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Karel Appel

Karel Appel has been played on NTS shows including Boomkat, with Poème Barbare first played on 24 April 2016.

In 1963, long before art brut, free jazz … hell, even before most of the 60s-lineage musical movements we’re still talking about today took form, abstract-expressionist painter karel christiaan appel logged time in the instituut voor sonologie (then recently relocated to the university of utrecht from eindhoven) to compose music for a documentary being made on … himself by cinematographer jan vrijman …

Perhaps in attempts to capture an analog of his roughly-hewn visual style, appel absolutely went to town on the instituut’s … battery of percussion…

Poème Barbare
Karel Appel
Poème Barbare
Karel AppelWVB1963