This week at Cafe OTO

Wednesday – bass player Guillaume Viltard leads a quartet at Cafe OTO withShabaka HutchingsNick Malcolm and Mark Sanders whilst Phill Niblocktalks to Rie Nakajima for OTObroadcast on Resonance FM ahead of his concert here on Thursday, celebrating his 80th year with ThomasAnkersmit and David Ryan. On Friday Momus is back for another of his now annual concerts here. It’s sold out, but we’re auctioning a pair of tickets as part of ResonanceFM’s fundraiser. Get your bids in to before 11pm tonight.

On saturday Mystery Plays Records presents an exclusive one-off live performance from electronics and dub pioneer Burnt Friedman alongsideFiium Shaarrk and Inch-time. The London Improvisers Orchestra is back on Sunday, as are KammerKlang on Monday with Philip Jeck, the Beside Beside duo of Lucy Railton and Serge Vuille plus EXAUDI’s principle soprano Juliet Fraser. On Tuesday we have Le Volume Courbe andWoven Entity.

Concerts confirmed this week include an evening of quietly experimental song with Ilyas Ahmed and Ashley Paul; a quintet with free jazz legends HenryGrimes and Bobby FewAlexander Tucker with Ashtray Navigations; an extended duration performance in the round by Japanese sound artist and instrument builder Akio Suzuki together with Aki Onda; a one-off kind-of-reunion concert for The 49 Americans and a night pairing two of the most important figures in the European avant-garde: Jaap Blonk and Asmus Tietchens.

The Decoy with Joe McPhee LPs are now back and look and sound amazing. All pre-orders have shipped. The two fundraiser LPswith Alex Ward/Thurston Moore and Christian Marclay/Fred Frith are now also back and in the final stages of assembly…

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