AMM in Concert

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. V, no. 4, p. 10, March/April 1994:

Rohan de Saramcello
Lou Garetenor saxophone & violin
Eddie Prévostpercussion
Keith Roweguitar and electronics
John Tilburypiano

“These players are immensely distinguished: their work is not for those with an impatient ear. They are able to suspend time, to magnify, hold and examine the sounds which use it up relentlessly, with patience and sympathy, risking all in the making of each performance, so that the audience must be prepared for near disaster or some kind of unmeasurable success; they constantly reappraise the activity to which they devote themselves, and we are privileged to perceive its development.” – Musical Times

AMM was formed in London in 1965 by Lou Gare, Eddie Prévost and Keith Rowe and were later joined by Lawrence Sheaff and Cornelius Cardew. Since then the roster has included such participants as: Christopher Hobbs, Christian Wolff and Ian Mitchell. The current line up spans a variety of talents –

Rohan de Saram also performs with Arditti String Quartet and specializes in drum rhythms and melodies of Sri Lanka, Lou Gare is also a painter and Cardew interpreter who has worked with Scratch Orechestra and the Musician’s Co-op, Eddie Prévost is also a Cardew performer who currently plays with Supersession (Evan Parker, Barry Guy & Keith Rowe), John Tilbury is a co-founder of Warsaw Music Workshop who specializes in twentieth century music and younger English composers, and Keith Rowe also trained as a painter who has devoted most of his musical forays to AMM.

Co-sponsored by the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society.