At Cafe OTO

Hi there

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we have a three-day residency with the great Han Bennink. In the fields of experimental and outsider music, the word “legendary” can be applied far too liberally, but for Han Bennink no other word will do. Combining equal parts virtuosity and anarchic irreverence, Bennink has never rested on his laurels, and this should be an enthralling and thrillingly unpredictable three days. To kick off proceedings, we’ve also added a rare Q&A session with Han on the first night of the residency on Thursday, hosted by great drummer and OTO favourite, Steve Noble.

To celebrate Han’s residency we also thought we’d drop two fantastic Incus recordings in the digital shop – Derek Bailey & Han Bennink’s Han, and another Bailey duet with Brazilian percussionist Cyro Batista, Cyro.

New shows announced this week include a two-day residency with captivating songwriter, Josephine Foster, and a solo show with sensational drummer and musical polyglot, Greg Fox.

Full listings and all new shows below. We look forward to seeing you here.

Cafe OTO

WED 9 AUGUST
JOHN BUTCHER / HANNAH MARSHALL / ROGER TURNER (TRIO)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

10 / 11 / 12 AUGUST
HAN BENNINK – THREE DAY RESIDENCY

£12 adv (£10 members) / £14 door
£32 3-day pass (£26 members)

SUN 13 AUGUST
APARTMENT HOUSE & LUKE FOWLER

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

MON 14 AUGUST
GX JUPITTER-LARSEN – ‘OMNIWAVE REFRESHER’ (FILM SCREENING)

£3 adv (FREE members) /
£4 door

15 / 16 / 17 AUGUST
GOODIEPAL & PALS: A 3-DAY FESTIVAL OF POLITICAL THEATRE, COMPUTER MUSIC, & GOODIEPALI’EN CONFUSION

£5 adv (FREE members)
£12 3-day pass

COMING UP:

– 19 AUGUST: HOUSEWIVES (ALBUM LAUNCH) + MERLIN NOVA + BEN VINCE + ZETA + TOMAGA DJS
– 20 AUGUST: AMPLIFICATION / ANNIHILATION: IN SONIC DEFIANCE OF EXTINCTION
– 21 AUGUST: SIGTRYGGUR BERG SIGMARSSON + KRISTÍN ANNA VALTÝSDÓTTIR
– 22 AUGUST: PAT THOMAS / BEI BEI WANG / TERRY DAY (TRIO) + BILLY STEIGER / TERRY DAY (DUO)
– 23 AUGUST: BEATRIZ FERREYRA + Q&A WITH FRANCES MORGAN

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 31 AUGUST – OTO PROJECT SPACE: SOLO:DUO:TRIO #3 – YONI SILVER / CATH ROBERTS / JOHN MACEDO (TRIO) + JENNIFER ALLUM / PHIL DURRANT (DUO) + SARAH GAIL BRAND (SOLO)
– 4 SEPTEMBER: TARAB + SETH COOKE + ALICE KEMP
– 7 SEPTEMBER: GREG FOX
– 8 + 9 SEPTEMBER: 
JOSEPHINE FOSTER – TWO DAY RESIDENCY
– 15 SEPTEMBER – ST JOHN AT HACKNEY: CLANDESTINE QUARTET + SENYAWA
– 16 SEPTEMBER: HYPERLOCAL FESTIVAL – THE BOMBER JACKETS + FARAI + I.RUUUUU + KARNAGE + LOLINA + OLAN MONK + MORE TBA
– 28 SEPTEMBER: SHARPEN YOUR NEEDLES 6 – EVAN PARKER / DAVID TOOP
– 8 OCTOBER: COUNTER | CULTURE – CURATED BY DEE SADA

DIGITAL RELEASES:

DEREK BAILEY & HAN BENNINK – HAN

BAILEY / BAPTISTA – CYRO

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

This week, Han Beninnk returns for a three day residency, so we thought we’d drop two Incus recordings in the digital shop – Derek Bailey & Han Bennink’s Han, and another Bailey duet with Brazilian percussionist Cyro Batista, Cyro. On Han, though often uncredited, you hear Bennink pick up a soprano sax to accompany Derek’s feedback swell. A melody arises, and actual sweet chords from Derek – until Han ditches the sax and solo clatters the kit instead, cracking both the audience and Derek up. It’s a messy non-sequential recording, full of Han’s & Derek’s humour, and definitely worth picking up before Thursday. Cyro rules too, but there’s not enough room to write about that here.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24 bit FLAC

OUT NOW ON OTOROKU:

PAT THOMAS – THE ELEPHANT CLOCK OF AL JAZARI

PRE-ORDER LP – £15 (£13 members)

Recorded live at OTO in May 2015 and mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, the LP comprises four typically genre-defying and sonically dexterous pieces from one of the UK’s most extraordinary pianists.

Criminally unheralded, Pat is a fearless and uncompromising player who – despite coming from a background of free improvisation and new music – can feel as close to the worlds of noise and experimental music.

 

NEW IN THE SHOP

JOE MCPHEE AND BRYAN EUBANKS – MY UNDOCUMENTED ALIEN CLARINET (LP)

JOE MCPHEE – SEATTLE SYMPHONY (LP)

JOHN BUTCHER – RESONANT SPACES (LP)

ARNOLD DREYBLATT AND THE ORCHESTRA OF EXCITED STRINGS – PROPELLERS IN LOVE (LP)

JON GIBSON – TWO SOLO PIECES (LP)

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE – STRUMMING MUSIC (LP)

TERRY RILEY – PERSIAN SURGERY DERVISHES (2XLP)

MIDORI TAKADA – THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (LP)

ANEMONE – A WING DISSOLVED IN LIGHT (LP)

KING AYISOBA – 1000 CAN DIE (LP)

TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU – TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU (LP)

TLAHOUN GESSESSE – SIMA! (LP)


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