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Alfred Harth

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Alfred Harth

Alfred 23 Harth is a German multimedia artist, band leader, musician and composer who is mixing the genres in a polystylistic manner. As a person with synesthesia he uses numerology inspired by mystical sources as well as by Alban Berg and his music magazine 23, William Burroughs and Robert Anton Wilson. His short name is A23H. He was born in 1+9+4+9 = 23 in Kronberg im Taunus, Germany and artistically initiated by visiting a dada exhibition in 1+9+5+8 in Frankfurt/Main since then he started with drawing.

In 1+9+6+7 he founded the synaesthetical pools centrum freier cunst and Just Music. In 1970 he started photography, yoga and judo in a search of mystical extension and founded the group E.M.T., 1972-1974, with his then partner artist and pianist Nicole Van den Plas from Belgium and Sven-Ake Johansson from Sweden and worked with the New Yorker magician, numerologist and musician Perry Robinson and studied The Fourth Way by Ouspensky. In 1+9+7+6 he joined the loft jazz scene in New York and recorded the first LP of the Duo Goebbels/Harth and started with video.

Later in 1982 he co-founded the music group Cassiber and initiated the music group Duck and Cover and its composition in 1983 and co-organized the Marry the World By Conference Call in 1984 at the waschSalon gallery in Frankfurt/Main which he maintained with his then wife Karin Jedermann-Harth during the years 1984 to 1991.In 1+9+8+5 he adapted the number 23 in his name,recorded the LP Nouvelle Cuisine with the group Gestalt et Jive and composed a minimalist video installation Sam Lang.He contributed an Amphibian Match to the under water concert initiated by Micky Remann in Frankfurt/Main in 1986. The same year he produced a remix album Anything goes.In a stream of subcultural fake art he was inspired by Stockhausen’s concepted origin from Sirius and the paradise now movement by the Living Theatre.

He wrote a manifest Paradigmenwechsel in 1988 in which he proclaims the Instant City Happiness I-culture. The same year he founded the post modern group Vladimir Estragon comprising Einstürzende Neubauten drummer FM Einheit. In 1989 he created the performance Wenn Gott tot ist,dann ist er im Himmel with a sound collage of original interviews with Jean Baudrillard, Christina von Braun, Villem Flusser, Friedrich Kittler and a performance with Russian poet Dmitri Prigov at the Documenta Archive in Kassel in 1990. The same year he exhibited William Burrough's Paintings On Paper in Frankfurt/Main and had a retrospective called 2324 FU at the Dominikanerkloster, Frankfurt,and with Heinz Sauer he founded the duo Parcours Bleu a Deux which used pedal steered electronics.

In 1992 he met his wife Korean artist Yi Soonjoo and was portrayed by the Moscow TV in the short film Balance Action which was shown at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Filmfest Frankfurt.In 1+9+9+4 he changed his artist name A23H back into his original name Alfred Harth and was a member in the artist group Delicatesy Avantgarde with exhibitions in Gdansk. He also created Timezoneyes with cine-pictures of his musical tours and made a street installation “Wilhelm Leuschner zum Gedenken” in context with his art micro system project Gedankenhotel, 1993-1995, and had a retrospective Tensides at the Deutsches Filmmuseum and made a videoperformance Talisman of Karl V with video artist Ginteras Seputis at Schloss Solitude.

He made a remix album with out-of-print Alfred Harth Lps in 1996 and in 1997-8 he re-arranged,conducted and performed the West Side Story at the main theatre in Frankfurt/M. In 2001-2 he had a grant at Samzie Space in Seoul and created the LaubhuetteStudio Seoul. Since 20+0+3 he keeps open if being called “Alfred 23 Harth” or “Alfred Harth” and performed a solo video/electronic event 625 in 2004 in Seoul.In 2005 he produced a DVD T_error. ...
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Awards:

Hessian Jazz Prize in 1998
As a Leader

J u s t M u s i c
Record Label E C M,1002
Year Released 1969

4. Januar 1970
Record Label Selfrelease
Year Released 1970

C a n a d i a n C u p O f C o f f e e
Record Label SAJ/FMP
Year Released 1974
Personnel: A23H / Sven-Ake Johansson / Nicole Van den Plas

