Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Loren Mazzacane Connors & Alan Licht

Loren Connor’s conceptions for guitar are some of the most deeply human and moving recordings ever cut.  From the late ‘70s, recording under a raft of aliases (Loren MazzaCane, Loren Mattel and Guitar Roberts before settling on Loren MazzaCane Connors in the early 90s), he has pared down and honed a profoundly melancholic approach to guitar playing – an utterly deep introspection told in aching, weeping guitar lines; melodic, simple and with heartbreaking staccato phrasing; always minimal but somehow entirely epic.

 

Loren has a long history of collaboration, having worked with Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, John Fahey and Thurston Moore amongst many others.  His work with Alan Licht though, is particularly inspired; Licht seeming to have an ability to craft simultaneously abstract and intuitive improvisations in tandem with Connor’s peeling sound. Whether the work is fragile and quiet or laden with drone, noise and carefully controlled feedback, Licht’s thumbprint is that of an incredibly intimate and meditative player.  This, their first performance together in the UK, promises to be highly charged spectacle.

 
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