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Manuel Göttsching doubleheader confirmed for 2017’s Convergence festival

The German composer brings the The Ash Ra Tempel Experience and E2–E4 to London’s The Barbican

As part of 2017’s Convergence festival, German composer and multi-instrumentalist Manuel Göttsching will present two projects in one night at London’s The Barbican. The evening will open with The Ash Ra Tempel Experience, featuring Ariel Pink (vocals, bass), Shags Chamberlain (keys, synthesizer) and Oren Ambarchi (drums) alongside Göttsching on guitar. This new incarnation of Göttsching’s legendary early 1970s group Ash Ra Tempel first came together in Melbourne 2015 to play music from Schwingungen (1972) and Seven Up, the 1973 album Ash Ra Tempel made with Timothy Leary. In the second half, Göttsching will perform his E2–E4 solo album in its entirety.

E2–E4 + Ash Ra Tempel Experience will take place on 22 March 2017. An Ash Ra Tempel Experience live album will follow later in the year.