Faust Performance and Workshop Oct. 10-11


AUX is pleased to announce a performance and workshop by legendary German experimental music group Faust. Tickets are available now at Schoolkids Records or via the 40 Watt Club Web site for the Saturday, October 10 performance with Athens’ own Circulatory System and special guests at the 40 Watt Club.

Faust will present a workshop the following day at 2 PM at the Cine Lab in downtown Athens, for concert ticket holders and UGA students and faculty (limited seating, first come, first served).

Sponsored by AUX, Orange Twin Records, Ciné, and Nuci’s Space. AUX produces experimental arts events and publications and  is supported in part by ICE.

For more information about Faust in Athens visit: https://ugaartscollaborative.com/aux/

For more information about Faust visit: http://faust-pages.com

“There is no group more mythical than Faust,” wrote Julian Cope in his book Krautrocksampler, which detailed the pivotal influence the German band exerted over the development of ambient and industrial textures. Producer/overseer Uwe Nettelbeck, a onetime music journalist, formed Faust in Wumme, Germany, in 1971 with founding members Hans Joachim Irmler, Jean Hervé Peron, Werner “Zappi” Diermaier, Rudolf Sosna, Gunther Wusthoff, and Armulf Meifert. Upon receiving advance money from their label, Nettelbeckconverted an old schoolhouse into a recording studio, where the group spent the first several months of its existence in almost total isolation, honing its unique cacophonous sound with the aid of occasional guests like minimalist composer Tony Conrad and members of Slapp Happy.

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