A festival of Extreme Music and Performance celebrating the work and legacy of the Schimpfluch-Gruppe art collective:
That incredible weekend of 30th November - 2nd December 2012 at the Arnolfini in Bristol still dominates my mind. Every day I have to think back to this intense experience we all went through, we all shared, we all celebrated! It was a unique feeling of security in extreme actions and passion. In some ways we were one family, one extreme family!
My ER email folder dates back to early 2011 when everything began with an idea and some first contacts to Sound and Music London. Since then almost a thousand emails were exchanged between Steve Underwood (Harbinger Sound), Richard Whitelaw (Sound and Music), Rudolf Eb.er (R&G) and my humble self.
Without Steve, the driving force behind the whole idea, and Richard, the brain who brought all the bits and pieces together, this festival wouldn't have been possible in the way we experienced it. Thanks to the artists who contributed passionate and intense performances and the Arnolfini team who was incredibly supportive, we all witnessed some historical moments in Extreme Music and Performance.
"I'm not here for your amusement. You're here for mine."
See you in 2013 somewhere on this planet!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!