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KNIZAK, MILAN - Broken Music

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Sub Rosa SR400
Release Year: 2015
Note: first ever re-issue of this LP from 1979 by Fluxus artist MILAN KNIZAK, who was a true pioneer in recycling & looping music from damaged and prepared LPs (by scratching them, burning them, putting tape and paint onto them, cutting & re-shape them, etc..), combining loopy fragments of the original content with the new 'broken vinyl' noises, often until the needles of his players got destroyed...
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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"Milan Knizak 1979's masterpiece never re-released before.

Milan Knizak (born 19 April 1940) is a Czech performance artist, sculptor, musician, installation artist, dissident, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art. Before everyone else - Christian Marclay, Philip Jeck, eRikm, Martin Ttreault, Otomo Yoshihide - there was Milan Knizak. In 1964, Milan Knizak, a member of Fluxus from behind the Iron Curtain, sat down on a sidewalk near the Charles Bridge in Prague, laid down a paper carpet right into the street, and starts tearing pages out of books and burning them... Around the same time, he began to create music from defective, worn, damaged or broken LP's. These Broken Music compositions, his classic collages of noises created during performances and happenings, are widely regarded as important sound art documents on record." [label info]