Will Guthrie

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Will Guthrie
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Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, and leads the contemporary percussion / gamelan group ENSEMBLE NIST-NAH. His music has been released on labels such as Black Truffle, Editions Mego, Ipecac, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, Gaffer Records, Hasana Editions, 23five, iDEAL and his own label Antboy Music.
Guthrie first made a name for himself within the Australian jazz scene, establishing himself at a young age as a major presence by winning the Wangaratta National Jazz Awards for drums in 1997 and going on to perform with many of Australia’s most celebrated jazz musicians. In the new millennium, his work took a long detour away from the drum kit through junk electronics, extreme amplification and electro-acoustic techniques, documented on a series of solo and collaborative recordings from these years.
Alongside continuing his electro-acoustic work, in the last decade, Guthrie has returned to the drums with a vengeance, developing a series of solo works marked by a radical single-mindedness, from relentless rhythmic workouts to earth-quaking explorations of the bass frequencies of gongs and other metal percussion instruments. In the crowded world of free jazz/improv percussion, Guthrie’s work is distinguished from the delicately pointillist approach of much European improvisation by its rhythmic sophistication, unashamed virtuosity and undeniable physicality, touching on aspects of world musics from Javanese gamelan to South Indian Carnatic music.
As a dedicated grassroots and DIY concert organiser, while still a student in Melbourne Guthrie (alongside Ren Walters) established the weekly concert series ‘Improvised Tuesdays’, now known as the Make It Up Club, Australia’s longest running performance series for improvised and experimental music. On moving to Nantes, Guthrie joined the collective CABLE#, curating and organising regular concerts and an annual festival.
Guthrie has released over 50 Albums, as both soloist and in collaboration, on labels such as his own Antboy Music, and also Black Truffle, Editions Mego, Gaffer Records, Ideal, Ipacac and Clean Feed. He has performed at countless venues and festivals all over the world including Lieu Unique (Nantes), Cafe Oto (London), Berghain (Berlin), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), Meta House (Phnom Penh), MONA FONA (Hobart), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Montreal), Lampo (Chicago), Oct Loft Jazz Happening (Shenzhen) and the Geometry Of Now (Moscow).
Regular collaborators past and present include Oren Ambarchi, James Rushford, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Mark Fell, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Pateras, Chulki Hong, Jérôme Noetinger, Keith Rowe, David Maranha, Ava Mendoza, the film maker Hangjun Lee and choreographer/dancer Mette Ingvartsen.
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NEW3133.2 Will Guthrie - Assumptions 2 album art Magnusson*, Wilson*, Guthrie* Magnusson*, Wilson*, Guthrie* - Assumptions 2(CD, Album) Newmarket Music NEW3133.2 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
antboy04 Will Guthrie - Building Blocks album art Will Guthrie Building Blocks(CD) Antboy Music antboy04 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
antboy03 Will Guthrie - Bridges album art Matthew Earle / Will Guthrie / Adam Süssmann Matthew Earle / Will Guthrie / Adam Süssmann - Bridges(CD, Album) Antboy Music antboy03 France 2003 Sell This Version
document 04 Will Guthrie - Will Guthrie Adam Süssmann Matt Earle album art Will Guthrie, Adam Süssmann, Matt Earle* Will Guthrie, Adam Süssmann, Matt Earle* - Will Guthrie Adam Süssmann Matt Earle(CDr, Album, Ltd) Document (2) document 04 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
