Stephen O’Malley and Oren Ambarchi (photo: Hans de Bruijn)
‘Rowe is incapable of making an uninteresting sound’ (Penguin Guide to Jazz).
Juha has invited Keith Rowe and Oren Ambarchi to play at the Bimhuis this Sunday. Rowe and Ambarchi use the guitar as a point of departure for completely new techniques and sound environments. Before Ambarchi was even born Rowe made a radical departure from traditional jazz playing. He redefined the guitar in the British collective AMM. He prefers to lay the instrument on the table to manipulate its sound with springs, fans, office appliances and electronics. Ambarchi predominantly uses laptop to mould guitar sounds into dark sonic patterns. The duo have made two CDs, Flypaper and Squire.
Join this concert at Last FM, and read this Cut-up review from the first Bimhuis performance by Ambarchi. Our next even at the Bimhuis will be on 27 February, Rednose Distrikt with Knalpot, Dorian Concept, Aardvarck and Steven de Peven.