American post-classical composer Jim O'Rourke has been a key component in the increasing overlap of the American and
European experimental music avant-garde, working in everything from jazz and rock to ambient and electro-acoustic and
building many a bridge in between. A Chicago native, his work has found equal luck with experimental jazz and noise fanatics,
chill room denizens, and bedroom experimentalists, and has had the resultant effect of cross-pollinating many otherwise isolated
compositional communities. Dealing most often with prepared guitar in improvisational group settings, O'Rourke has also released
a fair bit of material as a soloist, although more often in the electro-acoustic/musique concrete vein.