PICABIA, FRANCIS - THE AMERICAN NURSE (CD)


"Written in 1920, La Nourrice Américaine (The American Nurse) consists of "three notes repeated to infinity" and was performed for the first - and last - time at the Festival Dada, staged at the Salle Gaveau in Paris on 26 May 1920. A landmark event, it launched the Dada phenomenon in Paris. La Nourrice Américaine was performed by Marguerite Buffet, duration unknown. It seems likely that Picabia's only venture into musical composition was inspired by talks with his friends Erik Satie, Marcel Duchamp and Edgard Varese. On this CD fast and slow interpretations are included, both performed by pianist Tom Feldschuh and each lasting for 20 minutes. The CD also includes three spoken word interviews by Picabia (in French), recorded between 1945 and 1949, as well as detailed sleevenotes and translations of the interviews. Full tracklist: La Nourrice Américaine (fast version), interview material, La Nourrice Américaine (slow version)." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2007| LTM | 16.90


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