V i e r F a e u s t e F u e r H a n n s E i s l e r
Record Label FMP + Recommended Records
Year Released 1976+2007
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels

V o m S p r e n g e n D e s G a r t e n s
Record Label FMP + Recommended Records
Year Released 1978+2007
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels

I n d i a n e r F u e r M o r g n
Record Label Riskant
Year Released 1981
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels

Z e i t W i r d K n a p p
Record Label Riskant
Year Released 1981
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels

F r a n k f u r t / P e k i n g
Record Label Riskant
Year Released 1984
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels

L i v e I n V i c t o r i a v i l l e
Record Label victo
Year Released 1987
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels

G o e b b e l s H e a r t
Record Label evva
Year Released 1992
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels

M i t G e l b e n B i r n e n
Record Label Trikont
Year Released 1977/80+1999
Personnel: So-Called Left-Radical Brass Band

E s H e r r s c h t U h u I m L a n d
Record Label JAPO/E C M
Year Released 1981
Personnel: A23H / Christoph Anders / Heiner Goebbels / Paul Lovens / Rolf Riehm / Annemarie Roelofs

M a n O r M o n k e y ?
Record Label Riskant+ Recommended Records
Year Released 1982
Personnel: Cassiber - A23H / Christoph Anders / Chris Cutler / Heiner Goebbels

B e a u t y A n d T h e B e a s t
Record Label Riskant+ Recommended Records
Year Released 1984
Personnel: Cassiber - A23H / Christoph Anders / Chris Cutler / Heiner Goebbels

T h i s E a r t h !
Record Label E C M
Year Released 1983
Personnel: A23H /Paul Bley / Trilok Gurtu / Maggie Nicols / Barre Phillips

D u c k A n d C o v e r
Record Label Recommended Records
Year Released 1986
Personnel: A23H / Tom Cora/ Chris Cutler / Fred Frith / Heiner Goebbels / Dagmar Krause / George Lewis

N o u v e l l e C u i s i n e
Record Label Moers Music
Year Released 1985
Personnel: Gestalt Et Jive - A23H / Steve Beresford / Anton Fier / Ferdinand Richard / Uwe Schmitt

G e s t a l t E t J i v e T r i o
Record Label Creative Works Records
Year Released 1986
Personnel: A23H / Ferdinand Richard / Peter Hollinger

A n y t h i n g G o e s
Record Label Creative Works Records
Year Released 1986
Personnel: A23H / Heiner Goebbels/John Oswald/John Zorn

P l a n E d e n
Record Label Creative Works Records
Year Released 1987
Personnel: A23H / Lindsay Cooper / Phil Minton / Günter Müller / John Zorn

G o - N o - G o
Record Label F M P
Year Released 1987
Personnel: A23H / Peter Broetzmann

T h r e e Q u a r k s F o r M u s t e r M a r k
Record Label e n j a / t i p t o e
Year Released 1989
Personnel: Vladimir Estragon - A23H / FM Einheit / Ulrike Haage / Phil Minton

S t a t e O f V o l g o g r a d
Record Label F M P
Year Released 1994
Personnel: Trio Trabant A Roma - A23H / Lindsay Cooper / Phil Minton

P O P e n d i n g E Y E
Record Label free flow music
Year Released 1992
Personnel: QuasarQuartet - A23H / Simon Nabatov / Vladimir Tarasov / Vitold Rek

S w e e t P a r i s
Record Label free flow music
Year Released 1991
Personnel: A23H

P o l l o c k
Record Label Orkestrion Schallfolien
Year Released 1996
Personnel: A23H / Peter Fey / Frank Rothkamm / Elliott Sharp

S e c r e t s o f D e v e l o p m e n t
Record Label Blue Noises
Year Released 1999
Personnel: Imperial Hoot - A23H / Guenter Bozem / Marcel Daemgen / Christoph Korn

w a x w e b w i n d @ e b r o a d w a y
Record Label Clean Feed
Year Released 2002
Personnel: Trio Viriditas - A23H / Wilber Morris / Kevin Norton

L i v e a t V i s i o n F e s t i v a l V I
Record Label Clean Feed
Year Released 2008
Personnel: Trio Viriditas - A23H / Wilber Morris / Kevin Norton

e S h i p s u m
Record Label 1000CD
Year Released 2003
Personnel: A23H

n u : c l e a r r e : a c t o r
Record Label 0 BACK CD
Year Released 2004
Personnel: A23H

