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Edition S Press, founded 1969 by Angela Koehler, Nikolaus Einhorn and Axel Knipschild in Hattingen near Bochum (West-Germany), was a privately funded small-press venture connected to a non-profit gallery. Angela Koehler’s brother Michael joined in 1972 and took over in 1980, running the label until his death in 2005.

The basic principle was to publish an international selection of works on audio-cassette and (many titles) reel-to-reel tape, produced in close cooperation with the authors.

Almost every work is spoken by the author, unless otherwise intended (works for multiple voices or if author is deceased).

Circulation varied with a maximum total run of around 300 copies in case of 'classics' (Raoul Hausmann, Otto Nebel) or 'stars' (Patti Smith, John Cage); this may not include later editions / re-issues.

The S Press catalog contains inconsistencies concerning alternative titles (e.g. Fast Speaking Woman by Anne Waldman contains the same material as Non-Stop); catalog-numbers (e.g. Michael Brownstein Brainstorms appears as #66 and #70); multiple catalog-numbers for one release (e.g. S Press Tape #27-28-29 John Cage Talking to Hans G Helms On Music and Politics); and alternative cover-artworks of re-issues. Some announced releases have never been published (e.g. Velimir Khlebnikov, Albrecht/d., August Stramm, William Burroughs, René Bastian, Reinhold Koehler, Rolf-Dieter Brinkmann, Bobbie Louise Hawkins). Even after in-depth research of the S Press papers (Archives of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin) and meetings with two of the original founders, Angela Koehler and Nikolaus Einhorn, these inconsistencies could only be solved to a certain extent.

If you are in possession of releases by S Press that are not listed here, or have any suggestions please get in touch with PennSound.

An extended introduction written by Marc Matter is available in PDF form: PDF


Contents

Note: Recordings are ordered based on number of first issue.
Recordings with multiple issues are listed here under both catalog numbers.

OTTO NEBEL - Zuginsfeld

S Press Tonband #15/16 | Excerpt released as #1 in 1970 as Zuginsfeld, Ausschnitt. Sechs Passagen

Published 1973; Recorded (this version) by S Press, July 30th 1972 in Berne, Switzerland.

Written in 1918/19; first publication in written form in Der Sturm, 1919/20

  • Zuginsfeld I Part 1 (48:33): MP3
  • Zuginsfeld I Part 2 (44:32): MP3
  • Zuginsfeld II Part 1 (47:18): MP3
  • Zuginsfeld II Part 2 (44:23): MP3

OTTO NEBEL - Unfeig. Eine Neun-Runen-Fuge zur Unzeit gegeigt

S Press Tonband #17 | Excerpt released as #2 in 1970 as Unfeig Ausschnitt: Gefeit gegen Irre. Funfzig Irre unter neun Runen

Published 1973; Recorded (this version) by S Press, July 31th 1972 in Berne, Switzerland.

Written in 1923/24; first publication in written form in Der Sturm, 1924

  • Unfeig Part 1 (44:15): MP3
  • Unfeig Part 2 (24:29): MP3
    • RAOUL HAUSMANN - Poèmes Phonétiques Complètes | (Phonèmes / R.L.Q.S. Varie en 3 cascades / Soundreel & Interview avec les Lettristes)

      S Press #2 (audio cassette) | Tonband #3, #4, #5 (reel-to-reel)

      Published 1970; all three sections released as #2 on audio cassette

      Section dadasoph spricht phonemes. Lautgedichte 1918–1946 released as S Press Tonband #3 (reel-to-reel), recorded 1956-57 by Henri Chopin.

    • For internal use only: link
    • Section R.L.Q.S. Varie en 3 cascades, Lautgedicht released as S Press Tonband #4 (reel-to-reel), recorded 1966 by Henri Chopin.

      Sections Soundreel & Interview avec les Lettristes released as S Press Tonband #5 (reel-to-reel), recorded 1959 by Bureau Limoges (France).

      HELMUT HEIßENBÜTTEL spricht HELMUT HEIßENBÜTTEL - Texte

      S Press Tonband #6

      Published 1971; Recorded by Tonstudio Weigmann, Wuppertal (W-Germany) in 1971

      Written versions of the texts published in Das Textbuch (1970); written version of Highway für Reinhold Koehler published in Katalog R. Koehler (Wiesbaden 1963)

      Side 1:

      • Recording Part 1 - Der Wassermaler (3:57): MP3
      • Recording Part 2 - Grammatikalische Reduktion (3:28): MP3
      • Recording Part 3 - Politische Grammatik (2:23): MP3
      • Recording Part 4 - Soviel Zu Zahlen (2:17): MP3
      • Recording Part 5 - Staatsbegräbnis (1:36): MP3
      • Recording Part 6 - Kalkulation Über Was Alle Gewußt Haben (4:27): MP3
      • Recording Part 7 - Der Mann Der Lesbisch Wurde (2:13): MP3
      • Recording Part 8 - Bremen Wodu (1:42): MP3
      • Recording Part 9 - Das Neue Zeitalter (1:54): MP3
      • Recording Part 10 - Guppenkritik (3:42): MP3

      Side 2:

      • Recording Part 11 - Einsätze (7:05): MP3
      • Recording Part 12 - Möven Und Tauben (1:35): MP3
      • Recording Part 13 - Gedicht Über Nachdenken (2:16): MP3
      • Recording Part 14 - Deutschland 1944 (11:51): MP3
      • Recording Part 15 - Abc-Ballade (8:01): MP3
      • Recording Part 16 - Highway Für Reinhold Köhler (2:30): MP3

