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Projekte und Ausstellungen · download [96 KB]

Poetry | Permutations

Time smoking a picture · Collection of text pieces and drawings [2013] · Print publication in preparation
A Dictionary of Rehearsals | Collection [2013]
Elevator Geography [2004/2013] · Online publication in preparation
Collected Permutations [2004/2013] · Online publication in preparation
sculpture typographique [experimental typography] | art project and book publication · open the project page

TWENTYTWENTY · Bilderzyklus [2013/2014] · Projektbeschreibung · download [60 KB]
DRAWINGS · Bilderzyklus [2013] · Projektbeschreibung · download [80 KB]
sand bit long still · download [60 KB]
it is what it is · download [52 KB]
art is like a dead phone · download [60 KB]
art is not just about the 'work' two · download [52 KB]
art is not just about the 'work' · download [48 KB]
art is not what you see [III] · download [60 KB]
art is not what you see [II] · download [56 KB]
art is not what you see · download [52 KB]
Making art is not art · download [16 KB]
Artist Statement [IX] · download [0 KB]
Artist Statement [VIII] · download [0 KB]
Artist Statement [VII] · download [0 KB]
Artist Statement [VI] · download [0 KB]
Artist Statement [V] · download [0 KB]
Artist Statement [IV] · download [0 KB]
Artist Statement [III] · download [60 KB]
Artist Statement [II] · download [56 KB]
Artist Statement [I] · download [60 KB]
A painting should · download [9 KB]
A message to the art world · download [20 KB]
words are like tools in a tool-box · download [64 KB]
art should not be comfortable · download [52 KB]


Scores | Notations

Text Pieces [Vocal music]
4x52 Words (partition) · download [92 KB]
2x49 Words (partition) · download [52 KB]
2x32 Words (partition) · download [52 KB]
For Rahsaan Roland Kirk · download [68 KB]
Lecture on art [without words, one] · download [52 KB]
OK, JC [Text] · download [56 KB]
silence | silence · [2nd version] for 2 female voices · download [120 KB]
silence | silence · download [112 KB]
unsichtbar [for 2 voices] · download [108 KB]
stille klang [for voice] · download [16 KB]
impossible · download [52 KB]
beginning · download [56 KB]
berlin | paris · download [52 KB]
anarchic art is [Text piece for 2 voices] · download [84 KB]
no [Text piece for 2 voices] · download [60 KB]
The true intention of art | disappear · download [56 KB]
brain syrup | stream of consciousness (Text piece for 2 voices) · download [68 KB]
word mechanism sculpture (Text piece for 2 voices) · download [140 KB]
words differently arranged (Text piece for 2 voices) · download [104 KB]
Quartet (Text piece for 4 voices) · download [132 KB]
Colors | for two or more female vioces and black & white slide and/or digital projection [Tape I-VI] [1999/2013] · open the project page

Piano solo
Untitled Details [1989-1990] · download [88 KB]

Piano and electronics
Two Places [2000-2005] · Part I and Part II (score) · For piano and electronics · download [192 KB] [Two Places, re—issue 2014]
Two Places Text · download [64 KB]
Klavier-Kasten und Tonband · download [0 KB]

Piano and percussion
1st construction for one percussionist [and piano] · download [0 KB]
2nd construction for one percussionist [and piano] · download [0 KB]
3rd construction for one percussionist [and piano] · download [0 KB]

Voice, piano, percussion and electronics
1to440 (partition) · download [60 KB]
1to394 (partition) · download [56 KB]
Study n°5 for György Ligeti · download [0 KB] [Grotesques, re—issue 2014]

Voice and electronics
Funeral orchestra (part one) · download [0 KB]
Foreward into light (version a + version b) · download [0 KB]
Monologue · download [0 KB] [Beginnings Part I, re—issue, 2015]
imagination dead imagine [nach Beckett] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · open the project page

Voice and percussion
Since everything lies open to view there is nothing to explain · Music for claves (Klangstäbe) and female voice · download [88 KB]

Two voices, percussion and electronics
1to16 [1st version] · download [0 KB]
1to16 [2nd version] [2002] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · download [0 KB]
1to23 [1st version] · download [0 KB]
1to23 [2nd version] [2002] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · download [0 KB]

Percussion solo
Construction I · download [0 KB]
Construction II · download [0 KB]
Construction III · download [0 KB]
Impossible improvisations (solo versions) · download [0 KB]

Percussion duo
Duo (a) · download [0 KB] [Duo [a-d) Beginnings Part I, re—issue, 2015]
Duo (b) · download [0 KB]
Duo (c) · download [0 KB]
Duo (d) · download [0 KB]
Newark airport · download [0 KB]
Pastorale I · download [0 KB]
Impossible improvisations [spontaneous compositions] · download [0 KB]

