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Oren Ambarchi
Lampo Performance Series
Sep 15, 2018 (9pm)

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Please note: this event begins at 9 p.m.

Australian composer and multi-instrumentalist, Oren Ambarchi plays the inaugural American performance of “Sbagliato”for two guitars in the first concert of the 2018-19 Lampo series.

He has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Fennesz, Charlemagne Palestine, Sunn 0)), Thomas Brinkmann, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Manuel Gottsching/Ash Ra, Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Akio Suzuki, Phill Niblock, John Tilbury, Richard Pinhas, Evan Parker, Crys Cole, Fire!, and many more. His acclaimed trio with Keiji Haino and Jim O’Rourke performs in Tokyo annually with many of their concerts documented on Ambarchi’s Black Truffle label. Ambarchi has released numerous recordings for labels such as Touch, Editions Mego, Drag City, PAN, Southern Lord, Kranky and Tzadik. In April 2014 Oren Ambarchi performed the first solo version of “Knots” for Lampo. His latest solo release is “Hubris” (2016) and features an astonishing cast of players including Crys Cole, Mark Fell, Arto Lindsay, Jim O’Rourke, Keith Fullerton Whitman, and Ricardo Villalobos amongst others.

Oren Ambarchi (b.1969, Sydney, Australia) is an artist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar. Ambarchi’s works are hesitant, tense, and extended song-forms, located in the cracks between several approaches: 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.

Since 2010 the Graham Foundation has supported and partnered with Lampo to produce this performance series held at the Madlener House. Lampo, founded in 1997, is a non-profit organization for experimental music and intermedia projects.