WILL GUTHRIE

UPCOMING GIGS:

6 October 2019 - solo opening for Art Ensemble of Chicago, Cite des Congres, Nantes, FR
11 October 2019 - solo, Le Florida, Agen, FR
12 October 2019 - solo, No Bounds Festival, Sheffield, UK

15-26 October 2019 - w/ Pattern, Théâtre Océan Nord, Brussels, BL
17 October 2019 - w/ Razen, La Senne, Brussels, BL
21 October 2019 - solo, Table Dance, Antwerp, BL

29 October 2019 - solo, Kios Ojo Keos, Jakarta, Java, ID
30 October 2019 - solo, House Of the Sun, Bandung, Java, ID
31 October 2019 - solo, IFI, Yogyakarta, Java, ID
1 November 2019 - solo + w/ Total Perkusi, Java Advertising, Yogyakarta, Java, ID
2 November 2019 - solo, Semarang, Java, ID
3 November 2019 - solo, Surakarta, Java, ID
4 November 2019 - solo, Tuck n Trap, Kerobokan, Bali, ID

13 November 2019 - w/White Sands, Le Dynamo, Pantin, FR
17 November 2019 - w/Charles Pennequin, Le Générateur, Gentilly, FR
20 November 2019 - w/Gabor Gado, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris, FR
21 November 2019 - w/The Ames Room, West Germany, Berlin, DL
23 November 2019 - w/Oren Ambarchi, Splitter Music Festival, Berlin, DL
24 November 2019 - w/Splitter Orchestra, Splitter Music Festival, Berlin, DL


Festival Musiques improvisées 1ère édition.Will Guthrie from Les Quinconces - L'espal on Vimeo.

NEWS:

