March 1  
Onkyo-ha 音響派
Minimalist electro-acoustic improvisation
Oren Ambarchi

Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi is insatiably curious about the possibilities of sound and resonance, and has collaborated with some of the foremost figures in Japan’s avant-garde Onkyo-ha scene. Listen as he opens the door to the subterranean world of Japanese minimalist improvisation, and reveals how it overlaps with his own work along the way.
About Oren Ambarchi:
Oren Ambarchi is a Melbourne-based composer and multi-instrumentalist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. He has worked with internationally renowned artists such as John Zorn, Jim O'Rourke and Keith Rowe, and has performed at major international events such as the UK’s ATP festival, and Iceland’s Tectonics festival with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. His recent solo release Sagittarian Domain was voted #1 in Spin magazine's Best Avant albums of 2012. Oren has performed in Japan over 20 times since 1993, collaborating and recording with leading Onkyo-ha musicians such as Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Atsuhiro Ito and Keiji Haino.