Oren Ambarchi

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Biography

  • Ambarchi has been performing music live since 1986. In the late 1980s he played free jazz in Sydney, originally as a drummer. In an interview with ABC Radio broadcaster, Jon Rose, Ambarchi described how he started playing guitar, There happened to be..
    Ambarchi has been performing music live since 1986. In the late 1980s he played free jazz in Sydney, originally as a drummer. In an interview with ABC Radio broadcaster, Jon Rose, Ambarchi described how he started playing guitar, There happened to be one laying around in our rehearsal room. I picked it up and starting hitting it with drumsticks and using it in whatever way I wanted to use it in, and one thing led to another. I'm glad I wasn't trained. I've always loved rock music, I grew up listening to pop and rock, so that was in my mind, but I've also been interested in electronics. I never wanted to learn to play it properly, it was an object as much as an instrument. He was a member of noise band Phlegm with Robbie Avenaim, with whom he co-organised the What Is Music Festival. His w..
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    Selected discography

    (1999) Clockwork, with Robbie Avenaim (Jerker Productions; ::room40:: reissue 2005) (1999) The Alter Rebbe's Nigun, with Robbie Avenaim (Tzadik Records) (2000) Insulation (Touch) (2000) Afternoon Tea with Christian Fennesz, Paul Gough, Peter Rehberg, Keith Rowe (Ritornell) (2002) Suspension (Touch) (2003) Sun (Preservation Records) (2003) Triste (Idea Records (US))) (2003) My days are darker than your nights with Johan Berthling (Häpna) (2004) Grapes from the Estate (Touch) (2005) Cloud with Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura and Christian Fennesz (Erstwhile) (2005) Black One with Sunn O))) (Southern Lord) (2006) Squire with Keith Rowe (For4Ears Records) (2000) Stacte Motors (Western Vinyl) (2007) In the Pendulum's Embrace (Touch) (2007) Grave Temple with Stephen O'Malley and Attila Csihar (Southern Lord Records) (2007) Burial Chamber Trio with Greg Anderson and Attila Csihar (Southern Lord Records) (2008) Spirit Transform Me with Z'EV (Tzadik) (2009) Monoliths & Dimensions with Sunn O))) (Southern Lord) (2010) Tima Formosa with Jim O'Rourke and Keiji Haino (Black Truffle)[6] (2011) In A Flash Everything Comes Together As One There Is No Need For A Subject with Keiji Haino and Jim O'Rourke (Black Truffle/Medama)