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Norman Westberg of SWANS w/ Eyelight , Vestis

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Best known for his work with the seminal outfit, SWANS, Westberg’s
output beyond that group is sprawling and restless. His name recurs
and ripples through many interconnected micro-histories surrounding
New York City’s music and art scenes. From appearances in film works
associated with the Cinema Of Transgression, through to his
participation in bands such as The Heroin Sheiks and Five Dollar Priest,
Westberg’s name is woven deeply in to the fabric of NY, over the past
three decades.
A Note from Lawrence English…
“Norman Westberg’s guitar playing with SWANS has influenced a
generation of musicians across genres. I can personally attest to how
his particular approaches to that instrument, in creating both harmony
and brute force, have challenged and ultimately influenced my own
sonic preoccupations.
What Norman has created with his solo works is an echoing universe
of deep texture and harmonic intensity. His solo compositions
generate an affecting quality that drives the listener towards reductive
His guitar, as a singular source, becomes transformed through a web
of outboard processes. He transforms vibrating strings completely,
taking a singular gesture and reshapes it through webs of delay,
reverb and other treatments. To me, these works echo many of the
concerns of American minimalism and sprawl outward towards the
work of bands such as Stars Of The Lid. Norman has created a very
dense and powerful statement of intent with [his] recordings and I
couldn’t be more pleased to have some small part in helping to share


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