Tetuzi Akiyama and Chris Forsyth
Tuesday October 19, 8.00 at Cafe Buell, The Side, Newcastle £6/£5
two of the most interesting and gifted guitarists working in improvisation. they are on a rare UK tour taking in the prestigious 'Le Weekend' festival in Scotland and a 2 day residency at Cafe Oto in London and definitely the time to see and hear them play in Newcastle.
"Akiyama specializes in creating music with elements of both primitivism and realism
by connecting his own aspirations, in a minimal and straightforward way, to the special
instrumental qualities of the guitar. Sometimes delicately and sometimes boldly,
he controls sound volumes ranging from micro to macro,
in an attempt to convert the body into an electronic entity."
His webpage is here
. See Akiyama in action here
Forsyth is known for hypnotic compositions and solo performances on 6 -
and 12 -string guitars that combine minimalism and psychedelia with art
rock, folk, and blues influences. He has performed widely in
Europe and the US, having toured with such like-minded artists as
Gr”s och Stenar, Steve Gunn, Ignatz,
He is a founding member (with Jaime Fennelly and Fritz Welch) of gothic junk folk expressionists Peeesseye,
and a member of the elusive experimental group Phantom Limb & Bison.
Other notable collaborators have included guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, trumpeter Nate Wooley, Koen Holtkamp.
He released his most recent solo LP, Dreams, in September 2009 is on Evolving Ear.
His website with sound clips is here