Oren Ambarchi - Composer
Oren’s works are hesitant and tense extended songforms 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. Oren has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, Keiji Haino, John Zorn, Jim O’Rourke, Keith Rowe, Mika Vainio, Phill Niblock, Evan Parker, Merzbow, Thomas Brinkmann and many more. Since 2004 Ambarchi has worked with American avant metal outfit Sunn 0))) contributing to many of their recordings and live performances. Oren has released numerous recordings for labels such as Touch, Southern Lord and Tzadik. In 2003 his live release Triste received an 'honourary mention' in the Prix Ars Electronica digital music category.
Oren was one of the Composers on Chunky Move's Connected.