Coming next month Droste Festival 2021: Dark Magic ALTARBILD HAVIXBECK A Heathen Catechism in Three Partitions by Ergo Phizmiz for Annette von Droste- Hülshoff   ALTARBILD HAVIXBECK is a triptych of sound/image/text pieces exploring the world of Annette von Droste- Hülshoff  in the format of a moving altarpiece.  Using her intense relationship with nature, her visionary imagination, and her religious convictions as thematic starting points, the work uses collage, animation, puppetry, and choreography, to create an impressionistic and expressionistic journey through Annette's deeply imagistic world.  With a central performance from autistic artist Lottie Bowater as Droste on the heath, Droste in her dreams, then in her final transformation into Asteroid 12240 Droste- Hülshoff , the piece mixes performance with montaged, sculpted and painted elements, infused with images directly taken from Droste's poetry.

Im Kampf Mit Dem Teufel / Struggle With The Devil

Released 12.03.21 on DSO Player , "Im Kampf Mit Dem Teufel" / "Struggle With The Devil", a new music film designed, collaged and animated by Ergo Phizmiz, in collaboration with the Deutsch Symphonie Orchester and director Frederic Wake-Walker. On 12 March at 8.30 pm, a new music film by the DSO will have its premiere. With 'Struggle with the Devil' (Im Kampf mit dem Teufel), director Frederic Wake-Walker and visual artist Ergo Phizmiz bring to expressionistic life the one-act operas 'Sancta Susanna' by Paul Hindemith and 'Slzy Nože' (The Tears of the Knife) by Bohuslav Martinů, as well as the contemporary orchestral work 'Sinuous Voices' by Ondřej Adámek. Through collages and animations rich in references and innuendos, in combination with footage shot both in the Green Screen Studio and in the Kleiner Sendesaal of the rbb in February, an associative visual world is opened up that is inspired by the 1920s and congenially presents both

"Elmyr" The new album by Ergo Phizmiz ft. Depresstival

Out now on the marvellous Strategic Tape Reserve, "Elmyr" by Ergo Phizmiz ft. Depresstival. Ltd Ed cassette and digital formats. 16 tracks, don't be lax. Strategic Tape Reserve is over the proverbial moon at announcing Ergo Phizmiz’s “Elmyr”, a 75 minute tape of premium avant-garde package holiday resort entertainment (also suitable for home listening). From wonky bleeps to modern classical, footwork to folk, spoken word to unspeakable words (often all in the same song), Phizmiz presents a total and all-inclusive pop, satisfying any and every urge that listeners might conceivably harbour, even in the deepest, least salubrious corner of their soul. Channeling the zombie holographic spectre of lurid 1990s leisure music, Spice- and/or Venga- Girls & Boys are conscripted into bizarre rituals played out poolside to sun-stricken tourists gorging orgiastically at a sprawling open buffet of mutated pop perfection. This fare is creamy, piquant, heavily-seasoned and guest vocal


You can't deny it, can you? The front cover for the new Ergo Phizmiz album "Elmyr" is a thing of great and deep beauty. The album, which features guest vocals from Depresstival, is released this month on the mighty Strategic Tape Reserve . Venga Airways all the way!

The Dimbola Mikado

"The Dimbola Mikado" - Quarantine spectacular by Ergo Phizmiz & Friends - Available to view until November 1st 2020 - THE DIMBOLA MIKADO from Ergo Phizmiz on Vimeo . Visit The Dimbola Mikado website to view a virtual exhibition, read the original script, sift through a miscellany of source materials, and

New pencil drawings

Shapes drawn in graphite sticks, then defined into forms by good old yellow'n'black.