Various ‎– Perfo 2, Including The Symphonie Perfomantique

Lantaren Venster Records ‎– LAT 8442
Vinyl, LP, Compilation


A1 Robert Ashley Untitled
A2 Anne Bean & The Bow Gamelan Ensemble* Untitled
A3 Belgian Institute For World Affairs Untitled
A4 Marcelle Van Bemmel Back Track
A5 Guillaume Bijl Guillaume Bijl En De Vliegende Plant: 'An Announcement'
A6 Jan Bodde Resonans
A7 Boegel & Holtappels Im Raum Zwischen Himmel Und Erde
A8 Timothy Buckley Untitled
A9 Jacques Charlier Regressive Rock
A10 Laure Chenard Mehr Der Wolfals Rotkappchen
A11 Droparchief No Primetime
A12 Daniel Farioli World Master, Time Master
A13 Boris Gerrets Distance
A14 Claudio Goulart Total Eclipse
A15 Roberta Graham Projected Rituals
A16 Servie Janssen Utopie Van De Plaats, Geheime Fonteinen - Utopie Van De Tijd, Taal - Bronne
A17 Hans Jongsma Las Manos De Orlac, Con Peter Lorre
A18 Jurgen Klauke* Jeder Kultur Hat Die Gesellschaft Die Sie Verdient
A19 Sonia Knox & Reeves Trevor Light Black
A20 Komar* & Melamid* Urbi Et Orbi
A21 Eduard Koopman & Sievert Bodde Untitled
A22 Joseph Krempelsauer Lass Die Sau Raus
B1 Herman Lamers & Vivian Rowe Santa Lucia, Vermengd Met Een Aria Uit Rossini's Othello
B2 David McDermott (2) & Peter McCough* Untitled
B3 David Medalla Metamorphoses Of An Enigma
B4 Moe Meyer Life Of Liberace
B5 Kees Mol Pourquoi Tu As Coupé B Tout A L'heure Tu M'as Dit A
B6 Dennis Oppenheim Conceptual Graffiti
B7 Orlan Sainte-Orlan Bénit L'art Performance
B8 Ria Pacquee Hungry Game
B9 Tom Puckey Falling Water
B10 Claude Sandoz Musik Aus Aldebaran: Space Caravan III
B11 Joseph Semah A Soldier Saying Farewell
B12 Michal Shabtay L'Odalisque Mecanique
B13 Stuart Sherman Doors, Water, Click, Pinball
B14 Sirop A Tight Rope Tango
B15 Andre Stitt* & Tara Babel The Tourist
B16 Relly Tarlo & Jacoba Bedaux Relly Tarlo Tracks, Territorial Landscape
B17 Henk Tas We've Asked Ourselves That Question Many Times
B18 "Blue" Gene Tyranny Selected Pieces
B19 Marieken Verheyen Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
B20 Wackenhut M.M.P. Projekt Wackenhut
B21 Robin Winters Don't Disturb Me While I'm Drawing
B22 De Zaak Chants D'Extase Et De Guérison
B23 Sylvia Ziranek* The (D)anger Of (Ch)armes C



This album is a catalogue to a Performance Festival that was organized by Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam from the 12th untill the 19th of may 1984. A 24 paged book was added to this release.

"There, where the limits between fine arts and theatre become obscured, PERFO 2 shows the Performance as an autonomous artistic expression. PERFO 2 shows the extremes that maybe attained in the art of manifestation. PERFO 2 is a selection for reflection, offers a choice of artists, gives a bouquet of possibilities and thus indicates the state and stage of progress, as a magazine does. Not more and not less than a state of affairs. It cannot be otherwise because of a great flexibility and variety of the medium. PERFO 2 is the consequence of a starting point of Lantaren/Venster: to show the charm of a unique moment.

We asked all artists who accepted our invitation, from Ashley to Ziranek, for sound lasting one and a quarter minutes, without any restrictions. We composed the Symphonie Perfomanique from the material, whereby the alphabet was our only reference.

The L.P. is rather determining the atmosphere for the PERFO 2 world than that all the pieces refer directly to the works to be performed during the festival. Some are just doing that, other form an obscure link. Thus David Medalla mentions the title and contents of his work in a letter personally spoken to you, but the Israeli, Joseph Semah, plays original recordings from the Yom Kippur war in which he fought. Thus Anne Beans Bow Gamelan Ensemble and the Regressive Rock of Jacques Charlier on the record, have a direct relationship with what they perform at the festival, but the regressive time of Daniel Farioli, the desire of Ria Paquee, the alienation of Stuart Sherman, the humor of Komarand Melamid and the blessing by orlan of the concept of Performance are associative audio-visual collages.

The report consists of a book with texts about and photographs of the daily activities during the festival.

L.P. and report form a mutual integrated supplement"