Tony Conrad & Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will meet this wknd
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge @ Europa (more by Zach Dilgard)
Tony Conrad and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge will meet for the first time and perform on two consecutive days in improvisatory concerts centered on their mutual love for violin. The shows will take place at ISSUE Project Room on January 10 at 9 p.m.
and January 11 at 4 p.m. The event will be recorded for an album release and filmed by Marie Losier for her upcoming feature documentary on P-Orridge.
The idea to unite the two influential musicians was conceived at the screening of “Marie Losier’s Film Portraits” at the French Institute Alliance Française in September of 2008. Upon watching Losier’s documentary, “Tony Conrad DreaMinimalist,” P-Orridge confessed that violin, which figured prominently in the film, was her favorite instrument and that hearing Conrad’s personal story made her cherish it even more. “I initially wanted to create a scene for the film on Genesis in which she and Tony would just play the violin together,” says Losier. “But very quickly this idea developed into a strong desire to see the two musicians I love perform live for an audience. Even though their paths have not crossed up until this point, it only felt natural to me that they should.”
Upcoming @ Issue Project Room
Jan 7 – Talibam! + Car Commercial
Jan 9 – Carlos Giffoni + Dan Friel + Noveller
Jan 10 – Genesis + Tony
Jan 11 – Genesis + Tony