LET'S BECOME PORNOGRAPHY
A séance with Daniel Chelminiak, Jill Emerson, Sven Saim and Emma Stenger. Special appearance by Georgina Spelvin.
This song cycle was derived from the musical play 'I Know It When I See It', developed and directed by Jason Danino Holt after an original idea by Thies Mynther. The cover picture is a detail of the stage design by Johanna Landt.
Musical trailer: vimeo.com/176633373
All-round musical genius Thies Mynther – known for having worked as a musician, composer and producer with bands like Phantom Ghost and Chicks On Speed, as well as for having worked on various theater productions – has collaborated with Israeli theater artist Jason Danino Holt to create a musical examination of pornography in the era of its digital reproduction. For the occasion, they have assembled an illustrious ensemble of local and supra-regional showbusiness talents: Kampnagel’s Queereeoké late-night stars Dancing Sven and Danny Banany make their earlynight debut alongside Berlin singer, dancer and performer Jill Emerson and Hamburg’s music scene jack-of-all-trades Fee R. Kürten (who is touring internationally with her post-pop project Tellavision). Based on the biography of American ballerina and porn-chic queen Georgina Spelvin (“The Devil in Miss Jones”), they examine the pornification of society from the consumer’s perspective – a mixture of biographical confession, fictional role-playing and everything in between. – Kampnagel, Hamburg
Produced and arranged by Thies Mynther and Fee R. Kuerten at Fleet Street and Clouds Hill Recordings Hamburg, 2016.
Georgina Spelvin snippets from an interview conducted by Thies Mynther in Los Angeles, September 2016.