Edition of 40 copies, signed by Gerhard Rühm, with DVD of Rühm’s performance at the CD-Presentation of ‘Verlautbarungen’ at Rumpsti Pumsti (Musik), September 9, 2012.
CD presenting 37 solo text-pieces, phonetic poems and poetry duets (with Monika Lichtenfeld) written and composed between 1952 and 2010. Recorded 2011 at Piethopraxis Tonstudio, Cologne by Marcus Schmickler. Comes in fullcolour digipak with 24 page booklet with liner notes by Gerhard Rühm in english & german.
Gerhard Rühm (b.1930) is an Austrian writer, visual artist, composer, performer of experimental / phonetic poetry, radio and theatre author and publisher. He is considered one of the most important artists of experimental poetry. He studied piano and composition at the National Academy of Music and Interpretative Arts in Vienna and later received private tuition from Josef Matthias Hauer. He lives in Cologne and Vienna.
Gerhard Rühm was a founding member of the ‘Wiener Gruppe’ (1954-1960) with Friedrich Achleitner, H.C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, and Oswald Wiener. Given the radicalism of their writing, works of art, and happenings, the group is considered to be the first avantgarde movement in Austria, thus contributing decisively to the origin of the Vienna Actionism.