Max Ernst tree

[audio:maxernst.mp3]

Max Ernst (1891 – 1976) was an exponent of Dadaism and Surrealism. Trees and the woods were essential to his imagination. His recollections of walks with his father gave him a mystic approach to this subject.

That’s what I always liked about his art: it resonates with my own childhood memories. And for me “psychedelic” is very similar to “surrealistic” – only the two belong to different decades of the 20th century.

So, when I “met” this really surrealistic tree, I decided to compose a fitting music. This time I cut the recordings into pieces and made them into a collage.

guitar & gear: Fender Jaguar, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson EB3 Bass, Tweed Champ, Tube Trem, Big Muff, Tube Reverb

2 thoughts on “Max Ernst tree

  1. Kikipotamus the Hobo

    Very cool! I don’t know what all those terms mean, like Big Muff, but I like this sound. I’ve been learning about just being versus letting the ego attach a story to everything. Dadaism strikes me as the artistic version of just being, no ego with its silly need to turn everything into a story.

  2. Gary Post author

    Dadaism is great! It created art without an artist forming it – the readymades. And Big Muff is just a distortion unit, a stomp box you can hear in the intro…

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