Oren Ambarchi // crys cole
Over the course of two decades the music of composer and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi has demonstrated an inexorable sense of development and exploration. The Australian native has enhanced his sublime guitar playing with electronics and signal processing, applying his sound-making to countless, evolving practices, drawing upon traditional song-form, minimalism, free improvisation, and abstract composition in ever-shifting combinations and contexts. Ambarchi, who played the music of Alvin Lucier as a member of the Ever Present Orchestra on a Frequency Series concert in 2017, will play solo, mixing guitar and electronics.
crys cole is a Canadian sound artist working in composition, performance and sound installation. Generating subtle and imperfect sounds through haptic gestures and seemingly mundane materials, she creates texturally nuanced works that continuously retune the ear. She has ongoing collaborations with Oren Ambarchi (AU) and with James Rushford (AU) (under the name Ora Clementi, which performed a Frequency Series concert in 2015), and tonight she will perform a new solo work.