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MusicMerzbow & Balázs Pandi, The Anunnaki

Thursday May 17th at 8 PM

Copper Owl

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Pretty Good Not Bad & The fifty fifty arts collective present: Merzbow & Balázs Pándi with Annunaki ---- Merzbow For over thirty years, Merzbow (aka Masami Akita) has been the biggest and most recognizable figure on the international noise scene. Since 1980, he has released over 400 recordings, and has collaborated with various artists. There is no need to argue: Merzbow stands as the most important artist in noise music. The favorite moniker of Japan's Masami Akita appears on hundreds of albums. The name comes from German artist Kurt Schwitters Kurt Schwitters famous work Merzbau, which he also called The Cathedral of Erotic Misery. Akita's choice reflects his fondness for junk art (through Schwitter's collage method) and his fascination with ritualized eroticism, namely in the form of fetishism and bondage. All these elements constitute the Merzbow persona. ---- Balázs Pándi ...