April 30, 2020
Based on German writer Georg Heym’s expressionist poem Das Fieberspital.
Diamanda Galás is releasing a new solo piece, titled De-formation: Piano Variations, via her own Intravenal Sound Operations imprint this July.
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With her work poised between art and activism, Galás remains known for demanding physical performances that focus on AIDS, torture, and genocide.
Galás based De-formation: Piano Variations on Georg Heym’s 1912 expressionist poem Das Fieberspital, which depicts patients stigmatised by yellow fever, composing and recording the piece in September 2019.
The 21-minute recording “depicts a march and delivery of maimed and infected soldiers to hospitals and industrial warehouses throughout Germany during and after the First World War,” explains the label.
De-formation: Piano Variations follows the reissue of Galás’ 1982 solo debut The Litanies of Satan this May, also on Intravenal Sound Operations.
Head here to pre-order a copy in advance of De-formation: Piano Variations’ 24th July release, and check out the artwork below.