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Long overdue Keith Rowe biography to be published next year

Brian Olewnick documents the guitarist’s life from his childhood through the mid-1960s experimental music scene to the present day

The first authorised biography of AMM founding member Keith Rowe will be published next year. Titled Keith Rowe: The Room Extended, the book was written by music writer and some time Wire contributor Brian Olewnick, who has been working on it for more than 12 years. Through a combination of research and original interviews, he traces the story of Rowe, the visual artist who turned guitarist and free improvisor, and played a major part in the experimental music scenes of 1960s London and beyond, influencing generations to come.

Keith Rowe: The Room Extended will be published by Power House in April 2018. Pre-orders are available now.