Momus

Date 22. Februar 2014
Start 22:00 Uhr
End 23:00 Uhr
Event Concert
Place Bornemann Bar
With Momus (musician, Japan)

Momus (named after the Greek god of mockery) is one of underground music’s most controversial and influential provocateurs. For nearly thirty years he’s been releasing witty, literate avant-pop records on independent labels in the UK, the US, and Japan, experimenting with styles from chanson to “vaudeville concrete”. His main topics are masks, sex, Japan, estrangement, and time-travel, and his core values include diversity and the respect for otherness. His 2013 record “Bambi” (American Patchwork) is a soft yet scratchy opus which posits a world in which the Blues was invented by Shinto priests and Klaus Kinski rages over the prepared pianos of John Cage.

© Momus
© Momus

Nicholas Currie, born in 1960 in Scotland, more popularly known under the artist name Momus (after the Greek god of mockery), is a songwriter, writer, globetrotter and aesthetic provocateur. Since the 1980s he has released around thirty long-playing records on underground labels in the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan, shifting from acoustic ballads to electropop to avant-vaudeville and back again. Apart from cultural journalism for “Wired”, “Vice”, “032C”, “Mousse” and other magazines, Momus has published several books, the most recent being “The Book of Japans” (2011). Momus is credited with coining the post-Warholian motto: “In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen people”. He currently lives in Japan, and is preparing two books for 2014: one in which God uninvents America, the other about a failed author who enters a pact with Satan to foist a deliberately-boring book on the world.

imomus.com
imomus.livejournal.com
Momus auf Last.fm