Saturday, 3 September 2011


A rather nice video inspired by the book "W.C" by George Bataille the french writer/philosopher/surrealist featuring the music of Alessandra Celletti and lyrics/poems of Jaan Patterson (Undress Béton, André Pissoir etc).  

The book comes with a CD with all of the music (but seems to be temporarily sold out?). 

There also appears to have been a vinyl limited edition picture disc (of just 6?) with some nice artwork

Below is the rather surreal Google Translation of the book description :)

WC is a novel by Georges Bataille destroyed in the twenties of last century, until his death in the form of fragments found among his papers, published in the 80s anonymously. Manlius Sgalambro suggested to the editor, Toni Contiero, to "complete" the work in the missing parts from scratch and write an entire first half. Curious alchemical experiment which is added a preface to Bataille's Story of the Eye , in which he writes at length about this story damn voluntarily destroyed. Sgalambro says in its terse note: "The" vomiting "is the feeling that puts us in relationship with God This is the lesson we draw from this work. His black tristesse is the liberating sense. Nausea Sartre's Nausea is not a treaty as well as toxicology does not poison. Tristesse and vomiting but leave their mark forever. "

The accompanying CD From reading the pages of toilet Alessandra Celletti was inspired to compose twelve tracks in which musically represent the meaning of words and the dark atmosphere and express these damned. In some of the songs in the album that accompanies the book was also involved the German composer and poet Jaan Patterson, already active in the field of experimental and very tied to the surrealist movement. Alessandra Celletti was born within the purely classical, but its music and artistic multiply with sudden deviations in a very personal musical and creative. Far from the labels, difficult to categorize in existing Alessandra Celletti is cliché enough to go across from one genre to another with a single inescapable common denominator: the piano.

You can get the book thru transeuropa edizioni

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