Performing Arts

Photo: Elena Golovnina



This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Thu, Oct 8, 2009 8 PM

"Anyone who's loved the last half-decade's re-invention of the guitar (Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, et al.), will instantly recognize Faust as a prime ancestor of 'our' music."—Melody Maker

In addition to regularly introducing rising talent, our Next @ Wex series also periodically pays tribute to forerunners of the underground from Tony Conrad to Peter Walker and the Holy Modal Rounders. In October we'll play host to a rare U.S. performance by German krautrock trailblazers Faust. "There is no group more mythical than Faust," wrote Julian Cope in his authoritative book Krautrocksampler, which detailed the band's primary influence on the development of dark ambient and industrial music strategies since they formed in the early 1970s. Now a five-member unit featuring founding members Jean-Hervé Péron and Zappi Diermaier, Faust continues to forge ahead full force with anarcho-artistic intent unchecked.

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Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)