Looks like an alien, sings like a diva - Klaus Nomi was one of 1980’s most profoundly bizarre appearances. He was a cult figure in the New Wave Underg...more
Looks like an alien, sings like a diva - Klaus Nomi was one of 1980’s most profoundly bizarre appearances. He was a cult figure in the New Wave Underground scene who sang pop music like opera and brought opera to club audiences. He was a performer with a “look” so strong, that his first audiences went wild before he even opened his mouth. On the verge of international fame as a singer, he instead became one of the first prominent artists to die of AIDS. The reaction Klaus Nomi provoked was so strong, that he is still unforgettable, even 20 years after his death. The Nomi Song is Andrew Horn’s award-winning look at the life of German-born singer Klaus Nomi. One of the most profoundly bizarre characters of the late 70s/early 80s New Wave underground scene, Klaus Nomi was a genuine counter-tenor who sang pop music like opera to enthusiastic club audiences. Through archival performance footage and interviews with his friends and fellow artists, Nomi’s influence and unique style are brought to life twenty-two years after his death from AIDS.
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