Scene News: JIM WHITE: ARTIST in RESIDENCE AT MELBOURNE’S RISING FESTIVAL AND NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR XYLOURIS WHITE + JIM WHITE & MARISA ANDERSON

RISING FESTIVAL’S ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
JIM WHITE
GETS EVEN BUSIER WITH NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR XYLOURIS WHITE AND
JIM WHITE & MARISA ANDERSON


“An action painter behind the kit; his gentle firework polyrhythms are a mesmerizing spectacle to behold.” The New Yorker
The musical caravan of Jim White – Melbourne’s Rising Festival’s 2022 Artist in Residence, who, right now, is touring with Ed Kuepper – rolls on this winter with new shows announced for Xylouris White and the Australian debut of Jim White & Marisa Anderson – Jim’s collaboration with American improvisational guitarist Marisa Anderson.
George Xylouris and Jim’s first Australian shows together in two years but the first time the pair have been in the same room in that time. Their last confirmed sighting was in Castlemaine, Victoria the day before the world turned upside down in 2020.

In their time apart though, they have not been idle. Jim learnt to record at home (in Australia) while George taught lute on zoom from Crete.

They worked on lots of music along with silent third member of the band, producer Guy Picciotto, including a sound track for UK filmmaker Rebecca E. Marshall.

Working on new material and with a deep archive of both finished and unfinished music, Jim would record at home and at Guy’s studio in New York City and send files to George who would add layers of lutes and lyra ideas and Jim would overdub. Similarly, Guy would combine, excavate and create.

Xylouris White have a new album ready; their fifth, but now it is time to perform live.

“There’s a fearlessness to [Xylouris White’s] playing; their knowing glances and
nods reveal their shared intuition… endlessly and joyously fluctuating.”

– The Guardian
The idea of a collaboration between Jim White and Marisa Anderson was seeded in 2015 when Marisa opened in solo mode for Xylouris White across a range of American dates. Fast forward to 2018 and the pair began recording in Portland and ending in Mexico with the resulting album The Quickeningbeing released in 2020 via US label Thrill Jockey.

Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions and improvisations based on blues, jazz, gospel and country music, re-imagining the landscape of American music. In the last 15 years alone she has appeared on, collaborated with or released upwards of ten (10) albums.

“To listen to any free improvised music is to hear another world, speaking its own spontaneous language. The Quickening comes from a place very nearby our own, now lost, but recoverable by listening.” – Pitchfork

The Quickening… captures two masters at their most free.” – Exclaim
Tickets for all shows on-sale now via feelpresents.com

XYLOURIS WHITE
May 27: Parramatta Riverside Theatre
June 3: Melbourne Rising, Forum with Arab Strap
June 4: Meeniyan Town Hall
June 11: Wollongong Art Gallery
June 12: Sydney, The Great Club + Marisa Anderson (solo)

JIM WHITE & MARISA ANDERSON
June 9: Melbourne Rising, Forum upstairs
June 10: Sydney, Marrickville Bowlo
June 11: Wollongong Art Gallery


Jim White also appears at Rising and Vivid Festivals in the following guises.

THE DOUBLE
May 31: Sydney, Vivid with Liars
June 1: Melbourne Rising (venue tbc)

ED KUEPPER with JIM WHITE
May 28: Sydney, Vivid SOH
June 8: Melbourne, Rising (Forum upstairs)


Other remaining Ed Kuepper with Jim Whiteshows are as follows:
Sat 7 MAY – MEENIYAN TOWN HALL, MEENIYAN
Sun 8 MAY – MACEDON RAILWAY HOTEL, MACEDON
Wed 11 MAY – THE GOV, ADELAIDE
Fri 13 MAY – FREO SOCIAL, FREMANTLE
Sat 14 MAY – THE RIVER HOTEL, MARGARET RIVER
Fri 20 MAY- MONA MUSEUM, TASMANIA – SOLD OUT
Sat 21 MAY- MONA MUSEUM, TASMANIA
Sat 28 MAY – VIVID LIVE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY
Wed 8 JUN – RISING, THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
All shows now on-sale via edkuepper.com
On the back of the swift and frankly phenomenal success of Springtime, his new art-rock/free jazz/ experimental noise trio with pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) and vocalist/guitarist Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Tropical F*ckstorm), internationally renowned drummer Jim White is set to appear as a featured artist at Melbourne’sRising Festival in June, and will perform at Vivid Sydney that same month.

Along an inspired career path the Melbourne-born/New York-based White has garnered an international reputation for his singular approach to the drums and is noted for his musical questing and penchant for collaboration. From such early Melbourne punk outfits as Venom P Stinger and People With Chairs Up Their Noses to cult instrumental rock trio Dirty Three, White has continued to explore and experiment across a range of guises.

In tandem with his own projects White is also an in-demand collaborator, playing on such albums as Cat Power’s Moon Pix and Jukebox; Bill Callahan’s A River Ain’t Too Much To Love and Supper; Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s The Letting Go; PJ Harvey’s White Chalk; CW Stoneking‘s Jungle Blues; and Daniel Blumberg’s Minus and On & On & On & On. He has worked with Mary Margaret O’Hara and the late Hal Willner.

White’s decade-long musical partnership with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) includes an ongoing collaboration with filmmaker Jem Cohen. He has also written and performed the music for More Up A Tree, a dance performance created with mixed media artist Eve Sussman and dancer Claudia de Serpa Soares for BAM’s Next Wave/Performa, a piece that subsequently toured Europe and Australia and was included on the New York Time’s Best of the Year list.
By way of acknowledging White’s achievements and maverick, boundaries-down spirit, Rising Festival finds him in four separate and equally compelling incarnations. His duo with classically trained American folk experimentalist Marisa Anderson will make its Australian debut, following the blanket acclaim that met their freely improvised 2020 album The Quickening on Thrill Jockey.

There’s The Double, in which White and American guitarist Emmett Kelly reprise their singular new rhythm ‘the double’ – think today’s beat, tomorrow – an intense meditation whose danceability will be celebrated by dancer and choreographer Jo Lloyd. There is Ed Kuepper with Jim White, a pairing that brings together two supreme stylists in ways shamanic and unpredictable, whether delivering fresh material or refashioning Saints anthems into new shapes.

And then there is Xylouris White featuring master Cretan lute player and singer Giorgos Xylouris, a Billboard chart-topping duo that has been blowing fire since 2013, and whose albums – including a soon-to-be released fifth recording – have each been produced by the aforementioned Picciotto.

White will also play two shows at the Sydney Opera House during Vivid: The Double will support Brooklyn avant-garde punk stars The Liars, and Ed Kuepper with Jim White will unleash their might on the Harbour.

“As a meeting of minds, Anderson and White are a well-matched duo with a similar
creative aesthetic… there is plenty of magic as these two masters intertwine their
ample talents.”
AllMusic

“Could The Double spawn a new dance craze? The answer is in and it’s F*CK YES!”
LA Times

“White’s intuitive improvising extended to spontaneous orchestration, so that even
while the guitar pursued Kuepper’s preferred primality, the surrounding colours,
textures and densities were in constant flux.”
Sydney Morning Herald




VIDEOS
Ed Kuepper with Jim White Collapse Board
Xylouris White Forging
Dirty Three ft. Nick Cave Sea Above Sky Below
Venom P. Stinger Walking About


JIM WHITE
FACEBOOK I INSTAGRAM I STORE

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*