This week we’re very excited to host two very special residencies. Tonight and tomorrow concludes our extremely rare and utterly essential shows from the great free-jazz quartet trio of Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake and William Parker. Then at the weekend we have five shows in three days from mighty Congolese band Konono No. 1. We’ve very few tickets left for both residencies – with only the matinee shows remaining on sale for Konono No. 1 – so don’t miss your chance to catch either of these incredible one-off residencies here at OTO.
A huge batch of new events added to the programme this week, including shows from Thurston Moore, Suishou No Fune and a special anniveraary show from Golden Lab Records. All new shows and full listings for the week below.
“Whenever Brotzmann plays with bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake, there is a palpable aura of spirits unleashed, furiously seeking right.” – Jazz Times
“One of the leading ventures in all of avantgarde jazz” – All Music Guide
An extremely rare and utterly essential three-day residency from one of the all-time great free-jazz trios. Well-documented across numerous releases – as a trio and in various other groupings including the Die Like A Dog Quartet with Japanese trumpeter Toshinori Kondo – this is a very special one-off chance to catch three masters of their craft.
Since late summer 2013, bassist Guillaume Viltard and saxophonist Seymour Wright have been part of a group of musicians playing, pushing and learning day and night in the OTO project space notably with Steve Noble, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser. The continuity across different meetings is fascinating, and the opportunity to welcome Brussel based saxophonist Audrey Lauro in public is quite exciting.
We’re hugely excited to present a three-day residency from the mighty Konono No. 1! Playing on scrap metal percussion and spiky metal thumb pianos, pounding out exuberant and rhythmic beats that are distorted through amplifiers made from old car parts, they create a sound as immediate as it is unclassifiable. Futuristic and primeval, body-shaking and immersive, these should be a very special few days indeed.
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.
Kammer Klang presents Fritz Hauser and We Spoke in solo and ensemble works, and Mica Levi’s works performed on the piano by Eliza McCarthy.
Fritz Hauser – solo and chamber works
Mica Levi – new pieces for solo piano
Eliza McCarthy, piano
LIMITED EDITION RESIDENCY POSTERS
To celebrate two unmissable residencies this week we’ve commissioned limited editions of two screenprinted posters. The Konono No.1 residency poster is a lush, four-colour A2 screenprint on thick paper stock. The two-colour A2 print for the Brötzmann/Parker/Drake residency was designed by Brötzmann himself and also comes on heavyweight paper stock.
Both will be available in the Cafe on the nights of the residencies as well as a small number in our online shop.