Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938)



Die Geburt Des Dionysos Christos (1977)
  1. Side A
  2. Side B1
  3. Side B2
  4. Side C
  5. Side D
  6. Side E
Recorded in Bologna on June 1st, 1977 in the Chiesa Di Santa Lucia.



Island (Eine Sinfonie In 10 Satzen) (1980)
  1. Part 1, 19:57
  2. Part 2, 17:33
  3. Part 3, 20:55
  4. Part 4, 18:06
  5. Part 5, 8:11
  6. Part 6, 9:47
  7. Part 7, 18:47
  8. Part 8, 16:43
  9. Part 9, 19:27
  10. Part 10, 18:06
  11. Part 11, 8:44
  12. Part 12, 10:49
  13. Part 13, 17:46
  14. Part 14, 18:05

Published by Dieter Roth Verlag,1980 (6LP in Kass)

Bass, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Ari Kristinsson
Cello, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Hördur Bragason*
Conductor, Organ, Piano – Hermann Nitsch
Design – Tom Recchion
Engineer – Björn Roth
Flugelhorn, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson
Horns [Schalmei], Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Hulda Hákonardottir
Horns [Waldhorn], Bass, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Guðmundur Oddur Magnússon
Performer [Sheet Metal], Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Gunnar J. Árnason
Saxophone, Xylophone, Vocals – Eggert Einarsson
Trombone, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Pétur Magnússon
Viola, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Hulda B. Àgústsdóttir
Violin, Autoharp, Flute, Trombone, Bass, Vocals – Ómar Stefánsson
Violin, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Daði Guðbjörnsson
Violin, Xylophone, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals – Ásta Ólafsdottir
Flugelhorn, Instruments [Miniature Instruments], Vocals Haraldur Ingi Haraldsson



Harmoniumwerk (1984-1989)
  1. Harmoniumwerk Volume 1, 30:51
  2. Harmoniumwerk Volume 2, 31:15
  3. Harmoniumwerk Volume 3, 31:17
  4. Harmoniumwerk Volume 4, 31:13
  5. Harmoniumwerk Volume 5, 31:22
  6. Harmoniumwerk Volume 6, 31:23
  7. Harmoniumwerk Volume 7, 30:19
  8. Harmoniumwerk Volume 8, 31:09
  9. Harmoniumwerk Volume 9, 31:14
  10. Harmoniumwerk Volume 10, 31:16
  11. Harmoniumwerk Volume 11, 31:08
  12. Harmoniumwerk Volume 12, 31:01

Harmonium – Hermann Nitsch
Recorded By [Recordist] – Rolf Leitenbor
Recorded in Prinzendorf Castle 1984-1989

40 volumes of Harmoniumwerk originally issued in an edition of 15 copies by O.M. Theater Verlag on Audio Cassette in 1990 [20 cassettes].




7. Sinfonie (1985)
  1. Part 1 (34:01)
  2. Part 2 (24:22)
  3. Part 3 (22:59)
  4. Part 4 (41:29)

Recorded on October 19, 1985 in Orfeum, Graz as part of the Sterischer Herbest festival.

Originally released on Dieter Roth's Verlag as a double C90 in an edition of 200 copies.

Choir – Grazer Studentenchor
Directed By [Rehearsal And Musical Direction] – Clemens Gadenstätter, Hermann Nitsch
Orchestra – Süd Ost Sinfonieorchester

Thankful reissue of a 2xC90 set, originally released by Dieter Roth Verlag in 1985 in an artists' edition of 200 copies (can only imagine K7 as the poorest choice of frequency-preservation for such full-band and dynamic delicacy). Massive sprawling orchestral toneswell incorporating white noise generation, through-composed bodily desecration, various percussion instruments (traditional and invented), sunlight, near-silent refrains & other formal & tonal variations. Easily one of the finest recorded examples of Nitsch's directorial prowess. Massive. -- Hrvatski



Die Geburt Des Dionysos Christos (1986)
  1. Die Geburt Des Dionysos / Die Tiefe Des Alls (00:24:28)
  2. Die Tiefe Des Alls [Fortsetzung] / Der Hirschgott (00:20:51)
  3. Dornenkrönung (00:03:38)
  4. Orgelstück Prinzendorf (00:24:56)
  5. Die Auferstehung Des Dionysos Christus [Ausklang] (00:25:06)
  6. Hermann Nitsch - Dornenkrönung [Fortsetzung] / Die Auferstehung Des Dionysos Christus(00:21:09)
Part 1-3 Originally released on cassette as Orgelkonzert 9. Dez. 1986. Linz



Orgelkonzert (1986)
  1. Die Gehurt Des Dionysos
  2. Die Tiefe Des Alls
  3. Dornenkrönung
  4. Orgelstock Prinzedorf
Two tape recorder cassettes, signed and numbered and a paper with red oil color from a painting action, size 11 x 15 cm, signed.

30 luxury copies, box size 31 x 21 x 1,2 cm, sold oud.
Label: Edition Hundertmark
Format: 2 x Cassette, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Notes: Recorded at Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria on December 9th 1986.
Edition of 200 signed and numbered Copies.



