Jan Jelinek

Zwischen

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Faitiche releases a short version of the radio play "Zwischen" (German for 'between'). Devised and produced by Jan Jelinek for German public broadcaster SWR2, "Zwischen" brings together twelve sound poetry collages using interview answers by public figures. Each collage consists of the brief moments between the spoken words: silences, pauses for breath and hesitations in which the interviewees utter non-semantic sound particles. These voice collages also control a synthesizer, creating electronic sounds that overlay and merge with the voices to make twelve acoustic structures. The opening questions in the various interviews are answered by: Alice Schwarzer, John Cage, Hubert Fichte,, Joseph Beuys, Lady Gaga, Ernst Jandl, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Marcel Duchamp, Friederike Mayracker, Yoko Ono and Max Ernst.

TRACK LISTING

A1 Alice Schwarzer, Is It True That You're A Person Of Great Tenacity? 2:09
A2 John Cage, I've Been Told To Ask You The Following Question: Where Are You Going? 2:58
A3 Hubert Fichte, Your Journey Through Life Has Been Full Of Twists And Turns. Please Tell Us When & Where This Journey Began! 2:22
A4 Slavoj Zizek, What Signs Were There Of The Imminent Dissolution Of Yugoslavia? 1:51
A5 Joseph Beuys, It Was You Who Said: Democracy Is So Big One Can Only Sing About It: You Recently Made Your Debut As A Singer: Which Democracy Are You Singing About? 3:04
A6 Lady Gaga, You Once Said In An Interview That You Write Music For The Fashion Industry: Is Fashion As Important To You As Music? 2:18
B1 Ernst Jandl, What Are Your Plans For Language: Revolution, Reform, Revolt? 2:05
B2 Karlheinz Stockhausen, Which Difficulties Are Involved In Conserving Electronic Music On Magnetic Tape? 2:17
B3 Marcel Duchamp, Would You Like Or Expect People To Spin The Wheel On Your Kinetic Object Roue De Bicyclette? 2:21
B4 Friederike Mayrocker, When You Write, Do You Feel Like The Creator Of The Work Or More Like A Medium? 3:11
B5 Yoko Ono, You Were Born Into A Rich, Aristocratic Family In Tokyo. Do You See That In Yourself? 2:12
B6 Max Ernst, This Is The First Time In Twenty-Five Years That You've Returned To Your Old Home Town, To The Cathedral In Cologne, Right?

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