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Daniel Leutenegger, Rathausgasse 18, CH-3011 Bern, www.ch-cultura.ch

BÜRO DLB - IDEE-REALISATION-KOMMUNIKATION
Daniel Leutenegger
Rathausgasse 18
CH-3011 Bern
E-Mail
www.ch-cultura.ch.ch

DER US-AMERIKANISCHE SÄNGER, SAXOFONIST, KEYBOARDER UND NO-WAVE-PIONIER JAMES SIEGFRIED IST GESTORBEN

DER US-AMERIKANISCHE SÄNGER, SAXOFONIST, KEYBOARDER UND NO-WAVE-PIONIER JAMES SIEGFRIED IST GESTORBEN

20.06.2024 Der am 20. April 1953 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin, USA) geborene US-amerikanische Sänger, Saxofonist, Keyboarder, Bandleader und Komponist James Siegfried (Bild) ist am 18. Juni 2024 in New York City gestorben. Er war vor allem unter den Namen James Chance und James White bekannt und war eine Schlüsselfigur in den Musikformen No Wave, Punk-Jazz, Avant-Punk und Dance-Punk. Er spielte ab Mitte der 1970er-Jahre in Bands wie Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, James Chance and the Contortions, James White and the Blacks, The Flaming Demonics, James Chance & the Sardonic Symphonics und James Chance and Terminal City.


Bild: James Chance, 2010 - Foto: Rich Jones, https://www.flickr.com/people/88758693@N00 - Lizenz: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en - Datei: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Chance_2010_(cropped).jpg

Musician James Chance, Who Blended Punk Rock Aggression with Funk and Free Jazz Expression, Has Died At Age 71

James Chance, the singer, saxophonist, bandleader and composer who in the late 1970s emerged from New York’s “No Wave” scene to embody the genre known as “punk funk,” died today at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in New York. His death was announced by his brother David Siegfried of Chicago, who did not specify a cause of death but noted that the musician’s health had been in decline for several years. His final live performance is believed to have taken place in March 2019 in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

James Chance Official

https://www.facebook.com/JamesChanceOfficial/posts/

James Chance, No Wave Icon and Saxophonist of the Contortions, Dies at 71

Chance epitomized the “No Wave”-era Downtown New York of the late 1970s and early 1980s with a sound and swagger that combined jazz, punk and funk. With his chiseled features, white tux and intensely confrontational stage presence — he would literally start fights with audience members, one of whom, according to legend, was veteran music critic Robert Christgau — for a time Chance was a leading light of that scene, which existed on the fringe of the more-popular CBGB-spawned new wave coterie that included Blondie, Talking Heads, the Ramones and others.

Pat Saperstein, Jem Aswad

https://variety.com/2024/music/news/james-chance-dead-no-wave-contortions-1236041979/

With influential bands including the Contortions and Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Chance was a lynchpin of the 1970s no wave scene and beyond in New York

Chance’s output slowed in the 1980s, but a 2001 Contortions reunion prompted sporadic tours (and some financial disputes with ex-bandmates) as the band’s legend and influence grew.

Upon the news of his death, artists as disparate as Otomo Yoshihide, Blondie’s Chris Stein, and Kid Congo Powers paid tribute, the last writing that he first saw the Contortions in 1978 at CBGB. “A new world opened up to me that day,” he said. “Earth shattering. Amazing style, both musical and sartorial.”

A virtual memorial will be held in due course, David Siegfried noted in the GoFundMe.

Jazz Monroe

https://pitchfork.com/news/james-chance-dies-at-70/

No Wave Icon

In 1975, Chance moved to New York, where he officially began using his stage name, and a year later formed the influential group Teenage Jesus and the Jerks with singer Lydia Lunch. In 1977, after studying with saxophonist David Murray, he formed the first version of the Contortions. The group released its debut album, Buy, in 1979. Chance was known for his confrontational stage presence and known to start fights with members of the crowd.

