zaj

Zaj was formed from Walter Marchetti and Juan Hildago with the support from John Cage. Zaj was an experimental music and performance group. Zaj is foundet 1964 in Madrid the members are:

Jose Luis Castillejo, Ramires Cortes, Juan Hidalgo, Walter Marchetti, Tomas Marco and Eugenio de Vicente

Note on the Zaj Group

There is no official history of the Zaj Group. The general spirit of the works with which the group is identified is unhistorical, frech and even the question of who actually belongs to the group is never allowed to intrude. Those who once worked with the group are described as "no longer working with us," rather than not Zaj. The word "Zaj" itself is without meaning, except as it becomes identified with the group. For some Zaj manifestations, the word has been spelled in an alternate way-"Zej" or "Zoj" for instance. Let it sufficeto say, by way of historical remarks, that Juan Hidalgo and Walter Marchetti were founders of the group, some time around 1964 at Madrid. Since that time there have been forty or fifty Zaj manifestations at Madrid, elswhere that Spain (thus transcrending the intranational, regional difference that have plagued the cultural avant-garde in Spain until now), and even in vari0us other European countries. There are also many Zaj publications, which Something Else Press has undertaken to distribute.

The bachround of the parcipants at first tended to be musical. Both Juan Hidalgo and Walter Marchetti are highly skilled com posers and musicians. They were well known in Italian musical circles during the period of Hidalgos stay there, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and when Hidalgo returned to Spain, bringing the Italian Marchetti with him, it was a considerable loss to the Italian musical scene. However, in works of the sort which characterize Zaj, theimagery is not necessarily musical at all. For a considerable time there was musical imagery in most Zaj work, but it cam to be increasingly confined to the titles, alluding to well-known musical works, until finally, as Castillejo points out in his excellent description, the first text in the pamphlet, even the allusion disappeared. Castillejo himself is a good example of the non-musical Zaj member.By profession he is a diplomat, currently fist Secretary of the Spanish Embassy at Algiers. However he has writtenmany essays, art criticism, know best in this country through Art International, and a collection of his superb short writings, oriented into and out of concrete poetry, has been published by Zaj under the title la caida del avion en el terreno baldio, available through Something Else Press. Again, Tomas Marco writes criticism for various Spanish magazines and is a lwa student. The overall tendency of Zaj group is, then, towards very original events in general, both for performance and non-performance, and the group is one of most exciting and active ...

Juan Hidalgo

zaj BIOGRAFIA

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MADRID JULIO 1964 JUAN HIDALGO, WALTER MARCHETTI Y RAMÓN BARCHE CREAM

ZAJ
MADRID 19. NOVEIMBRE 1966 INVITACIÓN RETROACTVA AL "TRASLADO A PIE DE TRES OBJETOS"        
REALIZADO POR HIDALGO, MARCHETTI Y BARCE...

1965
Size: 28.3 x 22.5 cm
Price: 140, - Euro

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ZAJ

FESTVAL zaj 1

madrid, noviembre-diciembre 1965

POGRAMA, 57,6 x 22,4 cm.

Price: 380,-Euro

zej

VERANO DE 1966

zej

VIAJE A ARGEL 1966

9,4 x 16,5 cm.

Price: 140,-Euro

das nichtbarocke in der kunst

galerie Block im Forum-thater

9. abend

alison knowles, dick higgins, fluxus-concert

10. abend

juan hidalgo, tomas marco, zaj-concert

1966

Price: 80,-Euro

 

 

Walter Marchetti

zaj es como un bar.

1a gente entra, sale, esta;

se tomas una copa y deja una propina

walter marchetti

madrid, 1966

Price: sold

 

 

 

zaj

PF-PARTY CON zaj

1966.

Price: 90,-Euro

zaj

PINTURA

Exposicion por zaj

oono 66

jose luis castillejo

Price: 120,-Euro

juan hidalgo

cuando usted no sepa que decir

un etcetera de

juan hidalgo

Price: 140,-Euro

 

 

juan hidalgo ester ferrer walter matchetti

presenta

zaj

en

alcoy

con

juan hidalgo ester ferrer walter marchetti

Price: 160,-Euro

zaj

zaj   !AORA COMO NUNCA! zaj

16 de marzo 1967

Price: 120,-Euro

zaj

teatro estudio de madrid

presenta

zaj

en un concierto

Price: 240,- Euro

zaj

zaj y Eugenio de Vicente

Se complacen en parciparte la reciente creation

"LABO 1"

Price: 120,-Euro

 

 

 

