Sven-Åke Johansson & Albert Oehlen: Rhythm Ace And Slingerland
Vinyl | 32,00 €
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Label: Ni-Vu-Ni-Connu,Galerie Max Hetzler
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by Albert Oehlen and Sven-Åke Johansson
Rhythm Ace & Slingerland, which was recorded during a concert conceived by Albert Oehlen with percussionist Sven-Åke Johansson
at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg in May 2019.
The idea originated from Johansson’s visit to the artist’s studio in 2018. Oehlen showed the drummer his collection of rhythm machines, American and Japanese, from the 1960s onwards.
Oehlen explains “I collect old drum machines because I fnd the contradiction fascinating that you collect devices that can do as little as possible. A drum machine is more attractive to me the more limited it is.”
Johansson responds to Oehlen’s musings and collection by creating the performance for Rhythm Ace & Slingerland. Johansson says of the performance “the situation was an extension of my being and also that of this device. It is a win for both: man and machine.
So the experiment was successful.”