«Und hoch das Amarteurenvolk!»

The Dieter Roth files at the Basel Music Academy

Michael Kunkel
In the archive of the Basel Music Academy can be found a file with substential documents relating to a particular event in the history of this institution: a Quadrupelkonzert (“fourfold concert”) with Dieter Roth (1930-1998), that took place February 23, 1977 in the main hall. These are extensively documented here, so that it is possible to work out the essential characteristics and contexts of Roth’s music practice in the light of this case, and from that to open new research perspectives.

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