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Hirt Guitar Solo
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Bestell-Nr. / P/O No. : FMP CD OWN-90003
 
 
Erhard Hirt guitars
Gibson ES-175 hollowbody electric guitar Steingerger guitar
Hohner-Steinberger with guitarsynthesizer
 
01.
Noch ein Husten für Karl Valentin 02:03
02.
BHW ( to Helmut) 03:26
03.
Drone 05:32
04.
Auge und Ohr 04:22
05.
Staff 03:19
06.
Kermesse 01:56
07.
Feedback 04:40
08.
Percussion 04:41
09.
Drive 04:00
10.
Slow Music (to Mathias) 04:31
11.
mit Klammern 04:59
12.
mit Motoren 04:25
13.
Flute 02:06
14.
Klapp & Flap 02:02
15.
MZ (to Davey) 01:18
16.
Axes (to John) 01:26
17.
Waage II (to Barbara) 04:43
18.
Synthesizer 03:03
 
Total time:  62:32

Music by Erhard Hirt, recorded at. ‚c.u.b.a.' Münster, studio Bernward Müller
Digital handling: Jens Carstensen
Part # 2, 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 recorded in December 1971
Part # 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 recorded in May 1993
Part # 2, 4, 7, 11, 17 played on Gibson ES-175, hollowbody electric guitar
Part # 1, 10, 15 played on Steinberger guitar
Part # 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18 played on Hohner-Steinberger with guitarsynthesizer (# 18)
Produced by Erhard Hirt
Layout: Mathias Grunert
Photos:
Ralf Emmerich
Liner notes: Markus Müller

 
First published in September 1994
 
Excerpt from the booklet:
ERHARD HIRT is one of the infamous so-called ´second generation´ of the European improvisors´ scene . (...) Since 1987 HIRT has been organising the ´Guitar Projects´ in Münster, which has subsequently gained international recognition. HIRT used these several-day-long events to present (…) musicians as Derek Bailey, Stephan Wittwer, Eugene Chadbourne, Davey Williams or Joe Sachse - alongside "new achievements by new musicians" (…) such Valery Dudkin, Frank Rühl and Jean-Marc Montera.
 
(...) More than any other musician HIRT works in a kind of ´Bauhütte for guitars´, and more than any other musician HIRT uses this ´Bauhütte´, as if working in a laboratorium, to research into and discover what guitars sound like when he lets them find their own specific sound. HIRT works on a definition of possibilities offered by the guitar, in accordance with the ´Methode Duchamp´ proclaimed by Marcel Broodthaers . (…)
 
HIRT works with the criteria of selection on the temptation of surface acoustic beauty. This means that whereas one can hear that Hans Reichel is committed to the ´Attitude: Blues´ and the ´Attitude: Melody´, when listening to HIRT we can hear that he is also committed to the ´Attitude: Webern´ (by this I mean that one only plays what is necessary). (…)
 
HIRT shows us that one can define music even by choosing something tasteful. He sets noise (´Mit Motoren´) in contrast to silence (´Zwischen den Pausen´), in contrast to harmony (´Axes´). (…)
ERHARD HIRT does not sound like other guitarists. That´s the secret. (…)
Markus Müller
 


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