      GERHARD RÜHM - Abhandlung über das Weltall (Text für einen Sprecher)

      S Press Tonband #8

      Published 1971

      Written in 1964/65, first publication in the book Die Wiener Gruppe (1967)

      • Abhandlung über das Weltall (44:43): MP3

      HENRI CHOPIN - Le Voyage Labiovelaire / Le Cri (Homage to Marcel Janco)

      S Press Tonband #9 | Reissued as Poesie Sonore #22

      Published 1972; Recorded August / September 1971

      • Le Voyage Labiovelaire (5:54): MP3
      • Le Cri (Homage to Marcel Janco) (9:55): MP3

      SCHULDT - Deutschland aufsagen, Deutschland nachsagen

      S Press Tonband #10

      Published 1972; Recorded / Produced at Etagenstudio Cologne by Schuldt, April 1970

      Voices: Gabor Altorjay, Louis Jean Bouchard, Dorothee Brodowsky, Daniel Brücher, Ernst, Brücher, Katharina Brücher, Nikolaus Brücher, Christoph Caskel, Margarita de Delas, Bojidar Dimov, Dorothee Harten, Paul Harten, Friedrich Wilhelm Heubach, Cestmir Janosek, Karin König, Walther König, Sigrid Langeheineken, Helmut R. Leppien, Petra Leppien, Jan Matyas, Gerhard Rautenbach, Schuldt.

      ARNO HOLZ - Der längste Satz der Weltliteratur aus dem Phantasus

      S Press Tonband #11

      Recorded by S Press, July 1972

      Voice: Klaus M. Rarisch

      The text is an excerpt (Das Tausendundzweite Märchen) taken from Holz’ text Phantasus (1898/99)

      • Phantasus Part 1 (51:25): MP3
      • Phantasus Part 2 (50:49): MP3

      LUDWIG HARIG - Hält Sprechstunden für die schöne bunte Kuh

      S Press Tonband #12

      Recorded by S Press, September 1972

      Based on: Ludwig Harig, Sprechstunden für die deutsch-französische Verständigung und die Mitglieder des gemeinsamen Marktes. Ein Familienroman © Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, München 1971

      • Side A (22:51): MP3

      EUGEN GOMRINGER - spricht Konkrete Texte

      S Press Tonband #13

      Published 1973; Recorded by S Press in Hattingen, August 1973

      Excerpts from the book konstellationen 1951–1968

      • Recording Part 1 - Der Dichter Und Das Schweigen (3:06): MP3
      • Recording Part 2 - Audio-Visuelle Konstellationen (25:09): MP3
      • Contains: Fliegt; Sticht; Zögert; Baum Kind Hund Haus; Kind; Worte Sind Schatten; Sich Zusammenschliessen; Einanderzudrehen; Regt Sich; Nahes Fernes; Kommt Hinzu; Bleibt Bewegt; Nimmt Vom Bestand; Stein Staub; Der Linie Folgen; Alles Ruht; Im Grünen Sein; Hängen; Vorübergehend; Der Grüne Baum; Das Erste Grün; Du Blau; Beweglich; Das Land; Aus Zufall; Der Einfache Weg; Rund; Vielleicht; Durch Das Trübe; 3 Variationen Zu 'Kein Fehler Im System'; Nicht Wissn
      • Recording Part 3 - Konstellationen in spanischer, französischer, englischer sprache und in schweizerdeutsch (13:31): MP3
      • Contains: Avenidas; Bleu Rouge; Rouge Bleu; Elle Est; Cars And Cars; White And Small; Spring Daisy; Americans; Small And Yellow; Snow; Ireland; Roads 68; Dörf I; Nimm Mi; Schwiizer; Wotsch; Chumm; Bisch Xii
      • Recording Part 4 - Das Stundenbuch (20:46): MP3
      • Recording Part 5 - Neue Texte (5:35): MP3
      • Contains: Das Wort; Einsam Gemeinsam; Erscheint; World Wide

      JOHN CAGE - Mureau

      S Press Tonband #14

      Published 1972; Recorded by S Press, October 1972

      • The text was first published in a special issue of Neue Musik (Munich 1972), ed. by Josef-Anton Riedl.
      • For this work, Cage used his writing-through method on Henry David Thoreau’s journals, selecting fragments about music, sound and silence.
      • Used by kind permission of C.F. Peters Corporation. All rights reserved.
      • Mureau Part 1 (31:03): MP3
      • Mureau Part 2 (36:19): MP3

      BERNARD HEIDSIECK - Poème Partition J / Carrefour de la chaussée d’Antin (extrait)

      S Press Tonband #18 | Carrefour de la chaussée d’Antin extracts reissued as S Press Tape #23

      Published 1973

      Poème Partition J dates from 1961 and was first publishd on vinyl in Revue OU 23/24.

      The whole Carrefour de la Chauss d’Antin lasts for one hour and forty minutes; this tape presents six extracts, they are Pass-Partout No. 10, 13, 15, 16, 20 and 21.

