Requiem of Art Fluxorum organum II Opus 50. was first issued in 1973 by Edition Schellmann alongside ‘Schottische Symphonie’ with Joseph Beuys. With full co-operation with the Henning Christiansen estate Penultimate Press is proud to present the authoritative version of one of the late Henning Christiansen’s greatest works.
In the summer of 1969 we made a collective film “The Search” on the heath in Jutland, Denmark. Henning Christiansen made on site field recordings for the individual scenes with Peter Sakse as sound master. The music was first time used during the performance at the festival Strategy: Gets Art exhibition organised by Richard Demarco at Edinburgh College of Art, on August 21,1970 with Joseph Beuys and Henning Christiansen. Henning Christiansen sampled the field recording into the organ music from “Eurasienstab”. He gave this composition subsequently the title Requiem of Art fluxorum organum II Opus 50. That means a requiem over the role of art in the 1960s. – Ursula Reuter Christiansen Møn, Denmark 10.20.2016
Requiem of Art fluxorum organum II Opus 50 comes in an edition of 700 copies on 180 gram vinyl house in a handsome spot-varnish sleeve along with the entire score as a high-gloss 4 page booklet.