Gordon Ashworth

WEB TOUR FLYER.jpg

Future Performances:

October 17: Umbo, Zurich, CH. with: Kazumoto Endo, Facialmess, MAAA, Purgist.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1833470166970491/

October 19: LUFF, Lausanne, CH. http://2017.luff.ch/

October 20: Standard/Deluxe, Lausanne, CH. http://www.standard-deluxe.ch/

October 22: Altrove, Genova, IT. with: Jerusalem In My Heart. https://www.facebook.com/events/1979481565596661/

October 23: TBA, Genova, IT.

October 24: TBA, Torino, IT.

October 25: Volume, Milano, IT.

October 27: TBA, Sansepolcro, IT.

October 28: (H)astarci, Trani, IT.

October 29: TBA, Salerno, IT.

October 30: Fanfulla, Roma, IT.

 

Gordon Ashworth is an American musician and visual artist whose primary field is experimental composition for string instruments, field recordings and magnetic tape. He has been heavily involved in the experimental music underground since 2002, and has released dozens of drone, noise, folk and musique concrete recordings under the names Concern, Oscillating Innards, CAEN, Riverbed Mausoleum, and his given name. He is also a guitarist and vocalist in the black metal band Knelt Rote.

Ashworth has performed in 30 countries, often during extensive and self-organized tours. His solo tour of Europe in late 2015 included 47 performances, with the majority of travel by public transportation. His performances focus on live tape manipulation of electro-acoustic drones, string instruments and field recordings, creating rich textures from contrasting elements of intimate musical sounds and social environments. His debut full-length “S.T.L.A.” (Orindal Records) is a deep exploration of the fundamental elements of American folk music, musique concrete, modern classical and abstract noise.

He is the head of the archival record label Olvido, and has presented the work Greek guitarist Kostas Bezos (A. Kostis) in Athens and Thessaloniki. He has also run the cassette label Iatrogenesis since 2003, with over 70 releases focusing on underground noise and drone artists. He is a host of the KBOO community radio program Africa-O-Ye, and is the brother of musician Owen Ashworth (Advance Base, ex-Casiotone for the Painfully Alone).

Gordon Ashworth lives and works in Portland, Oregon, USA and is currently developing the performance piece “Driver / Passenger” and multiple solo recordings. He will tour Europe extensively in late 2017.

 

Contact: forcedbloom@gmail.com

 

Links:

Bandcamp

Orindal Records

Soundcloud

Iatrogenesis Records

 

Interviews:

Interview with Robert Ham for FACT magazine

Interview with Rick Moody for The Rumpus

Interview with Georgia Drakaki for Popaganda (in Greek)

 

Selected past live performances:

+ = performance as Gordon Ashworth

^ = performance as Concern

* = performance as Oscillating Innards

2016:

December 3, 2016: Big Joy Fesitval, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

2015:

December 07, 2015 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ De Vechtclub XL +