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ENSEMBLE NIST-NAH - I’ve formed an ensemble, to play contemporary, experimental and exploratory works for Gamelan, drums and percussion … with Prune Becheau, Charles Dubois, Camille Emaille, Stephane Garin, Mark Lockett, Carla Pallone and Arno Tukiman. Album and Concerts to come in March 2020, Paris, Angers, Rezé, Brussels, Geneva ! More info soon ...
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2 new releases with collaborator Oren Ambarchi. KNOTTING is a live recording in duo, playing a rough interpretation of Oren's composition KNOTS. Released on CD on the Swiss label Some Fine Legacy, with a digital release available at KOMPACT.
The other is a quartet with Oren, Mark Fell and Sam Shalabi, recorded in London in 2016, entitled OGLON DAY. Out on LP and DL on 33-33.
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New tape release entitled SOME NASTY on the great label Hasana Editions, based in Bandung Indonesia. Some cut up electronics, Slim Slowdown doped out gong fuzz with first tentative at Gamelan coherence. Limited 100 copy run, get it while you can. Digital release also available on Bandcamp. More info HERE.
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New duo project with dancer / choreographer Mette Ingvartsen. Entitled ALL AROUND we will premier at the Kaai Theatre in Brussels Belgium March 21 and 22, and also play SPRING Performing Arts Festival in Utrecht in Holland 23-25 of May. Info HERE.
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HEN OGLEDD album out now... Strango poppy project by Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pilkington. Album entitled 'MOGIC'. Drums on album by yours truly. LP and CD out now on Weird World / Domino. GET IT HERE
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RETOUR DE JAVA - RADIO EMISSION sur JET FM avec le marveilleux Henri Landré au tour de mon voyage récente en Java Indonésie. Passage du musique Gamelan traditional, Jatilan, field recordings, et interview avec l’anthropologue Patrick Vanhoebrouck au tour de la musique et mysticism javanese. LISTEN / ECOUTER ICI
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3rd TAPE OUT NOW ! Third of a series of three tapes, entitled 'Le Havre' out now on the Indonesian label NOISE BOMBING. Drums recorded live at the Pied Nu Festival by the great Emmanuel Lalande. Extra percussion recorded at Studio H(I)ndre. Split release the Indonesian percussionist Gilang Damar Setiadi. GET IT HERE
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2nd TAPE OUT NOW ! Second of a series of three tapes, entitled '6 DAYS INTO 8' is out now on the excellent New York based mail-order and now label Careful Catalog. Recorded live in Osaka at environment 0g [ zero-gauge ] in February 2018, described at 'multiplying speedbag workouts, near anxiety inducing pattern weaving, circular blasts of thuggish gamelan, and quiet valleys of organic texture'. GET IT HERE!
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1st TAPE OUT NOW ! First of a series of three tapes, entitled 'DREAM SPINK' out now on Teen Dreams. Drums recorded by James Dunn live at Cafe OTO, London. Keyboards / percussion / voice recorded at home by WG. Artwork by Anton Gudkov. GET IT HERE
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The new CD entitled MOSQUITOES AND CRABS, with Korean noise artist Chulki Hong is OUT NOW. Released on Erstwhile Records. Recorded in Seoul in 2016 at Mullae Arts Center. Recorded mixed and mastered by Taku Unami. INFO HERE.
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RECORDINGS WITH HEN OGLEDD Album in the works with Hen Ogledd - Wacko pop(ish) space flunk with Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell & Sally Pilkington. Made in Newcastle innit
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JAPAN SOLO TOUR, February 2018 hitting Tokyo x 3, Osaka x 2, Kobe, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
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EPIC EAST & SOUTH-EAST ASIA SOLO TOUR IN NOVEMBER 2017, hitting Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, if you are close by or know those who are please pass on details. Special thanks to Marijke Loozen for the poster and Dhamra for helping set up many of the shows.
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DUO WITH ROSCOE MITCHELL - Absolutely delighted, humbled and honored to play three duo concerts with the great Roscoe Mitchell. Roscoe's music has been an enormous influence on me, continual food for thought for over 20 years since I was first introduced to his music via the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Tours, Brest and Nantes in October 2017
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THE AMES ROOM - NEW RELEASE ! New tape out now, on the French tape label FOUGERE MUSIQUE from your favorite number cruncher free jazz outfit. Mega limited edition cassette recorded in Berlin 2015 at the Mirror Mirror Festival, get it HERE.
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NEW RELEASES ! Long awaited tape out now by THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE with Pierre-Antoine Badaroux on alto sax, Maxime Petit on bass & Julien Desprez guitar. Recorded live on three different occasions in Europe. Limited edition cassette out now on Canadian label Small Scale Music, get it HERE
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Nasty new collab LP out now with french noize boy band CHEVAL RETRECCI with Japanese scream queen JUNKO. 250 copies only + 50 with original painting by Mikiko. Master by Lasse Marhaug. Get it HERE.
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Double sided cassette, side 1 AV2 (audio visual duo of Clinch and PierrePierrePierre), side 2 recorded live at Bitche, Nantes in 2015 with AV2 and yours truly on drums (WAV2). Beautiful hand made cover by Clinch, mega limited edition. Get it HERE.
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My new solo LP entitled PEOPLE PLEASER is out NOW on Black Truffle Records. Mixing drums, electronics, various field recordings, skate found sound and police interviews, kindly described by Oren Ambarchi as 'Lo-fi Metamkine meets J Dilla on crack'. Info HERE
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OUT OF PRINT solo records such as SPEAR, BUILDING BLOCKS & SPIKE(S), plus collaborations with Arek Gulbenkoglu, Greg Kingston, Ferran Fages, Mathew Earle & Adam Sussmann now available HERE at the new Bandcamp page.
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TETEMA makes it's live debut in January 2017 for the MOFO festival in Hobart Australia, line up is Mike Patton, Anthony Pateras, Erkki Veltheim & moi meme. Expect new recordings soon, our first album slipped under the radar for many, check it HERE.
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AVA MENDOZA / MAXIME PETIT / WILL GUTHRIE 7" out now on Ranch Jams (USA) & BeCoq (FR). First release by this epic trio with NYC based guitarist Ava Mendoza and regular partner in crime Lille bassist Maxime Petit. I have copies for 7 euros plus postage.
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OUT NOW - Oren Ambarchi - HUBRIS (editions mego)
With Crys Cole, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Arto Lindsay, Jim O'Rourke, Konrad Sprenger, Joe Talia, Ricardo Villalobos, Keith Fullerton Whitman. LINK