Influential US Experimental Musician Passes Away On 63rd Birthday

11 March 2016 | 5:42 pm | Staff Writer

Bruce Geduldig, a longtime member of US avant-garde post-punk band Tuxedomoon, has died after "suffering for many years from liver complaints"

Bruce Geduldig. Pic via Facebook

Bruce Geduldig. Pic via Facebook

Filmmaker and visual artist Bruce Geduldig, a longtime member of San Francisco avant-garde new wave band Tuxedomoon, died on Monday, 7 March — his 63rd birthday.

Geduldig, who had been battling illness for some time, joined Tuxedomoon in 1979 to add a visual element to the band’s live performances, as well as providing backing vocals.

Tuxedomoon co-founder Blaine L. Reininger wrote on the band’s website:

“Our erstwhile colleague and collaborator, Bruce Geduldig has died, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday, March 7, 2016. He departed from his home town, Sacramento, California, attended by his family and friends. He had been suffering for many years from liver complaints. We will miss him sorely.”

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The band, which formed in 1977, released two albums and two EPs before relocating to Brussels, as they felt their experimental sound was better suited to the burgeoning European electronic scene.

They have released 13 studio albums to date, their most recent being last year’s Blue Velvet Revisited, a collaboration with UK post-punk duo Cult With No Name.

Geduldig also fronted satirical electronic-pop band The Weathermen for many years, and also founded the cabaret jazz-pop act MICRODOT with fellow Tuxedomoon member Luc van Lieshout.

See a tribute to Geduldig by Cult With No Name, below.