LP: VALIE EXPORT - Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me

As early as the late 1970s and early 1980s VALIE EXPORT, together with the artist Ingrid Wiener, produced two LPs in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, Wahre Freundschaft and Bananen. Now she made a third album in connection with her KUB project. For the ground floor of Kunsthaus Bregenz, VALIE EXPORT created an imposing “sound sculpture” consisting of organ pipes and a song by Charles Mingus. The sound of the organ pipes and jazz pianist Peter Madsen’s newly arranged and recorded version of Charles Mingus’s Oh Lord, Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me (1962) make up the heart of the album. The song is at once prayer and howl, a mixture of fear and lament. A vinyl booklet accompanying the album includes photographs documenting the installation in the exhibition space and the musical process of creation. An extensive conversation between the artist and KUB Director Thomas D. Trummer sheds light on the new work created for the KUB.


LP with booklet (incl. download code)

Peter Madsen (piano), Herwig Hammerl (double bass), Martin Grabher (drums), Cenk
Dogan (alto saxophone), Fabio Devigili (tenor saxophone), Adrian Mears (trombone),
George Nussbaumer (vocals)

Edited by Thomas D. Trummer, Kunsthaus Bregenz
Design: Fabian Bremer
Booklet: German / English, 30 × 30 cm, 8 pages
With a conversation between VALIE EXPORT and Thomas D. Trummer
Publication date: March 2023
Distribution: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne



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