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Valeri SCHERSTJANOI (Russia)

Valeri Scherstjanoi (1950, Sagiz, Kazakhstan) Ц poet, sound-performer, graphic artist-scribentist. Since 1971 till 1976 he studied at the department of Romance and Germanic Philology of the Kuban State University (Krasnodar). In 1979 he emigrated to the GDR, since 1981 till 1998 lived in East Berlin, since 1999 he has been living in Munich. He started his creative literary and artistic activities in the early 1980s, he has been creating sound verses using Russian and German phonetics, mainly writing in German. Since 1985 Scherstjanoj has been participating in the exhibitions of visual and concrete poetry, since 1987 he has been conducting exhibitions jointly with his brother Lew Scherstjanoi (Sovetsk, Russia) in various cities in Germany. He is the author of a number of poetry books, among them are the following ones: Das russische ABC Ц scribentisch (Obermichelbach: Gertraud Scholz Verlag, 1990), Laute zeichnen (Obermichelbach: Gertraud Scholz Verlag, 1991), Lautland (CD, Obermichelbach: Gertraud Scholz Verlag, 1998), since 1983 he has been writing theoretical texts (original poetТs theory and practice of Ars Scribendi), producing scribentic drawings and articles on the history of Russian futurism in magazines, collections, literary miscellanies and anthologies. The recent publications concerning these issues are in: Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (Mainz, 1996), Passauer Pegasus (Passau, 1997), Neue Poesie. 20 Jahre Bielefelder Colloquium (Bielefeld, 1997), Multilinear (Hannover, 1997), Poesia Totale (Mantova, 1998), etc. In 1998 in the УSeleneФ publishing house (Vienna) he produced an anthology of sound poetry: Tango mit Kuehen. Anthologie der russischen Lautpoesie des 20. Jahrhunderts, where in the printed form he united and commented on the works of the Russian poets of the beginning of the century. Since 1990 Scherstjanoj has been a member of the Bielefeld Colloquium of New Poetry, since 1994 till 1998 he was the art director of the International festival УbobeobiФ, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin). Since 1989 Scherstjanoj has been participating in numerous international festivals of sound poetry, performed in more than 50 cities and towns in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, including such as: Le Refuge (Marseilles, 1990), Poesie Sonore (Geneva, 1990-99), Linzer Notate (Linz, 1990-2000), Polyphonix 16 (Quebec, 1992), Klang-Aktionen (Munich, 1994), Polipoesia (Barcelona, 1997), 29 Poetry International Festival (Rotterdam, 1998) and others. He has been publishing his sound poetry works since 1987, among the recent productions are the ones in: Sound Poetry Today (São Paulo, 1998), Hundert Minuten Poesie (Berlin, 1998), Dichter im Cafe Clara (Berlin, 1998). He is the author of a large number of radio performances on the Bavarian Radio (producer B. Jugel): Polyphonia (1991), Lautland (1994), Matrjoschka (1996), Tango mit Kuehen (1999), Makrophon (2000), on the South-German Radio (producer E. Klasse): Sprechoper Solitude (1995), Operative Personenkontrolle УFuturistФ (1996) and others, on the radio УFree BerlinФ (producer M. Mixner): Laut! Genommen. Eine phonetische Miniature (1997/98), Waldberta. Symphonia (1998). He is acting as a free author of experimental radio performances, mainly for the Suedwestrundfunk (SWR), Bayerischer Rundfunk, and also as a sound-performer, scribentist in the field of graphic art.



УMatrjoschkaФ (fragment)
(fragment, on CD-edition: 3Т53Ф)

Voiceart: Valeri Scherstjanoj.
Recorded and mastered
by Hans Scheck and Christine
Gamel at the Studio 10,
Bayerischer Rundfunk,
Munich, November 1996.
Produced by Bernhard Jugel.
Edited by Herbert Kapfer.
Previously issued on the CD
УLautlandФ (Obermichelbach:
Gertraud Scholz Verlag, 1998).
© 1998 Valeri Scherstjanoj &
Gertraud Scholz Verlag,
Obermichelbach.

Fragment, 1'00Ф:

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Theory

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
FТLOOM
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
JoЄl 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 ќТSULLIVAN
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