      • MP3 Unavailable due to restrictions by heirs
      • For internal use only: link

      MERET OPPENHEIM - Man könnte sagen etwas stimme nicht. Gedichte 1933 - 1969

      S Press Tonband #19

      Published 1973, Recorded by S Press, April 1973

      • Recording Part 1 - Die Schreie der Hunde steigen (0:12): MP3
      • Recording Part 2 - Ein merkwürdiger Erdteil (0:32): MP3
      • Recording Part 3 - Kacherache Panache (0:36): MP3
      • Recording Part 4 - Wohin führt der Wagen? (0:52): MP3
      • Recording Part 5 - Sansibar (0:20): MP3
      • Recording Part 6 - Für dich - wider dich (0:24): MP3
      • Recording Part 7 - Edelfuchs im Morgenrot (0:16): MP3
      • Recording Part 8 - Von Beeren nährt man sich (0:11): MP3
      • Recording Part 9 - Schwach schwächer (1:05): MP3
      • Recording Part 10 - Verlassen, vergessen (0:22): MP3
      • Recording Part 11 - Endlich! Die Freiheit! (0:49): MP3
      • Recording Part 12 - Soviel wie wach im Schlafe sehen Hören (1:56): MP3
      • Recording Part 13 - Dort oben in jenem Garten (0:23): MP3
      • Recording Part 14 - Oh grosse Ränder an meiner Zukunft Hut (0:43): MP3
      • Recording Part 15 - Mit dem Radaugott um die Welt (0:27): MP3
      • Recording Part 16 - Der Hund meiner Freundin (0:42): MP3
      • Recording Part 17 - Getreuer Kapitän (0:39): MP3
      • Recording Part 18 - Alles verkehrt (2:37): MP3
      • Recording Part 19 - Sommer - Herbst (1:10): MP3
      • Recording Part 20 - Ich muss die schwarzen Worte der Schwäne aufschreiben (0:27): MP3
      • Recording Part 21 - Endlich (0:53): MP3
      • Recording Part 22 - Ohne mich (0:44): MP3
      • Recording Part 23 - Am Anfang ist das Ende (0:43): MP3

      NIKOLAUS EINHORN - Arbeiten. Ein Stück für Alle

      S-Press Tonband #20

      Published 1973; Recorded and produced at S Press Tonstudio, Hattingen; May/October 1973

      • Arbeiten (16:29): MP3

      KONRAD BAYER - Der Kopf des Vitus Bering

      S-Press Tonband #21

      Published 1973; Recorded at SFB Berlin 1963

      • Der Kopf des Vitus Bering - Side A (34:56): MP3
      • Der Kopf des Vitus Bering - Side B (30:07): MP3

      CHARLES AMIRKHANIAN - Five Text-Sound-Pieces / Five + Five Text-Sound-Pieces

      Five Text-Sound-Pieces: S Press Tape #22 | Five + Five Text-Sound-Pieces: S Press #36

      Produced at Swedish Radio 1972; Netherlands’ VPRO Radio 1973; the studios of 1750 Arch Street Concerts, Berkeley

      Featured here are the extended Five + Five Text-Sound Pieces

      • Five Plus Five Text Sound Pieces Side A (31:04): MP3
      • Five Plus Five Text Sound Pieces Side B (29:57): MP3

      JOHN GIORNO - Johnny Guitar

      S Press Tape #23/24

      Published 1975; Recorded at St. Mark’s Church New York, November 1972; Trumansburg N.Y., January 1968; New York, January & March 1969

      Voices: John Giorno, Paul Ide, Sheyla Bayrak, Anne Waldman, Peter Zimel, Mark Gorbulew, Jim Carroll, Joy Bang, Michael McClanathan, Constance Abernathy, Steve Carey

      Moog Synthesizer: John Giorno

      • Johnny Guitar Part 1 (40:07): MP3
      • Johnny Guitar Part 2 (39:51): MP3

      FRANCOIS DUFRENE - Cri-Rhytmes

      S Press Tape #24 | Reissued as #65/66

      Published 1977

      • Cri-Rythmes Part 1 (22:59): MP3
      • Contains: Pour la Montre, et contre (1967); Crirythme des Cocons cocontractants (1967); Stress Man (1967)
      • Cri-Rythmes Part 2 (23:55): MP3
      • Contains: Paris-Stockholm (1972); Crirythme en rut (1969)

      JEROME ROTHENBERG - Horse Songs & other Soundings (1975)

      S Press Tape #25/26 | Reissued as #31

      Published 1975

      Side 1 (From "The 17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell"):

      • Horse Songs I (7:47): MP3
      • Horse Songs X (4:25): MP3
      • Horse Songs XI (4:09): MP3
      • Horse Songs XII (5:57): MP3
      • Horse Songs XIII (5:44): MP3

      Side 2:

      • Salamanca a Prophecy (A Seneca Journal) (0:26): MP3
      • Shaking the Pumpkin - opening songs (13:26): MP3
      • Medley of short poems from "Shaking the Pumpkin" & "A Seneca Journal" (3:08): MP3
      • Seneca Journal 1 - "A Poem of Beavers" and "Old Man Beaver's Blessing Song" (10:11): MP3

      JOHN CAGE - John Cage talking to Hans G Helms On Music And Politics

      S Press Tape #27/28/29

      Published 1975

      The interview on this tape was conducted by Helms at Cage’s Manhattan apartment on April 7th, 1972 during the production of the TV-Special Birdcage / 73'20.958'' for a Composer (commissioned by WDR / SWR, written and directed by Helms) in honour of Cage’s 60th birthday.