December 03, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ OCCII +

December 02, 2015 - Kortrijk, Belgium @ The Pit’s +

November 30, 2015 - Brussels, Belgium @ Le Rideaux des Bruxelles +

November 28, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Desterro +

November 20, 2015 - Oviedo, Spain @ Lata de Zinc +

November 19, 2015 - San Sebastian, Spain @ Dabadaba +

November 18, 2015 - Barcelona, Spain @ Freedonia +

November 16, 2015 - Toulouse, France @ Les Pavillons Sauvages +

November 14, 2015 - Marseille, France @ L'Embobineuse +

November 12, 2015 - Besançon, France @ @ Atelier Deletoille +

November 09, 2015 - Basel, Switzerland @ Klappfon +

November 07, 2015 - Grenoble, France @ La Casse +

November 06, 2015 - Genoa, Italy @ Spazio Targa +

November 05, 2015 - Milan, Italy @ Piano Terra +

October 24, 2015: Thessaloniki, Italy @ 1os Orofos +

October 23, 2015: Athens, Italy @ Idryma 2.14 +

October 22, 2015: Rome, Italy @ Forte Fanfulla +

October 21, 2015: Naples, Italy @ Oblomova +

October 20, 2015: Salerno, Italy @ Mumble Rumble +

October 18, 2015: Leverano, Italy @ Mujmunè +

October 17, 2015: Terlizzi, Italy @ Mat Laboratorio Urbano +

October 16, 2015: Bologna, Italy @ Euphorbia +

October 15, 2015: Udine, Italy @ MissKappa +

October 11, 2015: Vittorio Veneto, Italy @ Text +

October 10, 2015: Vienna, Austria @ Mo.ë +

October 09, 2015: Budapest, Hungary @  S8 +

October 08, 2015: Prague, Czech Republic @ Potrvá +

October 06, 2015: Gdansk, Poland @ Kolonia Artystów +

October 05, 2015: Torun, Poland @ Kulturhauz +

October 04, 2015: Poznan, Poland @ LAS +

October 03, 2015: Warsaw, Poland @ Przychodnia Skłot +

October 02, 2015: Berlin, Germany @ Marie Antoinette +

October 01, 2015: Berlin, Germany @ Spektrum +

September 30, 2015: Hamburg, Germany @ Golden Pudel +

September 27, 2015: Copenhagen, Denmark @ 5e +

September 26, 2015: Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B +

September 24, 2015: Stockholm, Sweden @  Fylkingen +

September 18, 2015: Oakland, California @ Terminal +

July 19, 2015: Anacortes Music Festival, Anacortes, Washington +

July 6, 2015: Debacle Festival, Columbia City Theater, Seattle, Washington +

June 5, 2015: Improvisation Summit of Portland 2015, Portland, Oregon +

May 15, 2015: Ende Tymes Festival, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York +

April 18, 2015: Vancouver Noise Fest, The Black Lab, Vancouver, B.C. +

2014:

November 7, 2014: Machines with Magnets, Pawtucket, Rhode Island +

November 6, 2014: Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, New York +

November 4, 2014: Osborne House, Hartford, Connecticut +

November 3, 2014: Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania +

November 2, 2014: The Crown, Baltimore, Maryland +

November 1, 2014: Auxiliary, Richmond, Virginia +

October 31, 2014: Maskennacht, Washington, DC +

October 30, 2014: Ubiquitous Paranoia Loft, Dayton, Ohio +

October 29, 2014: Rake's End, Cincinnati, Ohio +

October 28, 2014: Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio +

October 26, 2014: Ratio, Toronto, Ontario +

October 25, 2014: Casa de Poppoli, Montreal, Quebec +

October 24, 2014: 533 Warren St, Hudson, New York +

October 23, 2014: I'm Floored, Hadley, Massachusetts +

October 22, 2014: Deep Thoughts, Boston, Massachusetts +

June 29, 2014: The Alice Coltrane Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon +

June 1, 2014: The Red Gate, Vancouver, Canada +

May 30, 2014: Lo-Fi, Seattle, Washington +

April 4, 2014: Mayhem, Copenhagen, Denmark +

April 3, 2014: Liebig 12, Berlin, Germany +

March 31, 2014: Golden Pudel, Hamburg, Germany +

March 29, 2014: Moroder Sound Club, Madrid, Spain +

March 28, 2014: Antic Forn de Vallcarca, Barcelona, Catalonia +

March 25, 2014: Les Pavillons Sauvages, Toulouse, France +

March 24, 2014: Villa De Cents Regards, Montpellier, France +

March 22, 2014: L'Embobineuse, Marseille, France +

March 21, 2014: Spazio Targa, Genova, Italy +

March 20, 2014: O’, Milan, Italy +

March 19, 2014: La Giraffa, Vittorio Veneto, Italy +

March 17, 2014: Oslo10, Basel, Switzerland +

March 15, 2014: DeKreun Noisefest, Kortrijk, Belgium +

March 14, 2014: Kargadoor, Utrecht, Netherlands +

March 13, 2014: Black Dove, Brighton, UK +

March 11, 2014: Power Lunches, London, UK +

March 8, 2014: Anamesa, Athens, Greece +

March 7, 2014: Les Yper Yper, Thessaloniki, Greece +

February 26, 2014: Polytechno, Corfu, Greece +

February 21, 2014: Cable Festival, Nantes, France +

February 20, 2014: Espace B, Paris, France +

2013:

