Larry Ochs has been working in the field of improvised music since 1973. Mr. Ochs’ professional activities have, since 1978, been primarily centered around the Rova Saxophone Quartet, which has made over twenty European tours and numerous concerts throughout the US and Canada. Ochs has also been the executive director of the Rova non-profit organization since 1985. In this capacity, his accomplishments include producing the acclaimed PreEchoes series, involving Rova in collaborations with other artists such as The Ganelin Trio from the USSR, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Terry Riley, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Lawrence Buth Morris, Alvin Curran, Chris Brown and San Francisco Taiko Dojo. In addition, Larry Ochs has also been active composing, performing and producing CDs for a number of other adventurous ensembles: Room, Glenn Spearman Double Trio, Figure 8 and What We Live. Ochs has been awarded commissions by Reader’s Digest / Meet the Composer (1989, 1995) and Antwerpen ’93 Festival. In addition, he has written original soundtrack music for film and video and composed / performed music for Leslie Scalapino’s play Goya’s L.A. (1994). In 1998, the film Letters Not About Love for which Ochs composed the music won the best documentary fil award at the 1998 South by Southwest Film Festival.