Known for the bloody rituals of his avant-garde performances, the artist is also a composer inspired by Bach and Wagner.

Hermann Nitsch is better known for the visual spectacle of his works than the music that accompanies them. The Austrian avant-garde artist’s ritualistic performance pieces are often brutally shocking. 150.Action, one of Nitsch’s Orgies Mysteries Theaterperformances, which will take place in Hobart on Saturday as part of Dark Mofo, has already attracted criticism from animal rights groups...

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