Sten Hanson - The Sonosopher Retrospective LP (Alga Marghen) LP/12"/10" vinyl

Alga Marghen, IT

1998 release by iconic Swedish experimental poet and composer Sten Hanson, who was the director (1968-1977) and chairman (1980-1984) of Fylkingen in Stockholm.

"Fylkingen has, in the course of its many years of activity, become a familiar factor in Swedish, as well as international, musical life, a unique forum for the presentation of experimental art. Since very early it began to work in collaboration with an electronic music studio in Stockholm for the creation of technically satisfactory performance possibilities. The movement within Sweden in sound poetry/text-sound composition took hold in the early 1960s with the reorganization of Fylkingen, aiming to develop the relation between art and technology. Sten Hanson's work is an excellent example of sound poetry treated extensively in an electronic studio; The Sonosopher Retrospective LP covers the long period of 30 years activity." Alga Marghen

Pieces on this LP:

Dance Figure (For E.P.) (1965): world première at Pistol Theatre, Stockholm, 1965
Hermetic Back Piece (1975): world première in Århus, Denmark, 1975
New York Lament (1981): world première in San José, California, 1981
Skärp Dig, För Fan! (1991)
Lettre D'un Étranger (1988): world première at Polyphonix 13, Paris, 1988
Am Strengsten Verboten (1981)
Les Martyrs (1975): world première in Hudiksvall, Sweden, 1975
Les Sabots Du Bouc (1977): world première at Synthèse 97, in Bourges, France
Finale (1995), a piece to end with, was first performed in Annecy, France, in 1995