Music

Carla Bozulich is a multi-discipline artist of notorious standing. Aside from being a well established musician, she composes and produces, does visual art, teaches international sound and noise workshops, writes poetry and prose and directs videos. She’s made 5 albums with the Constellation label—-4 being with her project Evangelista and her new one, BOY (2014): Pitchfork says, “At her best, Bozulich uses the vernacular song forms of country, blues, and yes, even “pop”, to tap into something that feels much more elemental, a vein of primitive emotion that feels like it could pre-date the notion of musical genres entirely.”.

Bozulich obsesses on the energy clawing it’s way out from underneath the band-aid doll skin stretched over our eyes and mouths. Her works in various media have been called “fierce, soul-ripping and overwhelmingly magnetic” by NME in their “Let Loose The Bats” Top 25.
She is the original force behind Her new band for the album BOY, Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers, Red Headed Stranger (with Willie Nelson) and a joint leader of Scarnella, Ethyl Meatplow and the Neon Veins.

All in, Bozulich has lead events in the USA and Europe numbering well into the 1000‘s. Singing Bertolt Brecht with the London Sinfonietta at The Royal Festival Hall in London on Patti Smith’s Meltdown was one of Carla’s favorites, as was being given a stage in front of one of the world’s greatest ancient works of art, Toro Farnese, at the Museo Archeologico in Napoli.

Marrianne Faithful and Bozulich were selected as the featured performers at the Ruhrtriennale. The program was orchestrated by Marc Ribot. August 15, 2009.

In 2010 she was granted a composer’s residency at Montalvo Center for the Arts. In 2014 she did another composer’s residency at CAMEC in Marnay, France.

In 2013 Bozulich produced an eponymous album for the killer Italian band, Blue Willa.

She has also taught large sound and visual workshops to young people in Bern, Switzerland; Kosice, Slovakia; Lisbon, Portugal; Graz, Austria.

Some known and still somehow good COLLABORATORS:

Members of Sonic Youth, Beck, Mike Watt, Chris Corsano, Lydia Lunch, Marc Ribot, Fred Frith, Marianne Faithful, Xiu Xiu, EMA, Hanged Up, Parts of Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Silver Mount Zion, Nels Cline, Jherek Bischoff, Christian Marclay, Marina Rosenfeld, Shahzad Ismaily. And all the other stable members of my own groups. There’s about 300 more because sharing is caring.
At least 60 of them have played at one time or another in Evangelista.

Here are some published writings:

Alternative Press, November 1996 on Patti Smith, LA Weekly music commentary, Poetry for Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Zine and most recently pieces about Lou Reed and Billy Holiday.

Symposium:

Carla Bozulich “Off The Page” a reading/ discussion with Deputy Editor Francis Morgan of Wire Magazine focused on my written word at Arnolfi Center For The Arts, Bristol, 2014

Selected Festivals:

Singing Bertolt Brecht with the London Sinfonietta at The Royal Festival Hall (London), All Tomorrow’s Parties (UK and USA), This Ain’t No Picnic (USA), Tanned Tin (Spain), 20 USA dates on Lollapalooza, Redding Festival (UK), Pukkelpop (Belgium), COMA (Brazil), Timezones Festival (Italy), MADE Festival (Sweden), FIMAV-Musique Actuelle (Canada), Fabbrica Festival (Italy), Wire Magazine Festival Chicago and Berlin, Why Note Festival (France), SOY Festival (France), Incubate Festival (Netherlands), Rumor Festival (Netherlands), Oto Festival (Berlin), Le Guess Who (Netherlands).

Select recordings limited to Worldwide Distribution:

SOLO ALBUMS:
The Red Headed Stranger [2003]
I’m Gonna Stop Killing [2004]
Evangelista [2006]
Boy [2014]

FEATURED SOLO WORK:
AS LEADER OF EVANGELISTA
Evangelista 1[2006]
Hello, Voyager [2008]
Prince Of Truth [2009]
In Animal Tongue [2011]

AS LEADER OF THE GERALDINE FIBBERS:
Get Thee Gone (vinyl only) [1995]
Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home [1995]
Butch [1997]

AS MEMBER OF SCARNELLA:
Scarnella [1998]

Co-LEADER OF ETHYL MEATPLOW:
Happy Days, Sweetheart [1993]

GUEST RECORDINGS:
“ZURICH 1916” Creative Nihilism (as Carla Noelle) [1984]
XIU XIU, Smear The Queen [2013]
MIKE WATT, Ballhog Or Tugboat” [1994]
BARRY ADAMSON, BUSINESS AS USUAL [1996]
HADDA BROOKS, “Sometimes I’m Happy” [1999]
New Coat of Paint: Songs of Tom Waits (song “On The Nickel”) [2000]
NELS CLINE, “Destroy All Nels Cline”
MANY more.