      • Conversation with Hans G. Helm (1:46:33): MP3

      ARMAND SCHWERNER - The Tablets I–XVIII

      S Press Tape #30/31

      Published 1975

      The text was first published by Grossman Publishers, New York, 1971

      • The Tablets I-X (51:40): MP3

      BRION GYSIN - The Brion Gysin Show. Where Is That Word

      S Press Tape #32

      Published 1975

      For this tape production, the BBC program The Permutated Poems of Brion Gysin have been combined by Gysin with with additional materials in order to make up a coherent sound track and a consistent demonstration of his poetic investigations.

      • Where Is That Word? (32:36): MP3

      JACKSON MACLOW - The Eight-Voice Stereo-Canon Realization (11/25/73 [alternate: For Kathy Acker]) Of "The Black Tarantula Crossword Gathas"

      S Press Tape #33

      Published 1975

      • The text was written (drawn) on August 25, 1973
      • The recording was produced at the New York University Composers’ Workshop (Manhattan) on November 25, 1973
      • 8 Voice Stereo Canon (the 4 overlaid performances begin on channel one about 20 sec after they begin on channel 2: a 4-against-4 canon) by Jackson MacLow
      • Complete recording (32:42): MP3

      JOHN GIORNO - Balling Buddha

      S Press #34 | Reissued as #38/39

      Published 1975

      • Recording Part 1 - Pornographic Poem (17:49): MP3
      • recorded Fall 1966, Voices: Henry Geldzahler, Trisha Brown, Anne Ware, Ted Berrigan, John Perreault, Sarah Dalton, Lee Crabtree, Alan Saret, Patty Oldenburg, Nina Leary, Brice Marden, Michael McClanathan, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg
      • Recording Part 2 - Chromosome (14:24): MP3
      • recorded with Moog Synthesizer, N.Y., Fall 1967 (Rose read by Anne Waldman; Cycle read by Michael McClanathan; Flavor Grabber read by Brice Marden; Chrome read by Brice Marden and Anne Waldman)
      • Recording Part 3 - Groovey & Linda (9:35): MP3
      • recorded with Moog Synthesizer, N.Y. January 1968, read by Joy Bang
      • Recording Part 4 - Balling Buddha (20:42): MP3
      • recorded with Moog Synthesizer, N.Y. January 1970, read by Ron Gold and John Giorno

      GERHARD RÜHM - Litaneien

      S Press Tonband #34/35

      Published 1975

      The texts are based on the book Wahnsinn – Litaneien, Munich 1973

      • Litaneien (41:46): MP3
      • Contains: 1.Glaubensbekenntnis; 2.Lebenslauf; 3.Sinngedicht; 4.Annäherung

      POETISCHE TEXTE VON QUARTANERINNEN - Gedichte sind gemalte Fensterscheiben

      S Press Tonband #36

      Published 1975; Recorded by S Press, summer 1974

      Texts written and performed by pupils of the 7th grade of the Luisengymnasium high school, Düsseldorf. These texts are 'Sprachspiele' (language games) that were created as a response to the language norm that is/was obligatory in all subjects at school. Over the years, the authors have developed poetic techniques outside the classroom, independently and without being aware of literary models.

      • Gedichte sind gemalte Fensterscheiben (22:16): MP3
      • Voices / Authors in order of appearance: 1. Sorana Gronich et.al; 2. Petra Molis; 3. Rebecca Saueressig; 4. Ingeborg Mackenthum; 5. Martina Klein; 6. Bärbel Stadler; Gabriele Bienroth; 8. Sorana Gronich; 9. Birgit Engstler

      LARRY EIGNER - Around New / Sound Daily / Means. A Selection Of Poems

      S Press Tape #37

      Published 1975; Recorded by Michael Köhler, July 1974 in Swampscott, MA

      1. Dying (0:38): MP3
      2. A Structured Field (0:11): MP3
      3. A Temporary Language (0:20): MP3
      4. Love Children (0:09): MP3
      5. Magnetic Lines (0:11): MP3
      6. Common Sense (0:32): MP3
      7. Tolstoi's Kept On (0:28): MP3
      8. To Negotiate (0:13): MP3
      9. Music is Human (0:19): MP3
      10. Unyielding Rock (0:37): MP3
      11. Paper (0:32): MP3
      12. The Sky (0:15): MP3
      13. Snow Flakes (0:26): MP3
      14. Trees Stand (0:22): MP3
      15. Time Flies (0:06): MP3
      16. Birds (0:33): MP3
      17. How Much a Squirrel (0:37): MP3
      18. The Sun Goes (0:17): MP3
      19. The Cat's Ears (0:27): MP3
      20. You Gotta Have Steam (0:38): MP3
      21. At Death Olson's (1:31): MP3
      22. Tribute to Cage (1:25): MP3
      23. Around the Frames (0:15): MP3
      24. Open Road (0:12): MP3
      25. Enough New (0:11): MP3
      26. Contact Communication (0:12): MP3
      27. Everybody Dies (0:04): MP3

      Complete recording (13:55): MP3

      ROBERT CREELEY - The Door. Selected Poems

      S Press Tape #40/41

      Published 1975; Recorded by Michael Köhler, April 16th, 17th and 18th 1974 in Buffalo (USA)

      A Selection of poems from:

