8pm Thursday 8 May 2014
Chrissie Parrott Arts
4 Sussex Street, Maylands
Percussionists Will Guthrie and Ben Stacy presenting drum kit improvisations in contrasting styles. Will Guthrie is touring from France, performing entirely acoustic improvisation, and is supported by Tangled Thoughts of Leaving member Ben Stacy’s solo project “aRe HaVe We HeaVeNs”, which incorporates a wide array of instruments and electronic processing.
This event is presented in partnership with the Chrissie Parrott Arts , a gallery and performance space located in Maylands, in comfortable walking distance from the train line.
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. will-guthrie.com
aRe HaVe We HeaVeNs
“aRe HaVe We HeaVeNs” is the solo project of drummer, Ben Stacy, exploring the space between noise and free music. The project was born out of a period of fervid experimentation incorporating contact microphones, guitar effects pedals and assorted bits and trinkets (both percussive and non-percussive) as part of the traditional drum set. Combining pre-composed threads with flurries of dynamic improvisation, the end result constitutes something reminiscent of a dream where Rashied Ali shakes hands with Chris Corsano at a Merzbow concert.
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