Messages, Vinyl Record

Zen, Vedas and the World of Quantum Physics

The recordings on the vinyl record are “nomadic sound-bites”, spontaneous and unpredictable, which were edited and sequenced by me in different places around the world. The recordings have not been altered in any manner, either by synthesizers or any other external technique.

Side A (10:13)
1. Wind Song, Indonesia
2. Sa Sah, Indonesia
3. Water and Consequences, Indonesia
4. Hoooe, Mongolia
5. Receiving Light, India
6. Mourning Song, Japan
7. Cave Walk, Switzerland
8. Early Morning Lamas, Japan
9. Wishing Bells, Italy

Side B (10:22)
1. Future Waves, Japan
2. Stories from my Childhood, Indonesia
3. Just Before the Earthquake, Indonesia
4. Bamboo, Indonesia
5. Mozart and Bluebells, Indonesia
6. Black Mughals, India
7. Princess Matilde, Indonesia
8. Power of Madness, Mongolia
9. On the Steps of the Underworld, Indonesia
10. Cemetery and Cedar Tree, Indonesia
11. Lemon Scented Clouds, Indonesia

Messages, Vinyl Record
Kehrer Verlag, 2018

The 12” Vinyl Record “Messages” is presented in a special slipcase with the “Messages” book as part of the same project and is not sold separately.

Messages
Kehrer Verlag, 2018

Designed by Pentagram Berlin: Justus Oehler
30,5 x 31 CM, 114 Pages, 44 Black and White large format Photographs
12” Vinyl Record, 180g, 45 RPM, Stereo
15 minute online preview of "A Last Migration"

Messages consists of three simultaneous presentations: visual with forty-four black and white photographs; emotional through nine written messages which are philosophical and poetical interpretations of human condition in different parts of the world; as well as audio in the form of a 12 inch vinyl record which consists of twenty different recordings from six different countries over a 18 year time span. Always looking for ways to portray this project with as many dimensions as possible and with as much poetic wonderment as I myself felt, I included a short film titled Finding Messages. It shows the atmosphere in which I worked from the original footage, done in different times and different places. A 15 minute preview of a full length feature film titled “A Last Migration” is the ultimate Message in this project.

The vinyl record is a symphony composed, sequenced and edited by the artist, recorded in different places around the world, 1999 to 2016, and is presented in a special slipcase with the “Messages” book as part of the same project.

Includes an exclusive access code to an ultimate Message: a 15 minute online preview of Julia Calfee’s feature film A Last Migration.

“We receive Messages in different ways. They are simply signs that are found in everyday life, often ignored but always present; in dreams, in nature, or in different belief systems. Some of these Messages are found in faraway places, others are within our lives. I did not go out of my way to find these Messages, they were there waiting for me and are as present today as when I found them.”
(from the book Messages, page 3)

“This book, this vinyl record, this film is finished but searching and finding Messages is a life long project for me.”

Available on amazon.com and selected bookstores worldwide.