Craig Leon

Craig Leon is a celebrated composer and producer. In the 1970s and 80s he was responsible for producing seminal albums from The Ramones, Blondie, Suicide and Richard Hell, among many others. He is also credited with discovering Talking Heads. His debut album “Nommos” initially appeared in 1981, but was recently re-released by RVNG Intl. to critial acclaim. Philip Sherburne described “Nommos” in SPIN as a “an essential record for any fan of minimalist electronic music, analog synthesis, techno primitivism”, while Pitchfork called Leon’s music “the perfect embodiment of new age’s unexpected punk past.” “Nommos” was originally intended to be orchestral, and now will be presented with players from Poland’s Sinfonietta Cracovia, as well as collaborator Cassell Webb. New comissioned live visual work have also been commissioned for “Nommos”, a collaboration between Portugal’s Pedro Maia (films manipulation and live visuals) and Norwegians Stian Smestad and Frode Fjedingstad (original films) inspired by the idea of dreamscape and what is dream vision of someone from outer space, a speculation of what the “Nommos” see.

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