Das 6-Tage-Spiel Des Orgien Mysterien Theaters: 5-Tag (2000)
  1. Sunrise Music 42:19
  2. Gregorian Chants In The Chapel Under The Direction Of Peter Kubelka 26:24
  3. Musical Procession With The Participants 15:30
  4. Procession With Military Tank And Brass Band 7:31
  5. The Mythical Leitmotif Enters The Yard 11:20
  6. Courtyard Action 26:31
  7. Yard Action Continues 40:37
  8. Action In The Stable 24:07
  9. Yard Action Continues 8:11
  10. Gregorian Chant In The Castle Court 14:14
  11. Slaughter And Disembowelment Of A Bull 14:00
  12. Action With Bull 7:06
  13. Yard Action Continues 45:08
  14. Yard Action Continues 26:39
  15. Finale 34:35
  16. Finale 29:46
  17. Gregorian Chant - Easter Liturgy 29:01
  18. String Quartet (Sound-Walls) In The Chestnut Grove 24:34
  19. String Quartet (Sound-Walls) In The Chestnut Grove 44:11


Composed By – Hermann Nitsch
Conductor [Choralschola Direction] – Peter Kubelka
Conductor [Co-orchestra Direction] – Simon Pyronikov, Thomas Platzgummer
Conductor [Coordinating Music-action Director] – Andrea Cusumano
Conductor [Orchestra Direction] – Clemens Gadenstätter
Conductor [Percussion Direction] – Bob Clark, Helmut Chang, Markus Perschon
Conductor [String Quartet Direction] – Thomas Platzgummer
Electronics [Electronic Music] – Andrea Weixler, Se-Lien Chung
Engineer [Recording] – Fredrik Nilsen, Gary Todd
Whistle [Referee Whistle-blower] – Alfred Gulden



Klaviersonate Für Arnulf Rainer (2001)
  1. Side A
  2. Side B

Label: Welt Am Draht
Catalog#: WAD 004
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Austria
Released: 2001
Notes: Gatefold Cover with attached Photographs & Paintings incl. Insert.
Limited numbered Edition of 150 Copies.

Completely done from Austrian Part of Label.
Released 2000/2001.



Sinfonia Punta Campanella In 4 Movimenti (2004)
  1. 1 Movimento (18:44)
  2. 2 Movimento (11:58)
  3. 3 Movimento (14:56)
  4. 4 Movimento (17:32)


Bugle - Antonio Cucchiara , Ciro Guarino , Vincenzo Valenti
Cello - Carlo Gargano , Francesco Francavilla , Fulvio Di Genova , Lucia Agugliaro
Clarinet - Giuliana Zaffuto
Clarinet [Bass] - Francesco Maranto
Conductor [Music Director] - Andrea Cusumano
Double Bass - Francesco Bruno (2) , Marco Lo Cicero
Flute - Antonio Rini , Dario Lo Cicero , Nicoletta Barresi , Renata Cataldi
Percussion, Noises - Biagio Ippolito , Danilo Romancino , Davide Mezzatesta, Francesca Lubrano , Massimo La Magna , Vincenzo Alonzo
Synthesizer - Adalgisa Badano, Giovanni Damiani
Trombone - Calogero Ottaviano, Fabio Piro , Giacomo Pruiti , Salvatore Frusteri
Tuba - Alessandro Modica , Salvatore Lo Biondo , Salvatore Raimondo
Viola - Giovanni Battista Piraino , Giovanni Saitta
Violin [First] - Alessandro Zabito , Bianca Mazzeo , Giuseppe Spera , Lorena Obisio
Violin [Second] - Alessandro Giordano , Alessandro Lo Re , Gabriele Lo Re , Serenella Di Blasi

Live performances:
Punta Campanella
Tenuta del Genio di Fossa Lo Papa - 09.22.04
Castel S. Elmo, Naples - 09.23.04



Various Tracks

1. Interview, 1999
from Audio Arts, vol 18, Nos. 1 and 2

2. Interview, 1975
Audio Arts – Vol.2 No.4, At The Basel Art Fair, Interviewer – Charles Merrill

3. Akustisches Abreaktionsspiel
Broadcast on KPFK, Close Radio, June 29, 1978, 56 min. 17 sec.

Segments of music; sounds of chaos, nature and crowds, and actors performing; and a narration in German that includes a description of animal sacrifice within a religious ceremony.


3. Ken Jacobs, Larry Gottheim, Stan Brakhage: Binghampton Council Of Churches defend Herman Nitsch's performance at Binghamton University (11/23/1970)

Filmmakers Ken Jacobs, Stan Brakhage and Larry Gottheim meet with the Binghamton Council of Churches to defend Herman Nitsch's performance at Binghamton University, which involved the slaughtering of a lamb, and its reception by the greater Binghamton community. The event had taken place in the midst of a weeklong focus on filmmaker Peter Kubelka. Some students who were in attendance speak about their experiences at the performance.

(3" IPS, 1/4"-REEL 7", 02:13:00)
from Rare Audio from Anthology Film Archives


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