At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we’re delighted to host a rare collaborative performance between pioneering experimental poet, Gozo Yoshimasu, and Japanese three-piece, Kukangendai. Gozo Yoshimasu is a pioneering experimental poet, considered one of the most representative figures of Japanese modern literature. His poetry, which he challenges himself to constantly reinvent and reinvigorate, chronicles a timeless pursuit of origins.

This week’s digital release is a set from SainkhoKosmos. Once a member of the national ensemble of Tuva, Sainko Namtchylak left the remote republic in the south of Siberia and lived in Moscow. There she met jazz musicians and started a new career – playing and making records with musicians such as Peter Kowald, Joelle Leandre and Evan Parker. After recording Like A Bird Or Spirit, Not A Face with members of Tinariwen last year she has formed a new group, SainkhoKosmos, with the help of reedsman and long-time collaborator Ned Rothenberg. Sainkho’s seven octave vocal range combined with an ensemble with such a vast wealth of experience makes for compelling listening – an ancient pulsing within a modern framework.

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

Cafe OTO

WED 29 NOVEMBER
OMINIRA PRESENTS:
MOLTO + KASSEM MOSSE + OISEAU DANSEUR (DJ)

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£14 door

THU 30 NOVEMBER
LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS + GABI LOSONCY

£16 adv (£12 members) /
£18 door

FRI 1 DECEMBER
SYLVIE COURVOISIER / MARK FELDMAN (DUO)

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£14 door

FRI 1 DECEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
GABI LOSONCY + MARK HARWOOD + LOUIE RICE

£5 adv (£4 members) /
£6 door

SAT 2 DECEMBER
GOZO YOSHIMASU & KUKANGENDAI

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

SUN 3 DECEMBER
THE NECKS – MATINEE SHOW

SOLD OUT

SUN 3 DECEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
OSCILLATE PUBLICATION LAUNCH

FREE ENTRY

SUN 3 DECEMBER
RICHARD YOUNGS’ ADVENT ON ADVENT SUNDAY

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

TUES 5 DECEMBER
KAMMER KLANG:
ASHLEY PAUL & ENSEMBLE PERFORM MARY JANE LEACH + METTE RASMUSSEN / SOFIA JERNBERG + DAWN SCARFE

£7 adv (£6 members) /
£9 door

COMING UP:

– 6+7 DECEMBER: PATTY WATERS – TWO DAY RESIDENCY
Patty Waters must be acknowledged as a vocalist who has tested the limits of the human voice’s capabilities. Since her brief recording career in the mid-6O’s – after Albert Ayler brought her to the attention of ESP Disk – and despite performing very rarely, her influence has spread far beyond the realms of avant-garde and jazz.
– 8+9 DECEMBER: JOE MCPHEE / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (DUO) – TWO DAY RESIDENCY
– 8 DECEMBER – 
OTO PROJECT SPACE: RITUALTRONICS
– 10 DECEMBER: OTO CHRISTMAS FAIR
– 10 DECEMBER: 
MUSIC FOR BASS CLARINETS WITH TIM HODGKINSON + CHRIS CUNDY + YONI SILVER + JASON ALDER + HEATHER ROCHE + SHADANGA DUO
– 11 DECEMBER: LAST BY CAROLINE KRAABEL
– 12 DECEMBER: JOHN BUTCHER / ANGHARAD DAVIES / MATT DAVIS / DOMINIC LASH / DIMITRA LAZARIDOU-CHATZIGOGA

DIGITAL RELEASE:

SAINKHOKOSMOS – 6.817

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

New ensemble from Tuvan throat singer Sainko Namtchylak, formed with the help of reedsman and long-time collaborator Ned Rothenberg. Sainkho’s seven octave vocal range combined with an ensemble with such a vast wealth of experience makes for compelling listening – an ancient pulsing within a modern framework.

Available as 320k MP3 or 24 bit FLAC

 

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)

OTO RECOMMENDS:

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

3 December / Archspace

Soundcrash are delighted that highly acclaimed eight-piece, Chicago-based Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be gracing the stage at Archspace. Consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, you can expect a night of horns and drums and musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz, funk and rock to calypso music.

Having worked with Mos Def, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz and many more, you do not want to miss this.

More info / tickets


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