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Dmitry PRIGOV (Russia)

Dmitry Prigov (1940, Moscow, Russia) poet, essay writer, artist, performer. Started his creative literary and artistic activities in the late 1950s. He is the author of numerous publications in magazines, literary miscellanies, catalogues and anthologies of contemporary poetry, as well as poetry books, essays and prose, issued by Russian and foreign publishing houses, including such as: Text Publishers, New Literary Review (Moscow), Limbach Publishing House (St.Petersburg), Michigan University Press (Chicago), Indiana University Press (Bloomington), Penguin (London), Iron Press (Culler Coats), Reclam Verlag, Oberbaum Verlag, Literarische Colloquium (Berlin), Space Umano (Milan), Triptyque Poesie, LRS-AMGA (Paris) and others. Among the recent poetry books are the following ones: 50 Drops of Blood (Moscow: Argo-Risk, 1994), Emergence of verse after its death (Moscow: Text, 1995), Militiaman and Others (Moscow: Obscuri Viri, 1996), Der Milizionär und die Anderen (Leipzig: Reclam Verlag, 1992), Les flauves de la vie (Paris: Triptyque, LRS-AMGA, 1994), Soviet texts 1979-84 (St.Petersburg: Limbach Publishing House, 1997), Written since 1990 till 1994 (Moscow: NLO, 1998). He conducted a number of solo exhibitions at the Struve Gallery (Chicago), Contemporary Art Center (Saint Louis, 1989), Krings-Ernst Gallerie (Cologne, 1991), DAAD Gallery (Berlin, 1991), Guelman Gallery (Moscow, 1994), Russian Museum (St.Petersburg, 1994), Luedwig Museum (Budapest, 1995), Krings-Ernst Gallerie (Cologne, 1995), Muelcheim Museum (Muelcheim-on-Ruhr, 1995) and others, he also conducted a number of poetry readings and lectures on contemporary Russian art and literature at Harvard, Stanford, Columbia Universities, also at Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Ohio University College and so on (USA), London and Cambridge University colleges (Great Britain), as well as at the Universities of Munich, Frankfurt, Bochum, Bremen, Heidelberg (Germany) and others. Since the midst 1980s Prigov has participated in various festivals of contemporary poetry both in Russia and abroad, including such as: Novostroyka Avant-garde Festival (London, 1988), Festival of Avant-garde Classical Music (Moscow, 1990), Milanopoesia (Milan, 1991), Brighton Art Festival (Bridgetown, 1992), Rotterdam Poetry Festival (Rotterdam, 1993) and so on. In 1984-87 he performed as a vocalist and saxophone player with the group Middle Russian Hills, recorded several musical albums and solo poetry readings (MC, CD-format). Since 1989 till 1993 he hosted a program on the radio Deutsche Welle. In 1989 a documentary film was made about the poets creative activities, it was called Dmitry Prigov: Poet and Rebel (Moscow). He acted in the feature films Taxi Blues(1990), Khrustalyov, Get into the Car!(1995). Prigov participated in more than a hundred group exhibitions both in Russia and abroad. He is a laureate of various prizes, rewards and awards, including the Pushkin Prize for literature (Topfer-Foundation and Russian PEN Club, 1994), German Academy of Art Award (1991), also First Prize winner at the Paper Biennial (Duren, 1994). Dmitry Prigov lives and works in Moscow (Russia) and Cologne (Germany).



Kantatos (fragment)
(fragment, on CD-edition: 231)

Performed in collaboration with
Vladimir Tarasov. Recorded
live at the Academy Schloss
Solitude, Stuttgart,
December 1993.
Produced by Petr Motovilov.
Previously issued on the CD
Kantatos (Vilnius: Sonore
Records, 1994).
1994 Dmitry Prigov
& Sonore Records, Vilnius.

Fragment, 1'00:

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Theory

Dmitry BULATOV
Dick HIGGINS
Christian SCHOLZ
Valeri SCHERSTJANOI
Larry WENDT
Sergei BIRJUKOW
Jean-Yves BOSSEUR
Henri CHOPIN
Michael LENTZ
Dean SUZUKI
Arrigo LORA-TOTINO
Klaus Peter DENCKER
Gerhard RUEHM
Teddy HULTBERG
Serge SEGAY
Jean-Pierre BOBILLOT
Jerome ROTHENBERG
Endre SZKAROSI
Carla BERTOLA
Steve MCCAFFERY
Lawrence UPTON
Rea NIKONOVA
Philadelpho MENEZES
Fabio DOCTOROVICH
Ide HINTZE
Jacques DONGUY
Enzo MINARELLI
Nicholas ZURBRUGG
Dmitry Aleksandrovich PRIGOV

Practice

Practice

Fernando AGUIAR
Charles AMIRKHANIAN
Pierre-André ARCAND
Vittore BARONI
Eric BELGIUM
Carla BERTOLA
Isabella BEUMER
Sergei BIRJUKOW
Julien BLAINE
Guy BLEUS
Jaap BLONK
Jean-Pierre BOBILLOT & Jean-Luis HOUCHARD
Lars-Gunnar BODIN
Christian BÖK
Jean-François BORY
Dmitry BULATOV
Warren BURT
Philippe CASTELLIN
Cris CHEEK
Henri CHOPIN
Carlfriedrich CLAUS
Wayne CLEMENTS
Bob COBBING
Philip CORNER
Fabio DOCTOROVICH
Jacques DONGUY
Jas DUKE
Paul DUTTON
Carlos ESTEVENZ
FLOOM
Bartolome FERRANDO
Peter FINCH
FLATUS VOCIS TRIO
Giovanni FONTANA
Jean-Claude GAGNON
Hartmut GEERKEN
Alexander GORNON
Rosa GRAU
Mark GREY
Alex HAMBURGER
Jarl HAMMARBERG
Bernard HEIDSIECK
Ide HINTZE
Lászlo HORTOBÁGYI
Jol HUBAUT
Brenda HUTCHINSON
Elise KERMANI
KESKEN
Richard KOSTELANETZ
Nobuo KUBOTA
Ilmar LAABAN
Werner LAUBSCHER
Jean-Jacques LEBEL
Michael LENTZ
Arrigo LORA-TOTINO
Jackson MacLOW & Anne TARDOS
Claude MAILLARD
Chris MANN
Richard MARTEL
Steve McCAFFERY
Philadelpho MENEZES
Enzo MINARELLI
Phil MINTON
Massimo MORI
Charlie MORROW
Sainkho NAMTCHYLAK
Rea NIKONOVA
Alistair NOON
Maggie ΒSULLIVAN
Tibor PAPP
Oskar PASTIOR
Serge PEY & Joachim MONTESSUIS
Dmitry PRIGOV
Sergei PROVOROV
Miroslaw RAIKOWSKI
Josef Anton RIEDL
Américo RODRIGUES
Gian Paolo ROFFI
Jerome ROTHENBERG
Günter & Colette RUCH
Gerhard RUEHM
Xavier SABATER
Valeri SCHERSTJANOI
Elke SCHIPPER
Serge SEGAY
Gary SINGH
Hazel SMITH
Steven Ross SMITH
RE: SOUNDING
Enno STAHL
Amanda STEWART
Rod SUMMERS
Alaric SUMNER
Mark SUTHERLAND
Endre SZKÁROSI
Pierre THOMA
Gabór TÓTH
Liesl UJVARY
Lawrence UPTON
VERBOMOTORHEAD
Alberto VITACCHIO
Ania WALWICZ
Michael J. WELLER
Larry WENDT
Trevor WISHART
Pamela Z
Ellen ZWEIG