Surgeon & Lady Starlight ouvrent pour Lady Gaga

Surgeon_Anthony_ChildAvec sa trombine de bibliothécaire et sa techno minimale à hautes résonances industrielles rien ne prédestinait Anthony Child aka Surgeon à assurer, en collaboration avec Lady Starlight, une première partie de Lady Gaga. Et pourtant, le 24 novembre dernier à Paris, ce fut chose faite, laissant présager un monde où ta petite sœur te volera tes disques de Jeff Mills. Il s’en explique d’ailleurs par ici sans ambages, annonçant un futur show le 6 décembre avec Regis à Londres. Logique.

« I’m interested in many different artists and believe that there’s always something to learn from all great performers. In October my wife and I went to the Lady Gaga concert in Birmingham and I was very surprised to hear one of her support acts, Lady Starlight playing a ‘real’ techno live set. She made a real point to tell the slightly confused audience that she was playing techno live using hardware. Then she said, “I’m happy to be playing in Birmingham tonight as one of my techno heroes, Surgeon is from here.”

To say I was surprised is a massive understatement! We got to meet after her set, she was just as surprised that I was actually there and we got on really well and stayed in contact. We realised that we shared many, many core ideas on music, art and performance. She’s like the techno sister that I was separated from at birth. Since their tour was returning to Birmingham in November we had the idea to perform together. It all came together very naturally. The gig was the most fun ever, there’s an amazing onstage chemistry between us. Lady Gaga came out to see our set and she could see the energy we created and was very enthusiastic about it. So much so that she asked us to perform together at their last tour date in Paris. Of course we knew it would surprise people. It’s so absurd, I would never have imagined it in a million years before we met, but when the universe holds up such a massive sign, I have to pay attention. It’s been a chance to really provoke people and force them to assess their ideas on the connections between different styles of music. The context of music and many other ideas. Separation is an illusion. Interestingly people’s reactions, as always, reveal so much about themselves. It’s like holding up a mirror to themselves because there was so little information about our performance. »

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