Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, junk, amplification and electronics..
He plays solo and in various projects such as THE AMES ROOM, ELWOOD & GUTHRIE & THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE. His music has been released on labels such as Gaffer Records, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, 23five, Editions Mego, Ipecac, iDEAL and his own label Antboy Music.
While studying jazz and improvised music(s) at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, alongside Ren Walters he started the weekly concert series 'Improvised Tuesdays', now known as the Make It Up Club and is Australia's longest running performance space dedicated to experimental and improvised musics. In Nantes, France he is part of the collective CABLE# which also organizes regular concerts and an annual festival. He also runs the experimental improvised CD label and mail-order service; ANTBOY MUSIC.
He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, in minimalist/maximalist free jazz trio THE AMES ROOM (with Jean-Luc Guionnet & Clayton Thomas), in appalachian mutant folk duo ELWOOD & GUTHRIE (with Scott Stroud), as well as the improvised/composed ensemble THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE (with Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Julien Desperez & Maxime Petit).
Regular collaborators past and present include Jérôme Noetinger, Oren Ambarchi, Chulki Hong, Keith Rowe, Anthony Pateras, David Maranha, Toma Gouband, Erell Latimier, Ava Mendoza, Adam Sussmann, Matt Earle, Ren Walters, Helmut Schafer, David Ades, Mark Simmonds ...
those who help : the ames room, elwood, charlie, helmut schäfer, mark simmonds, freeboppers, jason lescalleet, graham lambkin, nina simone, ghostface killah, inspectah deck, roscoe mitchell, noonah, henry threadgill, air, caboose, mark shepherd, anthony braxton, john duncan ghost stories, ronald shannon jackson, decoding society, valerio tricoli, phil treloar, feeling to thought, ivo papasov, will oldham, palace brothers, arise therefore, nusrat, louis burdett, nude, art ensemble of chicago, lori song, uncle, erika, royal afican drummers, jimi hendrix, michael gendreau, peter brötzmann, mahmoud guinia, jean-philippe gross, ferran fages, eric b & rakim, eric la casa, eric cordier, paul motian, rza, gza, PiL, eliane radigue, rahsaan roland kirk, ernie althoff, dudu pukwana, captain beefheart, whitehouse, cut hands, consumer electronics, wriggle like a fucking eel, roil, the necks, tim goldie, debussy, randy h yah, joe colley, ed blackwell, scott arford, bomb squad, curse ov dialect, michel chion, lionel marchetti, greg sheehan, greg malcolm, kojo owusu, peter humble, snuff puppet band, dynamic hepnotics, michael sheridan, peacocks guitar band, big daddy kane, the roots, trevor watts, moiré music, saalfelden encore, tyshawn sorey, john bohnam, deerhoof, pj harvey, white chalk, curtis mayfield, glenn nebis, kadoonka, ava mendoza, quok, eddie bronson, arnett cobb, oren ambarchi, robbie avenaim, clockwork, ashanti afrika jah, sonny rollins, ben webster, john tilbury, christine sullivan, ella fitzgerald, james brown, jérôme noetinger , mike cooper, mf doom, brian brown, barry altschul, john coltrane, elvin jones, milford graves, ravel, eric satie, france, mary halvorson, dylan kent, salif keita, paco sery, abdelkebir amlil, spiderbait, split enz, buzzcocks, alex ward, new, 12 tone diamonds, dna, james blood ulmer, nirvana, arial pink, damien schultz, jean-francois laporte, harunalshola, joy division, paul lovens, ian chaplin, will poskitt, jack dejohnette, the meanies , kevin drumm, pumice, pateras baxter brown, beta erko, matt earle, adam sussmann, bernie mcgann, john pochee, run dmc, jaco pastorius, robert ashley, phil bywater, wayne shorter, the police, maleem mahmoud ghania, pharaoh sanders, king idiot, ornette coleman, prime time, body meta, taku unami, albert mangelsdorff, joel stern, james chance, metro de velour, steve roden, ken edie, artisans workshop, madness, albert ayler, alvin lucier, tim stevens, illinois jacquet, squarepusher, coleman hawkins, roswell rudd, toma gouband, arthur blythe, arthur narcy, natasha anderson, woody guthrie, bruce babs clarke, city city city, ned collette, julien wilson, steve magnusson, pumice, nico schauble, ted vining, musiikki oy, arek gulbenkoglu, dworzec, greg kingston, jim denley, machine for making sense, amanda stewart, earth, sunn o))), black one, diana ross, bucketrider, ben carr, trilok gurtu, john mclaughlin, hard ons, no comply, lester young, michael vorfeld, kynan robinson, rod cooper, keith moon, mohammad, free music & dance collective, thembi soddel, gert-jan prins, tumbleweed, mos def, martin brandlmayr, archie shepp, dark dark dark, dirty three, andy moor, fela, bill frisell, power tools, charlemagne palestine, tetuzi akiyama, jeremy alsop, dewey redman, nas, miles davis, agharta, michael jordan, paul williamson, paul bley, tony williams, lifetime, adrian sherriff, david tudor, burkhard biens, sonny sharrock, andrew hill, richard davis, eric dolphy, anthony donaldson, jeff henderson, oritz funeral directors, ottavi automated percussion music, steve lacy, trickles, birthday party, david ades, eric gravatt, steve coleman, mf doom, mattin, om, james fei, chewbacca, charles mingus, talking heads, herbie nichols, charlie haden, thomas ankersmit, phill niblock, alvin lucier, sun ra, john gilmore, nothing is, dead kennedys, eyes of the heart, public enemy, weather report, keith rowe, amm, evan parker, paul lytton, diane peters, shaheen razmara rip, sufi dervish, bohjass, tim pledger, polwechsel, richard & johnny tedesco, chari, otomo yoshide, david tolley, dur-é dara, ren walters, tip, mat maneri, sieur & dame, chausse trappe, john hollenbeck, gareth skinner, lazy, peeping tom, tom rainey, the international nothing, j-dilla, donuts, mark sanders, pierre-antoine badaroux, zoor, mf doom, notorius b.i.g, seoul got soul crew, the who, chulki hong, jin sangtae, ryu hankil, sleaford mods, choi joonyong, booba, madvillain, slum village, lana del rey, gravediggaz, eminem, gaslamp killer, KG, morton feldman, sarah hennies, frasyer click, dj sound, noël akchoté, anne guthrie, ahmad jamal, rudolf eb.er, knxwledge, ronan courty, jürg frey, david bowie, kraftwerk, curtis mayfield, steve lehman, prabhu edouard, dollar brand, young thug, three-6 mafia,