At Cafe OTO

Hi There

A belated happy new year to everyone! We’re kicking off 2015 with a bang with the second of two shows from the great Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet tonight. Their first London dates since the release of their latest album, 4 Blokes, on Ogun, the quartet have played a brace of utterly enthralling shows at OTO in the past couple of years and seem to go from strength to strength.

On Sunday we have a late-announced show from North West England based six-string cacophonists Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura, who create a dense junk pile of classic rock rhythms and solos until all coalesce into a drone-like hum, part transcendental, part pure hedonism.

Hope to see you here.

Cafe OTO

TONIGHT

LOUIS MOHOLO MOHOLO QUARTET

£8 adv (£7 members) / £10 door)

The great South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo returns to OTO with his quartet featuring longtime collaborators Jason Yarde (saxophone), John Edwards (bass), and Alexander Hawkins (piano).

“Experience the sensation of being blown away by the waves of emotion, whether overwhelmingly ecstatic or exquisitely refined. And most of all, perhaps, listen to the Louis Moholo Moholo Quartet to understand how, in this music, the individual and the collective can simultaneously attain equal importance: a most elevated state of being.” – Richard Williams, The Blue Moment, review of Louis Moholo Moholo Quartet at Cafe OTO

THURSDAY–SATURDAY

OTO BAR

FREE ENTRY

Come in and hang out. We have possibly the best beer in the world on tap from our friends at the Kernel plus an extensive range of spirits from Japan including award winning Japanese whiskies alongside some great Single Malts from Scotland. Not to mention some exceptional beers in the fridge including a big range of Belgian greats.

SUNDAY

DESMADRADOS SOLDADOS DE VENTURA + CURLING HANDS

£8 adv (£6 members) / £10 door

Exploring the power and ecstatic potential of the endless crescendo, Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura creates a dense junk pile of classic rock rhythms and solos until all coalesce into a drone-like hum, part transcendental, part pure hedonism.

MONDAY

KJÆR 3 (JULIE KJÆR / JOHN EDWARDS / STEVE NOBLE) + ALEX WARD (SOLO)

£8 adv (£6 members) / £10 door

Danish saxophonist, Julie Kjær joins forces with the English powerhouse rhythm section of Steve Noble and John Edwards. The trio moves from wild and intense passages, odd and peculiar moods to sections of subtlety and beauty, pushing their instruments to the limits.

TUESDAY

RESONANCE104.4FM PRESENTS:
NICOLAS COLLINS + FREAKWEATHER + DANIEL R. WILSON + SPECIAL GUEST PETER CUSACK

£8 adv (£6 members) / £10 door

In his first London solo concert in five years Nicolas Collins presents two noisy works for damaged circuits with software extensions. An early adopter of microcomputers for live performance, Professor Collins also makes use of electronic circuitry, conventional acoustic instruments, and hybrid electro-acoustic instruments.

NEW IN THE OTOROKU SHOP

A whole bunch of new stuff added to the online shop over the past week from the likes of Henry Flynt, Konstrukt & Joe McPhee, Philip Corner and Karla Borecky…

COMING UP

OTO RECOMMENDS

JAN ST. WERNER – MISCONTINUUM

8 FEBRUARY • LSO ST LUKE’s

Following his show at Cafe OTO on 7 February, Jan St Werner (Mouse on Mars) will be debuting his new electronic opera Miscontinuum in London at LSO St Luke’s the following day.

Featuring live video from Zoya Bassi and contributions from Dylan Carlson (Earth), Markus Popp (Oval), Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen) and Kathy Alberici (Drum Eyes), Miscontinuum explores the concepts of time and memory, and acoustic phenomena derived by phrasing and musical time-stretching.

More info / book tickets

OTO RECOMMENDS

DUKE OF ZUKE – APNOEIC

Cassette • Tombed Visions

Apnoeic is the second EP from London-based composer and cineaste Clint Trofa, crafting five individual scenes that flow together like an imaginary and hallucinatory short film, narrated by his delicate ‘moonlight’ playing style which owes a debt as much to Ry Cooder as it does Loren Mazzacane Connors. The result is an album that is feels far more emotionally inclusive of the listener and utterly refreshing in its directness.

More info / buy


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