Born 1969, Chicago, Illinois; lives in New York, New York

Jim O'Rourke has recently begun to focus on filmmaking after an intense, and intensely varied, career in music. Trained as a composer and musician, he has recorded more than ten solo albums and participated— as a musician and/or producer— on dozens of additional projects, collaborating with, among others, Tony Conrad, John Fahey, Beth Orton, and the bands Wilco and Sonic Youth. O'Rourke's inventive guitar improvisation extends from quiet, bare-bones acoustics to deafening atonal drones, and his work testifies to an eclectic array of influences, from classical sources to electronic music.


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Still from Door, 2005. Three-screen video installation, color, sound; 20-min. continuous loop. Collection of the artist