Jürgen Ploog - Tapes von unterwegs
€15.00

  • Jürgen Ploog - Tapes von unterwegs
  • Jürgen Ploog - Tapes von unterwegs
  • Jürgen Ploog - Tapes von unterwegs
  • Jürgen Ploog - Tapes von unterwegs

Jürgen Ploog - Tapes von unterwegs
€15.00

These tapes were recorded & edited by Jürgen Ploog on different flights between 1971 & 1976 on a portable tape-recorder.
The final selection, montage & editing was done in 2014 by Robert Schalinski.

Like his literary fellow traveler William S. Burroughs who made tape experiments a few years earlier, the German Beat writer Jürgen Ploog (born 1935) began experimenting with tape recorders in the 1970s. Due to his career as a transcontinental pilot Ploog was constantly on the go. “My life was a series of interruptions both geographically (outwardly) and psychologically (state of mind) with exposure to different countries and the constant effects of jet lag.” This 40-minute cut-up is the result of his experiments. Passages of Ploog’s spoken text get mixed with Indian television voices, while sounds of Buddhist rituals are heard through an open hotel window. Radiograms, birds, recordings of airport and street noises, people noise and that of machinery … assembled, superimposed … scraps pulled out/torn, shifted and copied … questioned and documented … an alchemical experiment, a journey of sounds …

Jürgen Ploog - born 1935, lives in Frankfurt and Miami. He was a pilot for Lufthansa for 33 years. With Jörg Fauser and Carl Weissner he was co-founder of the legendary little-mag Gasolin 23. A friend and literary associate of William S. Burroughs, he is considered a father figure of the German-language literary underground.

https://jrgenploog.bandcamp.com/album/tapes-von-unterwegs


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