CURRENT NEWS & UPDATES
17th Aug at I.C.A, London
Book launch, Audience Q&A and Book Signing
Cosey Fanni Tutti in conversation with Maxine Peake
plus a DJ set by Nik Colk Void
Tickets available at www.ica.art - SOLD OUT!
Launch Party, Audience Q&A and Book Signing
Cosey Fanni Tutti in conversation with JD Twitch (Optimo)
plus a DJ set by JD Twitch
Tickets available at www.monorailmusic.com
Cosey Fanni Tutti in conversation with John Doran (The Quietus)
Audience Q&A and Book Signing
plus Golden Atoms DJ sets reflecting the book's themes and Cosey's career.
Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com
Re-sisters: The Lives And Recordings Of Delia Derbyshire, Margery Kempe and Cosey Fanni Tutti.
Myself , Delia and Margery - a trinity of the sacred and profane , sinners and saints of a kind. Three defiant women with our individual, unconventional attitude to life. Untameable spirits, progressive thinkers living within the inherent societal constraints of our times.
In 2018 Cosey Fanni Tutti received a commission to write the soundtrack to a film about Delia Derbyshire, the pioneering electronic composer who influenced the likes of Aphex Twin and the Chemical Brothers. While researching Delia's life, Cosey became immersed in Derbyshire's story and uncovered some fascinating parallels with her own life. At the same time Cosey began reading about Margery Kempe, the 15th century mystic visionary who wrote the first English language autobiography.
Re-sisters is the story of three women consumed by their passion for life, a passion they expressed through music, art and lifestyle; they were undaunted by the consequences they faced in pursuit of enriching their lives, and fiercely challenged the societal and cultural norms of their time.
The book, available in paperback, hardback and limited special edition, can be pre-ordered now.
Published by Faber on 18 August, the book will be a "vital meditation on womanhood, creativity and self-expression, and a revelatory exploration into the lives of three visionary artists".
'Passionate, original and fiercely defiant.' Rupert Thomson
Published by Faber on 18th August the book will be available in hardback, e-book, audiobook and special limited edition. Pre-order now
Reviews, Interviews & Quotes
'Never self-serving. Always full of active curiosity about the ways distant artists compel and ignite us [The book] emanates an enthralling power.' 4 Stars Jude Rogers, MOJO Magazine
'Tutti’s gift here — and it’s a gift wrought from personal experience — is in recognising what they did, not that they did it despite difficulties.' Freq Magazine
'This engaging entwining of lives is about defying your place as a woman, the freedom to define yourself, and preserving yourself among stultifying societal norms and patriarchal belittlement and aggressions [...] Ultimately, what comes through, and is truly inspiring, is strength of character, strength of creativity - true fortitude, no least in the face of trauma [...] They all transcend those experiences and are truly alive in this book.' The Wire
‘A fascinating tale of the interlinking lives of three legendary trailblazers.’ Salena Godden
‘Cosey Fanni Tutti has lived the life and has the stories to tell: not just hers, but those of two other still unheralded female pioneers.’ Jon Savage
‘Passionate, original and fiercely defiant.’ Rupert Thomson
‘Awe-inspiring. Read these revelatory portraits: this book is for anybody who wants to discover the work of three women who, without fanfare, have enriched our world.’ Robert Wyatt
'It would be wrong to peg Re-sisters as just another book about female resourcefulness and resilience. It is much more complicated than that, and more honest. The voice is plain, colloquial, as if your friend is just whispering to you on a train. Re-sisters digs up narratives of guile and wiliness, tales of flying under the radar, and emerges with a whole cryptology of female artistic liberation. My recommendation: get it, read it, hear it.' Louder Than War
'A rollicking, roller-coaster read [...] Defiant to the end. Recommended.' International Times
'In her fascinating new book she tells the story of Derbyshire and Kempe, while also revealing how they have informed her own life. A straight up and down biography of Derbyshire – or Kemp – would have made more sense, but Fanni Tutti has never done straight up and down and I, for one, was enthralled.' The Crack
'Re-Sisters, Exclusive Extract’ The Quietus
Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes
In 2018, Cosey Fanni Tutti was commissioned to write the soundtrack to director and actor Caroline Catz’s acclaimed, intimate portrayal of the composer, musician and sonic experimentalist, Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001), best known for her ground-breaking work on the 1963 Doctor Who theme tune. The new album also includes the audio explorations and experiments that lead Cosey to the final soundtrack for Catz' film.
The album will be available 16 Sept 2022 on Ultra Clear Vinyl, Compact Disc, Digitally and as a Dolby Atmos mix via Apple Music.
MORE INFO HERE (this will be updated regularly)
Featuring special guests Cosey Fanni Tutti and Will Ashon.
