This series of interviews were made by the artist during his work,
<Vertical Living>, carried out in a tower block in Hayes, West London.
Participants talk from their living rooms about various aspects of the work
and discuss their reactions to being involved and its impact on residents
in the tower block.
This interview with the artist and theatre director Tadeusz Kantor was recorded at Riverside Studios during his highly successful production there of <Wielopole-Wielopole>. The interview, conducted in French, is considered to be one of the most important carried out in recent years. The cassette is accompanied by a book containing an English translation by Cyril Barrett. (C60 + 8 page book).(8A)
Composer Roger Doyle presents two works on this cassette:
On one side of the cassette Jean-Paul Curtay, former member of the Lettrist
movement, outlines his body music concept and how it relates to other works
such as the Ursonate by Schwitters. On the other side of the cassette
Curtay performs Body Music. «His manner was striking. lt was intense and
somewhat alarming. lt was not a lullaby ...» (John Cage Institute of
Contemporary Arts, London 1980). (A)
An interview recorded at Riverside Studios in London, October
19th, concerning the work <United States>, parts 1, 2 & 3 (1981).
A cassette sampler of music and performance groups who work
and live in Australia, compiled by John Nixon (1982). (A)
Recordings of thirteen of Tinguely's sculptures made during his
retrospective at the Tate Gallery, 1982. The tape includes an 18 minute
performance by Meta-Harmonie 11. (A)
An interview with Oppenheim on the occasion of his exhibitions
at the Ikon and Lewis/Johnstone Galleries. (A)
Sections of an interview with Bruce McLean from a <Walters Weekly> radio broadcast (BBC Radio 1) <cut up> and with added music by Bill Johnson. (B)