v/a MAGRITTE, LE GROUPE SURREALISTE DE BRUXELLES, RUPTURE 1926-1938

Avant-garde in Belgium 1917-1978 / volume 2

Categories:

SR242
CD + 2 booklets

SOLD OUT

This is the ultimate collection of archives of all the avant-garde in Belgium from Magritte to Broodthaers, from James Ensor to Christian Dotremont. 220 minutes of rare documents published in three parts / 3 volumes / 3 cds (SR225, SR242, SR269).
Edited by Guy Marc Hinant.

In this second volume you could hear rare documents including the voice of Magritte explaining why it's impossible to answer to the questions of journalists...
Brussels Surrealist Group, 1926
As a nucleus started forming in 1924 around Magritte, Nougé, Lecomte, etc., dissension arose, spawning Correspondance (1924-26) - extensively documented in Volume 1 - and the editorial activities of Magritte and Mesens: the only issue of Oesophage (1925), obviously influenced by Dada (Schwitters was a contributor), and then Marie (1926-27). Distances (1928) will finally bring together all the main forces from Brussels and abroad....
Surrealist territories...
The avant-garde is necessarily stateless, but I must carry on with this classification in order to make it heard. There is an urgency to do so. Things are fading out...
I am limiting myself to a geographical space comprised between France, Germany and The Netherlands, where the main language is French. This region's experiments and discoveries are missing in French and international anthologies. We will have to take care of it ourselves. This essay, believe me, has more to do with an ultimate, almost desperate attempt than with waving the flag of a region or country (in an advanced state of decay anyway). Again, I am aware of the flaws inherent to any such endeavour. But I could not and would not proceed differently. That is simply how it is.

Achille Chavée

FEATURES

RENE MAGRITTE
MARCEL MARIËN
PAUL COLINET
LOUIS SCUTENAIRE
E.L.T. MESENS
ANDRE SOURIS
MARCEL LECOMTE
PAUL DELVAUX
CONSTANT MALVA
ACHILLE CHAVEE
FERNAND DUMONT

TRACK LISTING CD / 20 TRACKS

01 Louis Scutenaire
L'inimitié, la brouille, l'exclusion 01:25
02 Marcel Mariën
Aspects de l'éthique surréaliste 04:02
03 René Magritte et Paul Colinet
48 heures 05:50
04 Louis Scutenaire
De la violence 01:24
05 ELT Mesens
A la base du surréalisme... 01:02
06 Marcel Mariën
Pour un surréalisme apatride 03:32
07 André Souris
Musique, ready made, expérimentation 04:02
08 Marcel Lecomte
La revue Distance et la découverte de Scutenaire 01:45
09 Louis Scutenaire
Mes inscriptions 03:10
10 ELT Mesens
Poème 0:38
11 Louis Scutenaire
De Maranzac, le comte de la Permission, le curé Meslier 5:36
12 René Magritte
Le surréalisme et les questions 01:50
13 Louis Scutenaire
Magritte 03:08
14 Paul Delvaux
Travaux de peinture en 1923 01:28
15 Constant Malva
Un écrivain prolétaire 02:25
16 Achille Chavée
Commentaire sur le groupe Rupture 05:34
17 Achille Chavée
Poème non intitulé (à ma mère) 01:14
18 Achille Chavée
La Brigade internationale 01:44
19 Fernand Dumont
XXV tiré du recueil "A Ciel Ouvert" 02:10
20 Fernand Dumont
La grande Nocturne 01:50

CD booklets including French/English translations

/library/music/01-linimitia-la-brouille-lexclusion.mp3;jsessionid=E5E35799AFADEB224B5570288B56DD65

/library/music/12-le-surraalisme-et-les-questions.mp3;jsessionid=E5E35799AFADEB224B5570288B56DD65