Keith Rowe


2116 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622

A special solo performance from Keith Rowe, on day two of AMM’s three-day Chicago visit.

Keith Rowe (b.1940, Plymouth, England) is a free improvisation tabletop guitarist and painter. In the mid-1960s, after years of playing jazz, he began to develop his own idiosyncratic techniques, setting the instrument flat on a table and preparing it with various tools: transistor radio, contact microphones, pedals, bows, springs, electronic fans and various metal scraps. Deeply affected by artists Rothko and Pollock and the music of John Cage, he is co-founder AMM. His legendary work has influenced a rising generation of electroacoustic improvisers. He lives in Nantes, France.