Brutal Measures [Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter]

Brutal Measures [Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter]

Brutal. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. True tales from America's dark side...
 Lydia Lunch is passionate, confrontational and bold. Whether
attacking the patriarchy and their pornographic war mongering,
turning the sexual into the political or whispering a love song to the
broken hearted, her fierce energy and rapid fire delivery lend testament
to her warrior nature.
Queen of No Wave, muse of The Cinema of Transgression, writer,
musician, poet, spoken word artist and photographer, she has released
too many musical projects to tally, has been on tour for decades, has
published dozens of articles, half a dozen books and simply refuses to
just shut up. Brooklyn’s own Akashic Books have published her
anthology Will Work For Drugs, as well as her outrageous memoir of
sexual insanity Paradoxia, A Predator's Diary, which has been
translated into seven languages. She performs in a variety of mediums,
is a rabid collaborator and continues to release new music as well as re-
issuing classic material such as her spoken word indictment against
patriarchal idiocy, The Conspiracy of Women through Nicolas Jaar’s
label Other People.
Weasel Walter (first name, last name) is a Brooklyn, New York based
multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser best known for leading
the seminal punk-jazz/no- wave/brutal-prog band The Flying
Luttenbachers between 1991 and 2007 on 16 full-length releases.
Seamlessly uniting the intensity and abstraction of improvised music
with the nihilist aesthetics of extreme rock forms, Walter is committed
to violent momentum, idiomatic unpredictability and rapid articulation.
Expert in the underground music scene of the late 1970’s, Walter has
lectured at various Universities including Bard, San Francisco Art
Institute, University of Chicago in Paris, and penned the introduction
for Marc Masters book NO WAVE, seen as the definitive history of the
New York movement from which Lydia Lunch emerged in 1977 with
her first group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

In 2012, Weasel Walter began working with Lydia Lunch as musical
coordinator and lead guitarist for RETROVIRUS, a retrospective,
which spanned the spectrum of her musical legacy from No Wave
Skronk to bludgeoning Hard Rock and sleazy Jazz Noir to propulsive
Psychedlia. RETROVIRUS has just released their second full length LP
URGE TO KILL in the USA, Europe and South America.

BRUTAL MEASURES combines the dynamic spoken word histrionics
of Lydia Lunch, one of the genres most controversial performers with
the improvisational virtuosity of Weasel Walter to create an intimate,
terrifying and even hilarious evening of musical verite.

Joe Coleman

Joe Coleman is a world-renowned painter, writer and performer who has exhibited for four decades in major museums throughout the world including one-man exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, the Barbican Centre in London, Tilton Gallery and Dickinson Gallery in New York. He was recently featured in the ground-breaking "Unrealism" show in Miami presented by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian. His performance work from the 1980's was some of the most radical of its time. The new book on extreme performance, "Avant Garde from Below: Transgressive Performance from Iggy Pop to Joe Coleman and G.G. Allin" by Clemens Marschall, explores Coleman's influence during this pivotal period.

Michael Foster

Michael Foster is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist working in the fields of free improvisation, noise, free jazz, graphic & video notation, performance art, and other forms of weird music. Foster utilizes extensive preparations of his saxophone, augmenting it with amplification, objects, balloons, drum heads, vibrators, tapes, and samples as a method of subverting and queering the instrument’s history and traditional roles.



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