Monday 7 September 2009

"The Faust Cycle" - World Premiere begins tonight on Soundart Radio

Tonight's the night! The first airing of Ergo's 15 hour housebound necromantic food sex alchemy odyssey. Midnight, UK time, end of Monday going into Tuesday, as it were. Then every night till Friday on Soundart Radio.

Nothing left to do but the credits ...

The Faust Cycle

Written, Composed, Performed & Produced by Ergo Phizmiz

Additional writing by Jack Phoenix

'Little Octet for Assorted Tubes & Cones', 'An Evening in Hell' piano work, and
instrumental collaborations on variations of Erik Satie's 'Le Tango Perpetuel' by Jack Phoenix

'Hell Kebabs' electroacoustic work by Angela Valid

Work for Cello & Electronics by Bela Emerson

Field and Insect Recordings by The Travelling Mongoose and Irene Moon

Trumpet parts composed and performed by Mark Upton

Violin solo composed and performed by Amie Willingale

Additional musicians & composers Margita Zalite, Rebecca Robertson and Aaron Islamb

Editing of workshop recordings by Simon Perry

Contains interpretations of music by
Claudio Monteverdi
Carlo Gesualdo
Melchior Franck
Thomas Ravenscroft
The Four Tops
Peggy Lee
Erik Satie
Sergei Prokofiev
Jacques Offenbach
Arthur Sullivan
Georges Bizet
Camille Saint-Saens
J.S. Bach
Charles Tennier
Giuseppe Verdi
Argentian Tango (Un Chien Andalou)
Cole Porter
W.A. Mozart
Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby

Project consultants Jack Phoenix, The Travelling Mongoose and Martha Moopette

Dr Faustus performed by Zenith Pitts

Eloise performed by Margita Zalite, Rebecca Robertson, Martha Moopette

Gretchen speech devised and performed by Martha Moopette

Dr Faustus in 'Box' operetta performed by Pete Um

Workshops facilitated with Jack Phoenix and Simon Perry, in co-operation with Quay Arts & VentnorBlog

Written & Recorded 2006-2009

Ventnor, Newport, East Cowes, Ryde, Freshwater, Buckfastleigh, Brighton, London (UK)
La Ferriere aux Etangs, La Noe de Fendrement (France)
Tirgu-Mures, Transylvania (Romania)

Thanks to

All the artists involved, Kate, Talulah & Autumn, Jeremy Court, David Fenech, Felix Kubin & Gagarin Records, Vulnavia Vanity, the Faustus of the West Country, Sal & Simon, Matt Johnson, Soundart Radio,Chris, Lucinda, et al, WFMU, Zoe & Storm, Vicki & Peter , Sid & Maz, Jo Hummel Newell & all at Quay, except you know who ...., Penny King & Angela Unsworth at A.c.Eeee, Steven Streight, Chinky Bolin, Soleilmoon, Doyouspeakenglish Radio, Proot Records, Patrick Sims, Sarah & Peter Nelson, Satanicpornocultshop, Tomomi Adachi, Erik Bumbledonk, Anthony Locke

Dedicated to
Joseph Cornell
Ken Campbell
Morecambe & Wise

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