Oren Ambarchi presents the live version of KNOTS, the epic centrepiece of his 2012 release on Touch Audience Of One, described by Mojo as the ”undoubted standout on the Australian guitarist’s stunning new album – nothing can prepare you for its awesome power”. Since then he has presented the piece around the world in various configurations (documented on the recent acclaimed Live Knots release on PAN). This version will feature a special collaboration with Will Guthrie on drums.
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”. Ambarchi was chosen as experimental artist of the year by Pitchfork magazine.
Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer and percussionist. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, amplification and electronics.
Former guitarist and founder of the duo Harry Pussy (later a trio) Bill Orcutt´s sound is a stuttered reimagining of blues guitar. One can hear familiar Southern folk scales between his jagged solo acoustic phrases, pulling and pushing melodies into unresolved fragments that eventually come unmoored in vast and satisfying note-torrents.
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Oren Ambarchi presents KNOTS Live feat. Will Guthrie & Bill Orcutt
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 | Doors: 20: 00 CET | Concert: 21:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain