Jean Tinguely – Bascule VII [re-up]

Jean Tinguely - Bascule VII LP front cover
Jean Tinguely - Bascule VII LP back cover
Jean Tinguely - Bascule VII LP side A

This is a re-up of the first Jean Tinguely disc I posted back in November 2008. Together with this week’s other Tinguely posts, it represents more than 80% of the published recordings of his sculptures. To complete the picture, one would have to add several tracks from various compilation releases:

  • the 7inch record coming with the catalogue of the Sounds of Sculpture exhibition at Minami Gallery, Tokyo, 1963, with sounds recorded by Toshi Ichiyanagi
  • the Meta-Harmonie II track included on the Meridians 2 compilation cassette on Touch, UK, 1983
  • a piano transcription by Rohan Drape of the Relief Meta-mechanique Sonore I, on the Slave Piano compilation LP, Melbourne, Australia, 1999
  • a string quartet transcription (!) titled Hegel on the DeFlockeD String Quartet CD, Melbourne, Australia, 2000

Relief Meta-mechanique Sonore I

01 Bascule VII -1969 (11:27)
02 Sound Sculpture – a (1:34)
03 Sound Sculpture – b (1:33)
04 Sound Sculpture – c (2:08)
05 Sound Sculpture – d (2:08)
06 Sound Sculpture – e (2:21)
07 Sound Sculpture – f (2:30)

Total time: 23:30
10” mini-LP on Manhood, MAN-002, ca. 1994–1995


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8 Responses to “Jean Tinguely – Bascule VII [re-up]”

  1. 1 s. borges February 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm


  2. 2 continuo February 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Hi, Sergio. Hope you’re doing fine.

  3. 3 Twinkle II February 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Still have this one. Happily. More Tinguely to come?

  4. 4 continuo February 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Well, that’s pretty much Tinguely’s complete audio works, as far as I know. Next week, we’re are moving to other shores.

  5. 5 Twinkle II February 20, 2012 at 2:57 am

    My boat is at the ready.

  6. 6 jon February 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks so much for all of these Tinguely audio works. Totally amazing.

  7. 7 continuo February 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you. While Tinguely’s art work is rather well-known the world over, the sonic side of his work is hard to come by. I hope to address this difficulty with these posts.

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