Jose Luis Castillejo

Jose Luis Castillejo

A Part from

The Book of Twenty Letters

Price: 140,-Euro

zaj

los 4 libros zaj

c/o

juan hidalgo

batalla del salado, 1

madrid-7

espana

Price: 120,-Euro

zaj

zaj presetq el libro de jose luis castillejo

1967

Price: 120,-Euro

zaj

PF-PARTY CON zaj

1968

Price: 85,-Euro

zaj

SUPLEMENTO AL CALENDARIO UNIVERSAL zaj

1968

Price: 90,-Euro

CARL ANDRE

ZAJ IS BIGGER THAN LIFE

CARL ANDRE

düsseldorg, 1968

Price: 120,-Euro

Jiri Valoch

3 texts

to juan hidalgo & all zaj-frieds

jiri valoch

1968

Price: 120,-Euro

zaj

UN

HUEVA

JUAN HIDALGI

PARA

LA PASCUA

zaj

MADRID- APRIL

1968

Price: 260,-Euro

zaj

zaj

en

BILBAO

juan hidalgo,

ester ferrer

walter marchetti

Price: 120,-Euro

jose luis castillejo

desnudo zaj

jose luis castillejo

madrid, enero 1968

Price:120,-Euro

walter marchetti

zaj desea a todos sus amogos un ano especial de meditacion

1968

con

la observacion hecha por walter marchetti...

Price: 140,-Euro

 

 

zaj

zaj

jose luis castllejo

invierno 68-69

Price 180,-Euro

juan hidalgo

zaj

desea a todos sus amigos

un ano especial de meditacion

1969

con

la

"action zaj"

de

juan hidalgo

Price: 180,-Euro

 

 

zaj

? cual es el 69 zaj?

una pregunta zaj

juan hidalgo, 1969

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leo zaj

lectura zaj

juan hidalgo

zaj

madirid, 1970

Price 120,-Euro

 

 

 

zaj

69

!cinco  anos de zaj !

Jose luis castillejo

inverno 68-69

Price: 180,-Euro

 

 

zaj

NOCHE zaj WALTER MARCHETTI  MADRID, 1969

Price: 240,-Euro

zaj

Ludwig van Beethoven

desea a todos sus amigos

un ano especial de meditacion

1970

con

la

visits zaj

de

juan hidalgo y walter marchetti

Price: 180,-Euro

 

 

 

jose luis castillejo

Modern writing

 

jose luuis castillejo

Bonn 1970

Price: 90,-Euro

walter marchetti

walter marchetti una hora zaj  madrid, enero 1970

37 x 35 cm

Price:380,-Euro

 

 

  • Juan Hidalgo

Juan Hidalgo

"LA BARROCA ALEGRE"

( THE GRAY BAROQUE)

Two photo of Juan Hidalgo, signed, titeled and numberd, 5/19, 1969,

Sice each 18,2 x 24,1 cm.

Price: 6500,-Euro.

Walter Marchetti

Walter Marchetti

"Interram utopicam"

LP, CAMPS RECORDS, Milano, 1977.

Price: 120,-Euro

zaj en canarias
zaj en canaria

zaj, 1964 - 1990, en canarias

A silkscreen on a glass-plate and a book,

21 x 13 x 2,5 cm,

Price: 180,-Euro

Juan Hidalgo

Juan Hidalgo:"VIAJE A ARGEL"

Para esta 2.edicion, 1992, 594 pages.

Price sold

PREMIOS

CANARIAS

Catalogue, with Juan Hidalgo, 1996, 140 pages.

Price: 24,-Euro

 

ARTE CANTERAS

Catalogue with Juan Hidalgo, 56 pages, 1998.

Price: 12,-Euro.

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ARTE EN CANARIAS

IDENTIDAD COSMOPOLITISMO

Catalogue with Juan Hidalgo, 180 pages.

Price: 28,-Euro

zaj

juan hidalgo

UNA VOZ (un etceteral)

LP and a booklet,

Alga Marghen, 01, in a edition of 323 copies, 2001.

Price: 80,-Euro

 

RADIO de ACTION

"RADIO de ACTION en TORNO a la PERFORMANCE en CANARIAS 1964 - 2000"

With ZAJ and Juan Hidalgo, 2001, 203 pages.

Price: 38,-Euro

Juan Hidalgo

juan hidalgo

obra reciente

Un Gran Canaria y Un Gas Mas?

Catalogue, 16 pages, 2003,

Price: sold

 

"PIELES"

Centro de arte la Regenta, Las Palmes 2003,

90 pages.

Price: 24,-Euro

Espacios y modos

"Espacios y modos, Mas alla de los limites"

With Juan Higalgo, 2003, 180 pages.

Price: 28,-Euro

 

walter machetti

walter marchtti
walter marchatti

walter marchetti: "musica visible"

centro atlantico de arte moderno, las palmas de gran canaria, 2004,

256 pages with many pictures.

Price: 48,-Euro

Canarias

PREMIOS CANARIAS

DE BELLAS ARTES

Catalogue with Juan Hidalgo, 2005, 76 pages.

Price: sold

zaj

zaj concierto de zeatro musical

Sensxperiment, 2007, 38 pages.

Price: sold

Juan Hidalgo

JUAN HIDALGO: "jugando con bolas

CENTRO ATLANTICO DE ARTE, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2008.

80 pages.

Price: 28,-Euro

Dialogos

"Dialogos"

With Juan Hidalgo, 2009, 120 pages.

Price 38,-Euro