Monday, March 30, 2009

Auckland - March 4th at Cassette

Gudrun Gut, Disasteradio and Mr Hayday
Photos courtesy of Jen French

Gudrun currently runs the Berlin-based Monika Enterprise Label, was an early member of Einst├╝rzende Neubauten and most famously founded the 1980s band Malaria!
Gut became practically a thread unto herself in Berlin's underground art and music scenes. She explored cross-sections of new wave, techno, spoken word, multimedia art, and experimental rock in bands like Mania D, Matador, and Project Miasma. There have been film scores, radio plays, videos projects, gallery exhibitions, remixes, a record label, DJ gigs, and the eclectic, collective radio show "The Ocean Club".
Featured in prestigious UK magazine ‘The Wire’ recently:
“This is a story about a’ geniale dilettante’; a punk and a No Waver and an early adopter of computer pop; a girl from German heatherlands who moved to Berlin to become one of the city’s central figures – feminist agitator, festival organizer, entrepreneur. Plus of course musician, performance artist, DJ, radio presenter, club organizer, cultural ambassador and label owner. She has done all of this largely by maintaining her independence. Not in the rejectionist strain that characterizes knee-jerk American individualism, but rather by creating and attending to niches and spaces of possibility in the interstices and the margins.”

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