A duo concert by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Tobias R. Kirstein combined with a projection of the latters danish translation of William S. Burroughs’s novel ‘Cities of the Red Night’ for the audience to read aloud during the concert, at Mayhem, Copenhagen.
Live recording at Mayhem, 2018.
Cover photo by Geraldine Hudson.
Topos 00/00/00 is a series of a weekly digital releases.
The Topos 00/00/00 series are works made by Jacob Kirkegaard, T.R. Kirstein or Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard as individuals, together or in collaboration with other artists working with sound.
By purchasing this digital release you will be supporting future releases from the E.A.T. archives.
TOPOS was founded in 2019 by the three artists and composers, Jacob Kirkegaard, Tobias R. Kirstein and Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard,
to pursue their shared commitment to cross cultural and cross media activities that move beyond the strictures and boundaries of separate fields and disciplines. Its projects and program use various modes of presenting, publishing and releasing contemporary and archival material, generated or discovered by Topos.
Topos is collaborating with Julie Martin, Director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) to research and publish selected material from the organization’s extensive archive of sound recordings that include performances, interviews and other sound material produced by E.A.T. activities over the past 50 years.
The first releases on Topos are:
Topos 01 John Cage: Variations VII
9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering
Topos 02 Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard – Egis Ce Asc
Topos 03 Tobias R. Kirstein – BEELZEBUB
Topos 04 Jacob Kirkegaard – OPUS MORS
On september 3rd this will be released:
Topos 03: T.R.Kirstein – Beelzebub
180 gr. black vinyl. Limited edition of 100.
Text and Sound by TR Kirstein.
Layout by Kasper Vang.
Liner notes by Kasper Opstrup.
“Originally a Philistine god, Beelzebub became a major demon in the Abrahamic religions. In Christianity, he is often portrayed as one of the seven princes of Hell, commonly representing Gluttony. Literally, the name translates according to the Dictionnaire Infernal as “Lord of the Flies” where the zvuv of the name’s Hebrew and Arabic transliterations refers onomatopoetically to the fizzing and droning aural noise of the fly.
Maybe it is these demonic connotations combined with the utter meaninglessness of the fly and its anal-erotic attraction, our fascination with what repels us, that has attracted artists from the Cramps to Yoko Ono to the fly and its maddening triviality. But as they move through our world in negative, flies are not only connected to noise, evil, the formless, and all kinds of rot. They are also a source of healing.”