Doors open at 21.00 / NOK 80, –

Bill Orcutt was until recently mostly famous for being a member of the influential noise rock band Harry Pussy – a band that virtually defined a template of how hardcore punk could be combined with more art-oriented No Wave music in the US during the 80’s and 90’s. In the beginning of the 90’s Harry Pussy toured with mucisians such as Sonic Youth, Dead C and Charalambides.

After a solo album in the 90’s, there was a long silence from Orcutt, until a new album appeared in 2009. Since then, Orcutt has been subject of much attention and has released several albums. Orcutt’s approach to the guitar tradition is a study of intensity and endurance – always based on an acoustic guitar with four strings. In the space between rural blues, folk and avant-garde/noise-based music, Orcutt masters the transgression of instrumental guitar music into an intense, confrontational, raw and immediate expression unsimiliar to any other.

Utmark are very excited to finally be able to present a concert with Bill Orcutt in Bergen!

_Quite awe-inspiring, and unlike anything else I can think of. – Byron Coley, The Wire

Anyone can admire the raw soul of his playing and the way he shoots out ideas in real-time, reacting so quickly it’s as if he’s creating a new language as he speaks it… it’s impossible to listen to A New Way to Pay Old Debts without being affected by it. – Marc Masters om A New Way To Pay Old Debts, from Pitchfork

No one is playing acoustic guitar like Bill Orcutt right now. No one. – Lars Gotrich about How The Thing Sings on npr.org_

Brutal Blues is a brand new band consisting of Anders Hana and Steinar Kittelsen, two sly foxes in the Norwegian underground scene. Hereby recommended: “I was wondering if you needed a band for Utmark (…). It’s his new band (Anders Hana) Brutal Blues together with Steinar Kittelsen from Psuduko and Parlamentisk Sodomi. Anders on drums and vocals, Steinar on guitar and vocals. They’ve played one gig and I’ve heard they were insanely good. At least the recordings sound damn good. Have attached two songs.”

Bill Orcutt & Brutal Blues