water. the music of sound I

catalogue number: hdv 1977.09.
date created: 1977
classification: multiples
medium: recording (LP) with 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 photograph (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.
signature and inscriptions: []
edition: edition of 100 copies, numbered and signed
published by Artists Press Bern, 1977
current location:
collecting history:
related works: the photographs were edited in 1974 as v74-11 chance & change situations
the recording was re-edited on CD in 2004
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
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) no image repr., 155 (cat. number 46).
exhibition catalogue Maurizio Nannucci, Top Hundred (Museion Editions : Bolzano / Zona Editions / OAC Fondazione CR : Firenze 2017) 037/TH, 91.