Bent Arcana - Live at Le Guess Who? 2021

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, visual artist and record label owner John Dwyer was one of the curators for Le Guess Who? 2021, presenting his personal program with inspirations and fellow like-minded artists. As part of the curation, Dwyer also performed twice himself on the final day of the festival: first with jam-loving collective Bent Arcana, and later that day with his main project OSEES

You can now relive both performances. First off, you can also listen to Bent Arcana's full set at the festival (which features a.o. Kyp Malone on electronics), which marked the group's European live premiere. Need more? We've got your back. You can also watch the video of OSEES performing 'Turned Out Light' as the closing song of their show. 

"John Dwyer’s Bent Arcana with TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone on modular synth [present a] vortex of improv-fusion with krautrock leanings" - MOJO Magazine

Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 50+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of Arooj Aftab, Mazaher, Ice Balloons, Eddie Chacon, Suuns, Alabaster dePlume, The Microphones, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Aldous Harding, Deerhunter, Girl Band, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.

Captured live at TivoliVredenburg’s Ronda on Sunday, 14 November during Le Guess Who? 2021. 

Bent Arcana
John Dwyer – Vocals & Guitar
Tomas Dolas – Keys
Peter Kerlin – Bass
Ryan Sawyer – Drums
Kyp Malone - Electronics
Jeff Tobias – Saxophone
Jason Robira – Hand Drums

Audio recording: Marc Broer & Vera Kraaijkamp
Audio mix: John Dwyer
Photography: Ben Houdijk & Tim van Veen

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