Artwork by Traianos Pakioufakis
Do, 15/09/2022, 19:30 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Elektronische Musik / Klangkunst / Sound Art / Performance

Monom Studios and Drag City records presents : Shebang by Oren Ambarchi


Album Launch & Sound Installation

Monom Studios and Drag City records presents:
Shebang - Album Launch & Sound Installation by Oren Ambarchi

Extended guitar hero Oren Ambarchi launches his new album ''Shebang', a long-form piece which will be premiered in a 4DSOUND version at Monom Studios on Thursday 15, September 2022, mixed by Tilo von Ketelhodt, William Russell & Oren Ambarchi. Shebang features an international all-star cast of musical luminaries, their contributions recorded individually in locations from Sweden to Japan yet threaded together so convincingly (by Ambarchi in collaboration with Konrad Sprenger) that it’s hard to believe they weren’t breathing the same studio air.

The album, released by Drag City, features Ambarchi on guitars and whatnot, with special guests: Chris Abrahams (piano), Johan Berthling (acoustic bass), BJ Cole (pedal steel), Sam Dunscombe (bass clarinet), Jim O'Rourke (synths), Julia Reidy (12-string guitar), Joe Talia (drums).

Though single-mindedly occupying its rhythmic space throughout, Shebang’s dense ensemble sound is carefully composed while drawing on the free flow of improvisation, with individual voices momentarily coming to the fore and subtle changes in harmony and texture.The ensemble surges through a slow series of harmonic changes before the whole shebang dissolves into a delirious synthetic mirage.
Bridging minimalism, contemporary electronics, and classic ECM stylings, and bringing together a cast of preternaturally talented contributors,
Shebang is unmistakably the work of Oren Ambarchi: obsessively detailed, relentlessly rhythmic, unabashedly celebratory.
Oren Ambarchi is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar, “re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it’s no longer easily identifiable as itself. Instead, it’s a laboratory for extended sonic investigation.’’ (The Wire, UK). More info: https://orenambarchi.com
To celebrate the premiere of Shebang we will have a very limited number of vinyls to be sold at a reduced price. Attendees are invited to enjoy a playlist selected and curated by Ambarchi that will play through the Nexo sound system in the Monom Bar through the evening and after the presentations.


Thursday 15, September 2022
Entry: 12€
Doors open at 19h30
Monom - Nalepastr.18, 12459, Berlin https://www.monomsound.com/
TICKETS: https://monomsound.stager.nl/web/tickets


TICKET INFORMATION / PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND DETAILS
19:30 Doors open
20:00 Shebang Session 1
21:00 Shebang Session 2
22:00 Shebang Session 3
*Each ticket gives access to its respective Session at the Studio and to Monom Bar throughout the whole evening


FAQ
If I want to attend all Sessions, which ticket should I get? One of each, as each ticket gives access to its respective Session and to Monom Bar throughout the whole evening.
Are the Sessions different? No, all sessions are a playback of the work created during a residency at Monom Studios, the Premiere of Shebang in 4DSOUND by Oren Ambarchi.
Is it a live performance? No, it will be a sound installation that enables you to have a deep listening experience.
What will happen in the Monom Bar? A very special playlist with tracks curated by Oren Ambarchi. Please note that during the Studio Sessions the volume is reduced.
Are the listening sessions at Monom Bar the same? No, the playlist will vary throughout the evening.
Which payment method is accepted in the Bar? Cash only.


PLEASE NOTE
We advise coming 30 minutes prior to the start of your sessions.
Please consider the current health guidelines. Don't come to the event if you are feeling unwell.
Tickets are non-refundable, however, they are transferable.

Oren Ambarchi

https://www.monomsound.com/events/shebangalbumreleasebyorenambarchi

  • Einführung: Extended guitar hero Oren Ambarchi launches his new album ''Shebang', a long-form piece which will be premiered in a 4DSOUND version at Monom Studios, mixed by Tilo von Ketelhodt, William Russell & Oren Amba
  • Dauer: 05:00h
  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: 19:30 Doors open 20:00 Shebang Session 1 21:00 Shebang Session 2 22:00 Shebang Session 3