      • The Charm:
      • The Return (partial) (0:22): MP3
      • Sanine to Leda (0:45): MP3
      • An Obscene Poem (0:37): MP3
      • Broken Back Blues (1:07): MP3
      • For Somebody's Marriage (0:32): MP3
      • For Love:
      • Le Fou (0:44): MP3
      • The Crisis (0:36): MP3
      • For Rainer Gerhardt (1:06): MP3
      • The Immoral Proposition (0:38): MP3
      • I Know a Man (0:33): MP3
      • The Business (0:36): MP3
      • The Warning (0:23): MP3
      • The Whip (0:49): MP3
      • A Wicker Basket (1:31): MP3
      • The Door (4:11): MP3
      • A Token (0:19): MP3
      • The Gift (0:39): MP3
      • The Name (1:24): MP3
      • Love Comes Quietly (0:23): MP3
      • Words:
      • The Rocks (0:48): MP3
      • I is the Grandson (1:37): MP3
      • The Language (0:40): MP3
      • The Measure (0:26): MP3
      • The Woman (2:12): MP3
      • Distance (3:01): MP3
      • Some Place (0:57): MP3
      • Going (0:22): MP3
      • The Hole (1:36): MP3
      • Intervals (0:42): MP3
      • Numbers:
      • 1,2,3,0. (4:52): MP3
      • A Day Book
      • Looking for a Way (0:19): MP3
      • Persons (0:50): MP3
      • The Act of Love (1:51): MP3
      • Time (1:02): MP3
      • Massachusetts (1:17): MP3
      • For Benny and Sabina (0:51): MP3
      • Smoke (0:53): MP3
      • For the Graduation: Bolinas School, June 11, 1971 (0:44): MP3

      Complete recording (42:14): MP3

      ROBERT CREELEY - For Love

      S Press Tape #41


      Cover photograph by Ann Charter

      Published 1975 / 1979; Recorded by Michael Köhler, April 1974 in Buffalo (USA)

      Written versions in: For Love (1962) and Poems 1950–1965 (1978)

      • Complete recording (29:06): MP3

      GARY SNYDER - There Is No Other Life. Selected Poems 1960 - 1974

      S Press Tape #42

      Published 1975; Recorded by Michael Köhler at Kikitdizze in the Sierra Nevada, California (USA), August 21st 1974

      This tape appears by courtesy of New Directions

      A selection of:

      • There Is No Other Life Part 1 (16:38): MP3
      • Contains poems from: Riprap (Boston 1959, San Francisco 1969); Myths And Texts (New York 1960); The Back Country (New York 1968)
      • There Is No Other Life Part 2 (11:29): MP3
      • Contains poems from: Regarding Wave (New York 1970); Turtle Island (New York 1974)

      EDWARD DORN - Gunslinger Part 1 (Books I & II, The Cycle)

      S Press Tape #43/44

      Published 1975; Recorded by Michael Köhler in Munich (GER), on February 20th, 1975

      Gunslinger. The Complete Poem, published in book form by Wingbow, 1975

      • Side A (55:35): MP3
      • Side B (46:13): MP3

      GERHARD RÜHM - Wiener Dialektgedichte (1975)

      S Press Tonband #46/47

      Published 1975

      Written versions in Gesammelte Gedichte und visuelle Texte (1970)

      In the macabre Dialektgedichten, Rühm uses the phrase-like manner of dialect, an area of language long unused by poetry, in order to achieve new effects through the unusual confrontation of terms.

      • Part I: Gedichte im Wiener Dialekt, 1954–58 (29:09): MP3
      • Part II: Da Söbsdmeadagraunz, 1955–56 (30:35): MP3

      ALLEN GINSBERG - Live at St. Mark’s N.Y.C.

      S Press Tape #48/49

      Published 1976; Recorded by Michael Köhler, March 13th 1974 at St. Mark’s Church, New York City (USA)

      Written versions in: First Blues (1975) and Fall Of America (1974)

      • Complete recording (41:23): MP3
      • Contains: Introduction-Mantra; Flying to Fiji; Siratoka Beach Croon; Bus Ride Ballad Road to Suva; Returning to the Country for a Brief Visit; Thus Crosslegged on Round Pillow Sat; Flying Elegy; D.C. Mobiliziation; Stay Away From the White House; On Reading Dylan’s Writings; Jahwe and Allah Battle

      ERNST JANDL - 13 Radiophone Texte

      S Press Tonbandverlag #50

      Published 1977; Recorded by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, London, July 1966, directed by George MacBeth; broadcast on BBC3, December 13th 1966

      • Released by arrangement with BBC Records and Tapes
      • A selection of poems previously published in book form as Laut und Luise
      • Jandl's voice is the only material used, which has been manipulated by electronic means, but always in a manner appropriate to the text.
      External link to MP3
    • For internal use only: link
    • OSKAR PASTIOR - Höricht / Gedicht-Gedichte

      S Press Tonbandverlag #51/52 | Reissued as # 57

      Released 1977; Recorded February 21th 1976 by Nikolaus Einhorn in Düsseldorf (GER)

      Previosly published in book form as Höricht: Sechzig Übertragungen aus einem Frequenzbereich (1975) and Gedichtgedichte (1973)

      • Hoericht (30:00): MP3
      • Gedichtgedichte (29:20): MP3

      ERNST JANDL - Aus der Fremde. Eine Sprechoper in 7 Szenen

      S Press Tonbandverlag #52 | Reissued as #86

      Published 1980

      The featured recording, spoken by Ernst Jandl himself, was made in the second half of 1978 in the course of the elaboration of the piece and first served as a self-control by the author. Therefore the sound quality does not correspond to studio recordings and the text contains some minor deviations from the final version.

