Friday, 27 March 2015

X-TG "Desertshore" and "The Final Report"

For all you TG/X-TG and Chris and Cosey fans, have a look at this link for info on this collector’s item double vinyl, double CD, digital downloads and special edition double white vinyl albums of X-TG’s “Desertshore” and “The Final Report”.  I particularly enjoyed “frieze”, the video footage of Chris and Cosey explaining how Peter Christopherson’s original December 2006 proposal to do a cover version of Nico’s 1970 album “Desertshore” album led them to taking it up before his death in 2010 and “I Live With Wires”, an indepth look at how Chris Carter created TG’s original sound throughout the 70s and 80s using his custom-built modular synths and Chris and Cosey’s musical progression to date.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Berlin Sculptress Mona Fuchs

During my stay in Berlin in the mid-1980s, I was fortunate enough to meet Mona Fuchs through the Das CassetenCombinat crew.  Mona was a sculptress who welded pieces of scrap gears, automobile parts, bicycle wheels, rebar, air filters, pitchforks and other metal together into minimalist metal art.  She was gracious enough to exhibit an installation of her artworks for one of my live performances.  Here are some photos taken at her atelier and video stills of how I integrated her sculptures into my performance.