Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an musician and artist best known as a founder of Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, and Thee Majesty. The controversial Coum Transmissions art exibit called Prostitution earned the group the title “Wreckers of Civilization.” Throbbing Gristle, which evolved from Coum, is considered the first industrial band. Psychic TV, formed by P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson of Gristle and Coum, holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for most albums released in one year.

P-Orridge studied magic under Brion Gysin and later co-founded Thee Temple of Psychic Youth (TOPY), a magical order cum Psychic TV fan club that evolved a life of its own. P-Orridge left TOPY and tried to shut the organization down in 1991, but some members continued on under the TOPY name in spite of his protests. This organization is now known as Autonomous Individuals Network.

P-Orridge eventually co-founded a similar project called The Process in the early 90s, which had fizzled out by the early 00s. He started a new group called One True Topi Tribe in 2010.

P-Orridge and his second wife Lady Jaye began a series of body modifications with the aim of becoming a third unified being known as Breyer P-Orridge. Lady Jaye died in October of 2007.

Official Sites

Official site

One True Topi Tribe

Unofficial Sites

Wikipedia Entry

The Genesis P-Orridge Online Archive Extensive collection of interviews, articles, show dates, information, and ephemera.

Genesis P. Orridge Audio Archive

Recent News

Check the official news page for upcoming appearances, performances, etc.

First Third Books published a retrospective book of photographs and other material titled, simply, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. It’s available in standard and deluxe editions.

A remix by P-Orridge appears on the deluxe edition of the recent Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is now available on DVD.

Thee Psychick Bible: a New Testament is now available.

Key Listening

Throbbing Gristle: The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle

Throbbing Gristle: 20 Jazz Funk Greats

Psychic TV: Dreams Less Sweet

Psychic TV: Towards Thee Infinite Beat

Pyschic TV: Hell Is Invisible Heaven Is Here

Documentaries

Short documentary Metropolis TV Can be watched in full.

Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye .

Art

Selected collages from exhibit in NYC

Music videos

Caresse P-Orridge sings “Are You Experienced”

Throbbing Gristle “Discipline” live

Writing

Genesis P-Orridge on Brion Gysin in the Guardian.

Gen interviews Grimes

Introduction to Steven Johnson Leyba’s memior, by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Interviews

My interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge part 1 and Part 2

‘Sup Mag interview (2013)

Dangerous Minds interview part 1 video, Jan. 2010

Genesis P. Orridge interview pt. 2 on Dangerous Minds video, Jan. 2010

Boing Boing TV interview with Genesis P. Orridge and Throbbing Gristle May 2010, interview by Richard Metzger

Radar Magazine article and interview July 2008, first published interview after Lady Jaye’s death. Recommended.

Douglass Rushkoff in Conversation with Genesis P. Orridge (2003 and 2007) Two interviews, one conducted in 2003 but not published until 2011, the other conducted in 2003 for Arthur Magazine. Orridge talks about Lady Jaye’s death shortly after the fact in 2007.

Genesis P. Orridge on Soft Focus. Incredibly good video interview.

Audio interview from July 2007

Short interview in the Guardian Oct. 2006

Video interview on Throbbing Gristle Date???

March 2004 interview

21C Magazine interview by Richard Metzger 1998.

Excellent interview by Phil Farber on The Process and the end of the Temple ov Psychick Youth. From 1996.

Genesis P-Orridge, Hakim Bey and John Perry Barlow in Conversation (1993)

Misc

Obit for Lady Jaye by Jason Louv

My obit for Lady Jaye

My memories of The Process mailing list

Interview with Alaura O’Dell, of Psychic TV and Genesis P. Orridge’s ex-wife Nov. 2004

Review of a PTV2 show

Painfully bad Technoccult dossier on Industrial Records. Very first Technoccult article ever.

See Also

Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge

Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth

Brion Gysin

William S. Burroughs