Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway | Oberlin, OH - November 17 2012
Q: How do you get 200 noise music fans from multiple states to pack into a small bar in a remote college town in Ohio?
A: Put living legend and industrial pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and one of the modern king’s of noise Aaron Dilloway on stage together.
The video here is a montage of excerpts from the performance edited down from roughly an hour of footage.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (b. Neil Megson) is a musician and artist whose career began in Hull, England in 1969. She was a founding member of the hugely influential bands Throbbing Gristle (founders of Industrial music) and Psychic TV. In 1993, P-Orridge began the art/life project of becoming a single pandrogynous entity along with her (now late) wife Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge. - genesisbreyerporridge.com
Aaron Dilloway has been releasing and recording music since the age of 16. He was a member of experimental bands Couch, Galen and Universal Indians. He is a former guitarist and tape manipulator for the experimental band Wolf Eyes, which he left in 2005 to live most of that year in Kathmandu, Nepal. While his wife did her graduate work there, he roamed the streets recording every sound he could, many of which are used in his recent recordings and performances. Currently he runs the noise record label, record store and mailorder Hanson Records, which he began in Brighton, Michigan in 1994. Hanson then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan for several years, before finally settling in Oberlin, Ohio, after a brief return to Ann Arbor. He performs solo using eight track tapes and vocal sounds, and records modular synthesizer music as Spine Scavenger. Recently, he has played with an ever-changing cast of sound artists under the name The Nevari Butchers. - hansonrecords.net
Opening the show was a collaborative performance by Robert Turman, Stephen Petrus, and Wyatt Howland. Look for video from that performance in the weeks ahead.
Further info on the event can be found here.
*On November 18th this event was followed up with a lecture by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge at Oberlin College. Listen to the Q&A segment of the lecture below as recorded by Aaron Dilloway.