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BILL ORCUTT w/ Shane Parish @ eyedrum art & music gallery
February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pmGet Tickets - $15 – $18 »
BILL ORCUTT returns to eyedrum art & music gallery to perform on Sunday Feb. 19th with support by Shane Parish. Doors open 7:00, and all-ages are welcome.
As one of experimental music’s most influential guitarists, Bill Orcutt weaves looping melodic lines and angular attack into a dense, fissured landscape of American primitivism, outsider jazz, and a stripped-down re-envisioning of the possibilities of the guitar. Whether he’s playing his decrepit Kay acoustic or gutted electric Telecaster (both stripped of two of their strings, as has been Orcutt’s custom since 1985), Orcutt’s jagged sound is utterly unique and instantly recognizable, compared with equal frequency to avant-garde composers and rural bluesmen.
The New York Times has called him a “powerful musician… a go-for-broke guitar improviser,” and described his sound as “articulated sprays of arpeggiated chords and dissonance.”Orcutt originally appeared on the underground scene as a co-founder of Harry Pussy, whose explosive music combined ‘70s no wave, the ferocity of ‘80s hardcore, and the acrobatic intricacy of Cecil Taylor.
No one is playing acoustic guitar like Bill Orcutt right now. No one.”
“Quite awe-inspiring, and unlike anything else I can think of.”
“Anyone can admire the raw soul of his playing and the way he shoots out ideas in real-time, reacting so quickly it’s as if he’s creating a new language as he speaks it… it’s impossible to listen to A New Way to Pay Old Debts without being affected by it.”
“When Bill Orcutt starts playing the acoustic guitar, it’s clear there are still so many new things to be said with it.”