Dienstag, 8. April 2014

Rote Reihe: Nils Hansen


"Rote Reihe" was a series of music education books published by Universal Edition from Vienna. Approx. 80 books were published in this series in the 70s and 80s, many with scores and exercices on experimental music for children. Some of the books came with 7" records. Here's side B from Nils Hansen's "Kreativität im Musikunterricht" (creativity in the music class), played by 5th graders (track 1) and 12th graders (tracks 2 and 3).

Montag, 24. März 2014

Sali Sidibé

Two tracks from 1988 by Sali Sidibé from the Wassoulou region of southern Mali. I heard "Djen Magni" on the excellent Internet radio station Radio Wassoulou Internationale (which quickly became a hypnotic favorite on our kitchen radio). I love how they use that Casio's autorhythm. I think the keyboard is the one that can be seen in the next video.

Mittwoch, 19. März 2014

Projects for modernist protestant churches in 1950s Switzerland

Architectural models of protestant churches about to be built in Switzerland (in 1959). From an issue on modernist protestant churches of the seminal swiss architecture journal Werk, 8/1959.

Top to bottom:
Project for a church in Zürich-Schwamendingen by Cramer+Jaray+Paillard (an even better version was realised)
Project for a church in Reinach by Ernst Gisel (2 images), also realised quite differently.
Project for a church in Effretikon by Ernst Gisel (also got a more radical in reality)
Project for a church in in Zürich by Eduard Neuenschwander (2 images)
Project for a church in Bern Bümpliz-Bethlehem by Werner Küenzi (2 images), was built as well.

Montag, 17. März 2014

Book covers for book lovers: Film, Video & Cie.

Book covers for book lovers is a (cheesily named) new series of posts of, well, book covers, with little additional information. Sometimes scans from my own collection (like in this case), sometimes some of the snapshots I tend to take in other people's libraries in thrift stores.

Montag, 3. März 2014

Istituto Svizzero di Roma 1970/72

A publication by Swiss artists who had a residency at the Istituto Svizzero, the Swiss Institute in Rome, Italy in 1970/72. A black and white typewriter-set book with added stamps in color.

From top to bottom: Front cover, imprint, two pages by Hans Rudolf Ambauen, excerpt from text and page by René (and Renate?) Eisenegger.

Samstag, 25. Januar 2014

Simulations Publications Inc.

I saw this game in an exhibition about the postapocalyptic and Tarkovsky's Stalker at the Maison d'Ailleurs, the excellent Swiss Science Fiction Museum/Library. Trying to find out more about the game, I discovered the wonderful world of board game geeks, who provide tons of material, e.g. about Simulations Publications Inc., the company behind said game.

"Founded by Jim Dunnigan in 1969, SPI was a publisher of board wargames during the 1970s and early 1980s, when it went bankrupt. SPI also published several magazines, including Strategy & Tactics, Moves and Ares"

All images found on boardgamegeek.com and tacticalwargamer.com. Thanks, board game enthusiasts!
The design of these magazines and some of the titles remind me of library records.

"Early SPI photo from Jim Dunnigan who has licensed this under Creative Commons with permission granted to use except for money-making and commercial purposes. The late game designer John Young is in the middle with a cigarette underneath the poster."

"Early SPI photo from Jim Dunnigan who has licensed this under Creative Commons with permission granted to use except for money-making and commercial purposes. (Unknown person, Dunnigan, Simonsen, John Young, and Marie Fredericks, a graphic artist.)"