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1969, Sydney, Australia. Ambarchi is an electronic guitarist and percussionist who creates music that rejects conventional instrumental approaches. It is perhaps telling that Ambarchi is the co-organiser of an Australian experimental music festival, What Is Music? He also teaches improvisation at the University of Western Sydney. Ambarchi initially played drums in a group named Ear Rational Music, apparently switching to guitar after seeing Haino Keiji play in New York. Subsequent projects include a stint in noise/improv group Phlegm, punk duo MS (for whom he played drums) and the more song-based project Sun. A serial collaborator, he has worked with artists such as Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, Pimmon, Keith Rowe and Evan Parker and featured on in excess of 15 collaborative releases. In his solo material, Ambarchi frequently recasts the guitar beyond recognition, creating a music that owes more to contemporary electronica and post-techno experimentation than to the...