A packed and eclectic schedule this week. Tonight we welcome the Tokyo-based duo,Suishou No Fune, with support from Bridget Hayden. Crafting songs from the psychedelic interplay of twin guitars and vocals their sound is at once gentle and deeply-layered – conjuring aspects of 60’s West Coast pop, shoegaze, and something all their own.
On Monday we host Rodrigo Amado’s Motion Trio. The trio has become, in the last half decade, a pivotal and driving unit in Lisbon and Portugal’s forward thinking music community. This performance marks the first string of selected dates outside of Portugal for the Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio with the great American trumpet player, Peter Evans.
Full listings for the week and all newly confirmed shows below.
Suishou No Fune is the Tokyo-based duo of Pirako and Kageo. Crafting songs from the psychedelic interplay of twin guitars and vocals their sound is at once gentle and deeply-layered – conjuring aspects of 60’s West Coast pop, shoegaze, and something all their own.
Evan Parker and David Toop, both long-term collectors of such music, students and enthusiasts of its many forms, present the third of their Sharpen Your Needles performances. In a deep listening session interspersed with ruminations and the barest amount of information they play highlights from their personal vinyl collections of music from Korea, Africa, Japan, Tibet, India, Brazil, Java, Papua New Guinea and all points elsewhere.
Launch party for fantastic guitar/drums duo Sacred Paws ahead of their debut EP on Rock Action Records – ‘6 Songs’. Support comes from Bamboo – the pairing of Rachel Horwood of Trash Kit/Halo Halo and Nick Carlisle of Peepholes/Don’t Argue – and a new trio of Steve Beresford (electronics), Verity Susman (saxophone), and Matthew Simms (modular synthesizer).
An evening of Salvatore Sciarrino’s string and piano trios, the London premiere of Bryn Harrison’s monumental violin and piano piece ‘Approaching the Receiving Memory’ and a new violin duo by Alex Hills. Aisha Orazbayeva, Eloisa Fleur Thom – violins / Jennifer Ames – viola / Anton Lukoszevieze – cello / Mark Knoop – piano.
Rodrigo Amado’s Motion Trio has become, in the last half decade, a pivotal and driving unit in Lisbon and Portugal’s forward thinking music community. A city and country whose musicians, in what contemporary jazz is concerned, have been marked by the work of the Clean Feed record label (which Amado helped create), its intertextual, open minded and aggregative group of local musicians (from rock, punk, song forms, et al) helping to create a miscegenation of vocabularies and livelihood pretty unparalleled in post-modern artistic gentrification.
Great saxophonost Paul Dunmall returns to OTO alongside drummer Tony Bianco ahead of their 2CD release, Homage to Coltrane, which was recorded live at OTO in 2013. Paul Dunmall’s massive sound on saxophone and melodic sensibility has always demonstrated the influence of John Coltrane on his playing and he makes this debt even more explicit in this duo with drummer Tony Bianco whose own rolling, polyrhythmic excursions and free-time explorations are descended from both Elvin Jones and Rashied Ali. Joining them in the quartet are saxophonist Howard Cottle and Olie Brice on doube bass. Sunship is one of Coltranes greatest albums – the Paul Dunmall Quartet pays tribute to it and brings it into the 21st century.
The Necks return to Village Underground for what’s set to be another five star night from the Antipodean improvisation maestros. Masters of long-form improvisation, The Necks will perform their unique blend of dense, hypnotic rhythms to form a captivating show which utilises the natural acoustics of Village Undergrounds converted Victorian Warehouse space.
An unmissable 12 hours of live music from dusk ’til dawn, featuring 15 artists from around the world.
From 8pm until 8am, the building will resonate with pioneering young bands, from Palestinian dance to Egyptian voices, drum n bass to contemporary music from Bengal, reggae, live dubstep and more. Spread across all the venues in the building, you can choose to lounge, listen or dance.