Larry Ochs (musician)
Ochs studied trumpet briefly but concentrated on tenor and sopranino saxophones. He worked as a record producer and founded his own label, Metalanguage Records, in 1978, in addition to operating the Twelve Stars studio in California. He co-founded the Rova Saxophone Quartet, and also worked in Glenn Spearman's Double Trio. A frequent recipient of commissions, he composed the music for the play Goya's L.A. by Leslie Scalapino in 1994 and for Letters Not About Love, which was named best documentary film at SXSW in 1998. He has also played in a new music trio called Room and the What We Live ensemble. He has recorded several albums as a leader. He formed the group Kihnoua in 2007 with vocalist Dohee Lee and Scott Amendola on drums and electronics, which released Unauthorized Caprices in 2010.
He is married to the poet Lyn Hejinian.
Discography as leader
- The Secret Magritte (Black Saint Records, 1995)
- The Neon Truth (Black Saint, 2002)
- Hall of Mirrors (Music & Arts)
- Out Trios Vol.5: Up From Under (Atavistic Records, 2007)
- The Mirror World (Metalanguage, 2007)
- Unauthorized Caprices (Not Two, 2010)
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