At Cafe OTO

Hi there

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we host Art of Improvisers – a 7-day festival curated by Blanca Regina and Steve Beresford which affirms the importance of women in free improvisation and arts. Featuring a number of female artists who are part of the newer generation of free improvisers and also artists in different media, the exhibition will draw on an extensive body of previously unseen artwork, documentation and rich archive material. Exhibiting artists include Andie Brown, Tania Chen, Poulomi Desai, Helen Frosi, Sharon Gal, Rie Nakajima, Helen Petts, Julie Pickard and Blanca Regina.

This week’s digital release is another great Incus record in the form of Limescale. Inspired by Bailey’s duo with Han Bennink, Sonic Pleasure (Marie-Angelique Bueler) and T.H.F Drenching sent a brick-and-dictaphone improvisation they’d recorded in a Liverpool Airport disabled toilet to Bailey. Bailey, impressed by the collage artwork and a Manchester postcode, sent them his number and invited them to play at his house on Downs Road, with a very young Alex Ward and Tony Bevan. Built on the percussive duo of Pleasure and Drenching, what follows is one of the weirdest and most underrated Incus records.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Cafe OTO

WED 14 JUNE
CUSPEDITIONS PRESENTS:
CLIVE BELL + RIE NAKAJIMA + SYLVIA HALLETT + DAVID ROSS

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

15–22 JUNE
ART OF IMPROVISERS

Various prices

SAT 17 JUNE
NEIL MICHAEL HAGERTY / NICK MITCHELL (DUO)

£10 adv (£8 members)

SUN 18 JUNE
AKØDE (ALAN WILKINSON / KIM JOHANNESEN / OLA HØYER / DAG ERIK KNEDAL ANDERSEN)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

MON 19 JUNE
MARSM, SUPERSONIC & NAWA RECORDINGS PRESENT:
KAMILYA JUBRAN / WASL + TWO OR THE DRAGON + NADAH EL SHAZLY + KHYAM ALLAMI

£17.68 adv / £20 door

TUES 20 JUNE
UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS:
THE SPACE LADY + FLOWERS MUST DIE

£8.80 adv / £10 door

COMING UP:

– 21 JUNE: JULIE KJÆR 3 (JULIE KJÆR / JOHN EDWARDS / STEVE NOBLE) + VERYAN WESTON (SOLO)
– 22 JUNE: HALF THE SKY – THE MUSIC OF LINDSAY COOPER
– 23 JUNE: THE SCORPIOS
– 24 JUNE: STEVEN WARWICK
– 25 JUNE: ORPHY ROBINSON PRESENTS “THE UNEASY LISTENING CLUB” VOLUME THREE WITH BELLE CHEN
– 26 JUNE: GOAT + BEN VINCE
– 27 JUNE: THE MAN HURDY-GURDY & ME

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 6 JULY – OTO PROJECT SPACE: BLACK AS PITCH! PRESENTS RITUALTRONICS – EPISODE 1
– 10 JULY: JOHN CAGE’S WATER WALK (1959)
– 14 JULY: JOANNE ROBERTSON (SOLO) + THE MONDAY CLUB (BAND) + KOOL MUSIC (BAND) + MAX BRAND (SOLO)
– 23 JULY: STILL HOUSE PLANTS + HORSE WHISPERER + CUCINA POVERA
– 27-30 JULY: PAT THOMAS – FOUR DAY RESIDENCY
– 26 AUGUST: GAELYNN LEA – MATINEE SHOW

DIGITAL RELEASE:

LIMESCALE – LIMESCALE

£6 (£5 Venue Members) /

Digital Members: Download with credits

Inspired by Bailey’s duo with Han Bennink, Sonic Pleasure (Marie-Angelique Bueler) and T.H.F Drenching sent a brick-and-dictaphone improvisation they’d recorded in a Liverpool Airport disabled toilet to Bailey. Bailey, impressed by the collage artwork and a Manchester postcode, sent them his number and invited them to play at his house on Downs Road, with a very young Alex Ward and Tony Bevan. Built on the percussive duo of Pleasure and Drenching, what follows is one of the weirdest and most underrated Incus records.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24 bit FLAC

NEW IN THE SHOP

KING AYISOBA – 1000 CAN DIE (LP)

TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU – TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU (LP)

TLAHOUN GESSESSE – SIMA! (LP)

AINE O’DWYER – LOCUSTS (LP)

HEN OGLEDD – BRONZE (LP)

CESURA//ACCESO – ISSUE 2 (BOOK)

JOE MCPHEE & INGEBRIGT HAKER FLATEN – BRICKTOP (CD)

JOE MCPHEE & RAYMOND BONI – LIVE FROM THE MAGIC CITY (BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA) (CD)

JOHANNES BAUER/PETER BROETZMANN – BLUE CITY (LIVE AT BLUE CITY OSAKA / JAPAN 16. OCTOBER 1997) (CD)

JOHAN BERTHLING/MARTIN KUCHEN/STEVE NOBLE – THRENODY, AT THE GATES (CD)

SEYMOUR WRIGHT – IS THIS RIGHT? (2CD)

PETER KOWALD QUINTET – S/T (LP)

OTO RECOMMENDS:

BILLY STEIGER & LEAH MILLAR : INHABITING THE FORESHORE

Hundred Years Gallery
Friday 16 June – 5:00-6:30pm

Leah Millar and Billy Steiger bring the Thames foreshore into the gallery in a presentation of a collaborative work in progress focusing on the history and collective inhabitation of the Thames foreshore.

The final event in the series – Playing the Foreshore – will be a film projection and improvised sound event to finish the residency, drawing on and tying/knotting together the threads of research from the previous three sessions.

MORE INFORMATION

OTO RECOMMENDS

LONGPLAYER DAY

Longplayer is a one thousand year long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on the 31st of December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it was originally produced as an Artangel commission, and is now in the care of the Longplayer Trust.

Longplayer Day on 21 June, jointly hosted by Goldsmiths University, is a 12 hour event on the longest day of the year. There is a really exciting programme with talks, musical performances and screenings dispersed along a walk from the University to the home of Longplayer, the lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

MORE INFORMATION


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