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Felix Hess // Frogs, a Selection of Field Recordings LP [COLOR]

Felix Hess // Frogs, a Selection of Field Recordings LP [COLOR]

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This is a record released by Dutch sound artist/scientist Felix Hess (1941-2022) on the Dutch experimental label Dead Mind Records in May 2024.

Includes 80 selections from his frog field recordings released in the 90s and 6s. It's a green board.

Previous workIs also recommended.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"About 10 years ago, when Dutch artist and scientist Felix Hess was still alive, I tried to contact him, but he never responded. A few years later, in 2022, I met Frans de Waart. He told me that he and Mark Poisden manage the sound archive of the late Felix Hess, and together we worked on an album celebrating his life and many accomplishments. contains a selection from the highly collectible Frogs oeuvre released in the 80s and 90s, with artwork from his Zenga collection and two of his biggest It brings passion together.

In 1975, Felix Hess was in Australia doing research for his doctoral thesis on the aerodynamics and motion of returning boomerangs when he first heard a chorus of frogs. The rolling hills near Adelaide created an incredible natural rhythm and spatial sound waves. He began traveling to the outback to record similar frog choruses, camping in remote areas to enjoy the great nightly concerts.

In 1982, he wondered how the waves and rhythms of a frog chorus could be created without a conductor or musical score, and the physics of this method of communication. He designed and produced an electronic sound creature and began researching this phenomenon. These creatures and various other installations earned him international acclaim.

In the 1990s, Felix Hess was invited to Japan many times to present his work and became interested in Zen Buddhism. One summer evening in 2001, he visited a museum in Berlin and saw Zen art for the first time. Overwhelmed by the extraordinary power emanating from his works and similar ones, Felix Hess became absorbed in Zen painting, and gradually built up one of the most representative collections of hanging scrolls in the world. He named the collection ``Kaeru-an.'' "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Dead Mind Records releases available at Tobira.

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12" green vinyl. Includes DL code.

tracklist:

1. Untitled 04:57
2. Untitled 13:21
3. Untitled 05:17
4. Untitled 07:21
5. Untitled 07:15
6. Untitled 08:30

Dead Mind Records:

"About 10 years ago I tried to contact Dutch artist and scientist Felix Hess, when he was still alive, but never got a reply. Years later, in 2022, I was talking to Frans de Waard, who told me he was administering the sound archive of the late Hess together with Mark Poysden. Together we started working on an album to celebrate his life and many accomplishments. It includes selections from all the highly collectible Frogs releases from the 80's and 90's, while the artwork is sourced from his Zenga collection, unifying his two greatest passions.

While in Australia conducting research for his PhD thesis on the aerodynamics and motion of returning boomerangs in 1975, Felix Hess heard frog choruses for the first time. The hills, close to Adelaide, generating amazing natural rhythms and waves of spatial sounds. He started traveling to the outback to record similar frog choruses, camping in quit places to enjoy these wonderful nightly concerts.

Mystified by how the waves and rhythms of frog choruses could emerge without a conductor or a score and by the physics of this method of communication, he started to research the phenomenon in 1982 by designing and building small electronic sound creatures that could respond to each other in a similar way. These creatures and his various other installations earned him international acclaim.

During the 1990s, Hess was invited to Japan many times to present his work and he became interested in Zen Buddhism. One summer evening in 2001 he visited a museum in Berlin and saw actual Zen art for the first time. Overwhelmed by the extraordinary power radiating from this and similar artworks he became addicted to Zenga and gradually built up one of the world's most representative collections of hanging Zen scrolls. A collection he named Kaeru-An (Frog Hut) to honor his original teachers, the frogs."

Artist: Felix Hess

Label: Dead Mind Records

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*Will be shipped after restocking in early October

This is a record released by Dutch sound artist/scientist Felix Hess (1941-2022) on the Dutch experimental label Dead Mind Records in May 2024.

Includes 80 selections from his frog field recordings released in the 90s and 6s. It's a green board.

Previous workIs also recommended.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"About 10 years ago, when Dutch artist and scientist Felix Hess was still alive, I tried to contact him, but he never responded. A few years later, in 2022, I met Frans de Waart. He told me that he and Mark Poisden manage the sound archive of the late Felix Hess, and together we worked on an album celebrating his life and many accomplishments. contains a selection from the highly collectible Frogs oeuvre released in the 80s and 90s, with artwork from his Zenga collection and two of his biggest It brings passion together.

In 1975, Felix Hess was in Australia doing research for his doctoral thesis on the aerodynamics and motion of returning boomerangs when he first heard a chorus of frogs. The rolling hills near Adelaide created an incredible natural rhythm and spatial sound waves. He began traveling to the outback to record similar frog choruses, camping in remote areas to enjoy the great nightly concerts.

In 1982, he wondered how the waves and rhythms of a frog chorus could be created without a conductor or musical score, and the physics of this method of communication. He designed and produced an electronic sound creature and began researching this phenomenon. These creatures and various other installations earned him international acclaim.

In the 1990s, Felix Hess was invited to Japan many times to present his work and became interested in Zen Buddhism. One summer evening in 2001, he visited a museum in Berlin and saw Zen art for the first time. Overwhelmed by the extraordinary power emanating from his works and similar ones, Felix Hess became absorbed in Zen painting, and gradually built up one of the most representative collections of hanging scrolls in the world. He named the collection ``Kaeru-an.'' "

Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Dead Mind Records releases available at Tobira.

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12" green vinyl. Includes DL code.

tracklist:

1. Untitled 04:57
2. Untitled 13:21
3. Untitled 05:17
4. Untitled 07:21
5. Untitled 07:15
6. Untitled 08:30

Dead Mind Records:

"About 10 years ago I tried to contact Dutch artist and scientist Felix Hess, when he was still alive, but never got a reply. Years later, in 2022, I was talking to Frans de Waard, who told me he was administering the sound archive of the late Hess together with Mark Poysden. Together we started working on an album to celebrate his life and many accomplishments. It includes selections from all the highly collectible Frogs releases from the 80's and 90's, while the artwork is sourced from his Zenga collection, unifying his two greatest passions.

While in Australia conducting research for his PhD thesis on the aerodynamics and motion of returning boomerangs in 1975, Felix Hess heard frog choruses for the first time. The hills, close to Adelaide, generating amazing natural rhythms and waves of spatial sounds. He started traveling to the outback to record similar frog choruses, camping in quit places to enjoy these wonderful nightly concerts.

Mystified by how the waves and rhythms of frog choruses could emerge without a conductor or a score and by the physics of this method of communication, he started to research the phenomenon in 1982 by designing and building small electronic sound creatures that could respond to each other in a similar way. These creatures and his various other installations earned him international acclaim.

During the 1990s, Hess was invited to Japan many times to present his work and he became interested in Zen Buddhism. One summer evening in 2001 he visited a museum in Berlin and saw actual Zen art for the first time. Overwhelmed by the extraordinary power radiating from this and similar artworks he became addicted to Zenga and gradually built up one of the world's most representative collections of hanging Zen scrolls. A collection he named Kaeru-An (Frog Hut) to honor his original teachers, the frogs."

Artist: Felix Hess

Label: Dead Mind Records