Paul de Vree

1. April am Rhein (1966) (3:33)

2. Kids (1974) (0:53)

3. Organon (1965) (4:40)

4. Terrena trou bahi (1965) (0:47)

5. "Veronika" audio-visual poem (1953)

6. "Ogenblik" (1948)

7. "Kleine Caroli" (1963)

8. Vertigo Gli" (1963)

9. "Eem Roos a Rose" (1964)

10. Rivièra

11. Het even is een baccarat

Tracks 1-4 from the LP Futura Poesia Sonora (Cramps Records, Milan)

Tracks 5-9 from OU Review 28-29

Tracks 10-11 from ? Concrete Poetry

The Flemmish Paul De Vree, avant-garde literary theoretician and poet, was one of the first to interest himself in visual and sound poetry in the post-war period. He is the author of numerous sound poems, most of them realized at the electronic music laboratory at Utrecht. De Vree's poems have an intimate character typical of Flemish and Nordic poetry. "Vertigo gli", "Veronika", "Ogenblik" "Kleine Caroli", "Een roos a rose" "Organon" "April am Rheine", are some which have become famous and have been issued on many records. Playing on phonicsemantic associations, intensifying them by means of precisely calculated reverberations, he creates harmonic alliterations perfectly correspondent to the emotional tension of the written text, which is immersed in a suggestive atmosphere of timbre.

Paul De Vree was born in 1909 at Antwerp. Teacher, novelist, poet, painter, theatre director and critic.

Paul de Vree's Visual Poetry in UbuWeb Historical
Paul de Vree's Manifesto in UbuWeb Papers