Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7.30pm
Will Guthrie returns to OTO following the release of his fantastic and incomparable 'People Pleaser' record - which was one of our OTO-highlights of 2017.
“I’m in awe of this record and in awe of the guy who made it. It dropped into my inbox one day a few months back with a view to giving it a spin on this radio show I do, and I was immediately impressed. The musicianship, the sheer muscular intelligence of Will Guthrie’s technique, the raw immediacy of 40 minutes spent engrossed with nothing but a man and his drums.” – Tiny Mix Tapes on Will Guthrie's Sticks, Stones and Breaking Bones
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 and his own label Antboy Music.
Cam Deas is a musician and sound artist based in London. His work ranges from solo acoustic guitar through live electro-acoustic works to pure synthesis and computer generative music, exploring composition, improvisation and the space in between. Recent projects have also extended to designing sound installations with Shanghai-based artist Zhang Ding. Cam's most recent record, Time Exercises, is a purely electronic exploration of "synth and computer productions resulting in these staggering studies in polymetric, mercurial and dissonant tunings" and was released in Spring 2018 by The Death of Rave.