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Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore

BIOGRAPHY

Thurston Moore is the founder of New York City art-rock band Sonic Youth, 1980-2010. He now lives in London where he leads the Thurston Moore Group, and collaborates with local and world improvisers, artists, and experimental roustabouts. He edits and publishes, with Eva Prinz, the Ecstatic Peace Library imprint, which includes, among other titles, the facsimile compendium of MUSICS, the legendary communitarian magazine on British-based music. Thurston has collaborated with Yoko Ono, Merce Cunningham, Cecil Taylor, Rhys Chatham, Lydia Lunch, John Zorn, Takehisa Kosugi, Zeena Parkins, Nels Cline, Glenn Branca, Jandek, Patti Smith, Milford Graves, and others. He has composed music for films by Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, and Allison Anders. He presently records and tours solo, with various ensembles, and his own group. Recently, he premiered the composition Galaxies for twelve 12-string guitars at the Barbican Centre, London. He teaches at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado USA, and Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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