Mécanosphère & Mark Stewart / Kenneth Anger Technicolor Skull06 May 2009 09 May 2009 | Concert
Fundação Serralves and Palácio Valadares
Mécanosphère teamed with vocalist Mark Stewart (The Pop Group/The Maffia/On-U-Sound) for two performances in homage to legendary experimental film maker and notorious magus Kenneth Anger, intertwining their set with Anger's TECHNICOLOR SKULL: a magic operation of sound and light where Kenneth Anger in person played the theremin, sided by guitarist Brian Butler, while alternative cuts of some of his own films ("Lucifer Rising", "Invocation of my Demon Brother", "Scorpio Rising", "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome"...), were projected, juxtaposed with psychedelic skulls. Also appearing with Mécanosphère was multi-instrumentalist and electronic agitator Angie Reed (Chicks on Speed Records).
Between the two dates, Mécanosphère and Mark Stewart performed at Festival Bandits-Mages in Bourges, France (on May 8).
Photos and feedback coming soon.
For more info on Mark Stewart, since his punk/dub days in the late 70s to his current collaborations with The Bug, Massive Attack and others, via his longstanding alliance with Adrian Sherwood, look here.
For more info on Kenneth Anger's journey from 1940s Hollywood-as-Babylon to his current membership of the Ordo Templi Orientis, via his pioneering magick cinema work, his associations with the Rolling Stones, the Charles Manson Family, Anton LaVey's Church of Satan and much more, look here.