Thank you so much for the encouraging feedback! And yes, the Brecht quote
imparts exactly what I was aiming for in this collage.
David N. Lewis
On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Carl Pultz <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Wow. And fully resonant this morning. "Then I heard the sound of
> drumming/and I knew what had to be done/we must join the war that was
> coming/for a nice little place in the sun." -Brecht
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> I can already hear the grumbling ... "Ohh Uncle Dave glues macaroni to a
> paper plate, spray paints it, and wants to share it with the group.."
> Nevertheless, I am pretty proud of this. In 1988 -- the fiftieth
> of the "Entartete Kunst" exhibit that toured Germany in 1938 -- I did a
> radio piece where I played multiple records of contemporary music at the
> same time in sort of a mashup. Admittedly the records were of later vintage
> than were used in 1938, but the effect was still the same; at the original
> exhibit multiple turntables were set up, and as people played the records
> modern music all at the same time it resulted in a din.
> More recently, I posted it as an audio piece after discovering it on an old
> radio tape; I had thought it lost. My friend David Thomas Roberts suggested
> that I should make a YouTube video for it to make it more accessible
> generally. I did, and though the video and audio elements were prepared 25
> years apart, they seem to mesh.
> This could be an educational tool for those attempting to explain art in
> Nazi Period, or it may be seen as just a horror movie about something
> not supernatural. "For those who dare..."
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> Lebanon, OH
> PS: I know it is "Entartete" and not "Entarte," but I didn't know that in
> 1988. So I've decided to keep the wrong spelling as the title.