A Song Inspired by Cancer Treatment

Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle has taken her performance artist tendencies in another direction.  This 18 minute piece was inspired by writer Xeni Jardin’s chemotherapy.  From The Quietus:

“‘Bioschismic’ is created solely from audio and photographic documentation of Xeni’s time spent receiving chemotherapy. The repetitive drip drip rhythm of the toxic chemicals measured in precise doses over a specific period of time provide the prospect of extending (life) time. Time is the dominant force yet the effects of the drugs change the experience of time to a space that is other worldly – a different time zone – a schism within and for life itself.”

Here’s what it sounds like.  Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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