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Hermann Nitsch (b. 1938)
Die Geburt Des Dionysos Christos (1977)
Island (Eine Sinfonie In 10 Satzen) (1980)
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 Ð Haraldur Ingi Haraldsson
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)
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)
30 luxury copies, box size 31 x 21 x 1,2 cm, sold oud.
Label: Edition Hundertmark
Format: 2 x Cassette, Limited Edition
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)
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)
Catalog#: WAD 004
Format: Vinyl, LP
Notes: Gatefold Cover with attached Photographs & Paintings incl. Insert.
Limited numbered Edition of 150 Copies.
Completely done from Austrian Part of Label.
Sinfonia Punta Campanella In 4 Movimenti (2004)
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
Tenuta del Genio di Fossa Lo Papa - 09.22.04
Castel S. Elmo, Naples - 09.23.04
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
Hermann Nitsch in UbuWeb Films