Jim O’Rourke

Jim O’Rourke has been working in music and film since the late 1980’s, as a producer for Wilco, Sonic Youth, Beth Orton, Stereolab, John Fahey, Joanna Newsom and many others, including the Grammy Award winning “A Ghost is Born” by Wilco. He has been a member of Gastr Del Sol, Fennoberg (with Christian Fennesz and Peter Rehberg), Loose Fur (with Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche), The Red Krayola and Sonic Youth. In film he has scored films for Werner Herzog, Koji Wakamatsu, Olivier Assayass and worked as musical consultant for The School of Rock. His own work ranges everywhere between his series of albums on the label Drag City like “Eureka” and “Insignificance”, to his work with Merce Cunningham, commissions for INA GRM, as well as his work championing underappreciated artists like Tony Conrad, Loren Connors and Roland Kayn both through his own reissue labels and archival work to secure the future of their music.

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