Ian Svenonius

Ian F Svenonius is a globally celebrated author, singer, and filmmaker. His latest book is “Against the Written Word,” released in January and published by Akashic books. Previous books include “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group,” “The Psychic Soviet,” and “Censorship Now!!”

Last year Svenonius released a feature film called “The Lost Record” which was widely screened at places such as Jeffrey
Deitch Gallery, Indie Lisboa, Roxy Cinema, Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Braindead Studios, MACRO museum in Rome, Soho House in Paris, Club Silencio, et al. The film won top prize at the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

His music groups — Escape-ism, The Make Up, Weird War, Chain & the Gang, Too Much, & Nation of Ulysses among others — have toured museums, clubs, squats, and played festivals such as Coachella, Primavera, All Tomorrow’s Parties, et al. Svenonius has released over twenty long playing records and as many singles.