Cosey Fanni Tutti is on the cover of this month's Electronic Sound with a very special Cosey seven-inch to accompany the magazine. The limited edition record is pressed on yellow vinyl and features a previously unreleased track 'Amplitude’, together with an exclusive remix ‘Guitar Redux'.
The interview with Cosey focuses on two projects stemming from 'Art Sex Music', her 2017 autobiography, both of which have just come out. The first is her superb soundtrack to 'Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes', Caroline Catz's recent film about the Radiophonic Workshop luminary. The second project is another book, 'Re-Sisters', which offers more autobiographical material but also explores the lives of Delia Derbyshire and a medieval mystic named Margery Kempe, detailing some surprising connections between Cosey, Delia and Margery across the centuries. As you can imagine, the subject of Delia looms large in this absorbing cover story.
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COSEY FANNI TUTTI ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER NEW SOUNDTRACK ALBUM:
Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes
In 2018, Cosey Fanni Tutti was commissioned to write the soundtrack to director and actor Caroline Catz’s acclaimed, intimate portrayal of the composer, musician and sonic experimentalist, Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001). Best known for her ground-breaking work on the 1963 Doctor Who theme tune. The new album also includes the audio explorations and experiments that lead Cosey to the final soundtrack for Catz' film.
Gatefold Compact Disc,
Digital and Streaming,
Exclusive Dolby Atmos Spatial Mix on Apple Music.
We are sorry to announce that due to hospitalisation Cosey's forthcoming event on the 11th Oct at Walthamstow Rock 'n' Roll Book Club is being postponed to be rescheduled at a later date. Tickets remain valid for any future date.
We are also sorry to announce that Cosey's forthcoming Manchester Literature Festival event with Jon Savage on 20th October is also being postponed, to be rescheduled for a later date.
Cosey Fanni Tutti will be book signing and discussing Re-Sisters at a number of live events throughout 2022
25th Aug at Monorail, Glasgow
Launch Party, Audience Q&A and Book Signing
Cosey Fanni Tutti in conversation with Keith McIvor & Becky Marshall
plus a DJ set by JD Twitch (Optiomo)
www.monorailmusic.com SOLD OUT!
(Re-Sisters Special Edition is still available from Monorail)
Re-Sisters Book Launch - Monorail, Glasgow
L to R: Phil Eaglesham, Cosey, Keith McIvor (Optimo), Becky Marshall
Re-Sisters Book Launch
17th Aug at I.C.A, London
Book launch, Audience Q&A and Book Signing
Cosey Fanni Tutti in conversation with Maxine Peake
plus a DJ set by Sophie Coletta
www.ica.art - SOLD OUT!
Re-Sisters Book Launch - Afterparty
L to R: Caroline Catz, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Carol Morley, Maxine Peake
Re-Sisters Book Launch
Maxine Peake and Cosey Fanni Tutti
Photo: Hannah Knowles
COSEY FANNI TUTTI on NTS RADIO
Cosey graces the airwaves for an hour long show, celebrating the release of new album ‘Delia Derbyshire: The Myths And The Legendary Tapes’,
a soundtrack to the 2020 film of the same name, a character study of the late composer, musician and sound artist Delia Derbyshire.
Myself , Delia and Margery - a trinity of the sacred and profane , sinners and saints of a kind. Three defiant women with our individual, unconventional attitude to life. Untameable spirits, progressive thinkers living within the inherent societal constraints of our times.
In 2018 Cosey Fanni Tutti received a commission to write the soundtrack to a film about Delia Derbyshire, the pioneering electronic composer who influenced the likes of Aphex Twin and the Chemical Brothers. While researching Delia's life, Cosey became immersed in Derbyshire's story and uncovered some fascinating parallels with her own life. At the same time Cosey began reading about Margery Kempe, the 15th century mystic visionary who wrote the first English language autobiography.
Re-sisters is the story of three women consumed by their passion for life, a passion they expressed through music, art and lifestyle; they were undaunted by the consequences they faced in pursuit of enriching their lives, and fiercely challenged the societal and cultural norms of their time.
