at Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we host two day residency from American electronic musician, Elysia Crampton. Crampton’s eclectic and unrestrained electronic music is the flashpoint of a myriad influences – underscored by radical and queer politics, Crampton’s experimental work gives sonorous form to contemporary expressions of Aymara resistance and survival. This residency marks the first fruits of a new collaboration between Elysia and multi-disciplinary Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca.

This week;’s digital release is a joyous set from The Scorpios. We were delighted to have this Sudanese funk group return to OTO after their self titled album came out in spring on Afro 7 – a great new label that focuses on “new and old music from East Africa”, so we’re especially pleased to make this one available.

New shows announced this week include a return to OTO for Jacques Dmierre and Urs Leimgruber’s 6ix, plus a special installation in the Project Space from Alöis Yang to coincide with the Taiwanese Experimental Music event in the Cafe.

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

Cafe OTO

WED 25 OCTOBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
SKIN AND CONES – YONI SILVER / RAM GABAY (DUO) + CRYSTABEL RILEY / EDWARD LUCAS (DUO)

£7 door only

WED 25 OCTOBER
JOHN EDWARDS / PHIL MINTON / STEVE NOBLE (SOLO & TRIO PERFORMANCES) + FILM SCREENING OF ‘COLOURS & SHAPES: PORTRAITS OF FREE IMPROVISERS’ – A FILM BY JOHN MACEDO

£8 adv (£6 door) /
£10 door

26 + 27 OCTOBER
ELYSIA CRAMPTON – TWO DAY RESIDENCY WITH DONNA HUANCA

£12 adv (£10 members)
£20 2-day pass (£18 members)

SAT 28 OCTOBER
LOREN CONNORS + ‘GESTURES’ FILM SCREENING

SOLD OUT

SUN 29 OCTOBER
EUGENE CHADBOURNE (SOLO)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

30 OCT – 1 NOV
SUN RA ARKESTRA – UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MARSHALL ALLEN – THREE DAY RESIDENCY

SOLD OUT

COMING UP:

– 2 NOVEMBER: THE FURROW COLLECTIVE (RACHEL NEWTON / LUCY FARRELL / EMILY PORTMAN / ALASDAIR ROBERTS)
– 3 NOVEMBER: EMMANUELLE PARRENIN + LA MAISON D’AMOUR
– 4 NOVEMBER: HAPPENED PRESENTS: TAIWANESE EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
– 5 NOVEMBER: JANA WINDEREN
– 6 NOVEMBER – OTO PROJECT SPACE: STAMOU / CHYTIRIS / ZIARKAS
– 6 NOVEMBER: TOM HANG – ALBUM LAUNCH
– 7 NOVEMBER: LEA BERTUCCI + SUN COLOR + PATRICK WARD

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 4 NOVEMBER – OTO PROJECT SPACE: HAPPENED PRESENTS: ALÖIS YANG – “MICRO LOOP MACRO CYCLE”
– 6 NOVEMBER: 
TOM HANG – ALBUM LAUNCH
– 10 NOVEMBER: NYX UNCHAINED PRESENTS ‘PRINCE OF GRUNGE’ W/ IVVVO + NAKED + MAXWELL STERLING + CROWW + LACHRIN
– 15 JANUARY: JACQUES DEMIERRE & URS LEIMGRUBER 6IX

NEW ON OTOROKU:

KAN MIKAMI / JOHN EDWARDS / ALEX NEILSON – LIVE AT CAFE OTO (PRE-ORDER)

Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami is nothing less than an unalloyed force of nature. A skin-shredding blast of frozen wind from the poor, rural north of Japan that he calls home. In the late 1960s, like thousands of other Japanese young people Mikami made his way to Tokyo in search of a life different from that of his parents. Since then he has forcefully carved out a space for himself in the culture as a modernist poet, a raging folk singer, an author, a actor, an engaging TV personality, and one of Japan’s most uniquely powerful performers

HAINO KEIJI / JOHN BUTCHER – LIGHT NEVER BRIGHT ENOUGH LP/CD (PRE-ORDER)

Keiji Haino: Vocal, Guitars, etc
John Butcher: Saxophones and Feedback

Keiji Haino, one of the foremost exponents of the Japanese avant-garde, always provides a masterclass in constantly shifting improvisation. John Butcher is a saxophonist of rare grace and power, who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of jazz and other musics, to encompass a staggering range of multiphonics, overtones, percussive sounds, and electronic feedback.

NEW IN THE SHOP

YEAH YOU – KRUTCH (LP)

MAX EASTLEY / DEREK BAILEY / COUM / FEMINIST IMPROVISING GROUP – ANOTHER EVENING AT LOGOS 1974 79 81: RECORD ONE (LP)

[AHMED] NEW JAZZ IMAGINATION (LP)

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

OTO RECOMMENDS:

Black Top + Guests: Basquiat and Jazz
Fri 10 Nov, LSO St Luke’s

Orphy Robinson and Pat Thomas use their collaborative Black Top project to explore the cultural dynamic that links Jazz to the vividly resonant art of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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