers - Audiocollage"

Working on paper collages since the late 1970s, Fine Artist Michael
Pleißner, uses a lot of different art-, architecture- and other
cultural magazines, like "Kunstforum" or "Vogue".

For this Spoken Word Recording, Pleißner is using thirty text-fragments
from the art-magazine "Gagosian", randomly picking them at first sight;
in one take, within twenty minutes. The Audiocollage needs to be listened
to by random play on a CD-Player. So each listening creates a new collage.

Born in 1951, Michael Pleißner lives in Leipzig, Germany. This CD is his
third audio release.

8-pages booklet with an individually numbered CD.

Eric Boros
"Snow Moon"

This is the second part of this collaborative work between Eric Boros &
Michael Barthel. For the first part, "Hell's Hollow", Barthel composed
imaginary textile landscapes to Boros' field recordings of locations of
which neither the exact coordinates nor the nature of were divulged.

For "Snow Moon", the recordings are influenced by three of Barthel's
photo objects, and have shifted their range of focus from the source
to the action. These landscapes represent a built environment, and one
in ruin; frustrated, lonely, and jagged. And yet in this space one can
find liberation; a landscape of exploration, of acceptance, and of departure.

The three landscapes/photo objects are printed on the accompanying 8-page booklet.

Das Synthetische Mischgewebe
"Burleske ueber die Wirkung von Lerm und Geräusche des Alltags auf die Massen der Gehirne"

Dies ist ein fiktiver, spekulativer Mix aus Aufnahmen von Konzerten in Deutschland
im Herbst 2017 und ausgewählten Heimaufnahmen von vorangegangenen Proben und Tests
in Rennes.
Eine Live-Aufnahme ist wie das Examinieren eines fremden Körpers. Wir können die gleichen
Dinge spüren und ihnen die gleichen Namen geben, und doch besetzen wir nicht den gleichen
Raum und sind bestenfalls gerade ein Schatten des anderen, der etwas an Gewicht gewonnen
hat, um etwas weniger tief dunkel auszusehen. Dies ist also ein Nachspielen, wenngleich
dass was vorne oder im Hintergrund, links oder rechts auf der Aufnahme ist, in der
tatsächlichen Umgebung nicht unbedingt identisch war, dasselbe gilt für die Dynamik und die
Wahrnehmung von Zeit bzw. Dauer. Kurz gesagt, dies ist eine Live-Aufnahme, aber auch nicht.

Es gibt einen Zeigefinger auf der Auswurftaste, während meiner in meinen Ohren steckt.

Mit den Stimmen von Katja John, Klaus-Peter John, Michael Barthel in Chemnitz und Asmus Tietchens in Hamburg.

8-Seitiges-Booklet, mit einem Text von Guido Huebner. Nummeriert.

Richard Ramirez plays Das Synthetische Mischgewebe

Sound sources and sketches from original early 1990 recorded 4-tracker
tapes and its cassette-covers by Isabelle Chemin & Guido Huebner of
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, mixed and reworked by Richard Ramirez in
2006 and 2007.

8-pages-booklet, numbered

Michael Pleißner
"Wie ein Funken im All"

"Dialogue between two radios and two people" has been was is played
by Michael Pleißner, a fine artist based in Leipzig. Apart from a
cassette produced in the 1990s which is now lost, this is the only
recording he ever made.

Born 1951 in Leipzig, Michael Pleißner started to paint in the 1970s
and later moved on to produce a large pile of paper collages as well
as his "Dream Houses"-objects. Since 2010 he has solely been working
on his artist books, using different art-, architecture- and other
magazines concerning cultural issues, like "Vogue", in addition to
nature-mags, like "Geo". Pleißner's books consist of collages dealing
with the development of culture and the permanent change of human
environment, while constantly producing relicts of itself. In this
recording fragments of cultural information, which at the same time
exists but has already passed, can be heard, "Like a Spark in Outer Space".

Recorded in September 2017

Jean-François Robardet
"The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11"

The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11 is a live recording
that doesn't exist, that will never exist, of a concert that never

The object, as a compilation of incomplete documentation transformed
into an event that everyone missed, represents a concretion of time,
absence of time and words - as well as a modification, a silent gate
between past and future and an empty archive or catalog of lost

Jean-François Robardet uses a large variety of media (drawing, poetry,
digital image, sculpture, perfume) to address memory, war and time,
and to research on the history of conflict and social and political
issues, gender inequalities, cultural norms and discrimination. With
"The Mourning Voice - Leipzig gig, 2017/04/11", Robardet's poetic,
allegorical methods reveal an aspect of his practice, through which
he edits setlists with titles of his visual body of work, to curate
the disappearance of unwritten songs and unheard voices.

Designed by Michael Barthel, the 19 tracks of the concert are printed
on a fold-out cover, placed in a cassette case.

Franziska Klose

Huy is the name of a range of hills that was created
in the Triassic period, more than 240 million years ago.
The CD presents 8 recordings in today's landscape such as
old farms, small villages, plain fields or beech woods.
Recorded in 2014, during an Artist Residency at Kunstverein
Röderhof in Germany.

The cover is a folded poster (43x31 cm to 14,5x15,5 cm)
and is printed on both sides. Numbered by Franziska Klose.


Marcellvs L.

Alexander Kluge: The cosmos is cold.
Heiner Müller: Dreamless.
Alexander Kluge: Dreamlessly cold.

Binaural composition of a person sleeping with apnea
and a panicking dog in a house during a storm.

A "Sleep apnea" is a sleep disorder interrupting an individual's
breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in one night.

"Dreamlessness" was first presented as a two-channel installation
on headphones as part of Marcellvs L.'s exhibition "Slow Ontology"
(2015) and now it is available as an audio cassette release, with
one side of the cassette shell in black, the other in white.

Marcellvs L. (b. 1980 Belo Horizonte, Brazil) lives and works be-
tween Berlin and Seyðisfjörður. His video and sound installations
create tangible and physical stagings of time which are decelerated
by setting commonplace objects in a state of perpetual duration,
perceptibly detaching them from reality.

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