The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982


New biography Keith Rowe: The Room Extended out in June

The 500 page biography by Brian Olewnick will be published by powerHouse

Brian Olewnick has written an authorised biography about AMM founder member Keith Rowe. Titled Keith Rowe: The Room Extended, the book was first announced last year, though now powerHouse have marked June as the month the title will be published.

The book has taken over 12 years to write, and The Wire contributor Olewnick, who also worked at New York's loft jazz venue Environ between 1976–1980, traces Rowe's life from childhood through to now, focusing on the experimental scene in mid-1960s London, the radical politics of the early 70s, and beyond, documenting Rowe's contributions to contemporary avant garde music.

From Keith Rowe by Brian Olewnick published by powerHouse Books.

Keith Rowe: The Room Extended is available for pre-order via PowerHouse.