The British industrial town Hull could hardly have a more appropriate name. It is a fitting place for a nihilistic avant-garde collective, which at the end of the 1970s aggressively confronted every conceivable taboo: sex, pornography, violence and self-mutilation. But COUM Transmissions was only the beginning. Led by the artists Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti., COUM became the visionary and utterly unruly industrial/noise band Throbbing Gristle, which was named 'the wreckers of civilisation' by a shocked conservative politician. The many rare archive clips speak for themselves.
Title: OTHER, LIKE ME - Director(s): Marcus Werner Hed, Dan Fox - Producer: Marcus Werner Hed - UK/USA - Run time, 80 min
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This psycho-acoustic exploration of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire time-travels like that famous fictional doctor, as Cosey Fanni Tutti dreams of connective sonic pathways.
Written & Directed by Caroline Catz. Produced by Andy Starke.
Featuring Caroline Catz, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tom Meeten, Saskia Reeves, Richard Glover, Michael Higgs,
Honor Ray Caplan-Higgs, Zachary Hart and Cosey Fanni Tutti (as herself).
Available on BFI Player from Thursday 15 October 2020 - until Sunday 18 October 2020.
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‘Radio was the most important thing in my life and music, music, music!’ A true pioneer in audio exploration and psycho-acoustics, Delia Derbyshire conceived one of the most familiar compositions in science fiction, the Doctor Who theme, while working in a BBC basement. Her soundscapes felt like they connected to another realm. Kicking off with the discovery of 267 tapes in an attic, along with a treasure trove of journals hidden in her childhood bedroom, this film tunes in to Derbyshire’s frequency; that of a life-long non-conformist, whose peals of laughter in an archive interview tickle with delight and eccentricity. Featuring a rich archive, interviews, fictional embodiment and Cosey Fanni Tutti’s psycho-sonic channelling, director Caroline Catz traces acoustic pathways on her archeological dig into Derbyshire’s resonant life.
Sophie Brown (BFI)
Throbbing Gristle special editions with bonus tracks, gatefold compact discs with booklets, coloured vinyl reissues, double & triple albums.
Available from all good record stores,
or directly from MUTE BANK
Blixa Bargeld discusses his feelings on being classified as making industrial music:
"I hated it when they called us that. For me, industrial is Throbbing Gristle. The end. They invented the term.
Then it disappeared for a long time, then appeared in the USA and was described in such different things, from Ministry to NIN … everything was industrial! If you use such words, especially in music journalism, you have to be very careful … What the hell is industrial? Monte Cazazza or Marilyn Manson?"
Blixa Bargeld 2018
A CLASSIC PIECE OF CHRIS & COSEY STUDIO GEAR
Superb example of this monster effects processor, direct from the studio of Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Comes with all packaging and accessories plus signed provenance (see below).
In full working order.
Eventide H800FW Multi-Channel Effects System.
The Eventide site has all the manuals, drivers and spec information for this monster.
Along with the unit you will receive:
• mains cable
• enormous instruction manual/folder
• a blank memory card
• firewire cable
• USB/Serial dongle
• letter of provenance
• signed photo of Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti with this unit
• box and all packaging
• a set of Eventide playing cards! (still sealed)
In excellent cosmetic condition with only minor signs of wear or age across the unit. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
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A Cosey Fanni Tutti and Chris Carter Mixtape
Here’s an eclectic mix of ‘light’ tracks for the shifting moods of these strange times.
‘Let the music wash over you. Close your eyes and sway…’ Exotika, 1987
Cosey & Chris. May 2020
Faber & Faber
The untitled book will be released in spring 2022 after head of Faber Social, Alexa von Hirschberg, acquired world all language rights from Matthew Hamilton at the Hamilton Agency.
It will see Fanni Tutti explore the personal and creative connections between herself, the iconic 1960s electronic musician Delia Derbyshire and the 15th-century mystic visionary Margery Kempe.
Fanni Tutti began her career in 1969, becoming known for her performance art, her work in the sex industry, as the co-founder of pioneering band Throbbing Gristle, and for her electronic music as half of Chris & Cosey and Carter Tutti.
Her previous book, Art Sex Magic, is currently being adapted into a film.
She said: “A few years ago I accepted the exciting offer to compose the soundtrack for a film on Delia Derbyshire and my subsequent research led me into territories I hadn’t anticipated, revealing unexpected connections between myself and Delia. Then while rummaging through the dusty shelves of a second-hand bookshop I came across an old paperback book based on what is recognised as being the first autobiography written in English, The Book of Margery Kempe, whose author was born and lived in King’s Lynn, my local town. As I got deeper into my research on Delia and Margery I was intrigued and surprised by how our worlds and our “recordings” of our lives revealed a shared dogged determination to retain a sense of self within the societies of our time despite the challenges of being constantly undermined and pressured to accept our “place”, to play our “part”. How we sought a sense of fulfilment and freedom.”
Von Hirschberg added: “This book will be a revelatory meditation on womanhood, creativity, self-expression, freedom and experimentation which will uncover the surprising links between three courageous artists. Cosey Fanni Tutti is an exceptional writer and this book will establish her as a pioneering literary as well as an artistic and musical voice.”
Books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.
A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE
Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential avant-garde band Throbbing Gristle, as one half of electronic pioneers Chris and Cosey, and as an artist channellingp her experience in pornographic modelling and striptease, her work on the margins has come to reshape the mainstream. Shocking, wise and life-affirming, Art Sex Music is the fascinating memoir of an inspirational woman.
Faber & Faber
MATERIAL DESCRIPTION: Magazine Action, Lithography on paper
CREDIT LINE: © the artist
ACCESSION NUMBER: ACC45/2018