11th December 2017
Who: Blixa Bargeld.
Real name: Christian Emmerich.
Born: 12th Jan 1959.
From: West Berlin, Germany.
Lives in: San Francisco, Berlin and Beijing.
Occupation: Musician, performance artist, actor, poet.
Genres: Dark ambient, experimental rock, industrial, gothic.
Did you know? His name ‘Blixa’ comes from a famous German brand of felt-tip pen. While his surname ‘Bargeld’ is German for ‘cash.’
Education: Blixa was self-taught.
First album owned: Pink Floyd.
Previous bands: Blixa was a guitarist a backing vocalist for band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
On seeing Blixa perform for the first time, Nick Cave commented: “a sound you would expect to hear from strangled cats or dying children.”
Guitars of choice: Fender Jaguar and Fender Mustang.
Relationship status: Married to Erin Zhu.