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Various Artists - Text-Sound Compositions Vol. 8 (Stockholm 1971)

Fylkingen Records in Sweden never released these works, until now, more than 40 years later. From 1968-70, they presented a series of 7 LPs in collaboration with the Swedish Radio, all of which contained material performed during the yearly festivals for Text-Sound Composition that Fylkingen arranged during those three years. A new series of records for 1971-74 was planned but, due to economic reasons at that time, they were never made. Fylkingen now finally continues the series with vol. 8-11 – one record for each year´s festival..

This volume actually contains only works using the human voice as source.


  1. Bengt Emil Johnson (SW) – 1/1971: under publikens jubel (7.29)   Fascinating tape piece built with ultra-short snippets of recordings of crowds cheering. Heavily treated (filters, ring modulation, delays, flangers, time-stretch). Composer/poet Johnson, together with Lars-Gunnar Bodin, coined the term Text-Sound Composition in 1967.
  2. Gust Gils (BE/NL) – Making Out In Windy Stockholm (14.58)   Quite a funny audio-play this is, made at the Dutch public radio in Hilversum in 1971. Gils was a poet and writer of short stories. The text builds on atmospheres and impressions from his visits of the two preceding Text-Sound Festivals.
  3. Herman Damen (NL) – Magic (3.45) Also made in the Dutch radio studio in Hilversum, 1968-70. A multi-track improvisation on a planned scheme with the syllables b(e), ba, ab, a, bra, br, ka.
  4. Bob Cobbing – Trilogy Three (14.30)   Another multilayered piece, quite dark and ghostly, featuring the voices of Cobbing and John Darling. Made at the Swedish Radio.

Includes a facsimile print of what looks like the poster of the event, April 1971.


Label: Fylkingen / FYLP1039
Medium: LP
Category: .


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