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Bruce Russell and Marco Fusinato Announce 'Terminal Guitar' Shows

Bruce Russell and Marco Fusinato Announce 'Terminal Guitar' Shows

Thursday 16th June, 2016 12:51PM

Pioneering experimental musician Bruce Russell (The Dead C, A Handful of Dust) is teaming up with Australian visual artist and musician Marco Fusinato to deliver a string of shows around the country next week. Titled Terminal Guitar, the special performances are as bound to be as brutal as they will be loud, so dig up your earplugs and check out the details below ...

Terminal Guitar: Bruce Russell and Marco Fusinato

Friday 24th June, Audio Foundation, Auckland
Saturday 25th June, City Gallery, Wellington
Sunday 26th June, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch

Tickets to the Auckland show available HERE at UTR, and in store at Flying Out on Pitt Street

Enjoy a short documentary about Bruce Russell below...



We are wringing our hands with anticipation knowing that Bruce Russell and Marco Fusinato (Australia) will soon be reinventing the electric guitar here, live in Auckland!

For these two artists, the electric guitar is a means to unfettered self-realisation. Their method is self-described as a “Year Zero guitar technique.” They approach the instrument like a power-tool; as a means to make noise. These guys aren’t axemen, and their approach may well be more familiar to anyone who has ever used a chainsaw.

Bruce Russell is a public academic who has been unforgivingly ‘putting rock music to the question’ since 1987 with such groups as the Dead C and A Handful of Dust. Described by international experts as ‘the Jimi Hendrix of no technique’, his approach to working with sound is brutal, but guarantees results.

Marco Fusinato is a highly regarded contemporary artist, whose cross-disciplinary work encompasses most imaginable media: including sound. As well as working in gallery contexts Fusinato has refined a language of noise-guitar disaster arriving at a sound comparable to Napalm Death brawling with Gustav Courbet.


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