What connects The Karate Kid, Luciano Pavarotti and the first Suicide album? Craig Leon’s activities as composer, producer and recording artist have seen his music grace numerous US film and TV creations, his classical compositions recorded by a range of the world’s leading orchestras and his hand at the controls for the production of albums by Blondie, The Fall, The Ramones, Richard Hell & The Voidoids and countless others.
If that wasn’t illustrious enough, he’s also highly regarded by lovers of obscure electronica thanks to his two 1981 productions Nommos and Visiting, later rediscovered earlier this decade and reissued by the Rvng Intl. label. Strangely, Nommos first appeared via John Fahey’s Takoma label. Julian Cope described it as “the missing link between the proto-industrial rhythm and drone of Suicide and whole minimalist drone / static / repetition method of Terry Riley and La Monte Young”. At TUSK, Craig brings us his Nommos live show complete with string quartet and visuals.