Alexander Voigt

Ursonate (Kurt Schwitters)

  1. Einleitung 1:21
  2. Erster Teil: (Thema 1-4) 1:03
  3. Überleitung 0:21
  4. Durcharbeitung 23:46
  5. Schluss 0:27
  6. Zweiter Teil (Largo) 2:16
  7. Dritter Teil (Scherzo) 0:48
  8. Dritter Teil (Trio) 0:36
  9. Dritter Teil (Scherzo) 1:10
  10. Vierter Teil (Presto 5:05
  11. Vierter Teil (Kadenz) 2:01
  12. Schluss 3:22
Kurt Schwitters, one of the most well-known and at the same time most controversial representatives of Dadaism, left an extensive work as a lyricist and visual artist. One of his most famous works, the sonata in Urlauten, was successfully performed by Schwitters between 1923 and 1932 and constantly edited. Alexander Voigt, principal bassoonist of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, this standard work of Dadaism. Even his acclaimed premiere of the Ursonate in the Konzerthaus Berlin proved that the old-fashioned avant-garde material does not have to remain tied to customary old-fashioned means.

Since 2000, Alexander Voigt dedicates an undreamt of musicality to the most famous Dada poem, Schwitter's Ursonate. Accompanying the sounds: bassoon (1), tenor trombone (2), flexible sewage pipe for sinks (3), PVC connector (4), guitar punk extra hard (5), music stand (6), floor (7), vocal cords (8), throat (9), forehead (10), cheek (11) and nose (12).

Versions of the Ursonate on UbuWeb Sound