All Ears 2016:
Otomo Yoshihide + Live Jukebox
Solo concert with Otomo Yoshihide and Live Jukebox with Rob Young on musical destruction. A programme put together in contecxt of Gustav Metzger Extremes Touch / Liquid Crystal Emvironment exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus and Kunsthall Oslo.
Otomo Yoshihide is a Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to international prominence in the 1990s as the leader of the experimental rockgroup Ground Zero, and has since worked in a variety of contexts, ranging from free improvisation to noise, jazz, avant-garde and contemporary classical. He is also a pioneering figure in the EAI-scene, and is featured on important records on labels like Erstwhile Records. He has composed music for many films, television dramas, and commercials. He plays guitar, turntables, and electronics.
In the 20th century, music and its instruments came under attack. Rob Young gives a brief history of musical destruction, from decomposing pianos to blazing guitars.
Rob Young is the editor of Jazznytt, author of Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music, former editor of The Wire, and writes for The Guardian, Artforum, Morgenbladet and others.