Mitchell Peters

https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/james-chance-dead-no-wave-icon-contortions-saxophonist-dies-obituary-1235713409/

James Chance, the punk-funk singer-saxophonist who helped kickstart the “No Wave” movement, has died

Over the course of three decades, Chance recorded often spiky, comical tracks such as “Disposable You” and “(I’m Not A) Bedroom Athlete” as well as rock and R&B tracks like James Brown’s “King Heroin,” on the album Lost Chance. Chance’s punk-funk style influenced the likes of Sonic Youth, Alan Licht, Flying Luttenbachers, Liars, Deerhoof, U.S. Maple, Xiu Xiu, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Kalia Richardson

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/james-chance-saxophonist-dies-71-1235042526/

James Chance, key figure in New York’s no wave music scene, dies aged 71

James Chance, the singer-saxophonist whose squalling blend of funk, jazz and post-punk found a cult following in mid-1970s New York onwards, has died aged 71.

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

https://www.theguardian.com/music/article/2024/jun/19/james-chance-new-york-no-wave-dies-singer-saxophonist

Mort de James Chance, saxo chaos dodo

Connu comme l’une des figures de la no wave dans les années 80, le saxophoniste strident avait traversé un maelstrom d’époques et de courants. Il est mort mardi 18 juin à New York, à l’âge de 71 ans.

Lelo Jimmy Batista

https://www.liberation.fr/culture/musique/mort-de-james-chance-saxo-chaos-dodo-20240619_DWIPTN6VJJCKPDGH4WRWOH3XEU/

Zigarettenstummel des Jazz

Begnadeter Tänzer, wütender Sänger, hupender Saxofonist: Der New Yorker No-Wave-Musiker James Chance ist gestorben. Ein Nachruf.

Julian Weber

https://taz.de/US-Saxofonist-James-Chance-gestorben/!6018573/

Saxofon-Legende James Chance ist tot

Punk im Geiste, Jazz und Funk im Herzen: Um 1980 entstand in New York das Musikgenre No Wave. Zentral war der ekstatische Saxofonist, der sich James Chance oder James White nannte. Nun ist er mit 71 Jahren gestorben.

feb

https://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/james-chance-ist-tot-saxofonist-war-frontmann-der-contortions-a-45bd5573-401a-46ab-9cdc-5b0cbece7e00

Feuerkopf der No Wave: James Chance ist tot

Er mischte Punk und Jazz, als das neu, cool und heiß zugleich war, Ende der 1970er-Jahre. Nun ist James Siegfried 71-jährig in New York gestorben.

Niemand klang so sehr nach New York wie er. Das heißt: nach dem New York, wie es sich die Popkultur Anfang der 1980er-Jahre vorstellte. Nach Straßenkriminalität und Loft-Partys, nach schnellen Drogen und weißem Rauschen. Und wilden Saxofonen natürlich. Nach der Synthese von Freejazz (in der schroffen Spielart von Ornette Coleman, nicht der hymnischen Spiritualität von John Coltrane) und Punk (respektive New Wave), die ab 1977 in der Luft lag. James Siegfried aus Milwaukee, 1975 nach New York gezogen, vollzog sie.

Thomas Kramar

https://www.diepresse.com/18582868/feuerkopf-der-no-wave-james-chance-ist-tot

Audios / Videos:

James Chance & the Contortions - I Can't Stand Myself, 1978

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKz9urG0aB8

James Chance & The Contortions - "Contort Yourself" at M-80 Festival, Minneapolis, 9.23.79

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcRAdLuHPgY

James Chance - Contort Yourself, 1979

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCI24Lt9aNQ

James Chance, live on French TV, May 1980

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQY2oQT5UP0

James White And The Blacks – Sax Maniac 1982 (Full Album)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U46l1HSOpMw 

James Chance and the Contortions - Melt Yourself Down (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps9F0LWe8FA

Mehr:

https://jameschanceofficial.blogspot.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20091027045034/http://geocities.com/pill_factory/

https://web.archive.org/web/20100730042213/http://www.zerecords.com/2010/artists_biography.php?id=10

https://www.discogs.com/de/artist/783464-James-Siegfried

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1831331/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chance

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chance_and_the_Contortions

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