Collaborative filmworks / OST from legendary Danish Fluxus artist Henning Christiansen and partner Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Words from Penultimate Press below.. (NM/NM)
First in a series of two releases unveiling the previously unissued soundtracks made for the films of Ursula Reuter Christiansen by her partner and collaborator Henning Christiansen
The Executioner (Skarpretteren) is Ursula’s first film from 1971 and is now considered one of the most important works of early Danish feminist art. A highly praised recent show at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen highlighted the pertinent themes and ongoing urgency which lies within this bold symbolic work.
The exquisite score is one of the key neo-romantic works in Henning’s far reaching output. A deeply melancholic set of vocal based works which place the listener deep within the tension and despair of Ursula’s themes. This unique vinyl presentation also features nature sounds recorded for the film on the island of Moen along with surprising works that defy anything else in Henning’s output.
Assembled from the original master tapes sourced from the Henning Christiansen Archive by Mark Harwood and remastered for vinyl by Giuseppe Ielasi, The Executioner arrives housed in a reverse board sleeve with printed gloss inner sleeve featuring a host of images from the film and comes in a limited edition of 500 copies on sorrowful black vinyl.
Tracklist A1 The Walnut Tree Waves In The Wind A2 Woman, You Are Pregnant (Woman One) A3 The Eternal Soldier - Help Him! A4 Field Recording A5 In The Spring Night, Hoarfrost Falls A6 Child’s Play B1 The Marble Picture B2 Addamaria B3 Compiege Soldier B4 Confessions Of A Hallow B5 The Execution B6 The Next Moment In History Belongs To Us