Tim Hecker (b. 1974)

1. Pluie 1 (for Sylvain Émard Danse)

2. Pluie 2 (for Sylvain Émard Danse)

3. Pluie 3 (for Sylvain Émard Danse)

4. Pluie 4 (for Sylvain Émard Danse)

Paul Celan Ich hörte sagen Gedichte und Prosa

Autorisierte Lesefassung

Sprecher: Paul Celan

Produktion: Verlag Günther Neske, 1958 / Süddeutscher Rundfunk, 1954 / Hessischer Rundfunk, 1963 / Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 1965, 1967 / Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 1968 / Schweizer Radio DRS, 1967 / Südwestfunk, 1967

Paul Celan's lyrisches Werk gilt als Höhepunkt der klassischen Moderne. In seinen Gedichten verbindet sich bittere Kritik mit sehnsüchtiger Utopie, sie sind ihrem Wesen nach Dialoge, Zwiegespräche. Im Vortrag des Autors entfalten sie ihre Trauer und Anklage in eindringlichen Tönen.

Celan, einer der bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Dichter, liest hier über 80 Gedichte aus Mohn und Gedächtnis, Von Schwelle zu Schwelle, Niemandsrose, Sprachgitter, Fadensonnen, Atemwende sowie aus Ausgewählte Gedichte.

Paul Celan (1920-70) was the most frequently used pseudonym of Paul Antschel, one of the major poets of the post-World War II era. Celan is widely considered one of the finest European lyric poets of his time and one of the most profound, innovative and original poets of the 20th century.

In his Bremen Prize speech, Celan said of language after Auschwitz that:

""Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss. But it had to go through its own lack of answers, through terrifying silence, through the thousand darknesses of murderous speech. It went through. It gave me no words for what was happening, but went through it. Went through and could resurface, 'enriched' by it all."


Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for Mille Plateaux, Kranky, Alien8, Force Inc, Staalplaat, and Fat Cat. His works have been described as "structured ambient", "tectonic color plates" and "cathedral electronic music". More to the point, he has focused on exploring the intersection of noise, dissonance and melody, fostering an approach to songcraft which is both physical and emotive. The New York Times has described his work as "foreboding, abstract pieces in which static and sub-bass rumbles open up around slow moving notes and chords, like fissures in the earth waiting to swallow them whole". His Radio Amor was recognized as a key recording of 2003 by Wire magazine. His work has also included commissions for contemporary dance, sound-art installations, and various writings. He is also an acclaimed producer of techno, having toured and produced under the name Jetone. Tim has presented his work in a live setting around the world, including performances at Sonar (Barcelona), Mutek (Montreal), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Victoriaville in (Quebec), IDEAL (Nantes), Vancouver New Music Festival (Vancouver), and Transmediale (Berlin). He currently resides in Montreal.