anonradio: the next generation

Background Noise:The Russian Avant-Garde 1908-1941, Part Two

Posted in Uncategorized by loops on June 8, 2009

 the link is here

this morning the second part of our presentation of the early 20th-century Russian avant-garde  through the beautiful new book and double CD release:

BAKU: SYMPHONY OF SIRENS SOUND EXPERI.MENTS IN THE SOVIET AVANT GARDE – ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS of 74 KEY WORKS of MUSIC, POETRY and AGITPROP(agitation propaganda) from the RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE 1908-1942.  Released on the English label RER megacorp.  Last programme we listened to a selection of the careful reconstructions of these incredible historical documents, this morning original archival recordings.

Track,title,year, duration, information

1,Enthusiasm The Dunbass Symphony,Dziga Vertov,rec. 1929-30,3’48”

3,                     “           ,”          ,,1’04”
5,                     “           ,”          ,,1’16”
7,                     “           ,”          ,,34”
8,                     “           ,”          ,,4’22”

11,Alexander mossolov,zavod Symphony of machines—steel foundry,2’ 58”

12,Dnieprostroi.The Dnieper hydroelectric power station,Julius heyfuss, rec 1931,2’ 29”

15,Winter,Alexiei Kruchenykh,1930 rec 1951 by him in Moscow,2’32”

16,Naval Romance,Vladimir Mayakovsky,1915 rec 1920,59”

17,Lili Brik reads Vladimir Mayakovsky,Steet to Street1913 rec 1950 ,1’09”

18,house painter, David Burliuk, 1913 recorded 1956, 28”

19,confessions of a hooligan,Sergei Essenin, 1921 recorded circa 1956,1’ 28”

21, the way I live, Vassily Kamensky, recorded in 1959, 43”

22,what is Soviet power,Lenin,1919 — 1920,2’ 33

25, 10th anniversary of the left opposition, Leon Trotsky,circa 1919,3’ 40”

26, night, Boris Pasternak,recorded in 1958,2’ 12”

27,to the muse,anna akhamatova, 1924 recorded 1963 – 1965,poem,43”

30,the realistic manifesto,naum gabo and noton pavena, 1920 recorded in 1968,8’ 08”

31,radio message to broadcast by Dmitri Shostakovich, 1941, 51”

32, radio broadcast of the Leningrad Symphony by Shostakovich(re creation, 1942,1’ 20”

Background Noise: The Russian Avant-Garde, 1908-1941,Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized by loops on June 8, 2009

the link is here

This morning the glorious new book and CD release:


released on the RER megacorp label from the UK.A Double CD and beautiful hardback book release.

This morning the reconstructions and next program original recordings .  I have chosen works which are in my opinion the most sonically interesting.  They vary in duration from11 seconds to 28 minutes.It Was a very  important and little-known vibrant, colourful and inspiring period of the 20th-century avant-garde art, music and poetry.The Programs will be sketches from the Russian avant-garde through the work of the poets, musicians and conceptualists.  Before and after the Russian  industrial Revolution of 1917.  It was centred around Russian futurism and its many offshoots.  Many more movements than the avant-garde elsewhere in the world.

Interestingly there were the futurist elements in the writing of in  1908 a year before the futurist manifesto of Marinetti in Italy.Italian futurism was widely covered in the Russian mediaand in 1914 marinetti was invited to Moscow to speak.  He was mocked and there was a call for rotten eggs to be thrown at him.Because he had betrayed the original principles he had portrayed.  This criticism came principally from Cubofuturists(to differentiate them from the Italian futurists) such as the poet mayakovsky and the founder of Russian futurism David Burliuk.  Marinetti in turn called the Russian futurists psuedofuturists and said that one of the poets was from the Stone Age.They Wanted to eliminate the separation of past, present and future exploring their own Slavic roots as a meeting of the universal and the future. The reconstructions, recordings and new versions are by Miguel Molina and Leopoldo amigo and recorded between 2003 and 2007.

Track,title, artist, year, duration

1,symphony of factory sirens,Arseny Araamov,1922 ,first 12’08”

2, the radio of the future,velmir khlebnikov,1921,3’ 48”

3, the first spring concert of universal futurism,Ivan Ignatyev &ego futurist group,1912,1’ 47”

8,laboratory of hearing,Dziga Vertov, 1916,34”

9          “,1916,1’ 18”

11,Nikolai Foregger and his Orchestra of noises,1923,3’ 11”

12,factory,sergei prokofiev and georgi yakulov,1925 – 1927,2’18”

13,radio- ear/radio-pavda,dziga vertov,1925,2’ 58”

14,Sonata of sleep,Konstantin melnikov,1929 – 30,2’10”

16,overture,igor severyanin,1915,1’32”


19,Dyr Bul Shchyl,Alex Kruchenykh,1913,20”

20,drama in the futurists’ cabaret,vladmir Kasyanov  and the futurist circle,1913 – 14,3’ 32”

21,the family of vowels laughing, David Burliuk,1915,57”

22,Finland,Elena guro,1913,1’14”

24,Spain,olga roszanova,1916 – 1918,45”
25,Dada,H2so4 group,1924, 24”

27,manifesto of nothingism, the nothingists,1920,2’ 46”

28, decree about the nothingists of the poetry,1920, 17”

29, to see, Vassily Kandinsky,1913,1’ 29”

30,poem,kassimir Malevich,1919, 27”

31,poem without title,olga roszanova, 1916,16”

36,poem to the letter k, Vassily kamonski,1917, 32”

38,Mglybzhvuo,roman jakobson,1916, 40”