DOPPELGANGERS - on echoes, shadows, avatars and other singular doubles. Nocturne 43 presents Peter Blegvad in an evening devoted to DUPLICITY of various kinds.
Donnerstag, 24. Mai, 20 Uhr
'In everyone is a spectator and an actor, one who speaks and one who answers.' (Aurélia, Gerard de Nerval)
Peter Blegvad: Musician, songwriter, graphic artist, writer, broadcaster. Born in New York, lives in London. He has been writing and recording music since the mid 70s with Slapp Happy, Faust, Henry Cow, The Golden Palominos, John Zorn, Andy Partridge and others.
He has supplied BBC Radio 3 with many dozens of ‘eartoons’ since 2002, winning a Sony award in 2003. His weekly strip, Leviathan, ran in the Independent on Sunday from 1991-’98 and The Book of Leviathan was published by Sort of Books in 2000. A Mandarin translation was published by the China Times Publishing Company in 2010.
In 2000 he was Awarded the Ordre de la Grande Gidouille by the Collège de Pataphysique, Paris. In 2011 he was elected president of the London Institute of ’Pataphysics.
He is Honorary Teaching Fellow on the creative writing course at the University of Warwick, and has lectured on such subjects as Milk, Numinous Objects, Prisoner's Cinema (mental images), and the Impossible Book on both sides of the Atlantic. As leader of the creative writing course for Warwick's International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY) he has worked with students and writers in Singapore and Botswana as well as the UK.
He co-hosts the Amateur Enterprises website (www.amateur.org.uk) with Simon Lucas.