I was sorry to hear of the death of Bruce Geduldig of Tuxedomoon. He died after a long term illness on Monday, his 63rd birthday.
Tuxedomoon’s Blaine L. Reininger shared the news of Geguldig’s passing on their 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.
After a period of working with Winston Tong on his quirky theatrical shows in San Francisco, Bruce Geduldig joined Tuxedomoon in 1979 to add a visual element to the band’s concerts via film projections, video art and other multimedia elements. (At a particularly amazing mid-80s Tuxedomoon show that I saw at the Palladium in NYC, Geduldig swung a hot oil projector/smoke machine-type thing around the stage. A big glob of burning hot oil from his infernal device went right onto my friend’s nose—SPLAT—leaving a burn mark he feared would be permanent. Luckily it wasn’t.)
Geduldig’s wife, filmmaker Bernadette Martou, who he met while living in Brussels, died before him, in April of 2015.
Below, Tuxedomoon in Hamburg at the end of the live Video Night broadcast on German television network NDR on August 10, 1985. As it was in the middle of the night almost all the audience had already left. That’s Bruce Geduldig with the rope.