also known as Harry Kipper and as one of the Kipper Kids
After growing up playing the piano/harmonium/organ and then drums I started performing music at age 14 in a rock group as a drummer in the early 60s....
I then went on to become a folk/blues singer/guitarist in the mid to late 60s.
I have been a performance artist since 1971 performing as one of the Kipper Kids until 2003.
I have also worked as a solo performance artist collaborating and appearing with Karen Finley, Henry Rollins, Public Image, Genesis P. Orridge, Sex Pistols, Joanna Went, Eric Bogosian, Anne Bean, Bow Gamelan, Lol Coxhill, Paul Burwell, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey and Ian Hinchcliffe among others.
I currently live in Scarborough, North Yorkshire in the UK and make soundworks and movies.
My digital movies have been presented at the Royal Academy in London-https://vimeo.com/brianrouth
and my sound works at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
The Kipper Kids have been involved in writing and starring in three projects for HBO and Cinemax and appeared in a number of movies.
Recently I have collaborated with digital artist Patricia Wells on soundtracks for Patricia's animations and video works-https://vimeo.com/channels/wells
I am also working on instrumental music and sound-works that incorporate vocal soundbites of world leaders, politicians, madmen, poets, rebels, murderers and others. As well as soundtracks for my own low budget movies and musical video poems.