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Thurston Moore’s résumé is monolithic – with his band Sonic Youth and as a solo artist few people has had the same impact on music in the last 35 years. Moore has been instrumental is building bridges between the mainstream and underground experimental music.
Coming out from the jazz scene, Mats Gustafsson holds a similar position, with endless projects, collaborations and three decades of non-stop touring, recording and performing.
The duo have collaborated several times before, starting with Sonic Youth’s participating in Gustafsson’s Hidros project in 2000 and continuing with the Discaholics Anonymous Trio and Original Silence projects. Gustafsson has also guested with Sonic Youth and Moore with The Thing.
On the sunny Sunday afternoon June 9th 2013 the pair performed on Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s outdoor stage. Not thrown off by the scenic and leisure setting, Gustafsson and Moore dived into a monolithic noise set that was so loudit could be heard across the Sandvikbukta bay.