T _ e r r o r k r . / . j p
Record Label slowalk
Year Released 2005
Personnel: A23H

S e o u l M i l k
Record Label slowalk
Year Released 2005
Personnel: A23H

N U N
Record Label 0 BACK CD
Year Released 2006
Personnel: A23H

E x p e d i t i o n
Record Label ESP
Year Released 2006
Personnel: A23H / Chris Dahlgren / Jay Rosen / Hans Tammen

H o m u r a
Record Label off note
Year Released 2007
Personnel: A23H / Yoriyuki Harada / Choi Sun Bae

7 0 0 0 O a k s
Record Label die schachtel
Year Released 2007
Personnel: 7k Oaks - A23H / Massimo Pupillo / Fabrizio Spera / Luca Venitucci

T a s t e T r i b e s
Record Label For 4 Ears Records
Year Released 2008
Personnel: A23H / Hans Joachim Irmler / Guenter Mueller, samples by Conrad Schnitzler's Eruption and Makoto Kawabata

As A Side Musician

O H M O S C O W
Artist Name Lindsay Cooper’s „Oh Moscow“
Record Label victo
Year Released 1989
Personnel: A23H / Lindsay Cooper / Hugh Hopper / Marilyn Mazur / Phil Minton / Elivira Plenar / Sally Potter

D o m e s t i c S t o r i e s
Record Label Recommended Records
Year Released 1991
Personnel: A23H / Chris Cutler / Fred Frith / Lutz Glandien / Dagmar Krause

O N J O
Artist Name Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra ( ONJO )
Record Label doubtmusic
Year Released 2005
Personnel: A23H / Otmo Yoshihide / Sachiko M / Axel Doerner / Mats Gustafsson / Toshimaru Nakamura / Cor Fuhler / Tsugami Kenta / Aoki Taisei / Okura Masahiko / Ishikawa Ko / Unami Taku / Takara Kumiko / Kahimi Karie / Mizutani Hiroaki / Yoshigaki Yasuhiro

O u t t o L u n c h
Artist Name Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra ( ONJO )
Record Label doubtmusic
Year Released 2005
Personnel: A23H / Otmo Yoshihide / Sachiko M / Axel Doerner / Mats Gustafsson / Toshimaru Nakamura / Cor Fuhler / Tsugami Kenta / Aoki Taisei / Okura Masahiko / Ishikawa Ko / Unami Taku / Takara Kumiko / Kahimi Karie / Mizutani Hiroaki / Yoshigaki Yasuhiro

O N J O l i v e V o l . 1 s e r i e s c i r c u i t
Artist Name Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra ( ONJO )
Record Label doubtmusic
Year Released 2007
Personnel: A23H / Otmo Yoshihide / Sachiko M / Axel Doerner / Toshimaru Nakamura / Tsugami Kenta / Aoki Taisei / Okura Masahiko / Ishikawa Ko / Unami Taku / Takara Kumiko / Kahimi Karie / Mizutani Hiroaki / Yoshigaki Yasuhiro

O N J O l i v e V o l . 2 p a r a l l e l c i r c u i t
Artist Name Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Orchestra ( ONJO )
Record Label doubtmusic
Year Released 2007
Personnel: A23H / Otmo Yoshihide / Sachiko M / Axel Doerner / Toshimaru Nakamura / Tsugami Kenta / Aoki Taisei / Okura Masahiko / Ishikawa Ko / Unami Taku / Takara Kumiko / Kahimi Karie / Mizutani Hiroaki / Yoshigaki Yasuhiro / Joe Foster/Ryu Hankil / Hong Chulki / Jin Sangtae / Choi Joonyong a.o.

S o r a
Artist Name Otomo Yoshihide's „Invisible Songs“
Record Label East Works Entertainment
Year Released 2007
Personnel: A23H / Otomo Yoshihide / Yoshigaki Yasuhiro / Kahimi Karie / Leonid Soybelman / Kondo Tatsuo / Nasuno Mitsuru / Yamamoto Seichi / Kawai Shinobu / Jim O'Rourke

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