Tonight: Peter Blegvad’s “A Brief History of Amateur Enterprises”

Peter Blegvad
A Brief History of Amateur Enterprises
April 16th, 7-9 p.m.
2 W. 13th, Bark Room (in Lobby)
Free and Open to the Public!

Peter Blegvad is a writer, illustrator, songwriter, broadcaster, and teacher.

Since 1975 his drawings have been published in magazines, books, on record covers and websites internationally.

He wrote and drew “Leviathan”, a weekly comic strip (starring a faceless tot of philosophical propensity), for the Independent on Sunday Review, from 1991 to 1999.

As a musician Peter has been involved in the making of more than 20 albums and has performed extensively. He was active in the avant-garde music scene of the 1970’s & 1980’s, in Germany and England with Faust; in England with Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, the Art Bears, Andy Partridge of XTC; and in the States with The Golden Palominos, John Zorn, Arto Lindsay, Jack Bruce and Carla Bley.

Peter Blegvad’s work contains some of the most oblique and poetic wordplay to ever make its way to song. It’s a testament to his hard work and clear vision that, though his references can sometimes be too arcane, literary or personal to be widely recognized, the completed form of his work is generally downright friendly and inviting. (The Trouser Press Rock Guide)

Since 2002 he has written, performed and produced ‘eartoons’ (audio cartoons) for “The Verb” on BBC Radio 3. His series “Static in the Attic” featured a “singular double act” — the two halves of his divided self in conversation.

He was awarded the Ordre de la Grande Gidouille by the Collège de ‘Pataphysique, Paris, in 2000, and won a Sony award in 2003 for “Eartoons for the Verb.”