Bill Orcutt Quartet
Legendary guitarist and composer Bill Orcutt presents his latest project: an all-star electric guitar quartet featuring Wendy Eisenberg , Ava Mendoza and Shane Parish . Together they perform the music from Orcutt's 2022 "Music for Four Guitars" LP. The album has been described by Pitchfork as "expansive tapestries of small rhythmic phrases, drawing on early minimalism and New York guitar groups like Glenn Branca Ensemble".
Former guitarist of the infamous '90s group Harry Pussy , Orcutt is known for his stuttering reimaginings of the blues guitar, weaving looping melodic lines and angular attacks into a dense, split landscape of American primitivism, outsider jazz and stripped-down reconsideration of the possibilities. of the guitar.
The other members of the quartet are no less impressive. Wendy Eisenberg is an improviser and songwriter who uses guitar, pedals, tenor banjo, computer, synthesizer and voice. Ava Mendoza has built a reputation in recent years as one of the most exciting musicians on the New York scene, and Shane Parish is known as the frontman of the electric instrumental prog-punk band Ahleuchatistas and for his unique acoustic solo fingerstyle work.
The Ghent violinist / composer Elisabeth Klinck has a background in classical music and makes experimental electro-acoustic music. Think: hypnotic, free improvisation, field recordings. In recent years she has already worked with Miet Warlop, Sarah Davachi, Ben Bertrand and Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, among others.
In April 2023, her debut album 'Picture a Frame' was released on the Hallow Ground label (to which Kali Malone is also signed). The album comes after a long period of isolation and is the result of a collaborative process with artist Oscar Claus . 'Picture a Frame' is an intimate record, in which Klinck's expressive playing and unconventional techniques form the basis.
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