Unpag. volume (approx. 120 pages) associated with the legendary avant-garde "language-music composition" (Sprach-Musik Kompositionen), which blurs the line between literature and musical composition, together with 10-leaf booklet "Synchronisationsplan zur Struktur I,1" and 33 1/3 rpm vinyl record. Not illustrated. Square 4to. Main volume original wrpps., 10-leaf booklet stapled self-wrpps., record housed in sleeve, all housed together in original cardboard slipcase. Some rubbing and minor abrasions to slipcase, especially at corners. Schauberg, Germany (M. Dumont) 1959.
Hans Helms was a German experimental writer, composer, and economic analyst and critic. During the Nazi era, he became acquainted with swing and jazz music by secretly listening to "enemy transmitters". He began to compose in 1955, directed phonetic experiments, and started to develop "language-music compositions", including Fa:m' Ahniesgwow. In these works, Helms applied principles to language which derived from the musical composition technique of serialism, organizing units of sound and language into new linguistic constructions. According to Schott Music, in this work Helms "critically examines the structures of the continuing fascistoid society and takes a look at the era of economically miraculous consumer stress. Helms observes social and politico-economic phenomena, combines the things he has seen and experienced with the parameters of semantics, phonetics, and grammar, using - strictly speaking - the language to compose." Book ID: 48893