Ex-founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion designer, and experimental musician Kim Gordon will be guesting a Q&A at by:Larm 2013. It doesn't appear she'll be performing so your only chance to catch her is this years Numusic!
Kim Gordon is an American musician, vocalist, artist, record producer, video director and actress. She has sung and played bass and guitar in the alternative rock band Sonic Youth, and in Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz (of Pussy Galore). Gordon has collaborated with a number of musicians, including Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, William Winant, Lydia Lunch, Courtney Love, Alan Licht, Mike Watt, and Chris Corsano.
In 1989, Gordon, Sadie May, and Lydia Lunch formed Harry Crews and released the album Naked in Garden Hills. She was also one of the producers of Hole's first record, Pretty on the Inside, released in 1991, and co-directed The Breeders' "Cannonball" video with Spike Jonze.
The band Free Kitten, a collaboration with Julie Cafritz that also includes Mark Ibold and Yoshimi P-We, has released three albums on the label Kill Rock Stars, with the fourth and most recent album released on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label. Another of her side projects is the band The Supreme Indifference, who appear on the compilation Fields and Streams.
Gordon is also an established visual artist and curator. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S., Japan and Europe. She graduated from the Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. In the early 1980s, Gordon wrote for Artforum and worked for several Soho art galleries. She curated an exhibition at White Columns gallery in 1982 in which Mike Kelley and Tony Oursler were among the participants. Dan Graham invited her to join in a performance of an all-female rock band, which marked the start of her first band CKM. In 1996 Gordon was involved in an exhibition entitled Baby Generation at Parco gallery in Tokyo.
Her exhibition titled Kim's Bedroom was shown at MU in the Netherlands and included drawing and paintings along with live music and special guests. This resulted in a limited-edition book and CD published by Purple Books. In 2003, Gordon was featured in the Gothenburg Biennale, and exhibited Club In The Shadow, a collaboration with artist Jutta Koether at Kenny Schachter's Contemporary Gallery in NYC. In 2005 she took part in the Her Noise exhibition in London and did another collaboration with Koether.
An artist's book titled Kim Gordon Chronicles Vol. 1 featuring photos of Gordon throughout her life was published in 2005. In 2006, Kim Gordon Chronicles Vol. 2 was released, featuring her artwork.
Apart from her career in music and in arts, Gordon has also made appearances in films and television. She appeared in Gus Van Sant's Last Days, a fictionalized biopic of one of her close friends, Kurt Cobain. She also has a small part as a textile exporter in the 2007 film Boarding Gate starring Asia Argento and in I'm Not There.
In the season six finale of Gilmore Girls, she played a street troubadour along with Thurston Moore and their daughter Coco, performing the song "What a Waste" from the album Rather Ripped.
Gordon also runs her own clothing company, X-Girl, in Los Angeles. In September 2008, she launched a limited edition fashion line called "Mirror/Dash" inspired by Françoise Hardy, deciding that "there's a need for clothes for cool moms."
Numusic is taking a bow.
Our 15th year celebrated in style !
Exchange tickets for wristbands at Scandic!
Also this year Lupo's graces Numusic with visuals
Free sound safari in Stavanger centrum
Numusic presents in collaboration with Roland, 4Sound and Metropolis
The story behind Todd Terje's Inspector Norse
Numusic samarbeider også i år med Amnesty
Great offer from Scandic hotel to Numusic's guests
This year Numusic is partnering up with Ipark Nutek.
DJ JAZZFACE / DJ MARTYN REED
VJ LUPO / DJ ULTIMO IMPERIO
Thanks for a great night!
Dj Hawaii Guy at FALD 19th of April
19 APRIL, TOU SCENE MASKINHALLEN. KL2200-0330
Etter tre utsolgte Fuck Art, Let's Dance er Numusic og Nuart klar for nok et utsolgt show!
Check out pics from this years Numusic Festival!
Praktisk og nyttig informasjon for gjester av Numusic 2013!
Aktive Beatpop slapp i dag ny video!
Brilliance arrangerer label night i Grottene etter Mari Boine!
Erik Sæter Jørgensen's work graces this years profile. Stavanger as we rarely see it.
Da er vi i gang med artistsslippene for fullt!
Numusic er stolt over å presentere John Grant til årets Numusic!
Sandra Kolstad (NO) og Hypertext (NO) til Numusic 2013!
World premiere at this years Numusic
Info regarding Numusic 2013!
Another sold out FALD-event is now over. Check out highlights here!
Check out our new video for Fuck Art, Let's Dance pt. 3, made by VJ Lupo!
One of Numusic's favourites Ólafur Arnalds released a new album this monday.
Another great FALD-event was going down in the new concerthouse of Stavanger last weekend.
Tonight is the night. Fuck Art Let's Dance has a part 2.
Thanks for a great night at Tou Scene the 29th of December! Here's some highlights.
The second follow-up since Fuck Art, Let's Dance first started. Join this third legendary party!
Numusic and Nuart join forces for a pre-apocalypse party on Dec 29th at Tou Scene
One of this years local acts at Numusic, Beatpop, release their brand new EP today!
Video footage from Wire magazine in 2005.
Here are photos from the closing event for Stavanger Konserthus' opening week activities
The Quietus' Angus Finlayson takes us through a detailed tour of Stavanger, Numusic and the local cultural politics.
Here is the full interview of the Nite Sprite feature from our festival paper.
Join us for a night of blissed out disco and the launch of the numusic program on Saturday 22nd Sept at Stavanger Konserthus spectacular Mezzanine sky bar. kl2200-0130. FREE ENTRY !!!
Norwegian artist Hanne Kolstø releases her second solo album Flash Black.
Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth and Body/Head will be guesting a Q&A at byLarm 2013
Check out three great acts at Numusic performing Saturday 29th of September
Numusic has released the fourth in a series of teasers by Koala Klan.
Sprutbass just released a new EP today.
Come out to Stavanger Platemesse 29th of September during Numusic!
Start your weekend with an acoustic version of Within You by Gus Gus!
"They Know Your Name" by Mouse On Mars has received video treatment.
Lindstrøm has announced his second ablum for the year, Vineyard Hans - released 5th November.
Norway’s disco princess makes solo debut performance at Numusic 2012
Friday 28th September, German duo Mouse on Mars will be performing at Numusic 2012.
Here's another Numusic teaser by Koala Klan
We welcome Casiokids to Numusic yet again. Read this exclusive Numusic-interview with them
Numusic adds two outstanding Norwegian acts
Numusic got together with Anders Gjerde, curator for the Stavanger avant-garde music scene Café Humbug to talk about the café and his involvement with this years Numusic.
Thursday 27th Cafe Humbug is programming Scene 2
Hans-Petter Lindstrøm has released a new single mixed by Todd Terje.
Read about the history of Tou Scene, Numusic 2012's main venue.
Watch The Field Live performing "Over The Ice" at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012.
Good reviews for Taragana Pyjarama's recently released Tipped Bowls.
Check the second in a series of excellent Numusic promo's with motion graphics by Koala Klan, and images by Erik Sæter Jørgensen, music by Quad - Exploration
Numusic would like to introduce you to The Quietus, if you haven't already met.
Two sound installations will be on display at Numusic by Scenocosme.
Check out the excellent Numusic promo with motion graphics by Koala Klan, Music by Nite Sprite and images by Erik Sæter Jørgensen.
We're absolutely honoured to be able to announce that this years opening act with be Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds. Ólafur will be performing at Stavanger Domkirken 26th Sept.
Early bird tickets on sale now, save millions by purchasing before Aug 1st.