by Vanessa Skantze

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Communion 05:21
All text written and performed by Vanessa Skantze Recorded at
Pariah 12:00
Basilisk 20:17
Litanies 20:26
Rise 04:48


Produced by Lydia Lunch, who also recorded Shock Corridor for her Crimes Against Nature compilation. This spoken word collection encompassed pieces Vanessa performed on tour with Lydia Lunch and live in New Orleans.


released November 2, 2020

All text written and performed by Vanessa Skantze
Music for "Rise" by Joe Budenholzer
Recorded at Audiomation, Pittsburgh, PA, January 1997
Engineered by Jim Kopaz
Mastered by Kamilsky
Produced by Lydia Lunch


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Vanessa Skantze Seattle, Washington

Vanessa Skantze is a Butoh artist and teacher of yoga and dance in the Seattle area. A student of Atsushi Takenouchi (founder of Jinen Butoh), she has performed in the U.S. and Europe for over 20 years. Her collaborations with musicians & other dancers reveal an attention to detail, intensity of emotion, narrative skill and wide dynamic range. ... more

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