A Radio creation by Antonin Artaud (1947)

Translated to Hebrew by Aviva Barak / Meira Asher ‪-‬ Voice, Electronics, Objects / Haggai Fershtman - Drums, Voice, Objects / Amir Bolzman - Electronics, Turntables, Bass / Eran Sachs - No input mixer, Voice / Boris Martzinovsky - Accordion.

Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu ’ is the last work by Artaud, recorded in several sessions in the broadcasting studios of the Radiodiffusion Française (RDF) in Paris in November 22-29,1947. The general manager of the radio immediately banned it from the air on the planned evening of the broadcast February 2,1948. Artaud passed away about a month later.

In his letter of protest to Wladimir Porché, director of the Radiodiffusion, Artaud wrote:

I wanted a new work that catches certain organic points in life, a work in which we feel the whole nervous system burning like an incandescent lamp with vibrations, consonance which invite man TO GO OUT WITH his body in pursuit of this new, strange and radiant Epiphany in the sky. (…) Anybody, down to the coal merchant, must understand being fed up with the filth- physical, as well as physiological -, and DESIRES an in-depth CORPORAL change.”

(Paule Thévenin, Artaud, op. cit., pp. 130-132, Gallimard)

Adapted by Meira Asher and Haggai Fershtman / Produced by Meira Asher

Recorded by Ronald Boersen at Hateva, Yaffa / “La question se pose de” recorded by Ronen Hajaj / Mixed by Daniel Meir / Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin / Artwork by David Opp

Produced with the support of the Israel Lottery Council Fo Culture & Art

Playlist :

kré kré pek kré

J’ai appris hier

Tutuguri - Le rite du soleil noir

La recherche de la fécalité

La question se pose de


published on January 1, 2019