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Hi there

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we host N.M.O. the project of North Sea drummer and producer Morten J. Olsen and Mediterranean synthesis aficinado Rubén Patiño. N.M.O. is an ever-changing acronym that incorporates club music, performance, miltary drumming, fitness and absurdity. What they call ‘Military Danceable Space Music and/or Fluxus Techno’ is a unique blend of repetitive percussive patterns and synthetic sounds that combined with performative aspects explodes during their short and intense live shows.

This week’s digital release is a set from composer, saxophonist and sound artist Antoine Chessex. Usually known for playing through distorting stacks of guitar amplifiers to create monolithic walls of noise and texture, on 12.12.16 he instead teamed up with free music giants John Edwards and Steve Noble to play an all acoustic trio –  an attempt to deconstruct the ‘classic’ formula of the tenor sax, bass and drums. Right off the bat Chessex’s extended technique reaches combustable energy levels, and Edwards and Noble push pace and space to a taut intensity. Fresh, fierce and always in control – we very much hope this trio returns to OTO. For now though, dig in to this.

Hope to see you here.

Cafe OTO

1 / 2 / 3 FEBRUARY
THE ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO – THREE NIGHT RESIDENCY

SOLD OUT

SAT 4 FEBRUARY
N.M.O. + HOOTER + LOUIE RICE / DAVID STEARN (DUO) + TABITHA THORLU-BANGURA (DJ)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

SUN 5 FEBRUARY
NATE WOOLEY / EVAN PARKER (DUO) + NATE WOOLEY / SEYMOUR WRIGHT (DUO)

£6 adv (£4 members) /
£8 door

MON 6 FEBRUARY
GENESIS P-ORRIDGE / AARON DILLOWAY (DUO) + DALE CORNISH / PHIL JULIAN (DUO)

SOLD OUT

TUES 7 FEBRUARY
KAMMER KLANG:
CHRISTINE SUN KIM + PLUS-MINUS ENSEMBLE PERFORMS CASSANDRA MILLER (WORLD PREMIERE) + JULIET FRASER PERFORMS CASSANDRA MILLER (WORLD PREMIERE)

£7 adv (£6 members) /
£9 door

WED 8 FEBRUARY
OLIVIA BLOCK + LUCIANO MAGGIORE / KOSTIS KILYMIS (DUO) + UTE KANNGIESSER

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

COMING UP:

– 10 / 11 / 12 FEBRUARY: SLAPP HAPPY WITH FAUST – SOLD OUT
– 12 FEBRUARY: 
LULLABIES FOR INSOMNIACS PRESENTS: AIR CUSHION FINISH + SCULPTURE + IZABEL (DJ)
– 13 FEBRUARY: 
LOOPS, DRONES AND LANDSCAPES: XENIA PESTOVA PERFORMS ED BENNETT, ALVIN CURRAN, ALVIN LUCIER, EGIDIJA MEDEKSAITE AND GAYLE YOUNG
– 14 FEBRUARY: 
DAVID BURRASTON + JOHN EDWARDS & TOM WHEATLEY (YOKE II TAPE LAUNCH) + ANDIE BROWN & PHIL JULIAN (DUO)
– 15 FEBRUARY: 
RESONANCE FM’S AVANT-GALA FUNDRAISER: SCRATCH ORCHESTRA ALL-STARS

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 16 APRIL: BOB THEIL
– 17 APRIL: 
RYMDEN PRESENTS: VED + COLDNOSE + DJ DAUN
– 19 + 20 APRIL: 
ZS + HORSE LORDS – TWO DAY RESIDENCY
– 26 APRIL: 
FIS & ROB THORNE
– 8 MAY: 
TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA / MARTIN TAXT (DUO)
– 31 MAY: 
KIM MYHR / LASSE MARHAUG (DUO)
– 11 / 12 / 13 JULY: 
SUN RA ARKESTRA – UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MARSHALL ALLEN – THREE DAY RESIDENCY

DIGITAL RELEASE:

CHESSEX / NOBLE / EDWARDS – 12.12.16

£6 (£5 Venue Members) /
Digital Members: Download with credits

Composer, saxophonist and sound artist Antoine Chessex is usually known for playing through distorting stacks of guitar amplifiers to create monolithic walls of noise and texture, but on 12.12.16 he teamed up with free music giants John Edwards and Steve Noble to play an all acoustic trio –  an attempt to deconstruct the ‘classic’ formula of the tenor sax, bass and drums. Right off the bat Chessex’s extended technique reaches combustable energy levels, and Edwards and Noble push pace and space to a taut intensity. Fresh, fierce and always in control – we very much hope this trio returns to OTO. For now though, dig in to this.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24 bit FLAC

NEW IN THE SHOP

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS – CURSE GO BACK LP

THE DEAD C. – TROUBLE 2LP

HARRY BERTOIA – CLEAR SOUNDS/PERFETTA LP

YOKO ONO – PLASTIC ONO BAND LP

JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO – UNFINISHED MUSIC NO. 2: LIFE WITH THE LIONS LP

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/william-s-burroughs-curse-got-back-lp/

JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO – UNFINISHED MUSIC NO. 1: TWO VIRGINS LP

LUCKY DIP OTO POSTER BUNDLES

SENYAWA BRONSHOJ (PUNCAK) LP

BORBETOMAGUS – THE EASTCOTE STUDIOS SESSION LP

JACQUES BRODIER – XHOS DE VILLEMAHU 2LP

PETER RILEY – COMPANY WEEK

VALERIO TRICOLI – CLONIC EARTH LP

OTO RECOMMENDS:

HEN OGLEDD

17 FEBRUARY • JAZZ CAFE

Dawn Bothwell / Rhodri Davies / Richard Dawson

Originally formed as DAWSON-DAVIES: HEN OGLEDD by avant folk savant Richard Dawson and improv harp pioneer Rhodri Davies, now they’ve dropped the surnames and become a trio with the addition of Dawn Bothwell, who also performs altered electronic torch songs as Pentecostal Party. It’s been a transformative move, Dawson playing guitar, iPad and a panoply of table top knick knacks, Rhodri cleaving new spaces open with his blazing harp splutterations, with Bothwell’s sweet and sour voice and electronics taking the three of them down unexplored avenues littered with hypnotic diversions and long moments of delirium.

MORE INFO / TICKETS

 

OTO RECOMMENDS:

12 June – 1 July
REMNANTS
By ERRATICA

The Print Room and ERRATICA present to you REMNANTS. A new music theatre work about one woman’s encounter with the aftermath of war crimes at Srebrenica, and her family’s connection to the Holocaust in Bosnia fifty years before.

BOOK TICKETS


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