Kurt Schwitters

Kurt Schwitters

Real Name:
Kurt Schwitters
Innovative German born artist who is probably best known for his collages and assemblages. He also made pioneering progress with sound poetry, and in that field is best know for his pieces "Ursonate" and "Anna Blume". Though initially associated with German Dada, he later started his own one-man movement Merz, and published a magazine of that name. With the coming of World War II, he fled Germany, unfortunately leaving behind his infamous Merz-Bau structure, which was completely destroyed. Fleeing first through Scandinavia, he finally settled in England, where he spent the rest of his life.

Through the years, Schwitters has been very influential, not only on visual artists, but sound artists ranging from Jaap Blonk (who re-recorded his poems) and Merzbow (who took his name from the Merz-Bau, though he later realized he misspelled the word).

He was born 20 June 1887 in Hanover, Germany and died 8 January 1948 in Ambleside, England, UK .


Kurt Schwitters Discography Tracks


none Kurt Schwitters An Anna Blume / Die Sonate In Urlauten(LP) Lords Gallery none UK 1958 Sell This Version
Kurt Schwitters - Jaap Blonk Kurt Schwitters - Jaap Blonk - Ursonate (Album) BV Haast Records Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6109 Kurt Schwitters, Eberhard Blum Kurt Schwitters, Eberhard Blum - Ursonate(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6109 Switzerland 1992 Sell This Version
4764 Kurt Schwitters, Arnulf Appel Kurt Schwitters, Arnulf Appel - Ursonate(CD, Album) LOGO VERLAG Eric Erfurth 4764 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
WER 6304-2, 286 304-2 Kurt Schwitters Ursonate(CD, Album) WERGO, WERGO WER 6304-2, 286 304-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
3-0369-1142-1 / EFA 23292-2 Kurt Schwitters Von Der Gurgel Bis Zur Zehe(2xCD, Album) Kein & Aber Records 3-0369-1142-1 / EFA 23292-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
HCD 32259 Kurt Schwitters, Spiritus Noister Kurt Schwitters, Spiritus Noister - Ursonate For 2 Voices And Musical Environment(HDCD, Album) Hungaroton HCD 32259 Hungary 2003 Sell This Version
WER 6313 2 Kurt Schwitters What A Beauty: Die Ursonate Und Andere Lautgedichte(CD) WERGO WER 6313 2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
1644-2 Kurt Schwitters, Alexander Voigt (2) Kurt Schwitters, Alexander Voigt (2) - Ursonate(CD, Album) Conträr 1644-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
DRE 90103 Kurt Schwitters, Trio Exvoco Kurt Schwitters, Trio Exvoco - Poesie(CD, Album) Sound-rel DRE 90103 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
none Kurt Schwitters, Arne Dechow Kurt Schwitters, Arne Dechow - Ursonate(CD, Album) LOGO VERLAG Eric Erfurth none Germany 2006 Sell This Version
230 069 Kurt Schwitters Urwerk(CD, MP3) Zweitausendeins 230 069 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
WER 6316 2 Kurt Schwitters, Sprechbohrer Kurt Schwitters, Sprechbohrer - Ursonate Und Andere Konsequente Dichtung(CD, Album) WERGO WER 6316 2 Germany 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AVRS 2060 Kurt Schwitters / August Stramm / Otto Nebel Kurt Schwitters / August Stramm / Otto Nebel - Expressionistische Dichter Des Sturm(10") Amadeo AVRS 2060 Austria 1961 Sell This Version
ISBN 2-85184-225-0 Kurt Schwitters Merz(CD, Mini, Mono) Éditions Gérard Lebovici ISBN 2-85184-225-0 France 1990 Sell This Version
VG17, ER4 Trencher / Kurt Schwitters Trencher / Kurt Schwitters - Trencher / Kurt Schwitters(7", EP, Red) Victory Garden Records, Erosive Recordings VG17, ER4 UK 2002 Sell This Version


MZ 9999 Hans-Joachim Hespos / Howard Skempton / Dieter Schnebel / Christian Wolff / Michael Rumpf / Kurt Schwitters Hans-Joachim Hespos / Howard Skempton / Dieter Schnebel / Christian Wolff / Michael Rumpf / Kurt Schwitters - Air Maul - An Arnold Schönberg, 5860 Canyon-Cove, Hollywood, CA(2xLP, Comp) Murawski-Zimmermann Verlag MZ 9999 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
ART 015 Christopher Butterfield / Kurt Schwitters Christopher Butterfield / Kurt Schwitters - Music For Klein And Beuys / Ursonate / Pillar Of Snails(CD, Comp) Artifact Music ART 015 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
SR 195 Arp* / Schwitters* / Hausmann* Arp* / Schwitters* / Hausmann* - Dada > Antidada > Merz(CD, Comp) Sub Rosa SR 195 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version


none Kurt Schwitters Mama, Da Steht Ein Mann(Cass) Not On Label none Germany 1990 Sell This Version

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