SIGNED – HARDBACK EDITION
of Cosey’s forthcoming Re-sisters book.
PRE-ORDER at Faber
also available from other high-street and online book stores, including Amazon, Blackwell's, Foyles, Guardian bookshop, Waterstones and WH Smith.
Re-sisters: The Lives and Recordings of Delia Derbyshire, Margery Kempe and Cosey Fanni Tutti.
The story of three women consumed by their passion for life - a trinity of the sacred and profane, sinners and saints of a kind.
Follow Cosey on Twitter for news and updates on this riveting, brain-expanding and inspirational new book to be published by Faber on the 18th August.
ELECTRONIC AMBIENT REMIXES ONE & THREE
FIRST TIME ON VINYL - AVAILABLE NOW!
by ELECTRONIC SOUND MAGAZINE!
Chris Carter has announced the latest in a series of reissues on Mute, with Electronic Ambient Remixes One and Three set for release on coloured double-vinyl, CD and digitally.
Electronic Ambient Remixes One and Three are radical ambient reworkings of Carter’s early solo work and Throbbing Gristle’s rhythms, each album taking a microscope to elements of the original tracks, transforming them into entirely different pieces. Both albums will be available on vinyl for the first time, while the CD editions have been out of print for over 15 years.
Listen to ‘Solidit’ from Electronic Ambient Remixes One:
or to listen to ‘Heathen Mirth’ from Electronic Ambient Remixes Three: https://youtu.be/44cBG1PZAHw
Both Albums available NOW!
EAR ONE on Bandcamp
EAR THREE on Bandcamp
GLOBAL GROOVE by Squid
COSEY FANNI TUTTI REMIX
Squid have released a new EP of remixes, simply titled Remixes, on Warp.
The EP features reworkings of two tracks from the band’s debut album — Bright Green Field — by Cosey Fanni Tutti and Loraine James.
“I got pretty forensic extracting fragments of sound as well as deconstructing, manipulating, sampling adding new sounds and rearranging new tracks… I loved every minute of diving into the world of Squid” says Cosey.
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CHRIS CARTER REMIX
Industrial electronic pioneer Chris Carter gives Mute US label mate Daniel Avery’s 'Lone Swordsman' a masterful new remix. The original track was created in tribute to the late producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall.
Available from 15th October via Daniel Avery's Bandcamp page, proceeds from the sale of the single will be donated to Amnesty International in Weatherall's memory.
Deliaphonic / Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
We are sad to announce that Cosey Fanni Tutti has cancelled her performance and Q&A at Deliaphonic due to illness. In 50 years of performing, this is only the second time she has had to pull out of an event. We wish her a very speedy recovery. We are in the process of confirming a new line-up to the programme, which will be announced in the next few days.
“With a heavy heart I’ve had to make a terribly difficult decision.
Due to illness I have to cancel my live performance and Q&A at Deliaphonic in Coventry Cathedral.
I’m so very sorry to disappoint all who were looking forward to seeing me and upset I can’t be part of such a special event.
Cosey Fanni Tutti”
Available now on BBC iPlayer
From British actor and film-maker Caroline Catz (pictured), Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes presents a cinematic exploration of the life and creative output of the Coventry-born electronic musician and sound pioneer, whose creation of the iconic Doctor Who theme tune in 1963 contributed immensely to the awareness and appreciation of electronic music in Britain.
Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and The Legendary Tapes is presented as part of the BBC’s programming around the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.
Written and directed by Caroline Catz, who also plays Delia, the film combines dramatisations, archival materials and interviews with Delia’s collaborators, while honouring the BBC Radiophonic Workshop arranger-composer's own questing spirit.
Delia Derbyshire’s story is told through two archives, the first, a collection of lost works, 267 reels of quarter inch magnetic
tape recordings of Delia’s work found in her attic after her death and another discovered in Delia’s childhood bedroom during recent renovations that revealed her school books, paintings and keepsakes. Delia’s own pieces of music are featured alongside an original soundtrack by musician and performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti.
It was the winner of the Nathaniel Hornblower Award - SXSW Festival 2021 and had its world premiere at the BFI London film festival 2020.
The Guardian - ★★★★ Review
Experimental and inventive... an intimate and arty portrait of the influential electronic musician.
WATCH NOW ON BBC iPLAYER
Chris Carter's Favourite Albums
From a clandestine love of ABBA to a mind-expanding teenage encounter with Pink Floyd, via Joe Meek, Wendy Carlos and Tangerine Dream, … the music that changed his life. To begin reading Chris Carter’s Baker’s Dozen, as written by Carter himself, click the link below.
Creative catharsis with Gazelle Twin, Lucrecia Dalt, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Keeley Forsyth.
Gazelle Twin, Lucrecia Dalt, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Keeley Forsyth, four artists making truly original music outside of the mainstream, discuss how they use electronics to build different themes in their music, working within and breaking out of their sonic comfort zones, and how making music leads to creative catharsis.
Listen or Download at the BBC
Art Sex Music now available
C’est l’histoire de Christine Newby, dite Carol, Cosmosis, Cosey, Cosey Fanni Tutti... C’est elle qui nous en fait le récit, et il est essentiel que ce soit d’elle que nous le tenions : Art Sexe Musique offre un éclairage unique en son genre, ancré dans l’intimité, sur l’underground, le monde de la pornographie et le milieu de l’art britanniques. Artiste multidisciplinaire, figure incontournable de l’histoire de la musique industrielle (avec Throbbing Gristle) et de la synth wave (avec Chris & Cosey), Cosey Fanny Tutti est aussi connue pour ses années au sein du collectif à géométrie variable COUM Transmissions, ainsi que pour son travail de performeuse et de plasticienne, qui met en évidence la porosité entre marché de l’art et industrie du sexe, la nécessité d’accomplir des rituels, et tant d’autres choses encore. S’appuyant sur des extraits de ses journaux intimes, elle nous parle de travail domestique et de strip-tease, de squat, de drogue et de formulaire, de sexe et d’amour, de subversion et d’attention aux autres. Si Cosey Fanni Tutti n’a cessé de multiplier les expériences, sa vie s’est très vite fondée sur un principe d’identité porté à l’extrême : ma vie = mon œuvre. Son récit est celui d’une femme en lutte constante pour son autonomie, dans ses multiples relations familiales, artistiques, sexuelles et sentimentales. Dans un foisonnement de collaborations, au fil de succès improbables, au rythme des joies et des déboires des retrouvailles, on voit naître des rapports de manipulation et de domination, mais aussi se nouer d’insondables amitiés. Dans Art Sexe Musique, tout est dans tout, mais à la première personne : le livre est un point de vue à la fois situé et transversal sur l’underground anglais des années 1960 à nos jours, et le témoignage électrisant de ce que l’art fait à une vie. Art Sexe Musique de Cosey Fanni Tutti (Art Sex Music - Faber & Faber - 2017)
20€ 488 pages
Traduction : Fanny Quément
Réalisation graphique : Charlie Janiaut
Illustration : Stephen Vuillemin
ISBN : 978-2-492469-02-2
Distribution : Makassar
Publié avec le concours de la Région Occitanie
from Cosey Fanni Tutti
The untitled book will be released in spring 2022 after head of Faber Social, Alexa von Hirschberg, acquired world all language rights from Matthew Hamilton at the Hamilton Agency.
It will see Fanni Tutti explore the personal and creative connections between herself, the iconic 1960s electronic musician Delia Derbyshire and the 15th-century mystic visionary Margery Kempe.
Fanni Tutti began her career in 1969, becoming known for her performance art, her work in the sex industry, as the co-founder of pioneering band Throbbing Gristle, and for her electronic music as half of Chris & Cosey and Carter Tutti.
Her previous book, Art Sex Magic, is currently being adapted into a film.
She said: “A few years ago I accepted the exciting offer to compose the soundtrack for a film on Delia Derbyshire and my subsequent research led me into territories I hadn’t anticipated, revealing unexpected connections between myself and Delia. Then while rummaging through the dusty shelves of a second-hand bookshop I came across an old paperback book based on what is recognised as being the first autobiography written in English, The Book of Margery Kempe, whose author was born and lived in King’s Lynn, my local town. As I got deeper into my research on Delia and Margery I was intrigued and surprised by how our worlds and our “recordings” of our lives revealed a shared dogged determination to retain a sense of self within the societies of our time despite the challenges of being constantly undermined and pressured to accept our “place”, to play our “part”. How we sought a sense of fulfilment and freedom.”
Von Hirschberg added: “This book will be a revelatory meditation on womanhood, creativity, self-expression, freedom and experimentation which will uncover the surprising links between three courageous artists. Cosey Fanni Tutti is an exceptional writer and this book will establish her as a pioneering literary as well as an artistic and musical voice.”
A SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, ROUGH TRADE, PITCHFORK AND UNCUT MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE PENDERYN MUSIC BOOK PRIZE
Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential avant-garde band Throbbing Gristle, as one half of electronic pioneers Chris and Cosey, and as an artist channellingp her experience in pornographic modelling and striptease, her work on the margins has come to reshape the mainstream. Shocking, wise and life-affirming, Art Sex Music is the fascinating memoir of an inspirational woman.
Faber & Faber