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17 Jan 2021
Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone on BBC6 Music
Stuart revisits the innovative duo’s dark and pulsating cold-synth album, TRANCE. Made in 1982 by auteur producer Chris Carter and agent-provocateur Cosey Fanni Tutti, it was their second record after disbanding from pioneering industrial music collective Throbbing Gristle. Regularly cited by artists as being highly influential in contemporary electronic music, Trance is an abrasive and atmospheric exploration of minimal electro, polyrhythmic sequences to rhythm heavy industrial dance tracks.
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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.
Book Tickets Now… only a limited number available.
‘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)
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.
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.”
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
The albums are: Heartbeat (purple), Trance (gold), Songs of Love & Lust (turquoise) and Exotica (violet).
Preorder online from Cargo Records
More Chris & Cosey vinyl releases are planned for 2020.
COSEY FANNI TUTTI’s ACCLAIMED SOLO ALBUM
and now in many 'Albums of The Year' lists.
COSEY FANNI TUTTI
announces the release of her second solo album,
Released Worldwide by Conspiracy International TUTTI is comprised of eight soundscapes: an audio self portrait comprising of manipulated sound recordings from Cosey’s life, music and art: “It’s the only album I’ve made that is an all encompassing statement expressing the totality of my being. A sense of the past in relation to the present and everything in between.”
Available on Blue Vinyl or Gatefold CD the physical releases feature silver block-foil embossed covers and the vinyl release include printed inner sleeve and download code.
THE THIRD & FINAL CARTER TUTTI VOID ALBUM
Containing all new studio recordings, Triumvirate brings Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Void’s collaborative partnership as Carter Tutti Void to a conclusion. The trio first came together as a collective for a live performance, invited by Mute for the Short Circuit Festival in 2011 and released their acclaimed debut, the live album Transverse the following year.
Carter Tutti Void went on to release f(x) (Industrial Records, 2015), their first studio recording and performed a handful of selected shows, culminating in their final live performance in Hull, part of a series of events for Hull City of Culture 2017 centred around the COUM Transmissions retrospective at Humber Street Gallery.
For some time Carter, Tutti and Void have been awaiting an opportunity when all three artists were able to gather at Carter and Tutti’s Studio47 in Norfolk, where the album was recorded, produced and mastered. Triumvirate was approached with the improvisational spirit of previous Carter Tutti Void albums. The rhythms, created by Chris Carter, formed the foundation and starting point from which the process began of melding the live instrumentation of Cosey Fanni Tutti and Nik Void’s searing guitars, vocals, effects and the arsenal of sounds each had amassed from a variety of sources, some sounds manipulated to extremes, all fed into the mix. Tying the album together is the power of three, and a free open approach to sound shared by the trio.
Carter Tutti Void are Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Chris & Cosey / Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Void (Factory Floor / NVPR). Chris Carter recently released his first solo album in 17 years, Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Vol. 1 (Mute, 2018) and Cosey Fanni Tutti’s TUTTI, her first album since 1982, came out earlier this year on Conspiracy International (home of Chris and Cosey since 1982). Nik Void is currently working on her debut solo album.
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