Here we have two different performances of The Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters. This work is a vocal tone poem using German phonemes.
We mixed them so that each is heard exclusively on each ear. Mashed up with these performances is classic Musique Concrete.
Alex can’t remember who created the effects music part of this mashup. We want to say it’s a French composer. Alex accessed these recordings while researching Musique Concrete and early synthesizer music at the Michigan State sound library in 1995.
THIS PROGRAM IS BEST EXPERIENCED WITH HEADPHONES.
Above: a recreation of Scwitter’s installation art, titled “Merzbau”.