Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre-and post-punk eras, he is the flounder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions (1969-1976), Throbbing Gristle (1975-1981), and Psychic TV (1981 to present), all of which merged performance art with rock music. Celebrated by critics and art historians as a progenitor of “industrial music”, his innovations have transformed the character of rock and electronic music while his prodigious efforts to expand the boundaries of live performance have radically altered the way people experience sound in a concert setting.
But that’s just the preamble to the story. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye (nee Jacqueline Breyer), who remained his wife and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and genesis’s most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. Genesis called this project “Creating the Pandrogyne”, an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.
USA 2011, 65 min, Digital, Dir: Marie Loser
Friday May 25 at 9:15PM
Saturday May 26 at 2:00PM
Saturday May 26 at 7:00PM
Sunday May 27 at 1:00PM
Sunday May 27 at 9:00PM
When I posted that the RDP compilation “2012” hit number 3, it was because I thought that was as high as it would get! Silly me.
I suppose this means shit just got real.
Thank you to all the artists on the compilation and to everyone involved and a huge thanks to all the djs who have been playing this.
Nicola Ratti comes to us all the way from Milan with Edmonton’s prince of ambiance, Mark Templeton! Taiwan brings their the-twin-peaks-soundtrack-that-never-was stylings to table to complete what may be one of the best electronic shows Edmonton will see this year:
:::::: Nicola Ratti (Milan, Italy)
::::::: Mark Templeton
All Ages & Licensed.
Doors at 8, Music at 8:30 (for real).
Available in advance from YegLive.ca
The Elevation Room
10349 Jasper Avenue
Big thanks to everyone at cjsr 88.5 fm
A while back a bunch of Edmontonian noise makers were lucky enough to head down south to Cowtown. Even luckier, Aaron Sereda recorded it. Amazing stuff.
5 years in, they add a drummer, but not just any drummer…. the BEST drummer.
beetz ‘n’ noyze
A Special Performance from David Finkleman and Robert Burkosky
From Energetic Action, always a surprise, always awesome
music at 8pm
Bohemia 10217 97 st