Duos [ad libitum] [with George Koehler]
Louis Mink Duos · download [0 KB] [Louis Mink Duos, re—issue, 2014]
Grotesques | five & seven · one & four · six & eight · two & three · download [0 KB] [Grotesques, re—issue 2014]

Violin solo
Pieces for modified violin · download [0 KB] [Music for Mark Rothko, re—issue 2014]
Violin Piece IV (3dr version) · download [0 KB] [Beginnings Part I, re—issue, 2015]
Violin Fragment · download [0 KB] [Beginnings Part I, re—issue, 2015]
Violin Pieces IV, VII, IX · download [0 KB] [Grotesques, re—issue 2014]

Music for any instrument [ad libitum]
1to15 · for any instrument [2002] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · download [0 KB]
Zapf Dingbat music/one (partition) · download [24 KB]
Colon music/one (partition) · download [12 KB]
Dot music/one (partition) · download [12 KB]

Ensemble
Music for M.R. · download [0 KB] [Music for Mark Rothko, re—issue 2014]
Unknown Centers · download [0 KB]
Typographic Sound · download [0 KB]
Instruments · download [0 KB] [Instruments, re—issue 2014]
Musik für Schlagzeug, Klavier, Elekrtonik und Tonband [Musik für Schlagzeug, Klavier, Elekrtonik und Tonband, re—issue 2014]
Uglybeautycage · Dialogue with John Cage [2002-2005] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · open the project page

Ensemble and electronics
Train Sonor · download [0 KB] [Train Sonor, re—issue 2014]
Train Sonor [Etudes, Across the Grain] · download [0 KB]
Sound Lecture · I · II · IIIa · IV · download [0 KB] [Sound Lecture, re—issue 2014]

Music for Film | Film Works
Music for Merce Cunningham I [Run time: 33:53] Composed 1999-2000 for double bass (bowed and plucked) and live-tape with pre-recorded seep, dropping water sounds, marker (felt tip pen) sounds, and (mirror reflex) camera release sounds. The piece represents a "sound track" for an imaginary dance choreography. I see the stage in clear, bright light. No dramatic turnarounds, no expressivity, no impatience, just sound, light, motion and independency.
Music for Video [DVD, 2005] | Dancing Ears · Formless · Jozan · Sudden Shower [for Jesse Glass]
Music in three Parts (for Toru Takemitsu) | [2002] | Part I · flute, xylophone, gong & percussion | Part II · flute, double bass, glockenspiel & gong | Part III · flute, guitar, violin, glockenspiel & triangle


Art | Drawing | Typography | Theater | Experimantal Music | Hörspiel

5times500 Drawings [2012/2013] · open the project page
dark message [2010-2011] · for voice, magnetic tape and small dark room · open the project page
Brocken · A-Z · with George Koehler · Online publication in preparation
Eine Woche mit Hegel [Theaterstück und Hörspiel] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler und Mira · open the project page
imagination dead imagine [nach Beckett] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · open the project page
Arbeit am Mythos [Hörspiel] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler
Hunger [Theaterstück und Hörspiel] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler
Uglybeautycage · Dialogue with John Cage [2002-2005] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · open the project page
finishing Ugly/Beauty [miswordings] [2002-2013] · for voice and sound system [computer] · Dokumentation und CD in Vorbereitung
101 Questions and Answers re John Cage [2001] · Zusammenarbeit mit George Henry Koehler · open the project page
Cageware · The Revolution of Life and Language Vol. 1 [a study on John Cage's relationship with language and literature] · Self-published as a DTP-venture, with contributions by Wolfram Kiepe and George Henry Koehler
Colorworld · Welt der Farbe [Einführung] · A practical introductionary course · open the project page
Silence/Stories (66 pages) · download [2.3 MB]
Methoden des Schreibens · download [68 KB]

No. 13 radiosilence · download [44 KB]
No. 10 Out of nothing, comes nothing · download [48 KB]
No. 9 you just play it · download [48 KB]
No. 8 nothingness · download [48 KB]
No. 7 I seem to speak · download [48 KB]
No. 6 The garbage of life remains devoted to concentration · download [52 KB]
No. 5 doubt (for Ch.S.Peirce) · download [48 KB]
No. 3 The difficulty of principle is that there is no unity of occurrence · download [48 KB]
No. 2 John, can a photograph be lonely? · download [140 KB]
No. 1 Thoreau kills Buddha · download [184 KB]

musique trouvé catalog · download [176 KB]

'Train Sonor - Piano' by Ralph Lichtensteiger, review by Jo-Anne Green, Networked Music Review, 2008 · TrainSonor · PDF download [1 MB]

Two Places for Piano and electronics [2000-2005] · Part I and Part II (for Matthew Rogalsky) Sonoloco review by Ingvar Loco Nordin, 2005 · download [408 KB]

Music for Video [DVD], Dancing Ears · Formless · Jozan · Sudden Shower [...] Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry Review, Editor: Eileen Tabios), Jesse Glass reviews 4 Videos by RLi, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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