WILL GUTHRIE + ASHER TUIL
Washington Street Art Center
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Non-Event and the Washington Street Art Center present

WILL GUTHRIE
ASHER TUIL

Washington Street Art Center
321 Washington Street
Somerville, MA
617-623-5315
8pm/$10-$15

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 Jerome Noetinger, David Maranha, Keith Rowe, Anthony Pateras, Toma Gouband, Erell Latimier, Ava Mendoza, Adam Sussmann, Matt Earle, Ren Walters, Jean-Philippe Gross, Greg Kingston, Helmut Schafer, David Ades, Mark Simmonds, among others.

ASHER TUIL is a composer living in Somerville, MA. Working with room recordings, location recordings, found recordings, and other sources asher has created a body of work which examines these materials in a variety of ways. Asher has worked in collaboration with artists such as Richard Garet, Jason Kahn, Christopher Mcfall, Brendan Murray, Ubeboet, and Zimoun. Asher’s recordings have been released by conv, Homophoni, Leerraum, Sourdine, and Room40. Asher performs rarely. His last Boston performance was in 2012.