Album Remarks & Appraisals:
New repress of this mid-90s release. The first CD devoted exclusively to Marcel Duchamp brings some 50 minutes of very rare documents, all of which are crucial not only to understand Duchamp's work but also to grasp the rebellious, unconventional, anticonformist spirit that has always been there, but in the Zürich of 1919 took the absurd name of Dada. Content-The Creative Act (a lecture in Houston, TX -- April 1957) 'Some texts from a L'Infinitif' (1912-20 lecture read in 1967, shortly before his death) 'Erratum Musical (score drawn at random and played on pedal harmonium by Jean-Luc Fafchamps-the first aleotry composition, long before John Cage)-'An Interview' (by Richard Hamilton, recorded in NY, 1959)-'A Score For Three Voices' (a score for 3 voices, only score written by Duchamp for his 2 sisters). Subrosa/Belgium. 2005.
Personnel: Jean-Luc Fafchamps (harmonium).
Recording information: 04/1957-11/1992.
Editor: Marc Dachy.
Photographer: Alfred Stieglitz .
Translator: Marc Dachy.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jean-Luc Plouvier; Marianne Pousseur; Lucy Grauman.