Music by Frans Zwartjes

cat: purge004 | format: cassette | release date: 13/05/2014


An album comprised solely of never-before heard music composed and recorded by Frans Zwartjes between 1966 and 1999. Signed by the artist, the album is available in an edition of 50 cassette tapes, designed by Traven T Croves with paintings and photographs by Frans. Each includes two prints of unseen photographs by Zwartjes, with screen printed insert and case.


Extract from "The Holy Family" - footage from Zwartjes’ archive exclusive to Purge, featuring Song 2 from the release available to watch by clicking here.


Music by Frans Zwartjes was launched at the ICA on May 11th 2014 (repeated on May 20th), with an introduction by Simona Monizza, screening original 16mm film prints by Zwartjes: Living, Spare Bedroom, Seats Two, Moving Stills, Behind Your Walls, Spectator & Found Footage. More information can be found on the ICA blog.

Buy the cassette (first shipping on May 13th 2014, Frans' 87th birthday) *SOLD OUT*

We have also produced 50 silkscreen A3 posters "Zwartjes self-portrait, 1969". Annotated and numbered. Special edition of 5 are signed by the artist.