Keith Rowe at Kongsberg Jazzfestival , Norway 08.07.2010 on #neuguitars #blog #KeithRowe

British guitarist Keith Rowe, a member of AMM, is one of the improvisors who has most contributed to the definition of a new vocabulary for the guitar. Or, better, for the “tabletop” guitar, a guitar plugged into the cacophony of the “perfectly ordinary reality” (usually, a barrage of radios and electronic devices). He has played the guitar virtually in every possible manner and with every possible tool, to the point that the guitar has become a mere object that can be used to produce unusual sounds. His body of work, that references abstract painting, Dada, Edgar Varese and John Cage, is the quintessence of “noise” guitar music.