at Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next week, we’re pleased to host the Japanese duo of Minami Saeki (voice) and Taku Sugimoto (guitar) following the release of their debut collaborative recording – Songs – last year. Recorded outdoors, Songs has an unhurried openess, with the deceptively stark unwinding of sparse voice and instrumentation leaving the listener feeling almost as if they’ve stumbled upon something secret, unintended to be shared. But there is nothing possessive about the soundworld that Saeki and Sugimoto conjure up, which loses none of it’s expansiveness through being moved indoors.

This week’s digital release is a set from Ambuya Stella Chiweshe from last November. Here she shares three parts of the night – an a capella call to her homeland of Zimbabwe, a new track accompanied by her mbrira, and a slow, rhythmic version of one of her most well-loved songs, ‘Chachimurenga’. Chiweshe sings with great strength, soothes with the mbira and continues to expand on tradition in new, inventive ways.

New show announcements this week include a two-day residency with Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House 4, with Mary Halvorson, Kris Davis and Tom Rainey, and a rare night of Pat Thomas playing the works of long-time inspiration, Thelonious Monk, whose birth was 100 years ago last year.

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

Cafe OTO

WED 28 MARCH
TAKU SUGIMOTO / MINAMI SAEKI + SANDRO MUSSIDA – ‘VENTUNO COSTELLAZIONI INVISIBILI’

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

THU 29 MARCH
TONY, CARO & JOHN + OLDEN YOLK

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£14 door

THU 29 MARCH
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
SOLO:DUO:TRIO #10 – ALAN WILKINSON / ANDREW CHEETHAM / DAVID BIRCHALL (TRIO) + HUTCH DEMOUILPIED / SUE LYNCH (DUO) + JULIE KJAER (SOLO)

£7 door (£5 members)

FRI 30 MARCH
PS/Y’S HYSTERIA PRESENT:
A VIEW FROM ELSEWHERE – A FANTASY IN THREE ACTS BY VICTORIA SIN FT WHISKEY CHOW + SHY ONE

£5 adv (£3 members) /
£7 door

SAT 31 MARCH
KEIJI HAINO / HEATHER LEIGH / PETER BRÖTZMANN (TRIO) – TWO SHOWS

SOLD OUT

SUN 1 APRIL
COLLECTIVE X & FRIENDS (MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS / RACHEL MUSSON / ROBERT MENZEL / ALYA AL-SULTANI / JOSHUA IDEHEN)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

MON 2 APRIL
SUGAI KEN + KIRK BARLEY

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

TUES 3 APRIL
KAMMER KLANG:
ZWERM ENSEMBLE PERFORM JOANNA BAILIE & EARLE BROWN & JOHN DOWLAND + CATERINA BARBIERI (LIVE)

£7 adv (£6 members) /
£9 door

WED 4 APRIL
ZYWIZNA (RAPHAEL ROGINSKI & GENOWEFA LENARCIK)

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

COMING UP:

– 5 APRIL: IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS + PAT THOMAS (SOLO)
– 6 APRIL: SOUNDS OF SISSO
– 7 APRIL: RP BOO
– 8 APRI: 
ŠIROM + BARREL
– 9 APRIL: JAKE MEGINSKY + PAUL ABBOTT + PATRICK WARD
– 10 APRIL: JAMES RUSHFORD & JOE TALIA + LIA MAZZARI

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 29 APRIL – SOFT APPLE PRESENTS: JO THOMAS + WILL DUTTA + LARA JONES
– 2 MAY: 
PAT THOMAS PLAYS THELONIOUS MONK
– 7-8 MAY: INGRID LAUBROCK’S ANTI-HOUSE 4 – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY (INGRID LAUBROCK / MARY HALVORSON / KRIS DAVIS / TOM RAINEY)
– 14 MAY – CUSPEDITIONS PRESENTS: MIKI YUI & LEE PATTERSON
– 1 JUNE – EAT YOUR OWN EARS PRESENTS: DANIEL BLUMBERG
– 14 JULY – BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS: HELDON

DIGITAL RELEASES:

STELLA CHIWESHE – 28.11.17

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

Really happy to have had Ambuya Stella Chiweshe join us at Cafe OTO last November. Here she shares three parts of the night – an a capella call to her homeland of Zimbabwe, a new track accompanied by her mbrira, and a slow, rhythmic version of one of her most well-loved songs, ‘Chachimurenga’. Chiweshe sings with great strength, soothes with the mbira and continues to expand on tradition in new, inventive ways.

Available as 320k MP3 / 24 bit FLAC

NEW IN THE SHOP

ANTHONY BRAXTON ZIM MUSIC – THREE DAY RESIDENCY A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER

KEIJI HAINO / HEATHER LEIGH / PETER BRÖTZMANN A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER

AISHA ORAZBAYEVA – TELEMANN FANTASIAS (CD)

TOM WHEATLEY – DOUBLE BASS (LP)

MAX EASTLEY/STEVE BERESFORD/PAUL BURWELL/DAVID TOOP – WHIRLED MUSIC (LP)

HARRY PARTCH – AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY PETALS FELL IN PETALUMA (LP)

DEREK BAILEY AND ANTHONY BRAXTON – ROYAL (2LP)

DEREK BAILEY – SOLO GUITAR VOLUME 1 (2LP)

ANGUS CARLYLE – RECEPTION: THE RADIO-WORKS OF ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG AND JOHN CAGE (BOOK)


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