Monday, May 28, 2018

Konrad Schnitzler ‎– Eruption (Work In Progress)

I quote the Discogs entry for this:

Green boxset issued in a limited and numbered edition of 100 copies. Numbering appears both on the inside of the box, on the enclosed unique cassette and on a signed original drawing (score) called "Kompositionsschema für sechs Spuren (Stereo)". Copies 1-20 are clothbound and contain additionally six more signed and numbered score inserts.

The box contains copies of Schwarz (1971)Rot (1973) & Blau (1974) complete with covers.
Each box also contains a unique cassette with a different 30 minute excerpt from the 50 hour composition "Work In Progress" that was performed between April 12 and April 27, 1974 at Galerie René Block (3-4 hours per day, 5 hours on the last day). The box contains a list when the contents of each cassettes were performed.
Disclaimer on the tape label "Dieses Unikat darf auch nicht zum privaten Gebrauch kopiert werden. Alle Rechte Edition René Block, Berlin" (translated: "It is not allowed to copy this unique item even for private use. All rights reserved by Edition René Block, Berlin".

The inner box tracklisting lists LP-Blau A as "Die Rebellen Haben Sich Hinter Den Bergen Versteckt".

This post contains three of those thirty minute tapes from the fifty. And this blog goes into another as yet undefined period of hibernation



Vaykorus said...


mia distonia said...

Many thanks for all of these, enjoy your hibernation!

PR Cyclone said...

Thanks so much for all of the private recordings from Con and for this "Work in Progress" three-fer.

Enjoy your blogcation and come back soon. You'll be missed!

northfieldhat said...

These posts started right when I had decided to buy some more of these discs.
I will buy more, just starting after number 100.
Was also curious about these tapes. Got ahold of one, that may or may not be authentic,
but it was just piano doodles...
Thanks for all of these, It's a good a
idea yo have a blog that can rise to the call when it wants to!

PR Cyclone said...

Mega-thanks for all of the private releases you've posted from Conrad Schnitzler.

This latest post is especially interesting, as it shows yet another side of Con's work.

One question, though. Your comments say that the Work in Progress recordings are each a half hour long. The Work in Progress 3 track, though, is only 7:51 long.

If there's more to it, would love to hear it. Regardless, enjoy your well-deserved blogcation.

pwehro said...

Hallo, thank you for all these treasures; hope you'll come back soon with some more jewels. Just a curiosity: the third work in progress is 7.50'' only; is a faulty tape or in that box the tape was actually so short?

Horst said...

Many, many thanks for sharing all these rare Schnitzler items so generously. This stuff is pretty much unreachable to average collectors like me.

Dead Dog said...


M— said...

Thank you!

Piet said...

Thanks for all the music you posted. I hope to hear from you again in the future.

Marcel said...

Thanks for the great music!

the saucer people said...

My undying gratitude for your re-emergence into the music blogging world - the music you have posted will keep me entertained and educated for months to come.

I look forward to your appearance in the not too distant future I hope.