“Never stray from the path of constantly avoiding genres. If people stop thinking in genres, then we’ll start to hear the music of the future.” – Ergo Phizmiz.
This week’s episode sees London’s Ergo Phizmiz join the conversation. Ergo is a composer, writer, radio-producer, homemade opera-maker, performer, and multimedia artist. His background within the arts is notably extensive, to say the least. During the past 13 years he’s created a body of work spanning hundreds of hours across theatre, songwriting, text, electronic music, collage exhibitions, installations, opera, video, and radio-plays. He has consistently defied categorization and much of his work has been performed or broadcast across the globe.
During the podcast we talk songwriting, overcoming performance anxiety, putting on shows, applying for funding, collaborating with other artists, teaching, touring, illness, aspirations and ambitions, the collapse of capitalism, among many other things.
Ergo Phizmiz will be performing his project NIBIRU! in London this weekend (December 15th). The Techno-Apocalypse-Anti-Panto will take place at Hackney Old Baths, E9 5JH. NIBIRU! is a pay-what-you-want event, with all proceeds going to Goodiepal & Pals Refugee Aid organisation. Find out more about the show here.
Visit Ergo Phizmiz’ blog to check out his catalogue or for more information. You can also visit his FreeMusicArchive account for additional work here. Find & follow him on Bandcamp, Twitter & Instagram.
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