#54 Will Guthrie - Cinabri album art Ferran Fages, Will Guthrie Ferran Fages, Will Guthrie - Cinabri(CDr, Album) absurd #54 Greece 2006 Sell This Version
Cath002 Will Guthrie - Body And Limbs Still Look To Light album art Will Guthrie Body And Limbs Still Look To Light(CD, Album) Cathnor Recordings Cath002 UK 2006 Sell This Version
petit label free 003 Will Guthrie - Grente / Piromalli / Guthrie album art Patrice Grente, Cedric Piromalli*, Will Guthrie Patrice Grente, Cedric Piromalli*, Will Guthrie - Grente / Piromalli / Guthrie(CDr) Petit Label petit label free 003 France 2009 Sell This Version
erstwhile 064 Will Guthrie - Face Off album art Jérôme Noetinger / Will Guthrie Jérôme Noetinger / Will Guthrie - Face Off(CD, Album) Erstwhile Records erstwhile 064 US 2011 Sell This Version
AM11, LPR0008, GR032, ELJ009 Will Guthrie - Sticks, Stones & Breaking Bones album art Will Guthrie Sticks, Stones & Breaking Bones (Album) Antboy Music, Lespourricords, Gaffer Records, Electric Junk AM11, LPR0008, GR032, ELJ009 France 2012 Sell This Version
NOR 007 Will Guthrie - Snake Eyes album art Will Guthrie Snake Eyes (Album) Norwegianism Records NOR 007 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version
none Will Guthrie - The 14th Step album art David Ades (2) - Thierry Fossemalle - Will Guthrie David Ades (2) - Thierry Fossemalle - Will Guthrie - The 14th Step(8xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Will Guthrie Self-released) none Australia 2013
MF079, AS004 Will Guthrie - Stepped Stoned album art Will Guthrie Stepped Stoned(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num) Monofonus Press, Astral Spirits MF079, AS004 US 2014 Sell This Version
iDEAL133 Will Guthrie - Sacrée Obsession  album art Will Guthrie Sacrée Obsession (LP, Album) iDEAL Recordings iDEAL133 Sweden 2015 Sell This Version
IKD-65, LF 010 Will Guthrie - Cheval Rétréci album art Cheval Rétréci, Will Guthrie, Junko Cheval Rétréci, Will Guthrie, Junko - Cheval Rétréci (Album) Ikebukuro Dada, Logique Floue IKD-65, LF 010 France 2017 Sell This Version
BT027 Will Guthrie - People Pleaser album art Will Guthrie People Pleaser(LP, Album, Ltd) Black Truffle BT027 Australia 2017 Sell This Version
NB12 Will Guthrie - Tabuhan album art TSAATAN, Will Guthrie TSAATAN, Will Guthrie - Tabuhan(Cass, Album) Noise Bombing NB12 Indonesia 2018 Sell This Version
TD011 Will Guthrie - Dream Spink album art Will Guthrie Dream Spink(Cass, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Num, c30) Teen Dreams Tapes TD011 US 2018 Sell This Version
CARE01 Will Guthrie - 6 Days Into 8 album art Will Guthrie 6 Days Into 8(Cass, Album) Careful Catalog CARE01 US 2018 Sell This Version
erstwhile 082 Will Guthrie - Mosquitoes And Crabs album art Hong Chulki / Will Guthrie Hong Chulki / Will Guthrie - Mosquitoes And Crabs(CD, Album) Erstwhile Records erstwhile 082 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
BT052 Will Guthrie - Knotting album art Oren Ambarchi, Will Guthrie Oren Ambarchi, Will Guthrie - Knotting (Album) Some Fine Legacy BT052 Australia 2019 Sell This Version
XIX-II Will Guthrie - Some Nasty album art Will Guthrie Some Nasty (Album) Hasana Editions XIX-II Indonesia 2019 Sell This Version
TTTT002 Will Guthrie - Oglon Day album art Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Sam Shalabi Oren Ambarchi, Mark Fell, Will Guthrie, Sam Shalabi - Oglon Day (Album) ThirtyThree ThirtyThree Records TTTT002 UK 2019 Sell This Version
BT057 Will Guthrie - Nist-Nah album art Will Guthrie Nist-Nah (Album) Black Truffle BT057 2020 Sell This Version
NKD02 Will Guthrie - Diffractions album art Mark Fell & Will Guthrie Mark Fell & Will Guthrie - Diffractions(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) NAKID NKD02 UK 2020 Sell This Version
NKD01 Will Guthrie - Infoldings album art Mark Fell & Will Guthrie Mark Fell & Will Guthrie - Infoldings(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) NAKID NKD01 UK 2020 Sell This Version