Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we’re very pleased to welcome Irish artist, composer and performer, Áine O’Dwyer, for a three-day residency spanning folklore, fluxus, and a one-off, one-off performance in Stoke Newington Old Church making use of the church organ. O’Dwyer has assembled a tantalisingly diverse line-up of artists across three days, including Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster Eddie Lenihan; Welsh-born and London-based writer and filmmaker Iain Sinclair and a uniquely convened group of local musicians.
This week’s digital release is a collection of OTO live performances by free flux improv icons The People Band. Recorded at OTO between 2008 and 2014 and bookended with solos by the late Mel Davis, the clan create a hubbub of frenetic free jazz and chaotic, polyrhythmic thrusts.
All of this week’s listings and newly announced shows below.
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Collection of live performances by free flux improv icons The People Band. Recorded at OTO between 2008 and 2014 and bookended with solos by the late Mel Davis, the clan create a hubbub of frenetic free jazz and chaotic, polyrhythmic thrusts.
From 1975 to 1979, London improvisers published the most innovative artists and musicians of their generation in the magazine Musics. Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, John Zorn, David Toop, John Russell, The Feminist Improvising Group, Bob Cobbing, ICP, Martin Davidson, Madelaine Davidson, Annabel Nicholson, Han Bennink, Eddie Prevost, David Cunningham, Steve Beresford among many, many, many others were contributors. After forty years these journals are available in a complete facsimile bound edition.
Introduction: Steve Beresford / Foreword: David Toop