Tickets £18 (£15 concession)
Thurston Moore 12-string electric guitar
Plus guests James Sedwards (12-string electric guitar); Jen Chochinov (12-string electric guitar); Alex Ward (12-string electric guitar), Jem Doulton (percussion), and Deb Googe (bass guitar)
Thurston Moore 8 Spring St NY NY
Christian Marclay The Wind-Up Guitar
A founding member of noise rock legends Sonic Youth and a free improviser in his own right, Thurston Moore has spent the last 30 years threading together a disparate network of guitar music. His tenure on the instrument is evident in this concert, which includes a solo performance of Christian Marclay’s Wind-up Guitar (1994), a customised acoustic instrument which Marclay has fitted with 12 music box mechanisms. Blue Danube and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star are among the 12 melodies that can be played simultaneously, along with the guitar itself. Moore and his band will also perform a tribute to late avant-garde guitarist Glenn Branca. A pivotal figure in the New York No Wave scene of the 70s and 80s, Branca is famous for providing guitar music with a template for modern classical composition in The Ascension. In this fitting homage, Moore brings his influence full circle.
Produced by hcmf// supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
This event will finish at approximately 10:40pm.
Photo: Thurston Moore © Vera Marmelo