the music of sound / the sound of music

catalogue number: hdv 2004.072.1
date created: 2004
classification: audiovisual works
work type: sound work, edition
medium: 2 audio CD's in white board cover with 2 photographs by J.D. Roth. On the CD 'the music of sound' a re-recording of 'natura artis magistra' (10.46 min., originally recorded in 1962), 'water, the music of sound' (40.30 min., originally recorded in 1974-1976) and 'humanae vitae' (12.35 min, originally recorded in 1964); on the CD 'the sound of music' new work with 'indian conch' (1.48 min., recorded by J.D. Roth, Eschenau 2004), 'monotone drumming' (11.59 min., a recording with herman de vries playing the Alaska fire drum, recorded by J.D. Roth, Eschenau 2004) and 'eschenau chaos band' (35.34 min., herman de vries and friends playing different instruments; recorded by Sigrid Hauff-Geerken, Eschenau 1996)

Listen to herman de vries playing the Alaska fire drum in 'monotone drumming' (12.03 min.)
dimensions: 18 × 45 cm (folded 18 × 14.5 cm)
signature and inscriptions: signed and numbered on the reverse of the front cover (black ink)
© herman de vries 2004 / published by seedamm kulturzentrum pfäffikon sz / stiftung charles und agnes vögele / centre des livres d'artistes/pays-paysage saint-yrieix-la-perche
edition 216, numbered 1/216 - 216/216
current repository: [138/216] private collection, Amsterdam
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: 'natura artis magistra' and 'humanae vitae' were originally recorded in 1962 and 1964, reissued on tape in 1969 by Ung Dansk Kunst's Tapeserie, n° 10 and in 1971 on audio cassette; both works were re-released in 2018 on LP 'the music of sound 3'
'water, the music of sound' was recorded on LP in 1977 for Artists Press, Bern and in 1987 on audio cassette as Transmitter Cassette 150 by Werner Pieper MedienXperimente : Lörbach
photo/scan: archive herman de vries/J.D. Roth
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
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., 212 (catalogue number 103).