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Oren Ambarchi

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Oren Ambarchi

Oren Ambarchi / Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase

Thu 08 Sep, 2016, 8pm,
First Unitarian Congregational Society

ISSUE Project Room's Fall 2016 season opens at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights with Oren Ambarchi solo, and a duo set by Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase. Known for his deft and exploratory instrumental approaches, Ambarchi has been a central driver of extended sonic investigation.

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Yo La Tengo by Carlie Armstrong

Little Black Egg Big Band: Yo La Tengo & Friends / Oren Ambarchi

Sun 28 Jun, 2015, 8pm,
Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn 11231

Named for Georgia Hubley’s solo project Little Black Egg, this expanded big band features Hubley and Yo La Tengo compatriots Ira Kaplan and James McNew, joined by bassist Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu), and jazz mainstays Susie Ibarra, Daniel Carter, and Taylor Ho Bynum. Australian improvisor Oren Ambarchi plays solo.

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Tectonics Festival New York 2014

Video excerpts from the inaugural Tectonics Festival New York in May 2014, featuring an array of emerging and iconic voices in contemporary composition. Including Eyvind Kang, performed by Oren Ambarchi, Jessika Kenney, Hildur Guonadottir & Stephen O’Malley; Eric Richards performed by Alan Zimmerman; Harley Gabor’s magnum opus string quintet; Crys Cole; Alvin Lucier by Jenny Lin; and Ilan Volkov with Eli Keszler.

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Alvin Lucier

Tectonics Festival New York

Ongoing Series

The inaugural US iteration of Iceland’s acclaimed Tectonics festival comes to NYC in four events at ISSUE, presenting a rich program of new composition, improvisation and unique cross-genre collaborations exploring iconic voices in experimental composition.

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Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi by Joshua Ford.

Tectonics Festival New York

Alvin Lucier's "Criss Cross" with Stephen O'Malley & Oren Ambarchi / Eyvind Kang / Iancu Dumitrescu + more

Fri 23 May, 2014, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Alvin Lucier’s "Criss Cross" opens Tectonics, performed by two pillars of experimental rock: Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi. The guitarists and ensemble play Iancu Dumitrescu and premiere a piece by Eyvind Kang. Crys Cole and Jessika Kenney play solo sets, Kenney and Kang play Giacinto Scelsi.

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Nazoranai / Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

Wed 21 May, 2014, 9pm,
The Knitting Factory: 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

LOCATION CHANGED! ISSUE, The Wick & desertshore present Nazoronai in their first NY show. A recent collaboration of the legendary Keiji Haino, Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi, Nazoranai unites 3 extraordinary operators of doom, noise and power electronics. With support from Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe AKA Lichens.

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Oren Ambarchi's "Knots"

The US premiere of Oren Ambarchi's "Knots", live at ISSUE Project Room as part of UNSOUND Festival NY, April 2014. With Sinfonietta Cracovia players, Oren Ambarchi, guitar; Joe Talia, drums, Crys Cole, contact mics & spring; James Rushford, viola & conductor; Erkki Veltheim, violin; Judith Hamann, cello.

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Oren Ambarchi live

Recorded in October 2013, Australian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi performs live at ISSUE our anniversary festival "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain".

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Oren Ambarchi by Bradley Buehring

Unsound Festival NY 2014

Oren Ambarchi: Knots / EVOL play Hanne Darboven

Wed 02 Apr, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

UNSOUND OPENING NIGHT: Oren Ambarchi presents a live version of “Knots” featuring percussionist Joe Talia and violist James Rushford leading the Sinfonietta Cracovia players. Spanish computer-music outfit EVOL premiere a new reinterpretation of conceptual artist and composer Hanne Darboven's legendary piece "Opus 17a".

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Oren Ambarchi

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain

Oren Ambarchi / Okkyung Lee & Michelle Boulé

Thu 03 Oct, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi's compositions are hailed for their intricate harmonic patterns, carefully tended arrangements, and surrender to the physicality of sound. Tonight Ambarchi plays solo, sharing the bill with a duo of two highly individualistic improvisers: dancer Michelle Boulé and Okkyung Lee.

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