Oren Ambarchi’s Hubris – Part 3 – Live at Cafe Oto
Australian experimental musician Oren Ambarchi recently marked his 50th birthday with a three day festival at London’s Cafe Oto. The event culminated on May 13 with a first-ever live performance of his 2015 album Hubris, featuring a total of 13 performers—three drummers, six guitarists, one baritone sax, one flute, one bass, one computer and one “stop.” All rollicking 25 minutes are presented here.
The trio of Oren Ambarchi, Jim O’Rourke, and Japanese underground legend Phew performed at the Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center on November 4th, 2015. The resulting live album, Patience Soup, was released on Ambarchi’s Black Truffle Records label in 2019.
I followed Ambarchi on his tour of Europe and Japan in fall 2015. This film weaves images from those travels with this unique performance.
The Education of Ida Owens
A story of integration, civil rights, and Duke University
This 30-minute documentary follows Ida Owens from her upbringing in rural North Carolina to her years at Duke University, where she became the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D.
A personal exploration of Southern history, higher education, and the civil rights movement, The Education of Idea Owens brings to the forefront the past and its lingering effects.
Nazoranai: A Documentary
“I just want to hear things I've never heard before.”
In March 2014, the improvisational sound trio Nazoranai came together for their U.S. premiere, at the Big Ears festival in Knoxville, T.N. Nazoranai: A Documentary goes behind the scenes, spending time with members Stephen O’Malley, Oren Ambarchi, and Keiji Haino.
Eight (or so) ways of looking at a baseball game
In 2013, a team of artists converged on the stadium of the legendary minor league team The Durham Bulls to document the home season. None had a specific assignment.
Leaving Traces chronicles their efforts. Features work by photographers Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Kate Joyce, Leah Sobsey, Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Jeff Whetstone, and writer Adam Sobsey.