Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
|Birth name||Neil Andrew Megson|
|Also known as||DJ Doktor Megatrip, Megs'on, P. Ornot, PT001, Vernon Castle.|
|Born||22 February 1950|
Victoria Park, Manchester, England
|Died||14 March 2020 (aged 70)|
New York City, U.S.
|Genres||Experimental, industrial, avant-garde, electronic|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, musician, poet, writer, performance artist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, clarinet, synthesizer, violin, vibraphone|
|Labels||Industrial, Temple Records, Wax Trax!|
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (born Neil Andrew Megson; 22 February 1950 – 14 March 2020) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, performance artist, and occultist. P-Orridge was known as the founder of the COUM Transmissions artistic collective and frontman of seminal industrial band, Throbbing Gristle.
They were also a founding member of Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth occult group, and fronted the experimental band Psychic TV.
P-Orridge identifies as third gender.[a]
In October 2017, P-Orridge was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. They died from the disease on 14 March 2020 in New York City, aged 70.
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- ↑ In accordance with their work on the Pandrogyne Project, P-Orridge now identifies using the pronouns "s/he", "h/er", and "h/erself". These pronouns have been used when discussing P-Orridge in The Guardian, and The New Yorker. However, P-Orridge is still referred to using male pronouns in older sources, such as those of journalist Erica Orden, the historian Dave Evans, and the religious studies scholar Christopher Partidge. Alternately, the journalist Camille Dodero used female pronouns when referring to P-Orridge.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Home". Archived from the original on 28 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- ↑ Evans 2007, p. 98–102. sfn error: no target: CITEREFEvans2007 (help)
- ↑ Partridge 2013. sfn error: no target: CITEREFPartridge2013 (help)
- ↑ Farley, Donovan (20 October 2017). "Throbbing Gristle & Psychic TV founder Genesis Breyer P-Orridge announces leukemia diagnosis". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- ↑ Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Dead at 70