Have been keeping this album on repeat for a few weeks now... unknown to me until the recent Editions Mego reissue (album was originally released on Mute in 1986). Brilliant electronics and moods, highly enjoyable and thoroughly recommended.
“Angus was a dream percussionist. A dream person.” -- Lou Reed
The Art and Life of Angus MacLise (1938 – 1979)
May 10 - May 29, 2011
curated by Johan Kugelberg and Will Swofford Cameron
Opening Party, May 10th
6pm to 9pm at 521 W23rd Street
Art Exhibition - May 10 - May 29
521 W 23rd Street, New York
265 Canal Street, Suite 601, New York
Film Night at the Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, New York, May 12th at 8 PM.
Boo-Hooray Gallery Website
This is the first overview of the lifework of a major American 20th century artistic polyglot.
Angus MacLise was an American artist, poet, percussionist, and composer active in New York, San Francisco, Paris, London and Kathmandu from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. Best known as the original drummer of the Velvet Underground, MacLise’s lifework included music, calligraphy, performance art, poetry, drawings, plays, and limited edition artist’s books.
A suitcase of Angus MacLise’s artwork, publications, and manuscript as well as more than 100 hours of recorded music was left with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela for safe-keeping thirty years ago. This extraordinary time-vault is the foundation of the exhibition, with additional materials drawn from private previously unseen collections and archives.
The 521 West 23rd Street exhibition features manuscript, calligraphy, ephemera, photography, artwork, memorabilia, posters and handbills illuminating MacLise’s multi-faceted career through a narrative of original artifacts.
The 265 Canal Street Suite 601 sound installation, the premiere exhibition at Boo-Hooray’s new Chinatown space, features previously unheard recordings from the 1960’s and 1970’s featuring Angus MacLise performing alongside notables such as: Tony Conrad, La Monte Young, John Cale, Billy Name, Terry Riley, William Breeze, Piero Heliczer, Jack Smith, Lou Reed, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker among others. Each day one may experience a unique set of curated programs of MacLise’s music. Every day is different.
The exhibits are open every day from 11am - 6pm, with the curators hosting Walks and Talks at the 521 West 23rd Street location on Saturday May 14th at 3pm & Saturday May 21st at 3pm
For more information contact Michael Daley / firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos by Koen Jacobs
In this Sunday April 17, 2011 photo provided by the museum: "The Church (Sœur Jeanne-Myriam)", a 1990 picture by American artist Andres Serrano is shown damaged as part of the Collection Lambert in a museum in Avignon, Southern France, Sunday April 17, 2011. Assailants attacked three guards at this modern art exhibit and used a hammer to destroy a controversial photograph of a crucifix bathed in urine and this picture entitled The Church.(AP Photo/P.Daval)
Vandals damage divisive photo at French exhibit
IDEOLOGIC ORGAN, the record label, has been launched. Curated/produced by Stephen O'Malley (in collaboration, manufactured and distributed by Editions Mego) IO will focus on vinyl releases of high quality production, alongside digital download releases of the same material. The first two titles focus on acoustic spectral music: the initial being a double LP titled "Trowo Phurnag Ceremony" from Moscow based group PHURPA. Led by contemporary artist Alexei Tegin, Phurpa is a vocal ensemble performing beautiful and arcane music in the Tibetan Bon tradition. Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney's duo album "Aestuarium" will be the second production: a minimal spectral duo between the two disciples of voice and viola recorded by Mell Dettmer. These two titled will be released in June/July 2011. More information at http://editionsmego.com/ideologic-organ/
Adventures In Modern Music 7 April 2011
Some guy named Pinched Harmonicas recently unleashed this brilliance unto the internet world. EDGY apparently approves. Very very amusing. No, BW will not be reforming. Thank you very much.
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