Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole -Two Solo Sets of Electronic Music

Advance Tickets: $16 General / $12 Students, WF Members
Door Tickets: $20 General / $18 Students, WF Members

Oren Ambarchi

Melbourne-based Oren Ambarchi is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar,

…re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it’s no longer easily identifiable as itself. Instead, it’s a laboratory for extended sonic investigation.
The Wire, UK

Oren Ambarchi’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.

Ambarchi 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))) contributing to many of their releases and side-projects including their Black One album from 2005 and the recent Monoliths & Dimensions release.

Oren Ambarchi website

Oren Ambarchi at the CoCart Music Festival in Poland, 2009

Crys Cole

Crys Cole is based out of Winnipeg, MB and has worked and performed extensively as a solo artist and in free improvisation settings across Canada, and has performed in NYC, Germany, France, Italy and Belgium. She works predominantly with contact microphones, minimal signal processing and no-input mixing board.

Her approach to sound emphasizes subtlety and discretion, guided by a fascination with microsonics that test the limits of audibility and intentionality. By drawing attention to the texture and delicacy of minimal sonic environments, Crys aims to create a heightened sense of awareness not only of the sounds she creates, but of the environmental sounds that arise during listening and ideally, of the listener’s own self-consciousness as a perceptual body and agent as well.

She has collaborated with Jeffrey Allport, Oren Ambarchi, Keith Rowe, Massimo Pupillo, Magali Babin, Kai Fagashiski, Julie la Rousse, Sam Shalabi, Christine Senaoui, Clare Cooper, Roger Tellier-Craig, Joshua Stevenson, Rinus van Alebeek and Alexandre St-Onge amongst many more.

Crys Cole’s Myspace page

Crys Cole performing with Echo Ho in Koln, May 2011