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Dead Genesis P-Orridge, father of industrial scene with Throbbing Gristle
Goodbye to the multimedia artist and musician of the English Genesis P-Orridge and his wife Jacqueline Mary Breyer , aka Lady Jaye , disappeared in 2007, had been made bishop of pandroginia, radical vision-the project of re-writing of the identity and the overcoming of gender, a pioneer of the gender fluid (he referred to himself as a 'he-she').


died yesterday at his home in Manhattan at the age of 70 years due to complications of leukemia, diagnosed in 2017, as was announced by the New York Times. The announcement of the death was given on Facebook by the manager, Ryan Martin and her daughters Genesse and Caresse .


Born on 22 February 1950 in Manchester, such as Neil Andrew Megson (changed legally name to Genesis P-Orridge in 1971), has been a performer far (with the groups Exploding Galaxy/Transmedia Exploration and COUM Transmissions ), researcher of altered states of consciousness and founder of the Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth. At the same time, the anti-rockstar became an icon of post-punk, going from psychedelic music to acid house, and a protagonist of the nascent musical genre 'industrial' with the band Throbbing Gristle and Psychic Tv . It was a legend of the underground world, labeled as a "saboteur of civilization" by british Parliament, so as to force him to leave London to move to New York.

Neil Andrew Megson, when he was young, he was among the first to join the artistic movements of avant-garde Fluxus and Mail Art. The theories of the american composer, John Cage , key in Fluxus influenced the early sound experiments of Genesis in the recordings of the Early Worm. He reached the fame with the collective COUM Transmissions, which he founded in 1969, inspired by the Dada movement, and focused on musical performance with body-art: here, his body became a field of experimentation extreme. The transgression of social rules and the protest in the face of the puritanism of English at the centre of the happenings of the group created a great sensation and scandal. The artist was denounced several times for obscenity. At the time of the dissolution, in 1976, COUM Transmissions had already pushed to the extreme the limits of performance art, is for the actions shock both for the burning issues, to the limit that is socially acceptable.

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