      (Additionally, a radio play (Hörspielfassung) with the voices of three actors was produced by Westdeutscher Rundfunk / Hessischer Rundfunk, not included on this cassette, later released on CD by Gertraud Scholz Verlag)

      • Aus der Fremde Part 1 (58:39): MP3
      • Aus der Fremde Part 2 (42:53): MP3
      • Ernst Jandl, Werke in 6 Bänden (Neuausgabe), hrsg. von Klaus Siblewski
      • © 2016 Luchterhand Literaturverlag, München, in der Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

      FRIEDERIKE MAYRÖCKER - Pick mich auf mein Flügel. Gedichte, Prosa, Statements

      S Press Tonbandverlag #52

      Published 1980; Recorded December 1st 1978, live in Düsseldorf (GER)

      • MP3 unavailable due to restrictions by publisher
      • For internal use only: link

      ARRIGO LORA-TOTINO - Trio Prosodico

      S Press Tonbandverlag #54 | Reissued as #61

      Published 1978; Recorded at the 7th Festival of Experimental Music in Bourges (FR), July 1st 1977

      Voices: Laura Santiana, Sergio Cena, Arrigo Lora-Totino

      • Trio Prosodico – A Sound Poem in Seven Movements (30:08): MP3
      • 1. Allegretto Ma Non Troppo; 2. Esclamativo; 3. Manesco; 4. Fugato; 5. Scherzo; 6. Corale; 7. Crescendo

      ANNE WALDMAN - Fast Speaking Woman

      S Press Tonbandverlag #55 | Reissued as Non-Stop, #65

      Published 1977; Recorded by Michael Köhler, Sept. 28th 1974 at St. Mark’s Chruch New York City

    • Complete Recording (29:04): MP3
    • Contains: Non Stop (1968); Light and Shadow (1974); Brinks of Fame (1969); Fast Speaking Woman (1974)
    • MICHAEL McCLURE - Ghost Tantras

      S Press Tonbandverlag / S Press International #56 | S Press Tonbandverlag #74

      Published 1979; Recorded by Michaeal Köhler, August 30th 1978 at the author’s home in San Francisco

      • Recording Part 1 - Ghost Tantras (15:48): MP3
      • Contains: Ghost Tantra No. 51, 50, 39, 95, 96, 58, 67, 68, 69, 71, 52, 53, 54
      • Recording Part 2 - Antechamber (22:10): MP3

      CLARK COOLIDGE - Polaroid

      S Press Tonbandverlag / S Press International #57

      Published 1979; Recorded by Michael Köhler, September 24th 1976 at University of Connecticut

      The tape contains a complete reading of POLAROID as published in book form by BIG SKY / Adventures in Poetry (1976)

      • Polaroid Part 1 (58:45): MP3
      • Polaroid Part 2 (45:04): MP3

      OSKAR PASTIOR - Tango. Emer denn porren

      S Press Tonbandverlag #58 | S Press Audio cassette #60

      Published 1979; Recorded February 14th 1979 at S Press, Düsseldorf

      • Side A (27:35): MP3
      • Contains: Tango; 3 Wünsche; Berliner Kontaminationen
      • Side B (26:55): MP3
      • Contains: Über Das Zeichnen Von Auberginen; Strophische Texte

      OSKAR PASTIOR - Summatorium

      S Press Tonbandverlag #59/60

      Recording and Editing: Nikolaus Einhorn; production by S Press Tonbandverlag; directed by Oskar Pastior

      Voices: Christa Ebert, Martina Klein, Sorana Gronich

      • Summatorium (45:45): MP3

      OTTO NEBEL - Sternendonner / Das Rad der Titanen

      S Press Tonband #61

      Published 1977; Recorded by Amadeo Schallplatten, Vienna (Rad der Titanen. Eine 12-Runen Fuge); Nikolaus Einhorn, July 1973 in Berne, Switzerland (Sternendonner, fragment)

      • Sternendonner (23:51): MP3
      • Das Rad der Titanen (12:13): MP3

      MAURIZIO NANNUCCI - Testi Sonori and Radiopoems

      S Press Tonbandverlag #62 | Reissued as #69

      Published 1978

      • Recording Part 1 - Colors (4:15): MP3
      • Recording Part 2 - Definizioni (4:15): MP3
      • Recording Part 3 - Cut Words (2:50): MP3
      • Recording Part 4 - Quasi Infinito (3:15): MP3

      CHARLIE MORROW - Whistle Songs & Chants

      S Press #63

      Published (if ever) 1978

      No further Information available

      MP3 Not Available

      MICHAEL BROWNSTEIN - Brainstorms

      S Press Tonbandverlag #66 | Reissued as Monkey Blues #70

      Published 1979; Recorded August 1978 in Boulder, Colorado (USA)

      • Side A - Stories (22:00): MP3
      • Contains: 1.In Our Town, 2.Ned, 3.Monkey Blues, 4.Jet Set Melodrama, 5.Dancing The Night Away, 6.Dear God, 7.Strindberg, 8.Footprints On The Moon, 9.The Meditation Machine
      • Side B - Poems (20:14): MP3
      • Contains: 1.Geography, 2.Personnel Poem, 3.Tremendous Pressure, 4.Fingertips, 5.Clean & Clear, 6.Sacred Life, 7. 43 Cents A Quart, 8.Rocky Flats Unilateral Mushroom Transplantant Serenade

