In Conversation with Thurston Moore — Mills Music Now

Music Event

Friday, March 1, 2024, 7 – 10pm PST
Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall, Music Building

In Conversation with Thurston Moore — Mills Music Now

Presented by the Center for Contemporary Music and Mills College at Northeastern University.

This event is open to the public.
Registration is required.

Join internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter Thurston Moore, percussion virtuoso William Winant, and music scholar David Bernstein in conversation discussing the making of SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century as well as Moore's new memoir Thurston Moore: Sonic Life.

Thurston Moore started Sonic Youth in 1980. Since then Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard.

Thurston records and performs in a cavalcade of disciplines ranging from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption. He has worked with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, Bobby Gillespie, David Toop, Cecil Taylor, Faust, Glenn Branca and many others. His residency at the Louvre in Paris included collaborations with Irmin Schmidt of CAN and Stephen O’Malley. Alongside his various activities in the musical world, he is involved with publishing and poetry, and teaches writing at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Boulder CO, a programme founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974. Thurston also teaches music at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory (Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium) in Copenhagen.

Presently he performs and records solo, with various ensembles and in his own band, The Thurston Moore Group (with mbv’s Deb Googe, Steve Shelley, Jon Leidecker and James Sedwards). 

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Photo by Paul Hudson.