Altri due giorni, e finalmente arriva di nuovo venerdì. Non un venerdì qualsiasi, ma uno di quelli speciali che Le Cannibale ci ha offerto con amore fino ad ora. Il 2 dicembre è la volta di Fischerspooner, duo electro clash fondato nel 1998 a New York da Casey Spooner a Warren Fischer e attualmente rappresentato da Spooner e dal dj Lauren Flax.
Abbiamo chiacchierato con Casey di musica, live performance (famose le loro esibizioni dal vivo per lo spirito teatrale e i costumi circensi), di anni ’80 e vi proponiamo qui sotto il risultato.
Se poi volete passare al Tunnel solo per tirare una torta in faccia ad Albert Hofer che compie gli anni, vi regaliamo il bambolotto taglia 30 cm con cappotto militare del nostro simpatico organizzatore.
Hi guys, introduce yourselves to our readers.
Hello. My name is Casey Spooner. I am an artist and performer and one half of Fischerspooner. We make music and performances that are about entertainment; Our love hate relationship with crass show business; and the transcendental power of the universal language of pop music.
How do you remember your debut ?
Success is when opportunity meets preparation. It was something like that. We worked very hard with no real clear sense of what we could achieve. Some very funny accidents fell into our lap and the project took off. And when I say funny accident, I mean things like Napster. Our whole audience was built on the first wave of digital file sharing.
Your shows are always a mix of colors, costumes and dancing people. Do you want to reproduce a kind of circus ?
No. I actually kind of hate circuses. It is more about creating a
visual statement that illustrates the core concepts that we are thinking
about. And FS is always about the cliche. So we are dealing basic
formula: Song, Video, Dance, Costume, Photo, etc etc….all the basic
components of entertainment. Our last show was a strange mix of
Vaudeville, Noh Theater, Kabuki Theatre and Space Travel. The show was
entitled Between Worlds and it was about being caught between the worlds
of art and entertainment in a nether region where we like to float.
What would you save of the 80es, aside from music ?
Nothing. I’m not interested in nostalgia and we don’t make work about
What’s your opinion about all the electro-pop bands we have today ? Do you think there is a sort of quality at the base or it is only a temporary trend ?
I think it’s great. When we started there wasn’t much happening like
us. We were criticized for focusing on image and presentation. Now
everyone is having fun with there image. I think it is for the greater
How do you imagine your show in Milan ?
It is a DJ set. We play music that we love. I just
finished producing a remix for R.E.M. It is the last song off of the
last album with Patti Smith singing. I read her book Just Kids and I was
inspired. I am very proud of this mix. It is cool to hear Patti Smith
sing over minimal techno. Also, we DJ with Lauren Flax who is AMAZING.
She is one half of a new band called CREEP. So we have fun taking turns
picking and mixing music. Often times we play stuff we are working on so
it is a bit a laboratory for us to test music on an unsuspecting
If your life was a film, who would be the director ?
Fellini, Visconti, Tarantino, Kurosawa, Almodovar, Kenneth Anger, Paul
Morrissey and Bob Fosse. It would be an epic cluster fuck of genre and
Ok, we’ve finished. Greet aur followers in your favourite language and suggest us a song.
CIAO ITALIA!!! let’s listen to something by MINA!!!