      HARTMUT GEERKEN - Mynonas Weg in die Emigration / The Heliopolar Egg

      S Press Tonbandverlag #67

      Published 1980; Recordings: Mynonas Weg, February 19/20th 1979 in Kabul (Afghanistan); Heliopolar Egg (excerpt of a six hour live-performance, together with Michael Ranta), December 28th 1976 in Dacca (now Dhaka, Bangladesh)

      • Mynonas Weg in die Emigration (24:08): MP3
      • Heliopolar Egg (28:52): MP3

      LEWIS MACADAMS - And Now, The News

      S Press Tonbandverlag #68

      Published 1978; Recorded March 31st 1981, live at San Diego State University (USA)

      • Side 1 - News from Niman Farm (19:39): MP3
      • Side 2 - The Prophecy According to Daniel (21:46): MP3

      OSKAR PASTIOR - Der Krimgotische Fächer. Lieder und Balladen

      S Press Audio cassette #71

      Published 1979; Recorded February 12th at S Press, Düsseldorf (GER)

      • Side 1 - Die Lieder und Balladen des Krimgotischen Fächer (29:34): MP3
      • Side 2 - Die Lieder und Balladen (Cont.) and (at 12:10) Das Randphänomen des Krimgotischen Fächers (24:09): MP3

      PATTI SMITH - Köln Reading

      S Press Tonbandverlag #71 | Reissued as #73

      Published 1978; Recorded by Uwe Möntmann, October 1977, on occasion of a publich reading at Veith Thurske Gallery, Cologne (GER)

      Written versions of the texts in: Babel (1978) and Seventh Heaven (1972) 

      Contains: Dream Of Rimbaud, Lullaby, Seventh Heaven, Rape, Gloria, Baby Field, Prayer, "Electric Guitar" Statement

      MP3 Not Yet Available

    • For internal use only: link
    • TED JOANS - Jazz Poems

      S Press Tape #72

      Published 1980; Recorded November 3rd 1979 at Kuckucksnest Schwelm (GER)

      Written versions of the poems in: Black Pow Wow (1969), Afrodisia (1970), Vergriffen oder Blitzlieb Poems (1979)

      Musicians: Uli Espenlaub (Keyboards), Andreas Leep (bass), Dietrich Rauschtenberger (drums), Ralf Falk (guitar)

      • Side A (31:28): MP3
      • Contains: 1.The Truth, 2.Jazz Is My Religion, 3.You Show - I Show, 4.Bed, 5.Ouagadougou Ouagadougou, 6.I Am The Lover, 7.Nine Month Blues, 8.Die Wahrheit (The Truth)
      • Side B (37:06): MP3
      • Contains: 1.The Truth, 2.Africa, 3.Why Try?, 4.The .38, 5.Long Gone Lover Blues, 6.Schwelm Blues

      LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI - No Escape Except Peace

      S Press Tonbandverlag #72

      Published 1981

      Side A:
      Taken from Kenneth Rexroth / Lawrence Ferlinghetti With The Cellar Jazz Quintet Poetry Readings In The Cellar (Fantasy Record 7002) and Lawrence Ferlinghetti Tentative Description Of A Dinner To Promote The Impeachment Of President Eisenhower And Other Poems (Fantasy Record 7004)

      • Autobiography (10:40): MP3
      • Dog (3:08): MP3
      • Junkman's Obligato (8:10): MP3
      • Love Comes Harder To The Aged (1:30): MP3
      • Overpopulation (5:28): MP3
      • Tentative Description Of A Dinner Given To Promote The Impeachment Of President Eisenhower (7:45): MP3

      Complete Recording: (36:41) MP3

      Side B:
      Recorded on October 9th/10th 1981, at Düsseldorf (GER)

      • Populist Manifesto (transl. to German by W. Mohrhenn)
      • The Gunfather. Tall Tale Of The Tall Cowboy
      • Expressionist History Of German Expressionism
      • White On White
      • The World Is A Beautiful Place (Read by Walter Höllerer, transl. to German by A. Schmitz

      Complete Recording: (28:37) MP3

      ALLEN GINSBERG - Howl & Later Poems

      S Press Tonbandverlag #77/78 | S Press Tonbandverlag #78 as: A Little Bit Of Awareness (incl. Howl)

      Both published 1982; Recorded December 11th 1980, live at Schauspielhaus Wuppertal (GER)

      Personel: Allen Ginsberg (harmonium, vocal), Peter Orlovsky (vocal), Steven Taylor (guitar, vocal); all titles by Allen Ginsberg

      • Side A:
      • 1. AH - Mantra Of Appreciation Of Present Space & The Details Therin, 2.Prayer Blues - For John Lennon, 3.The Rune
      • SIde B:
      • Howl – for Carl Solomon

      MP3 Not Available

      ALLEN GINSBERG - 1st Blues

      S Press Tonbandverlag #80 | Additionally published as: Gate Songs

      Published 1980; Recorded December 1979, live at Loft, Munich (GER)

      MP3 Not Available

      MATTHYAS JENNY - Roadrunner

      S Press Tonbandverlag; Recorded 1978 in Darmstadt (GER)

      • Roadrunner (20:29): MP3

      CHRISTOPH DERSCHAU - Derschau live in Wuppertal

      S Press Tonbandverlag 2. Serie

      Published 1980; Recorded at a public reading in Wuppertal (GER)

      Music by Straight Swing: Ralf Falk (guitar), Andreas J. Leep (bass, guitar), Dietrich Rauschtenberger (drums)

      MP3 Not Available

      MICHAEL BUSELMEIER - Bring mir den Kopf (Kurzprosa und Gedichte)

