mono.kultur #33 KIM GORDON: DISSONATINE
Published by Kai von Rabenau (2013)
The mono.kultur #33 is dedicated to Kim Gordon, who created a legacy of musical innovation. Thriving on the playgrounds of noise music for more than three decades, her band Sonic Youth stoically pursued their own particularly dirty blend of noise-punk experimental rock music, building along the way not only a league of dedicated followers, but also miraculously achieving mainstream success without ever ceding ground to mediocrity. While, for personal reasons, the future of Sonic Youth remains uncertain, Kim Gordon shows no signs of standing still, returning to her beginnings as a fine artist and pursuing her fascination with noise, in sound and on canvas. With mono.kultur, she talked about the vulnerability of male rock stars, the myths of New York and why fine art was her first love.