water. the music of sound I, 1977

water. the music of sound 1

executed: 1977
object/work type: LP 33⅓ (edition)
photo: archive herman de vries
rights & reproduction: herman de vries


water 1, 1977 

technique/material:LP 33⅓
descriptive notes:on side 1: bach (6 kleine wasserfällchen in einen strom), Oberschwappach - D (10.15 min) and ozean I, Gubacarrigan, Clew Bay - Ireland (9.40 min), on side 2: ozean II, Killeennabausty, Achill Island - Ireland (9.08 min), regen, Eschenau - D (6.36 min) and quelle, Fatschenbrunn - D (5.31 min). In 2 beige covers with a white label on the outside cover with artist, title and titles of the sounds on the disk. On the reverse of the cover a text by Urs and Rös Graf. Added 15 photographs in black/white, text in English: "this shall you think of all this fleeting world: | a star at down, a bubble in a stream, | a flash of lightning and a summer cloud, | a flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream" [source: Vajracchedika Prajna Paramita Sutra (Diamond Sutra)]. On the front of the inner cover a fragment of a photgraph (3.5 × 5.0 cm) is glued representing a cloud in a blue sky, on the reverse a fragment of a photo (5.5 × 8.3 cm) representing a waterfall. A postcard is included (see alternative image).
impressum:published by Artists Press Bern, 1977
edition:edition 100, numbered and signed
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history of exhibitions

published references

[exhibition catalogue] herman de vries. werken 1954-1980 (Groninger Museum : Groningen 1980) image repr. on page 134 (cat. number 7.1).

[catalogue raisonné] herman de vries. les livres et les publications. catalogue raisonné (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) catalogue number 46.