Ghosted: Oren Ambarchi / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werlin

08feb20:3021:45Ghosted: Oren Ambarchi / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werlin

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With these three geniuses of improvisation, it’s all about getting lost in the groove and becoming one with sound and rhythm. On the extra-long tracks of the album »Ghosted«, bassist Johan Berthling lays the foundation – driving, but with a self-assured calm. Layered on top, drummer Andreas Werlin puts together sketches of powerful beats. Oren Ambarchi’s guitar rarely sounds like one; he seems rather to produce soothing drone layers and Hammond organ sounds around the prongs of the bass and rhythm. In the trio’s work, scaling down leads to greatness.

Oren Ambarchi grew up in Australia as a Sephardic Jew and focused over the years on drums and percussion. But a new world opened up when he happened to pick up a guitar that was lying around and started hitting it with drumsticks. He was inspired by a love of rock and an unconventional approach to the instrument.

Ambarchi, Berthling and Werlin met in the legendary Rymden Studios in Stockholm in 2018. They pressed record and let the music take shape. A weightless, transcendental form of group improvisation.

The three have been playing their role in experimental improvised music in various formations for years. The assembly of »Ghosted« acted like a creative flow. And when the listener immerses themselves in this music, they get an idea of infinity.


(Thursday) 20:30 - 21:45



Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, 20457 Hamburg