RIP Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on March 14, 2020.
We cannot think of an artist we respect more for he/r visionary body of work and radical commitment to it. We express our deepest condolences.
Klaus Maeck recalls: ”We met early in the 80s in London, Genesis had just founded the 'Temple ov Psychick Youth' and released audio experiments by William Burroughs (the author of 'Naked Lunch', and 'Interzone') on his Industrial Records label. I wanted both to appear in 'Decoder', the film I was working on at the time - Genesis ideally as a caricature of himself - and that is what we did. Genesis helped organize the shoot with William, we subsequently visited each other to work on film scenes and eventually the soundtrack. It seems right to mention this now as all credits the 1984 film receives for being prophetic belong to Genesis for he/r visionary foresight of the power inherent in the control of information we are meanwhile witnessing.
Many years later, Freibank had meanwhile evolved into an alternative to established publishers. We agreed to publish Genesis's works and set up a UK branch to collect and account royalties there efficiently. The name of that subsidiary - Interzone Music Publishing – was a conscious acknowledgement of the admiration and respect for the radical and innovative work of this very special human being. I owe Genesis many years of inspiration.” (Klaus Maeck)