Two of the most notorious musicians in the experimental music scene, multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi and drummer/percussionist Will Guthrie, will perform with individual as well as joint sets at Jazzhouse.
The virtuous Australian Oren Ambarchi has mesmerized a loyal core of followers during the last three decades. Since the late 90’s, he’s outdone himself with numerous releases that without compromise draw on various genres – from drone metal to ambient and free jazz with guest appearances from prominent avant-garde musicians.
Ambarchi’s musical ambitions are to exceed the common approach to what it means playing an instrument – he chooses to see it as an object, a laboratory for endless sonic exploration. With alternative techniques, he forces new sounds out of his instruments that make the listener wonder exactly which instrument he is using, the guitar being his favorite. Ambarchi’s musical style is introvert rather than expressive, and no matter whether he draws inspiration from kraut rock, metal or jazz, his music always requires patience and attention.
Will Guthrie is Australian as well, but the drummer and percussionist resides in France. He is known for his astonishing talent for improvisation and his boundless combination of drums, percussion, electronics and various other objects that he masters live as well an on record.
Besides being a solo artist, he’s worked in countless constellations such as the free jazz trio The Ames Room and the improvisation/composition ensemble The Sommes Ensemble as well as collaborating with artists like Jérôme Noetinger, David Maranha, the Danish dancer and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen and Oren Ambarchi, of course, his fellow performer this evening at Jazzhouse.