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The Austrian poet and author Ernst Jandl, who died in 2000 from heart failure, was a master of experimental poetry and was honored with various awards, such as the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria. This new record from the label NCA, which was released in honor of this great artist, is divided into two thematic priorities: The first part (“Requiem für Ernst Jandl”) consists of words dedicated to Ernst Jandl by his friend Friederike Mayröcker, who lived together with him from 1954 to his death in 2000. These words are accompanied by compositions of the Austrian composer Martin Haselböck, his compositions are interpreted by the Orchester Wiener Akademie. Mayröckers words are recited by Chris
Pichler, who was nominated as “Best Actress” from the Austrian television channel ORF in 2009.
The second part (“Weltgebräuche”) is a “literary-musical action”, consisting of selected words from Ernst Jandl and compositions for the organ, played by the composer himself, Martin Haselböck. These words deal with religious matters as well as with existential key questions – recurring motives for Jandl. Jandl´s words are recited by the acclaimed actor Martin Schwab, who was the main character in various debut performances such as “Totenauberg“ by Elfriede Jelinek, “Sein und Schein“ by André Heller or “Zurüstungen für die Unsterblichkeit“ by Peter Handke.
Works on This Recording
Weltgebräuche by Martin Haselböck
Martin Haselböck (Organ)
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