Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Oren Ambarchi

My Tuesday concert in Bergen this week was with the Australian Oren Ambarchi. Even if I afterwards realized that he has worked with (among others) Evan Parker, John Zorn and Sunn o))), I had to ask a bit around, to find out was going to happen. A nice person calmed me down, by telling me this was going to be some "incredibly beautiful noise"! And he was right too! Ambarchi built sound sculptures and painted soundscapes, making some kind of mixture between ambient and noise music, by using guitar, pedals and loads of electronics. The room was really shaking for a while, but the sound was mostly fine as long as we wore ear plugs (John Hegre was sound master, mind you). Great, beautiful, fascinating and so on!

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