U5" from "Fehlberliner U-Wirr". When I first saw the street sign Fehrbelliner Straße, I misread it as Fehlberliner Straße, and have never been able to read it in the right way again. That is the origin of the title of this sound piece. I scrambled the station lists of the Berlin subway lines, U1 till U9, with a random process. This created in part pure sound poetry, performed with a wide range of different vocal sounds. For the accompaniments I chose a combination of instrumental sounds and other noises, often machine sounds. The compositions are built according to algorithms, based on mathematical number sequences.
Maja Ratkje & Jaap Blonk. Live at Audio for the Arts. Weather Duo & Jaap Blonk.
Fehlberliner U-Wirr (CDr, Ltd, Num). Kochspuren, Traces Of Cookery (CDr, Album, Ltd, Num). Hybriden-Verlag, mimas atlas.
Fehlberliner U-Wirr (CDr + Book). Kochspuren - Traces of Cookery (CDr + Book). jaap blonk - terrie ex. Thirsty Ears (Lp).
Jaap Blonk - Raadgevingen Voor De Jonge Maker (01:47, 320Kb/s). Jaap Blonk - Knackersumm (06:07, 320Kb/s). Jaap Blonk - Some Attempts (01:47, 320Kb/s). Jaap Blonk - Bubble & Squeak (00:60, 320Kb/s). Jaap Blonk - Dirges (For Hugo Ball) (07:04, 320Kb/s). Jaap Blonk - Cacotok (01:05, 320Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood.
Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, voice performer and sound poet. His unfinished studies in physics, mathematics and musicology mainly created a penchant for activities in a Dada vein, as did several unsuccessful jobs in offices and other well-organized systems. In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music, and a few years later a real breakthrough occurred: he discovered the power and flexibility of his voice.
Six poems by Hugo Ball are put to music by vocalist Jaap Blonk, alto saxophonist Bart van der Putten, and bassist Pietro Meurs. Much more than poetry-meets-jazz, the three performers wrestle, bark, and spat, with mixed results. First read by Hugo Ball in 1916 at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland, the texts of the nonsensical dada poems are enclosed. Even without understanding the words, the results are often compelling. Van der Putten plays a slippery, jazzy, highly effective horn and is given plenty of time to stretch.