      S Press Tonbandverlag 2. Serie

      Published 1981; Recorded March 7th 1981 in Heidelberg (GER)

      • Side 1: Gedichte (15:20): MP3
      • Side 2: Kurzprosa (14:44): MP3

      ALFRED MIERSCH - Lauter Helden

      S Press Tonbandverlag 2. Serie

      Published 1981

      Written versions of the poems published by Maro Verlag, 1981

      MP3 Not Available

      ARNFRIED ASTEL - Kopf Stein Pflaster

      S Press Tonbandverlag 2. Serie / SP 2006

      Published 1981-82; Recorded September 1981 in Düsseldorf (GER)

      Improvisation: Wolfgang Moorhenn

      MP3 Not Available

      GINSBERG, ORLOVSKY, TAYLOR - German Tour

      S Press Tonbandverlag SP 1079

      Published ca. 1981; Recorded November / December 1980, live in Wuppertal (GER) and Graz (AT)

      Side A: Allen Ginsberg (Ruhrgebiet; Punk Rock; Ode To Failure; Dopefiend Blues; Song Of The Shrouded Stranger; Pull My Daisy; Don't Grow Old / Father Death Blues; Recollections Of My Father; Resigned; Love Forgiven

      Side B: Peter Orlovsky (America, Give A Shit!; Let The Subway Be Our Greek Meeting Place; Fantasy Of My Mother; 4-D Man; My Mother's Memory Poem; The Tea Will Seem Golden; Jerked Off / Cat Haiku; Good Fuck With Denise; You Are My Dildo; Feeding Them Rasberries To Grow) – Steven Taylor (Whatever Happens; Out Of The Backdoor; I Wanna Be A Surviver)

      MP3 Not Available

      PHILIP CORNER - Collaboration with Friends & Electronics

      S Press (Sound Art Series) #89 / SP 3003

      Published 1982; Recorded in New York

      Side A: Gamelan XII (Electronics: Daniel Goode)

      Side B: 1.Break (Brass: Michael Byron, Effects: Rhys Chatham), 2.Dum De Dum De Dum (Electronics: Phill Niblock, Vocals: Emily Derr)

      MP3 Not Available

      TERRY FOX - insalata mista. Soundings from the 1970ies

      S Press (Sound Art Series) #90 / SP 3002

      Published 1982

      Side A: 1.Isolation Unit (Performer: Joseph Beuys), 2.Suono Interno, 3.Timbre, 4. 552 Steps Through 11 Pairs Of Piano Wires

      Side B: 1.Lunar Rambles, 2. Culvert (Performer: Bill Gilbert, Bootz Hubbard)

      MP3 Not Available - "Isolation Unit" is online at UbuWeb Sound

      BAZON BROCK - Hörstücke I. Des Kaisers kleinste Grösse / Triumphe des Willens

      S Press – ISBN 3-92421533-2

      Published 1985

      Side A: Des Kaisers kleinste Grösse. Erzählung über einen, der das Meer aussaufen wollte.

      • Recorded by Süddeutscher Rundfunk 1966
      • Voices: Ernst August Schepmann, Uwe Jens Pape, Walter Thurau and others.
      • Directed by Imo Willmzig
      • Des Kaisers kleinste Grösse (32:40): MP3

      Side B: Triumphe des Willens. Leistungssport in der alltäglichen Olympiade des Überlebens – ein mitgehörtes unerhörtes Ereignis zur Technik des permanenten Höhepunkts

      • Recorded by Süddeutscher Rundfunk 1972
      • Production: Bazon Brock, Günter Guben, Erich Rosenberger, Christa Schaaf, Karlheinz Stoll, Claus Villinger
      • Triumphe des Willens (44:58): MP3

      BAZON BROCK - Hörstücke II. Grundgeräusche und ein Hörraum

      S Press – ISBN 3-924215-32-4

      Published 1986

      Grundgeräusche und ein Hörraum. Auf dem Wege zu einer Grammatik akustischer Umweltwahrnehmung (eine Hörschulung); Recorded by Westdeutscher Rundfunk 1969; a co-prodution with Sender Freies Berlin

      Voices: Karin Buchall, Gisela Claudius-Sur, Brigitte Leeban-Thau, Helga Zeckra-Baumann, Harry J. Bong, Edgar Hoppe and many others.

      Directed by Hans Gerd Krogmann

      • Grundgeräusche und Ein Hörraum Side A (39:41): MP3
      • Grundgeräusche und Ein Hörraum Side B (35:16): MP3

      Dimitrij A. Prigow - Azbuki Alphabete

      S Press – ISBN 3-92421574

      • Published 1989
      • Russian original recordings 1985–1987.
      • Edited by Günter Hirt and Sascha Wonders
      • Distributed by 235 Media (Cologne, GER)
      • Azbuki Alphabete Side 1 (41:01): MP3
      • Azbuki Alphabete Side 2 (37:11): MP3

      CLYDE BELLECOURT (Nee Gain Nway Weedum) - To Understand What We Are Fighting For

      Split Release with Gesellschaft für Bedrohte Völker (Society for Threatened Peoples NGO) - Western Drum #1 (WD1001)

      Published 1978; Recorded September 20th, 1977 at Schwabinger Bräu in Munich

      • To Understand What We Are Fighting For Part 1 (29:14): MP3
      • To Understand What We Are Fighting For Part 2 (27:09): MP3

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