Who is Ursula Bogner? A forgotten mid-century German genius, pharmacologist by day, pioneering musique concrète secret synth twiddler by night? A projection of our hopes and dreams of having a mom who’s secretly into creating crazy electro tunes and something called “orgonomy,” where solar energy is harnessed and used to heal stuff? Or an internet construction by Berlin-based Faitiche Records founder/all-around glitch lover Jan Jelinek, whose label is releasing the lady’s latest this very day?
Whatever you want to believe, the super-deluxe-lookin’ Sonne=Blackbox comes out on Faitiche as of… NOW. It’s another big batch of Bogner, arriving three years after 2008’s Recordings 1969-1988, which made out Eureka! list that year. So what do you get besides the chance to convert your American dollars into trusty Euros and a Scooby Doo-sized portion of swirling mystery? Well, in the tradition of all good, sorta obscure, sorta fancy releases, you get a booklet. But not just any booklet! This one is 126 glorious pages of dazzling drawings, fantastic photographs, and something called “compositional instructions” which didn’t really work with an alliterative adjective. Just think: that’s 8.4 pages of ART for each of the 15 broadcast-in-SPACE-style tracks! You do the art math. Mystery or no, this one adds up to an eccentric deutsche electronic music head’s dream come true. Read much more about the LP/CD+book and hear some samples here.
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Ursula Bogner: Title: Sonne = Black Box: Label: Faitiche: Year: 2011: Design: Jan Jelinek: Music: Ur electronic: Notes: I’ve been a long-time fan of Jan Jelinek’s music, particularly his work as Gramm and Farben. I did an interview with him a decade or so ago. The likes of Textstar, Personal Rock and Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records continue to. From the album Sonne=Blackbox (Voice And Tape Music by Ursula Bogner). Live – faitiche / berlin, germany. Faitiche / Ursula Bogner: Recordings 1969-1988. All questions to be directed to [email protected] Watch the video for Sonne = Blackbox from Ursula Bogner's Sonne = Blackbox for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.
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Three years have passed since the world first learned of Ursula Bogner's work. Since then, her identity has been surrounded by rumours, her graphic work have been exhibited (CEACC, Strasbourg, France, 2011 and elsewhere) and her compositional instructions have been performed (by Mo Loschelder, Andrew Pekler, Kassian Troyer, Holger Zapf, Jan Jelinekamong others).
'Trabant', recording notes & tape reel, 1970
The release of Sonne = Blackboxbrings together all of these aspects in one CD and book: compiled by Andrew Pekler, the CD presents Bogner's early experiments with voice and tape music – a previously unknown emotional side of her music is revealed here through her singing.
The 126 page book contains, along with drawings, photos and other curiosities from Bogner’s life, an introduction by Jan Jelinek, texts by Momus, Andrew Pekler, Tim Tetzner, and Bettina Kleinas well as interviews with the orgone researcher Jürgen Fischer and the ethnographer Kiwi Menrath.
Ursula Bogner Sonne = Blackbox
Sonne = Blackboxattempts to locate Ursula Bogner, the sound experimentalist within broader cultural history. A central theme is the phenomenon of fake: how did the erroneous suspicion of fakery come about in the case of Ursula Bogner and what is a post-fake? Answers in this book.
No Neo (Ursula Bogner, 1971)
Ursula Bogner, year unknown / Observation cupola, constructed by Ursula and Ulrich Bogner. The picture shows Ulrich Bogner and son Sebastian, taken from the journal 'Sterne und Weltall', 1977)
Ursula Bogner Sonne Black Box Set
LP with photos and images of Bogner on the sleeve (inside/out) + Liner notes by Andrew Pekler. CD/Book includes a special black box packaging. Compiled by Andrew Pekler, mastered by Kassian Troyer, graphic design byTim Tetzner. Copyright control.
Filing system of index cards, 1966-1976. Keywords (Tabs): Life, Gods, Sound, Paradigm, Orgone, Outer Space, Microphonics, Sun, The cosmo-human gesture.