Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge is an musician and artist best known as a founder of Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, and Thee Majesty. The controversial Coum Transmissions art exibit called Prostitution earned the group the title “Wreckers of Civilization.” Throbbing Gristle, which evolved from Coum, is considered the first industrial band. Psychic TV, formed by P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson of Gristle and Coum, holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for most albums released in one year.
P-Orridge studied magic under Brion Gysin and later co-founded Thee Temple of Psychic Youth (TOPY), a magical order cum Psychic TV fan club that evolved a life of its own. P-Orridge left TOPY and tried to shut the organization down in 1991, but some members continued on under the TOPY name in spite of his protests. This organization is now known as Autonomous Individuals Network.
P-Orridge eventually co-founded a similar project called The Process in the early 90s, which had fizzled out by the early 00s. He started a new group called One True Topi Tribe in 2010.
P-Orridge and his second wife Lady Jaye began a series of body modifications with the aim of becoming a third unified being known as Breyer P-Orridge. Lady Jaye died in October of 2007.

Official Sites

Official site
One True Topi Tribe

Unofficial Sites

Wikipedia Entry
The Genesis P-Orridge Online Archive Extensive collection of interviews, articles, show dates, information, and ephemera.
Genesis P. Orridge Audio Archive

Recent News

Check the official news page for upcoming appearances, performances, etc.
First Third Books published a retrospective book of photographs and other material titled, simply, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. It’s available in standard and deluxe editions.
A remix by P-Orridge appears on the deluxe edition of the recent Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is now available on DVD.
Thee Psychick Bible: a New Testament is now available.

Key Listening

Throbbing Gristle: The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle
Throbbing Gristle: 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Psychic TV: Dreams Less Sweet
Psychic TV: Towards Thee Infinite Beat
Pyschic TV: Hell Is Invisible Heaven Is Here


Short documentary Metropolis TV Can be watched in full.
Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye .


All of the Throbbing Gristle live show recordings from the 24 Hours boxed set are available to listen to and download from Ubuweb


Selected collages from exhibit in NYC

Music videos

Caresse P-Orridge sings “Are You Experienced”
Throbbing Gristle “Discipline” live


Genesis P-Orridge on Brion Gysin in the Guardian.
Gen interviews Grimes
Introduction to Steven Johnson Leyba’s memior, by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge


My interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge part 1 and Part 2
‘Sup Mag interview (2013)
Dangerous Minds interview part 1 video, Jan. 2010
Genesis P. Orridge interview pt. 2 on Dangerous Minds video, Jan. 2010
Boing Boing TV interview with Genesis P. Orridge and Throbbing Gristle May 2010, interview by Richard Metzger
Radar Magazine article and interview July 2008, first published interview after Lady Jaye’s death. Recommended.
Douglass Rushkoff in Conversation with Genesis P. Orridge (2003 and 2007) Two interviews, one conducted in 2003 but not published until 2011, the other conducted in 2003 for Arthur Magazine. Orridge talks about Lady Jaye’s death shortly after the fact in 2007.
Genesis P. Orridge on Soft Focus. Incredibly good video interview.
Audio interview from July 2007
Short interview in the Guardian Oct. 2006
Video interview on Throbbing Gristle Date???
March 2004 interview
21C Magazine interview by Richard Metzger 1998.
Excellent interview by Phil Farber on The Process and the end of the Temple ov Psychick Youth. From 1996.
Genesis P-Orridge, Hakim Bey and John Perry Barlow in Conversation (1993)


Obit for Lady Jaye by Jason Louv
My obit for Lady Jaye
My memories of The Process mailing list
Interview with Alaura O’Dell, of Psychic TV and Genesis P. Orridge’s ex-wife Nov. 2004
Review of a PTV2 show
Painfully bad Technoccult dossier on Industrial Records. Very first Technoccult article ever.

See Also

Marina Abramovi?
Brion Gysin
William S. Burroughs