The book, available in paperback, hardback and limited special edition, can be pre-ordered now.
Published by Faber on 18 August, the book will be a "vital meditation on womanhood, creativity and self-expression, and a revelatory exploration into the lives of three visionary artists".
Published by Faber, available in hardback, e-book, audiobook & special limited edition. BUY NOW
Deliaphonic / Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
We are sad to announce that Cosey Fanni Tutti has cancelled her performance and Q&A at Deliaphonic due to illness. In 50 years of performing, this is only the second time she has had to pull out of an event. We wish her a very speedy recovery. We are in the process of confirming a new line-up to the programme, which will be announced in the next few days.
“With a heavy heart I’ve had to make a terribly difficult decision.
Due to illness I have to cancel my live performance and Q&A at Deliaphonic in Coventry Cathedral.
I’m so very sorry to disappoint all who were looking forward to seeing me and upset I can’t be part of such a special event.
Cosey Fanni Tutti”
Reviews, Interviews & Quotes
'What links all three of us in this book is we didn’t want to submit to what was laid out for us. We wanted a way out' Interview for The Guardian
'Never self-serving. Always full of active curiosity about the ways distant artists compel and ignite us [The book] emanates an enthralling power.' 4 Stars Jude Rogers, MOJO Magazine
'Tutti’s gift here — and it’s a gift wrought from personal experience — is in recognising what they did, not that they did it despite difficulties.' Freq Magazine
'This engaging entwining of lives is about defying your place as a woman, the freedom to define yourself, and preserving yourself among stultifying societal norms and patriarchal belittlement and aggressions [...] Ultimately, what comes through, and is truly inspiring, is strength of character, strength of creativity - true fortitude, no least in the face of trauma [...] They all transcend those experiences and are truly alive in this book.' The Wire
‘A fascinating tale of the interlinking lives of three legendary trailblazers.’ Salena Godden
‘Cosey Fanni Tutti has lived the life and has the stories to tell: not just hers, but those of two other still unheralded female pioneers.’ Jon Savage
‘Passionate, original and fiercely defiant.’ Rupert Thomson
‘Awe-inspiring. Read these revelatory portraits: this book is for anybody who wants to discover the work of three women who, without fanfare, have enriched our world.’ Robert Wyatt
'It would be wrong to peg Re-sisters as just another book about female resourcefulness and resilience. It is much more complicated than that, and more honest. The voice is plain, colloquial, as if your friend is just whispering to you on a train. Re-sisters digs up narratives of guile and wiliness, tales of flying under the radar, and emerges with a whole cryptology of female artistic liberation. My recommendation: get it, read it, hear it.' Louder Than War
'A rollicking, roller-coaster read [...] Defiant to the end. Recommended.' International Times
'In her fascinating new book she tells the story of Derbyshire and Kempe, while also revealing how they have informed her own life. A straight up and down biography of Derbyshire – or Kemp – would have made more sense, but Fanni Tutti has never done straight up and down and I, for one, was enthralled.' The Crack
'Re-Sisters, Exclusive Extract’ The Quietus
'Re-Sisters, Exclusive Extract’ The Independent
of Cosey’s Re-sisters book.
also available from other high-street and online book stores, including Amazon, Blackwell's, Foyles, Guardian bookshop, Waterstones and WH Smith.
Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Playlist For Margery Kempe.
Cosey Fanni Tutti picks out the songs she would sync to an imaginary film about the fourteenth-century mystic and memoirist.
Listen now on The Quietus website
Featuring special guests Cosey Fanni Tutti and Will Ashon.
This show was 1st in the global literature chart, 33rd in the global interview chart and 50th in the global punk chart.
Listen now on the Soho Radio website
Re-sisters: The Lives and Recordings of Delia Derbyshire, Margery Kempe and Cosey Fanni Tutti.
The story of three women consumed by their passion for life - a trinity of the sacred and profane, sinners and saints of a kind.
Follow Cosey on Twitter for news and updates on this riveting, brain-expanding and inspirational new book to be published by Faber on the 18th August.
my life is my art, my art is my life