At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, it’s a (dual) pleasure to welcome back the the sax/drums duo of Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love to OTO. Having played together for more than a decade, the pair continue to use free improvisation to explore all levels of dynamics, density, rhythm, timbre, form and tonality for some of the most intense, exhilarating, and boundary breaking music around.

This week’s digital release is from Body/Head – aka Bill Nace and Kim Gordon. Prior to Body/Head’s 2013 release ‘Coming Apart’, Bill Nace quietly put out a limited 12” of the duo’s material on his own label, Open Mouth. Largely instrumental, with lattices of interwoven sustained guitar, “Where Did You Go?” is as much of a ‘song’ as the record holds, with Gordon ditching lyrics in favour of channelling improvising vocalists like Alice Coltrane. Long sold out in print, it’s a pleasure to share this one as a digital release. More from Open Mouth to follow.

A load of new announcements this week, including a two-day residency for Container, plus shows for Otim Alpha and Lee Ranaldo.

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

Cafe OTO

WED 16 MAY
ROGER TURNER / SATOKO FUJII / NATSUKI TAMURA

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

THU 17 MAY
JIMI TENOR

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£14 door

FRI 18 MAY
UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS:
MARY OCHER + COLDNOSE + STAL KINGSLEY

£8 adv / £10 door

SAT 19 MAY
CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION FROM 3PM

SUN 20 MAY
ZONE PÉLAGIQUE:
MATTHIAS PUECH + BIRDWORLD + TOM LOCK & TOM RICHARDS

£7 adv (£6 members) /
£8 door

MON 21 MAY
KEN VANDERMARK / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (DUO)

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

TUES 22 MAY
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
CRAM – BLANCA REGINA / BENEDICT TAYLOR (DUO) + DANIEL THOMPSON / CAROLINE KRAABEL / MAX REED (TRIO)

£5 door

22 + 23 MAY
XYLOURIS WHITE – TWO DAY RESIDENCY

£15 adv (£13 members)
£28 2-day pass (£22 members)

WED 23 MAY
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
SOLO:DUO:TRIO #12 – DANIEL KORDIK / ADRIAN NORTHOVER / ANDREW LISLE (TRIO) + VIV CORRINGHAM / ALEX WARD (DUO) + BILL THOMPSON (SOLO)

£7 door (£5 members)

COMING UP:

– 24 MAY: THE HERMES EXPERIMENT
– 25 MAY: OTOMO YOSHIHIDE / CHRIS PITSIOKOS (DUO)
– 26 MAY: HORSE LORDS
– 27 MAY: 
PIECES FOR PAULINE: A TRIBUTE TO PAULINE OLIVEROS
– 27 MAY: A TRIBUTE TO PAULINE OLIVEROS: ’DEEP LISTENING’ WORKSHOP
– 28 / 29 / 30 MAY: ANTHONY BRAXTON ZIM MUSIC – THREE DAY RESIDENCY

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 10 JUNE – OTO PROJECT SPACE: ANTIUNIVERSITY 2018: LISTENING AND FOUND SOUNDS PART 2 – MAKING SOUND
– 25 JUNE: TISHA MUKARJI WITH ANGHARAD DAVIES / ÁINE O’DWYER / DOMINIC LASH
– 29 JUNE: THE EXPERIMENTAL LIBRARY: ORGANIC MUSIC
– 15 JULY: JAY GLASS DUBS + CVX + BOKEH EDWARDS (DJ)
– 18 JULY: HOUSE AND LAND + RED RIVER DIALECT + SARAH LOUISE
– 19 JULY – OTO PROJECT SPACE: HIBY / BARDON / HESSION + ALAN WILKINSON (SOLO)
– 31 JULY: CRAM – MARK SANDERS (SOLO) + MAGGIE NICOLS / HANNAH MARSHALL (DUO) + TOM JACKSON / DANIEL THOMPSON / BENEDICT TAYLOR (TRIO)
– 6 AUGUST: ROB NOYES + JON COLLIN
– 9 +10 AUGUST: CONTAINER – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY
– 15 AUGUST: OTIM ALPHA
– 31 AUGUST: PHILL NIBLOCK + TIM SHAW
– 1 OCTOBER – CONFRONT RECORDINGS PRESENTS: THE SEEN + FERAL CONCORD
– 10 SEPTEMBER: LEE RANALDO

DIGITAL RELEASE:

BODY/HEAD – BODY/HEAD

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

Prior to Body/Head’s 2013 release ‘Coming Apart’, Bill Nace quietly put out a limited 12” of the duo’s material on his own label, Open Mouth. Largely instrumental, with lattices of interwoven sustained guitar, “Where Did You Go?” is as much of a ‘song’ as the record holds, with Gordon ditching lyrics in favour of channelling improvising vocalists like Alice Coltrane. Long sold out in print, it’s a pleasure to share this one as a digital release. More from Open Mouth to follow.

Available as 320k MP3 / 24 bit FLAC

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER:

DEREK BAILEY / EVAN PARKER – THE LONDON CONCERT (LP)

THE LONDON CONCERT / THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE LUNGS (2LP BUNDLE)

EVAN PARKER / DEREK BAILEY / HAN BENNINK – THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE LUNGS (LP)

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)

OTO RECOMMENDS:

This Thursday, Mercury Prize nominee and regular contributor to BBC Radio 3, Soweto Kinch, will be at Oslo, Hackney for a dazzling live show. Master of spoken word and an expert saxophonist, Kinch will bring a unique mix of sophisticated jazz and razor rhymes to the intimate venue. Very last tickets going fast, don’t miss out.

Ticket link: http://found.ee/NMkdU


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