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.
From the late 90’s his guitar abstraction and extended technique have led to a more personal and unique sound-world incorporating a broader palette of instruments and sensibilities. Ambarchi has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists such as Fennesz, Charlemagne Palestine, Sunn 0)), Thomas Brinkmann, Keiji Haino, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, Merzbow, Jim O’Rourke, Keith Rowe, and many more. His latest release is Quixotism which was listed in The Wire magazine’s top 50 releases of 2014.
PITA is the pseudonym of Editions Mego founder Peter Rehberg. Perceived as one of the pioneers of synthetic music, PITA ushers now the next phase of his sonic exploration, returning as a solo act after almost ten years of silence.
His approach hasn’t changed much though – it’s the ongoing search of a radical maniac driving us to the shores of experimental electronics, maybe best to be described as visceral synthesis, fishing in the ambient depths of techno. He is fusing distorted electricity with abstract beat patterns and glitches to some form of extreme computer music. As head of the influential Editions Mego family of labels, he has released albums by internationally renowned artists like Fennesz, Kevin Drumm, Emeralds, Florian Hecker, Bernard Parmegiani, Russell Haswell, KTL, Akos Rozmann, Donato Dozzy, Mark Fell…
Bill Kouligas is a musician, designer and dj operating between NYC and Berlin. He is founder of the record label PAN, which recalibrates perceptions of the avant-garde and electronic dance music.
Bill’s insistence on following his own path and passion has won acclaim from thinkers, collectors, and dancers alike, and puts his vision at the forefront of the electronic vanguard. After many years of performing and producing experimental music under different aliases this will be an all new live electronic set.
Presented by Digital in Berlin. Check out our Facebook page to win tickets.
Oren Ambarchi + Pita + Bill Kouligas
Tuesday, 05th May 2015 | 20:00 CET
Berghain Kantine | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Kreuzberg