Ergo Phizmiz: Music for Merz & Barn vs Opera for Mills & Boon
Recorded live at Cafe Oto, London, in July 2012, "Music for Merz & Barn vs Opera for Mills & Boon" imagines a boxing match of aesthetics at the end of the universe, refereed by Marlene Dietrich.
Contributors to the boxing match are: Kurt Schwitters "Ursonate", field-recordings from the Elterwater Merzbarn, the Marlene Dietrich song "Lili Marlene", extracts from Mills & Boon novels, Russian church bells, Monteverdi's "Combattimento di Tancredi", and Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time".
Ergo performed on voice, piano, music-box, glass, laptop, turntable. He also threw shapes. What else would you expect?
The performance evening was curated by Discrepant.net