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Kurt Schwitters - Ursonate ~ Kurt Schwitters
Kurt Schwitters - Ursonate ~ Kurt Schwitters
I recently bought this, but then found the comment below on the Ubu website:

On the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters
A complete authentic recording is still unknown.

Since 1993, a CD containing the complete Ursonate has been distributed as an “Original Performance by Kurt Schwitters” (WERGO, Mainz, WER 6304-2). The authenticity of the recording has been doubted since its release by artists, scholars, and critics due to the manner of the interpretation and the pitch of the speaker’s voice.

Supposedly, as the publisher quotes the artist’s son, Ernst Schwitters, in the accompanying… Read more
Silent Souls [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Yuliya Aug
Silent Souls [DVD] DVD ~ Yuliya Aug
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I don't normally write Amazon reviews, but I'm amazed, and delighted, that this film has received the kind of critical acclaim it has. Most reviewers, as far as I can check, have treated it with all the solemnity of a meditative revelation from the remote reaches of pagan Russia, a poignant encounter with death, love, water and the basics of human existence.
Baloney. The film makers must be laughing themselves sick. Just listen to the words of the alleged poetry and songs of this semi-extinct culture; or think about the scene where they buy 120 axe handles, 100 shovel handles, etc., to build a funeral pyre; count the amount of vodka consumed in getting the pyre to burn; at least notice… Read more