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Feminist scholar and Toriphile Adrienne Trier-Bieniek is getting ready to release a brand-new book examining Tori Amos and — most particularly — her fans. The book, Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos, “explores the many-layered relationships female fans build with feminist musicians in general and with Tori Amos, in particular,” Adrienne says. It’s due out this summer on Scarecrow Press; in the meantime, you can check out more details on Adrienne’s site and on the publisher’s site. Or click through the jump to see the full press release.
Peter Rauhofer, the Grammy-winning DJ and producer who did the “Flavor” remixes for Tori, died today at 48 of brain cancer. Tragically, the cancer was only discovered a few weeks ago when Peter had a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. A large brain tumor was discovered and by that point the cancer was too far advanced.
Earlier today, Tori posted the following message on Facebook:
Today I learned of the very sad news that Peter Rauhofer has passed away suddenly. I will always hold a very special place in my heart for Peter and his re mixes of Flavor. He truly captured the spirit of the song and helped create a #1 Dance Club Record. I am sending send my love and thoughts to his family and friends at this very sad time.
Our deepest condolences go out to Peter’s family and friends.
Adam Sweeting sat down for a chat with Tori for classical music website Sinifini Music and they posted a video clip of the conversation on the website yesterday. The discussion ranges from the forthcoming Light Princess musical — which The National Theatre now says will be starting in September — to how Tori started to work within classical music world again on Night of Hunters. Check out the video below:
Andy Tebbutt, who long-time Toriphiles may recall, along with his co-conspirator Emma, as a regular contributor to The Dent, is running in the Bupa Great Manchester Run on May 26th to raise awareness and funds for Rape Crisis.
Rape Crisis, a registered charity in the UK, is the umbrella organization for a network of local, independent rape crisis centres throughout England and Wales that provide support, counselling and advocacy for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. Rape Crisis also works to raise awareness about sexual violence, its effects, and the need for support for surviviors as well as operating a national helpline for those in need.
You can read much more about Rape Crisis, their mission and their activities on their website but, in a nutshell, Rape Crisis does much of the same work that RAINN does here in the United States and, while somewhat less known, is no less worthy of our support.
If you’re interested, check out Andy’s fundraising page at JustGiving and, if you’d like to help out, make a secure donation in Andy’s name — and feet — to Rape Crisis there.
The first few YouTube videos from Sunday’s performance at the Caprices Festival have started to show up. All that we’ve found so far, including “Take To The Sky,” “Personal Jesus”/“Body and Soul,” and “Mountain,” have been added to the Caprices page in the Tour section.
Additionally, some reviews and other media bitsies have appeared elsewhere.
Caprices’ media-partner 20 Minutes has posted a partial clip of “Bouncing Off Clouds” from the concert and an interview clip done at the festival on the video portal. A few photographs from the concert can also be found buried in 20 Minutes’ Caprices slideshow. Thanks to Mandy for the tip on those!
Music block Rock Subculture is on the ground at the festival and have posted a review of the entire Sunday evening program. The review is quite glowing but, perhaps of more interest to most of us, it includes a slew of photographs from the concert. Thanks to mkgtweety for sending us that link!
Update: Le Nouvelliste has a photo gallery from the festival where a few more shots of Tori’s performance can be found. Thanks again to Mandy!
More as other stuff pops up!
Tori’s performance at the Caprices Festival in Switzerland is in the books. Thanks to @luiscueto, who kindly tweeted from the show, the full setlist is up in the Tour section already.
The one-off concert was, unsurprisingly, a solo performance that featured “Take To The Sky” including the “room in my heart” bridge from “Datura,” “Little Earthquakes,” “Putting The Damage On,” and the rarely-played “Mountain” in the encore! The set was also rife with covers from her hallmark rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to, joining “Mountain” in the encore, The Cure’s “Lovesong” and U2’s “Running To Stand Still.”
We’d love to hear the thoughts and reviews of those who were at the show! If you were and would like to share, please post a review using the comment form at the bottom of the setlist’s page.
Lest anyone forget, Tori will be in concert at the Caprices Festival in Crans-Montana, Switerland this weekend! The one-off solo performance takes place Sunday, March 10th at La Luna (The Moon).
Doors for the show open at 6:00 PM and the concert is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM CET. Tori’s headling so she should be on a hour or two after that.
Hope that everyone who is travelling to Crans-Montana for the show has a safe trip and enjoys the performance! If anyone who is going would like to text us the setlist or will be posting it on Twitter, please let us know!
Tori recently sat down with Pro Motion, a dance music marketing and prodution company involved with Peter Rauhofer’s “Flavor” remixes for an interview. Video of the interview was posted on their blog at the end of this week. During the relatively lengthy, as video interview clips go anyway, piece, she talks about “Flavor,” songwriting, and her thoughts on dance music as well as reminding us that that she’s working on a new non-classical record for 2014.
Check out the interview below:
Congratulations to Tori and Peter Rauhofer for the ascent of Rauhofer’s remix of “Flavor” to the top of the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart for the week of March 9th! The remix entered the chart, which is compiled from a sample of DJs are playing in clubs across the United States, 10 weeks ago and has climbed steadily ever since, finally reaching the pinnacle this week.
Of course, this is not uncharted territory for Tori (so to speak) as this is her third song to reach #1 on Dance/Club Play chart. The previous two were remixes of “Professional Widow” in 1996 and “Jackie’s Strength” in 1999 so it’s been a while but it’s great to know that folks are still getting their groove on to Tori’s music!
Congratulations and hope this is a harbinger of more success in the future! (Hmmmm, _Light Princess” remix anyone?)
Unfortunately for those outside France, Belgium and Germany, those streams are unavailable. Fortunately for those outside France, Belgium and Germany, the program has been uploaded to YouTube a couple times so those of us outside the geo-fence can enjoy it too! The best-looking upload is this one from llliquidDiamonds: