Gudrun Guts career spans decades. The pioneering electronic/experimental music artist was briefly a member of seminal noise band Einstürzende Neubauten, then went on to co-found the groups Mania D, Malaria! and Matador. On her own, shes produced film scores, videos and radio plays; she also started two record labels, Moabit Musik and Monika Enterprise, to further her idiosyncratic musical vision. In 2007, she released her solo album, I Put a Record On; today she co-hosts Oceanclub Radio with Thomas Fehlmann, and also performs and curates electronic media shows around the world.
Gut will speak tonight as part of the University of Colorados Visiting Artist Program. We chose her primarily because of the work she does with helping women forge into the digital realm, explains Valerie Albicker, the programs coordinator. Shes really supporting women and young women, in particular into sound work. With more than twenty years experience as a woman in a largely male-dominated field, Gut brings a unique perspective and sardonic wit to such topics as why more women dont get involved in the music field. Its a serious question, Gut says. By now I think that women might just not be interested to join in a dying scene. Maybe this is because its male-dominated?
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Find out more at 7 p.m. in room 100 of the ATLAS building, 1125 18th Street in Boulder. Admission is free; for information, call 303-492-2539 or visit www.colorado.edu/arts/events/va.html.
Tue., April 21, 7 p.m., 2009