May 25, 2013: Ende Tymes Festival, Silent Barn, Brooklyn, New York *

May 22, 2013: The Hill's Eye, Belchertown, Massachusetts ^

May 21, 2013: 186 Carpenter Street, Providence, Rhode Island ^

May 20, 2013: The Lily Pad, Cambridge, Massachusetts ^

April 21, 2013: Life Changing Ministries, Oakland, California ^

2012:

November 20, 2012: Hectoliter Gallery, Brussels, Belgium ^

November 18, 2012: Bar a Gauche, Antwerp, Belgium ^

November 17, 2012: Mayhem, Copenhagen, Denmark ^

November 13, 2012: Nattmaran, Gothenburg, Sweden ^

November 8, 2012: Liebig 12, Berlin, Germany ^

May 30, 2012: Dal Verme, Rome, Italy ^

May 28, 2012: Private sound therapy session, Centre Hospitalier, Bourge en Bresse, France

May 27, 2012: Atellier de l'Etoile, Besancon, France ^

May 25, 2012: Le Zorba, Paris, France ^

May 24, 2012: CCL, Little, France ^

May 23, 2012: Bar a Bateau, Antwerp, Belgium ^

May 20, 2012: MKZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands ^

May 19, 2012: Friese, Bremen, Germany ^

May 18, 2012: Mayhem, Copenhagen, Denmark ^

May 17, 2012: Nattmaran, Gothenburg, Sweden ^

May 15, 2012: Skånes Konstförening, Malmo, Sweden ^

May 14, 2012: Fisk im Foyer radio, Hamburg, Germany ^

May 13, 2012: The Zone, Berlin, Germany ^

May 12, 2012: O Tannenbaum, Berlin, Germany ^

May 10, 2012: DOM, Lodz, Poland ^

May 9, 2012: Eufemia, Warsaw, Poland ^

May 7, 2012: K4, Prague, Czech Republic ^

May 6, 2012: Subterrarium, Vienna, Austria ^

May 4, 2012: Spazio Targa, Genova, Italy ^

May 3, 2012: Birrificio La Cruda, Milan, Italy ^

May 2, 2012: Codalunga, Vittorio Veneto, Italy ^

May 1, 2012: Cellar Theory, Naples, Italy ^

April 29, 2012: Peyote, Istanbul, Turkey ^

April 28, 2012: Knot Gallery, Athens, Greece ^

2011:

September 1, 2011: Garfield Artworks, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania ^

August 31, 2011: Mercury Lounge, Manhattan, New York ^

August 30, 2011: Death By Audio, Brooklyn, New York ^

August 29, 2011: First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ^

August 28, 2011: Bella, Washington, District of Colombia ^

August 27, 2011: Twisted Branch, Charlottesville, Virginia ^

August 26, 2011: Layabout, Chapel Hill, North Carolina ^

August 25, 2011: Bandwagon, Asheville, North Carolina ^

August 23, 2011: Derby City Espresso, Louisville, Kentucky ^

August 22, 2011: Mayday, Cincinnati, Ohio ^

August 18, 2011: Spaceship, Chicago, Illinois ^

2010:

