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Christian Scholz
Untersuchungen zur Geschichte und Typologie der Lautpoesie (Obermichelbach 1989). Part 3, Discography [online]; available at <http://www.engeler.de/lautpoesiediskographie.pdf> [accessed 20 June 2011].


online

Arte Sonore / editor/director José Antonio Sarmiento.
Hugo Ball [Biblioteca Augustana].
Hugo Ball Gedichte [Zeno.org Mein Bibliothek].

printed

'The complete sound-poems of Hugo Ball', in Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris (eds.), Poems for the millennium. The University of California book of modern & postmodern poetry. Vol. 1 (University of California Press : Berkeley 1995) 294-297.


texts

'Wolken', first published in De Stijl Nr. 85/86 (Leiden 1928).

  • Wolken
  • elomen elomen lefitalominal
    wolminuscaio
    baumbala bunga
    acycam glastula feirofim flinsi
  • elominuscula pluplubasch
    rallalalaio
  • endremin saxassa flumen flobollala
    feilobasch falljada follidi
    flumbasch
  • cerobadadrada
    gragluda gligloda glodasch
    gluglamen gloglada gleroda glandridi
  • elomen elomen lefitalominai
    wolminuscaio
    baumbala bunga
    acycam glastala feirofim blisti
    elominuscula pluplusch
    rallabataio

'Katzen und Pfauen', first published in De Stijl Nr. 85/86 (Leiden 1928).

  • Katzen und Pfauen
  • baubo sbugi ninga gloffa
  • siwi faffa
    sbugi faffa
    olofa fafamo
    faufo halja finj
  • sirgi ninga banja sbugi
    halja hanja golja biddim
  • mâ mâ
    piaûpa
    mjâma
  • pawapa baungo sbugi
    ninga
    gloffalor

'Totenklage', first published in De Stijl Nr. 85/86 (Leiden 1928).

  • Wolken
  • elomen elomen lefitalominal
    wolminuscaio
    baumbala bunga
    acycam glastula feirofim flinsi
  • elominuscula pluplubasch
    rallalalaio
  • endremin saxassa flumen flobollala
    feilobasch falljada follidi
    flumbasch
  • cerobadadrada
    gragluda gligloda glodasch
    gluglamen gloglada gleroda glandridi
  • elomen elomen lefitalominai
    wolminuscaio
    baumbala bunga
    acycam glastala feirofim blisti
    elominuscula pluplusch
    rallabataio

'Gadji beri bimba', first published in De Stijl Nr. 85/86 (Leiden 1928).

  • Gadji beri bimba
  • gadji beri bimba glandridi laula lonni cadori
    gadjama gramma berida bimbala glandri galassassa laulitalomini
    gadji berl bin blassa glassala laula lonni cadorsu sassala bim
    gadjama tuffm i zimzalla binban gligla wowolimai bin beri ban
    o katalominai rhinozerossola hopsamen laulitalomini hoooo
    gadjama rhinozerossola hopsamen
    bluku terullala blaulala loooo
  • zimzim urullala zimzim urullala zimzim zanzibar zimzalla zam
    elifantolim brussala bulomen brussala bulomen tromtata
    velo da bang bang affalo purzamai affalo purzamal lengado tor
    gadjama bimbalo glandridi glassala zingtata pimpalo ögrögöööö
    viola laxato viola zimbrabim viola uli paluji malooo
  • tuffm im zimbrabim negramai bumbalo negramai bumbalo tuffm i zim
    gadjama bimbala oo beri gadjama gaga di gadjama affalo pinx
    gaga di bumbalo bumbalo gadjamen
    gaga di bling blong
    gaga blung

'Karawane', first published in Dada-Almanach / herausgegeben von Richard Huelsenbeck (Erich Reiss Verlag : Berlin 1920) 53.

  • Karawane
  • jolifanto bambla o falli bambla
    großgiga m'pfa habla horem
    egiga goramen
    higo bloiko russula huju
    hollaka hollala
    anlogo bung
    blago bung blago bung
    bosso fataka
    ü üü ü
    schampa wulla wussa olobo
    hej tatta gorem
    eschige zunbada
    wulubu ssubudu uluwu ssubudu
    tumba ba-umf
    kusa gauma
    ba – umf

'Seepferdchen und Flugfische', first published in Poésie de mots inconnus / éd. par Iliazd [=Ilia Zdanévitch] (Iliazd : Paris 1949).

  • Seepferdchen und Flugfische
  • tressli bessli nebogen leila
    flusch kata
    ballubasch
    zack hitti zopp
  • zack hitti zopp
    hitti betzli betzli
    prusch kata
    ballubasch
    fasch kitti bimm
  • zitti kitillabi billabi billabi
    zikko di zakkobam
    fisch kitti bisch
  • bumbalo bumbalo bumbalo bambo
    zitti kitillabi
    zack hitti zopp
  • treßli beßli nebogen grügü
    blaulala violabimini bisch
    violabimini bimini bimini
    fusch kata
    ballubasch
    zick hiti zopp

recordings

Six Sound Poems by Hugo Ball
BABA OEMF
Kontrans 844
Jaap Blonk (voice), Bart van der Putten (alto saxophone), Pieter Meurs (double bass)
Recorded live at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, May 11, 1989.

  • Contents:
    1. Wolken (Clouds) 7:42
    2. Katzen und Pfauen (Cats and Peacocks) 5:01
    3. Karawane (Caravan) 6:01
    4. Gadji beri bimba 6:19
    5. Totenklage (Dirge) 14:07
    6. Seepferdchen und flugfische (Seahorses and Flying Fish) 10:32

FUTURA Poesia Sonora
ed. by Arrigo Lora-Totino
Cramps Records, Milan
5 CDs, CRSCD 091-095, 1989
Performed by Trio Exvoco: Hanna Aurbacher, Teophil Maier, Ewald Liska, 1978.

A CD release of an extensive sound poetry anthology orginally produced on five LPs in 1978. You can listen to the 6 poems on this CD on the site of UbuWeb.

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