Oren Ambarchi

The Renaissance Society

Bond Chapel
1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Lampo is very pleased to bring you Oren Ambachi and the first solo version of his piece Knots.

Oren Ambarchi (b.1969, Sydney, Australia) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar. Ambarchi’s works are hesitant and tense extended song-forms, located in the cracks between several schools: modern electronics and processing; laminal improvisation and minimalism; hushed, pensive songwriting; the deceptive simplicity and temporal suspensions of composers such as Morton Feldman and Alvin Lucier; and the physicality of rock music, slowed down and stripped back to its bare bones, abstracted and replaced with pure signal.

He has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, Pimmon, Keiji Haino, John Zorn, Rizili, Voice Crack, Jim O’Rourke, Keith Rowe, Phill Niblock, Dave Grohl, Gunter Muller, Evan Parker, z’ev, Toshimaru Nakamura, Peter Rehberg, Merzbow and many more. Since 2004 Ambarchi has worked with American avant metal outfit Sunn 0))). He has released numerous recordings for international labels such as Touch, Southern Lord, Table of the Elements and Tzadik. In 2003 his live release Triste received an honorary mention in the Prix Ars Electronica digital music category.

Presented in partnership with the Renaissance Society