MIE is hugely proud to announce this unbeatable guitar duo which is perverse/diverse pairing of a Japanese reductionist and an American valve-driven voyager.
Tetuzi Akiyama is one of Japan's leading free guitarist and will be coming up to Manchester after playing a two day residency at Cafe Oto in London and Le Weekend in Sterling.
Akiyama was performing regularly in Japan in the mid-90s in a range of outfits alongside Taku Sugimo...to, Keiji Haino, Toshimaru Nakamura and Takashi Matsuoka. He began to become familiar to Western ears in 1995 when he toured the US in a guitar duo with Sugimoto. Akiyama is a serial collaborator with artists and labels across the globe, and has releases on Digitalis, Bo’Weavil, Monotype and many others, featuring collaborations with such diverse artists as Tom Greenwood, Donald McPherson, Gul3 as well as his own divine solo explorations.
Chris Forsyth has become increasingly well-known for his very out-there work with Peeesseye ("the most remarkable smorgasbord of back porch minimalism, sound poetry and urban decay of recent memory” - Eric Weddle, Family Vineyard) and also his sublime solo work based around his exquisite playing of electric and acoustic guitars. His very limited ‘Dreams’ lp continues to cause ripples of pleasure long after it sold out, beginning with mesmeric acoustic phrase repetition and later building to some kind of delirious electric cataclysm. Forsyth follows it with his forthcoming ‘Paranoid Cat + 3’ lp later this year.
This duo is their most explorative work yet though. This show will see them perform one solo each and then a duo at each show, and is sure to be a journey through the polarized possibilities of what can be done with a guitar.
Tickets are £7 in adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/92895 and I really can't urge you enough to come if you have any interest in experimental music and guitar playing.
more info at www.miemusic.co.uk
the facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151061991583593
Tetuzi Akiyama - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5IXUZ7O6KI&feature=channel
Chris Forsyth - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meNTjDdq46Q&feature=related