December 16, 2010: The Others, London, UK *

December 14, 2010: Cafe Oto, London, England ^

December 12, 2010: Dal Verme, Rome, Italy ^

December 11, 2010: Perditempo, Napoli, Italy *

December 9, 2010: Leon Cavallo, Milano, Italy *

December 8, 2010: Codalunga, Vittorio Veneto, Italy *

November 28, 2010: Budapest, Hungary *

November 27, 2010: Wroclaw, Poland *

November 26, 2010:  Warsaw, Poland *

November 25, 2010: Poznan, Poland *

November 24, 2010: Vilnius, Lithuania *

November 23, 2010: Insait, Kaunas, Lithuania *

November 22, 2010: Public Library, Jonova, Lithuania ^

November 18, 2010: NK, Berlin, Germany

November 17, 2010: Hor-Bar, Hamburg, Germany

November 16, 2010: Mayhem, Copenhagen, Netherlands *

November 14, 2010: Kuntspodium, Tilburg, Netherlands *

November 13, 2010: Waggon, Offenbach, Germany *

November 12, 2010: The Pit's, Kortrijk, Belgium *

November 10, 2010: Les Instants Chavirez, Paris, France *

November 9, 2010: CCR, Lille, France *

October 31, 2010: Lades, Copenhagen, Denmark *

October 30, 2010: Malmo, Sweden *

October 29, 2010: Utmarken, Gothenburg, Sweden *

October 23, 2010: Soup, Tokyo, Japan *

October 21, 2010: Ringoya, Tokyo, Japan ^

October 19, 2010: Nu-Things, Osaka, Japan ^

October 18, 2010: Funzone, Tokushima, Japan ^

October 17, 2010: Eiunin Temple, Kyoto, Japan ^

October 12, 2010: Superdeluxe, Tokyo, Japan ^

October 10, 2010: Club Lizard, Yokohama, Japan *

October 9, 2010: Hokage, Osaka, Japan *

October 8, 2010: Socrates, Kyoto, Japan *

2009:

Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, California ^

SLO Art Center, San Luis Obispo, California ^

The Echo, Los Angeles, California ^

The Casbah, San Diego, California ^

Trunk Space, Phoenix, Arizona ^

Solar Culture, Tucson, Arizona ^

Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, New Mexico ^

Hi-Dive, Denver, Colorado ^

Orangehouse, Munich, Germany ^

Subway, Cologne, Germany ^

The Croft, Bristol, UK ^

The Bodega, Nottingham, UK ^

Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland ^

The Quad, Cork, Ireland ^

Whelans, Dublin, Ireland ^

The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK ^

NicenSleazy, Glasgow, Scotland ^

Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, Scotland ^

The Shakespear, Sheffield, UK ^

Fibbers, York, UK ^

Freebutt, Brighton, UK ^

The Luminaire, London, UK ^

Blaa, Oslo, Norway ^

Teater Durken, Gothenburg, Sweden ^

Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark ^

Knust, Hamburg, Germany ^

Festaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany ^

Klub 007, Prague, Czech Republic ^

Arena, Vienna, Austria ^

Gebaeude 9, Luneburg, Germany ^

MUZ, Nuernberg, Germany ^

Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany ^

Exit07, Luxembourg, Luxembourg ^

Sparte04, Saarbrucken, Germany ^

UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany ^

Cassette #9, Auckland, New Zealand ^

Chicks Hotel, Dunedin, New Zealand ^

Al's Bar, Christchurch, New Zealand ^

San Francisco Bath House, Wellington, New Zealand ^

Salamanca Arts Center, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia ^

Jive, Adelaide, Australia ^

The CAD Factory, Sydney, Australia ^

Wombarra Bowls Club, Wombarra, Australia ^

North St Cafe & Bar, Batemans Bay, Australia ^

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia ^

2008:

Woodchuck's, Toledo, Ohio ^

Rubbles, Mt Pleasant, Michigan ^

6 Nassau, Toronto, Ontario ^

Zoobizare, Montreal, Quebec ^

The Bakery, Burlington, Vermont ^

Valentine's, Albany, New York ^

Bug Jar, Rochester, New York ^

Modern Formations, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ^

Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio ^

The Hideout, Chicago, Illinois ^

The Artistery, Portland, Oregon ^

2007:

Showboat, Tokyo, Japan *

Bears, Osaka, Japan *

No Fun Festival, Red Hook, Brooklyn, USA *

2006:

6 week tour of the USA *

2005:

6 week tour of the USA *

2004:

2 week tour of the western USA *