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HELDEN, JOHANNES - Sketchbook

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Trente Oiseaux TOC025
Release Year: 2002
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00


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Hchst introspektive und verhaltene erste Verffentlichung (?) eines Schweden: angenehm warme Soundbrisen und -wellen mit manchmal konkreteren Feldaufnahmen, ein wahrer KlangHAUCH entsteht hier.
..Based on field recordings Johannes made while traveling from Sweden to Russia via Norway, Sketchbook is a quiet, moody work of great atmosphere and devoid of all pretention. In an essay I wrote for the Digital Narcis labels new website you will find the following statement: In my earlier days as an artist, I believed that there had to be something called Kunstwille in German (i.e., the will to
create art) and a specific gesture (I called the art gesture in my own terminology) to turn a given material into a work
of art. This can indeed bring about excellent results, but there is also an inherent danger in this when the will to create and the art gesture become the masters, and artistic sensibility is lost. Nowadays I have come to distrust the artness in art, and feel that I should do without the will to create and the art gesture to create art just the same way one eats, sleeps and breathes. Im thinking of the descriptions of Kendo practice Mishima Yukio has put in some of his works: the real master has to forget the sword, the enemy, the will to kill the enemy, and the wish to be a master. [press release]