GUO is a multidisciplinary duo formed of Daniel Blumberg and Seymour Wright.


The name ‘GUO’ itself is ancient Chinese for a metal vessel, or cooking pot, and the resulting work layers alto saxophone, electric guitar, feedback and metal distortion alongside the distinctly-voiced 'ekphrasis' response from a range of collaborators operating across different mediums.

On GUO4 (released on Mute in September 2019), the pair have collaborated with Crystabel Riley (drums), Fran Edgerley [Assemble] (text) and Peter Strickland (film). Strickland's film will premiere at the 76th Venice Film Festival on 6 September.

Previous releases have included ekphrasis by the English musician, author and professor, David Toop (GUO1) and the American filmmaker (Childhood of a Leader & VOX LUX) Brady Corbet (GUO2).

'Caustic, scratchy fire music' — The Wire

'Glorious slabs of noise' — Victor Schonfeld

'Untamed beauty' — Walton Ford


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