At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, Swiss composer, saxophone player and sound artist, Antoine Chessex brings together a mouthwatering programme of new music for Textures Festival, featuring a formidable array of radical musicians across three days at OTO.

This week’s digital release is a recording of Jon Gibson‘s minimalist masterpiece, Visitations. Recorded at OTO with Jon’s new group back in September, Gibson re-imagined the piece with modular synthesizers and a digital projection of 16 mm film entitled “One Way” depicting the California desert – perfectly reflecting the expanse of his fresh take on the unique environmental soundscape of Visitations.

New shows announced this week incude residencies for Joe McPhee / Paal Nilssen-Loveand Diane Cluck.

Full listings below. We look forward to seeing you here.

Cafe OTO

WED 8 NOVEMBER
KAMMER KLANG:
LONDON SINFONIETTA PERFORMS JONATHAN HARVEY & JAVIER ÁLVAREZ + ALISTAIR MACKIE + TIM GILL + TREVOR WISHART

£7 adv (£6 members) /
£9 door

THU 9 NOVEMBER
LSC AND CAFE OTO PRESENT:
SUZANNE CIANI

SOLD OUT

FRI 10 NOVEMBER
NYX UNCHAINED PRESENTS:
IVVVO + NAKED + MAXWELL STERLING + CROWW + LACHRIN

£8 adv / £10 door

SAT 11 NOVEMBER
THE NEW BLOCKADERS + SPOILS & RELICS + GRINDER-WITHOUT-ORGANS

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

SUN 12 NOVEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
SOUNDHOPPERS WORKSHOP

FREE ENTRY

12 / 13 / 14 NOVEMBER
TEXTURES FESTIVAL

£6 adv (£4 members)
£15 3-day pass (£10 members)

COMING UP:

– 15 NOVEMBER: CHARLES GAYLE / MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS (TRIO)
– 16 NOVEMBER: UP-TIGHT + GUO
– 17 NOVEMBER: JOE GALLIVAN W/ PAT THOMAS + JOHN EDWARDS + ANUPRIYA DEOTALE + ALYA AL-SULTANI
– 18 NOVEMBER – BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS: TOMAGA – PERFORMING A SOUNDTRACK TO ‘LUCIFER RISING’ – PLUS SPECIAL GUEST PIOTR KUREK
– 19 NOVEMBER: LARAAJI & CARLOS NIÑO PRESENT ‘SUN DREAMING’ – MATINEE SHOW
– 19 NOVEMBER – OMNII PRESENTS: MONIKA WERKSTATT + LA LEIF
– 20 NOVEMBER: PHILIP JECK / MICHAELA GRILL / KARL LEMIEUX (TRIO) + BILIANA VOUTCHKOVA / RIE NAKAJIMA (DUO)
– 21 NOVEMBER: THOMAS BUCKNER – SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 8+9 DECEMBER: JOE MCPHEE / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (DUO) – TWO DAY RESIDENCY
– 13 DECEMBER – 
12TH ISLE PRESENT: CRU SERVERS + PATAPHYSICAL + 12TH ISLE DJS
– 17 DECEMBER: BOUGE+ (ISABELLE DUTHOIT / LUC EX / HANNAH MARSHALL) + PHIL MINTON / LAUREN KINSELLA (DUO) + ISABELLE DUTHOIT
– 18 DECEMBER: SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING – ‘THE GOODIEPAL EQUATION’
– 3 JANUARY – CONFRONT RECORDINGS PRESENT: OLIE BRICE (SOLO) + JOHN BUTCHER / GIACOMO SALIS (DUO) + THE SEEN
– 14 + 15 MARCH: DIANE CLUCK – TWO DAY RESIDENCY

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

NEW ON OTOROKU:

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

HENNING CHRISTIANSEN – UMWÄLZUNG (2CD)

HENNING CHRISTIANSEN – RØDHÆTTE / RUINMUSIK (7″)

GUO – GUO1 (CD)

DIRTY SONGS – DIRTY SONGS PLAY DIRTY SONGS (LP/CD)

SUN RA ARKESTRA – UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MARSHALL ALLEN RESIDENCY (A2 POSTER)

VINYL FREAK: LOVE LETTERS TO A DYING MEDIUM (BOOK)

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)


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