The producers of the upcoming I Dream Of Wires documentary shared this interview with industrial music pioneer Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey).
In the inteview, Carter discusses some of the history of Throbbing Gristle, how he got into electronic gear and his current interest in modular synths.
In June 2012, the I Dream of Wires team visited the Norfolk UK studio of pioneering industrial and synthpop musicians Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti, founding members of seminal outfits Throbbing Gristle, Industrial Records, and Chris & Cosey, to name but a few.
We interviewed Chris Carter about his long history with DIY electronics, modular synthesizers, and the role they’ve played in his storied musical career. Busy putting the finishing touches on X-TG’s recently released “Desertshore / The Final Report,” an album initially intended to be Throbbing Gristle’s final recording, Carter expressed his enthusiasm for the current crop of eurorack modular synthesizer modules, and how he integrates them with modern tabletop FX units, to create a present-day, cutting-edge revision of his early Throbbing Gristle set up.
2 thoughts on “Chris Carter Interview (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey)”
Gotta respect a guy who’s been doing it as long as he has. I also like that even though he’s worked with more analog gear than probably everyone in synthtopia combined, he doesn’t consider himself an analog purist. At the end of the day he committed to moving forward and making music and that’s all that matters.
TG and C&C Pioneers of all different genres especially Industrial… now taken fro granted as pioneers themselves i.e. NIN etc.. not so. Chris is.