Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters

Also known as K. Schwitters, Schwitters
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.kurt-schwitters.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters

Discography of Kurt Schwitters:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Ursonate 4 Audio 1993 WERGO
2 Dada > Antidada > Merz 25 Audio 2005-09-27 Sub Rosa
3 Ursonate 6 Audio 1986 BV Haast Records
4 Ursonate 11 Audio UbuWeb
5 Ursonate 4 Audio 2006 LOGO VERLAG Eric Erfurth
6 Mama, Da Steht Ein Mann 4 Audio 1990 Not On Label
7 Air Maul - An Arnold Schönberg, 5860 Canyon-Cove, Hollywood, CA 12 Audio 1988 Murawski-Zimmermann Verlag
8 Ursonate 3 Audio 2002 Not On Label (Charles Krutzen Self-released)
9 An Anna Blume / Die Sonate In Urlauten 6 Audio 1958 Not On Label


Innovative German born artist who is probably best known for his collages and assemblages. He also made pioneering progress with sound poetry, and in that field is best know for his pieces "Ursonate" and "Anna Blume". Though initially associated with German Dada, he later started his own one-man movement Merz, and published a magazine of that name. With the coming of World War II, he fled Germany, unfortunately leaving behind his infamous Merz-Bau structure, which was completely destroyed. Fleeing first through Scandinavia, he finally settled in England, where he spent the rest of his life.

Through the years, Schwitters has been very influential, not only on visual artists, but sound artists ranging from [a=Jaap Blonk] (who re-recorded his poems) and [a=Merzbow] (who took his name from the Merz-Bau, though he later realized he misspelled the word).

He was born 20 June 1887 in Hanover, Germany and died 8 January 1948 in Ambleside, England, UK .


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