Wayward Sounds: Oren Ambarchi, Keith Fullerton Whitman & Eli Keszler
Wayward Sounds: A Festival of Curious Music at 3S, is something of a statement of purpose, a Whitman's Sampler, filled with the kinds of far-flung sounds that you can expect from 3S Artspace, in the wake of our recent arrival on the shores of the seacoast. It's our hope that you'll join us at the table for Wayward Sounds, a palette-expanding feast for the ears, where Walt Whitman's dictum from Song of Myself is made manifest:
"Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!"
Wayward Sounds Festival: Oren Ambarchi with Keith Fullerton Whitman, and Eli Keszler Tuesday, June 23 at 8:00pm (7:00pm doors) $14 / $12 members Wayward Traveler Ticket: $10 (Wayward Traveler ticket discounts will be offered to those who purchase tickets to more than one performance over the course of the festival.)
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, abstracted and replaced with pure signal.
From the late 90's his experiments in guitar abstraction and extended technique have led to a more personal and unique sound-world incorporating a broader palette of instruments and sensibilities. On releases such as Grapes From The Estate and In The Pendulum's Embrace Ambarchi employed glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums and percussion, creating fragile textures as light as air which tenuously coexist with the deep, wall-shaking bass tones derived from his guitar.
Ambarchi has released numerous recordings for labels such as Touch, Southern Lord, Editions Mego, Drag City, Kranky and Tzadik. His solo release Sagittarian Domain was voted #1 in Spin magazine's Best Avant albums of 2012.