Jean-Luc Guionnet/ James Rushford/ Øyvind Brandtsegg & Kyle Motl


Jean-Luc Guionnet (alto saxophone) SOLO [France]

Øyvind Brandtsegg (Live processing, Hadron Particle Synthesizer, Live convolver, Voice) & Kyle Motl (bass) DUO [Norway & San Diego]

James Rushford (Keyboard/s) & Jean-Luc Guoionnet (alto saxophone) DUO [Australia & France] + Special Guest William Hutson

Doors open at 8:30
Music starts by 9:30

Friday April 21, 2017
Coaxial Arts Foundation
1815 S. Main Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Brought to you by Black Editions Presents: & The Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series

Jean-Luc Guionnet is one of The Unwrinkled Ear Concert Series‘ favorite musicians. We have wanted to bring him here for years and now finally have the opportunity. His tone on saxophone is singular. His organ playing and eliptical electronic collaborations whoop the fur in the mind of your filia. He works with the best improvisors and musical thinkers in the world: Jérôme Noetinger, Philip Samartzis, Seijiro Murayama, Eric La Casa, Toshimaru Nakamura, Claire Bergerault, Mattin, Bertrand Denzler, Taku Unami, Lionel Marchetti, etc.


James Rushford – Commissions from BBC Scottish Symphony (Glasgow), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Neon (Oslo), Speak Percussion, Synergy Percussion, Ensemble Vortex (Geneva), Ensemble Offspring, Soundstream, The Song Company, Decibel, Melbourne International Arts Festival (2006/2008), Norway Ultima Festival (2011), Unsound Festival (New York 2014), Liquid Architecture Festival (2010).

Performances at Steim Institute (Amsterdam), Logos Foundation (Ghent), Issue Project Room (New York), Instants Chavirés (Montreuil), Constellation (Chicago), Café Oto (London), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles), Cave12 (Geneva), WORM (Rotterdam), Ausland (Berlin), Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Only Connect Festival (Oslo), Now Now (2011/2012), Adelaide Festival (2014), Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (2013/2014), Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2011), Tectonics Festival (Adelaide 2014, New York 2015, Tel Aviv 2015).

Performances with Krakow Sinfonietta, Australian Art Orchestra, Michel Pisaro, Klaus Lang, Tashi Wada, David Behrman, Jon Rose.

Collaborative projects with Joe Talia, Golden Fur (with Samuel Dunscombe & Judith Hamann), Ora Clementi (with crys cole), Oren Ambarchi, Sophia Brous, Kassel Jaeger, Graham Lambkin, Francis Plagne.

Soundtracks for films by Dennis Cooper and Michael Salerno.

Music and performances published by Pogus (US), Touch (UK), Prisma (Norway), Mego (Austria), Bocian (Poland), Penultimate Press (UK), Black Truffle (AUS) and KYE (US).


Øyvind Brandtsegg is a composer and performer working in the fields of algorithmic improvisation and sound installations. His main instruments as a musician are the Hadron Particle Synthesizer, ImproSculpt and Marimba Lumina. Hadron is Brandtsegg’s invention, a very flexible realtime granular synthesizer, widely used within experimental sound design with over 200.000 downloads of the VST/AU version. Brandtsegg use it for live processing of the acoustic sound from other musicians. As musician and composer he has collaborated with e.g. Oslo Sinfonietta, Motorpsycho, Kristin Asbjørnsen, Live Maria Roggen, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Trio Alpaca, Tre Små kinesere, Zeena Parkins, Maja Ratkje. He also has done several long running sound installations, e.g. “Flounder” (2006-2026), and “VLBI Music” (2013-2020).

In 2008, Brandtsegg finished his PhD equivalent artistic research project, focused on musical improvisation with computers. Øyvind has done lectures and workshops on these themes in USA, Germany, Ireland, and of course in Norway. Since 2010 he is a professor of music technology at NTNU, Trondheim, Norway. Currently he is doing research into cross-adaptive processing for live performance, collaborating with an international team of researchers from the UK, USA, Holland and Norway.


Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser. Active in a variety of ensembles and settings, Kyle’s work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as free jazz, contemporary concert music, and extreme metal. Current interests include extended harmonic techniques for solo bass improvisation, electroacoustic performance with live electronics and improvising software, modular compositional schemes, recursive and generative structuring, and exploration of complex sonic spectra.

Kyle is a member of the Peter Kuhn Trio, and has been performing in quartet and trio with Abbey Rader since 2011. He maintains regular duo projects with T.J. Borden, Adam Tinkle, and Drew Ceccato. The Kyle Motl Trio, featuring Kjell Nordeson and Tobin Chodos is a collaborative platform for new compositions weaving complex structures together with free improvisation. Kyle has performed alongside artists including Anthony Davis, Kidd Jordan, Mary Halvorson, Roscoe Mitchell, Mark Dresser, and Wadada Leo Smith, among others.

Kyle holds a BM from Florida Atlantic University and an MM from Florida International University. He is a DMA candidate at UC San Diego, where he studies bass with Mark Dresser.