At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we host a rare performance of Jon Gibson’s Meditations. Originally recorded for Philip Glass’s private press label Chatham Square and tracked after hours at John Lennon’s home studio, Visitations is a minimalist masterpiece. Gibson’s first release under his own name, Visitations is a departure from the structured repetition of his minimalist peers which takes the listener on an aural journey – spanning organic field recordings, flutes, percussion, synthesizers, and free-flowing textures.

This week’s digital release is Alex Ward‘s debut release, originally released on Derek Bailey’s Incus label. Having first played together at Derek’s Company Week in the late 80s, the pair clicked on a punk tip, recorded this, and went on to found trio N.E.W. with with John Edwards, who have also enjoyed fantastic releases on Bo’Weavil & Dancing Wayang.

New shows announced this week include eclectic and unrestrained electronic musician, Elysia Crampton, plus a rescheduled date for Stella Chiweshe, following her cancelled show earlier in the year.

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

Cafe OTO

WED 13 SEPTEMBER
LIGETI QUARTET WITH SHABAKA HUTCHINGS + COMPOSED REINTERPRETATIONS OF CARIBBEAN FOLK TUNES + SHABAKA HUTCHINGS / LEAFCUTTER JOHN (DUO)

£12.5 (£10 members) /
£15 door

THU 14 SEPTEMBER
AMM ALL-STARS + JACK’N’ZACH

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

FRI 15 SEPTEMBER
JON GIBSON’S VISITATIONS + CHARLES HAYWARD PERFORMING ‘30 MINUTE SNARE DRUM ROLL’

£16 adv (£14 members) /
£18 door

FRI 15 SEPTEMBER
ST JOHN AT HACKNEY:
CLANDESTINE QUARTET + SENYAWA

£17.60 adv / £20 door

SAT 16 SEPTEMBER
HYPERLOCAL FESTIVAL
THE BOMBER JACKETS + FARAI + I.RUUUUU FEATURING NICOLAS HUMBERT + KARNAGE + LOLINA + OLAN MONK + MORE TBA

£10 adv / £15 door

SUN 17 SEPTEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
SOUNDHOPPERS WORKSHOP

FREE ENTRY

SUN 17 SEPTEMBER
ZABELKA / CORRINGHAM / CONSTANZO

£6 adv (£4 members) /
£8 door

MON 18 SEPTEMBER
ALEX WARD ITEM 10 – WITH SARAH GAIL BRAND / MANDHIRA DE SARAM / CHARLOTTE KEEFFE / ANDREW LISLE / CATH ROBERTS / JOE SMITH SANDS / YONI SILVER / BENEDICT TAYLOR / OTTO WILLBERG

£6 adv (£4 members) /
£8 door

19 + 20 SEPTEMBER
TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR – TWO DAY RESIDENCY

£12 adv (£10 members)
£22 2-day pass (£18 members)

COMING UP:

– 19 SEPTEMBER – OTO PROJECT SPACE: SOLO:DUO:TRIO #4 – LINA LAPELYTE / JOHN EDWARDS / RIE NAKAJIMA (TRIO) + COLIN WEBSTER / TOM WHITE (DUO) + SEIJI MORIMOTO (SOLO)
– 21 + 22 SEPTEMBER: SLIP 2 DAY RESIDENCY: OBJECT COLLECTION: “IT’S ALL TRUE” (UK PREMIERE) + HISTORICALLY FUCKED + YEAH YOU
– 23 SEPTEMBER: CONFRONT RECORDINGS PRESENT: ARILD ANDERSEN (SOLO) + CLIVE BELL / MARK WASTELL (DUO)
– 24 SEPTEMBER: UNCONSCIOUS ARCHIVES FESTIVAL 2017 – ‘COMPOSITIONAL CONSTRUCTS’: MYRIAM BLEAU / MARISKA DE GROOT / LEAFCUTTER JOHN / DAWID LIFTINGER
– 25 SEPTEMBER: WIDT + BENEDICT DREW + ASTOR
– 26 + 27 SEPTEMBR: MIKE WATT – TWO DAY RESIDENCY

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 3 OCTOBER: EDDIE PRÉVOST / JAMES L MALONE / JOE WRIGHT (TRIO) + XT (PAUL ABBOTT, SEYMOUR WRIGHT)
– 20 OCTOBER: RUTON MUSIC – MIKA TAANILA + JUSSI LEHTISALO + CHARLES HAYWARD + BRUCE GILBERT + PATCHFINDER (DJ)
– 26 + 27 OCTOBER: ELYSIA CRAMPTON – TWO DAY RESIDENCY
– 4 NOVEMBER: HAPPENED PRESENTS: TAIWANESE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
– 21 NOVEMBER: 
THOMAS BUCKNER – SONGS WITHOUT WORDS
– 28 NOVEMBER: STELLA CHIWESHE + ABU DJ SET (HONEST JONS)

DIGITAL RELEASE:

STEVE NOBLE & ALEX WARD – YA BOO, REEL & RUMBLE

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

Alex Ward’s debut release, out on Derek Bailey’s Incus! Having first played together at Derek’s Company Week in the late 80s, the pair clicked on a punk tip, recorded this, and went on to found trio N.E.W. with with John Edwards, who have also enjoyed fantastic releases on Bo’Weavil & Dancing Wayang.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24 bit FLAC

NEW ON OTOROKU:

PAT THOMAS – THE ELEPHANT CLOCK OF AL JAZARI

£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

JOHN BUTCHER / RHODRI DAVIES – CARLIOL (CD)

AKIO SUZUKI & JOHN BUTCHER – IMMEDIATE LANDSCAPES (CD)

TONY CONRAD – TEN YEARS ALIVE ON THE INFINITE PLAIN (2CD)

BILL ORCUTT – BILL ORCUTT (LP)

JOHN COLTRANE AND ALICE COLTRANE – COSMIC MUSIC (LP)

ANNEA LOCKWOOD – TIGER BALM / AMAZONIA DREAMING / IMMERSION LP

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

JOE MCPHEE – SEATTLE SYMPHONY (LP)

JOHN BUTCHER – RESONANT SPACES (LP)


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