Mats Gustafsson & Thurston Moore // Two Day Residency
Saturday 22 September 2012
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Sunday 23 September 2012
+ Guests TBC
Door Times : 8pm
Two Day Pass: £26
Massively heavy weekend residency with two of the world's foremost improvisers. Neither need much introduction. Mats Gustafsson is one of the most distinctive saxophonists of his generation - a player of impossible physical power and constant invention as a soloist, collaborator and group player in The Thing, Fire!, Brötzmann's Chicago Tentet and countless other configurations. Here he's joined by his Discaholics Anonymous cohort Thurston Moore. An inventive and instantly recognisable guitarist both in his solo work and as a member of Sonic Youth, Thurston has also been a long running participant in and champion of much of the music that we hold dear. It's a pleasure to have him back here with Mats for what promises to be two fantastic days of music.
Hailing from Umeå in Northern Sweden, Gustafsson is a saxophonist/composer/improviser working across noise, electronics, contemporary rock and free jazz as well as contemporary dance, theater and art projects. He has performed both as a solo artist and toured internationally with Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark and in working groups The Thing, Sonore, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Nash Kontroll. He also participates in the large ensembles Barry Guy New Orchestra, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet and the NU – ensemble.
Thurston Moore needs little introduction - an inventive and instantly recognisable guitarist both in his solo work and as a member of Sonic Youth, Thurston has also been a long running participant in and champion of much of the music that we hold dear at Cafe OTO.