- 03 May 17
Throbbing Gristle’s Cosey Fanni Tutti discusses her superb memoir Art Sex Music, which reflects on an incredible career that once saw the group branded as “wreckers of civilisation”.
Former Throbbing Gristle member Christine Newby, aka Cosey Fanni Tutti, has produced quite possibly the music book of the year in the brilliant Art Sex Music, a compelling reflection on her lengthy career as a rebellious provocateur in the world of art and music.
Starting with Cosey’s working class upbringing in Hull (which this year extensively celebrated TG as part of its European Capital of Culture remit), it moves on to her time as a member of artistic collective COUM and finally her extensive work in the musical avant-garde.
This latter output has taken many thrillingly experimental shapes, not just with Throbbing Gristle, but also with the duo Carter Tutti – formed with her life partner and fellow TG member Chris Carter – and its offshoot Carter Tutti Void, a superb collaboration with Nik Void of DFA electro-industrial mavericks Factory Floor.