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 studied jazz and improvised music(s) at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia and 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 electro/acoustic improvised/composed ensemble THYMOLPHTHALEIN (with Anthony Pateras, Natasha Anderson, Clayton Thomas & Jérôme Noetinger).
Regular collaborators past and present include Erell Latimier, Keith Rowe, David Maranha, Ren Walters, Jean-Philippe Gross, Greg Kingston, Helmut Schafer, David Ades, Mark Simmonds ...
Will currently lives in Nantes, France.
SOLO - using various combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics
THE AMES ROOM - minimalist maximalist terror jazz, with Jean-Luc Guionnet and Clayton Thomas
ELWOOD & GUTHRIE - appalachian trance folk music, with banjo player and singer Scott Stroud
"...&MICS" - investigating relationships between the acoustic, amplified, live recording and playback, with Jean-Luc Guionnet and Jérôme Noetinger
THYMOLPHTHALEIN - organised improvisation / loose composition with Anthony Pateras, Natasha Anderson, Clayton Thomas & Jérôme Noetinger.
DUO PROJECTS - with Erell Latimier (CHARLIE CHARLIE), David Maranha, Keith Rowe, Toma Gouband & Jérôme Noetinger.