Lot to look forward to this week. On Saturday, we’re pleased to welcome Jan St. Werner – one half of the pioneering German electronic music duo Mouse on Mars – performing the UK premiere of a new piece consisting of several individual compositions.
On Tuesday, Resonance104.4.fm will be hosting a special fundraiser event featuring a great line-up including the likes of Thurston Moore, Jennifer Walshe, Langham Research Centre and more.
It’s also been another bumper week of show announcements including a two day residency from Daniel Carter, a first OTO show for Taku Sugimoto, and a three-day Sun Ra Arkestra residency to kick off the Summer in June.
Full listings for the coming week and all new show announcements below.
A UK debut performance for Prostitutes, the Cleveland based experimentalist behind releases on Diagonal, Mira, Opal Tapes and Spectrum Spools, with support from Tri Angle’s Boothroyd and Diagonal DJ Jaime Williams.
Great triple bill of artists pushing at the fringes, hosted by Muckle Mouth – a series of events drawing lines between folk and experimental artistic practice, bringing DIY artists, musicians, academics together in an informal setting.
Debut show at OTO for a trio comprising Dirty Beaches/Last Lizard’s Alex Zhang Hungtai plus David Maranha and RED Trio’s Gabriel Ferrandini. Support comes from North-West England-based instrumentalist, composer and improviser, Tom James Scott.
Jan St. Werner is one half of the pioneering German electronic music duo Mouse on Mars. Based on one of Werner’s short poems, omöohhhno pahtuuontudonthose creates an arc of suspense consisting of several individual compositions. The content oscillates between dissolution and rigour. Featuring musical contributions by Tilman Kanitz, Thomas Mahmoud and Michael Rauter, Jan St. Werner will perform this excursion into the complex language of post-interdisciplinarity as abstract theatre.
“In the right hands, and St. Werner has proven his are those hands, sound is the main ingredient in the truest form of alchemy” – Decoder Magazine
Crush!!! are Mark Browne (sax, collected objects), Ian MacGowan (trumpet) and Sonic Pleasure (Bricks, masonry, tools and flute). Crush!!! will be performing with Benedict Taylor (viola)/Tom Jackson (clarinet) Duo and Matt Wand (Electronics).
First show at OTO in over three years for mercurial singer-songwriter Simon Finn, performing with Joolie Wood (violin, Clarinet) & Ian Hothersall (drums). A lone wolf troubadour from the mid-’60s UK scene, he rubbed shoulders with the likes of Bert Jansch, before seamlessly re-appearing on the UK scene in 2003 after a gap of some decades, and has since gone from strength to strength. Joining him on the bill will be Grimm Grimm, the space folk solo project of London-based Koichi Yamanoha.
Best known as a member of Sonic Youth, but with a keen interest in and knowledge of free improvisation, modernist composition, the 20th century avant-garde, noise, and much much more, Thurston Moore needs no introduction. Tonight, a prolific and restless twenty one years since his first improvised concert in the UK at the invitation of Resonance FM’s Ed Baxter – as part of the legendary LMC Festival of Experimental Music where he performed with The Boredoms’ Yamatsuka Eye and original “riot girl” Niki Eliot – Thurston Moore will perform in an improv setting with surprise guests of his choice.