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Paul Nomex, 1968 to 2014, R.I.P.

May 13, 2015

Paul Nomex - photo copyright Jo Burzynska

Paul Nomex – photo courtesy Jo Burzynska

Googling information around the exhibition at The Auricle in New Zealand (see earlier post), I was devastated to learn about the death of pioneering noise DJ and sound artist Paul Nomex. From the mid to late 1990s Paul was a stalwart of the nascent South London noise scene, producing a series of ground-breaking releases on his Adverse record label, and contributing blinding sets to (among many others) the “Principles of Electronic Warfare” event that Disinformation programmed at The ICA (30 March 2000). Nomex and Disinformation also performed together at the (now defunct) 121 Centre in Brixton, at a Strange Attractor event at the Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury, and recorded a collaborative version of “National Grid” (intended to feature on an Adverse CD, but sadly never released). Paul was a real enthusiast and innovator, and was immensely amiable. Paul “Nomex” Kidd died in a motorbike crash near the Kawarau River in New Zealand in Feb 2014, sadly missed…

Paul Nomex, in his element – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWacbGSFwHI

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