Altmusic Presents: Keith Rowe NZ Tour

Altmusic Presents: Keith Rowe NZ Tour

Friday 4th November, 2011 10:41AM

The Audio Foundation have announced the final tour in their 2011 Altmusic program which brings over four innovative musicians from around the world to play shows nationwide each year. Capping the program off is pioneering improve guitarist Keith Rowe, here are the details...

Press Release:

Altmusic is proud to present Keith Rowe (UK) as part of Altmusic's programme of exciting & innovative international musicians touring New Zealand in 2011.

Well known for his involvement with pioneering groups AMM and later MIMEO Keith Rowe is the legendary trailblazer of free improvised, prepared guitar techniques.

'Legendary innovator, UK 'tabletop' guitarist Keith Rowe has explored the guitar as a primary source of pure sound, extending it with an array of objects and bric-a-brac, for more than 30 years. Keith Rowe is probably best known for his groundbreaking work with AMM and the SCRATCH ORCHESTRA. "Twanging ruler-shaped objects set off a cartoon style jiggling tremolo, a block of foam causes mountainous scuffling booms...A one man sound lab and dub studio formed out of a corner hardware shop.."[The Wire June 1999]'

Tour dates as follows:

Sunday Nov 13
with Rosy Parlane
Chambers@241, 241 Moorhouse Avenue
8pm, $10

Friday Nov 18
with Omit
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
8pm, $10

Friday 25 Nov
with Rosy Parlane
Freds - 46 Frederick Street
8pm, $10

Sunday Nov 27
with duo of Jeff Henderson and Phil Dadson
The Classic, 321 Queen St
8pm, $10

Tickets for the tour are on sale now from HERE at UTR.

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