At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, Maria Chavez presents a new piece – The Rain of Applause – an ongoing multi-channel sound installation containing the playback audio of applause, recorded from live events at Cafe Oto from the past month. This sound installation series aims to view the sound of applause as a sound source, separating it from the role of applause as a reaction after a performance/presentation. By utilizing a 4.1 speaker configuration, Cafe Oto will transform into a room full of non-stop applause, with Maria mixing and performing the piece on site from 7pm to 10pm. All are welcome to come and go as they please.

This week’s digital release is Evan Parker’s legendary recording The Snake Decides. Featuring 4 solos recorded in 1986 in St. Paul’s Church, Oxford by the late Michael Gerzon, the album is one of the final Incus releases and was written up in The Penguin Guide to Jazz as ‘an essential document of modern music’. The Snake Decides is a groundbreaking example how far the language of a particular instrument can be taken.

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

Cafe OTO

WED 14 NOVEMBER
WAH WAH WINO SHOWCASE: : DAVY KEHOE + LITTLE MOVIES + FINN & MORGAN BUCKLEY + SAM COMERFORD + OLMO & OMID + AMERICAN JON + WHO’S THE TECHNICIAN

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

THU 15 NOVEMBER
JERUSALEM IN MY HEART + AMY DICKSON / HARRY DICKSON

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

FRI 16 NOVEMBER
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
CHRIS PITSIOKOS / FARIDA AMADOU / STEVE NOBLE (TRIO)

£5 door only

FRI 16 NOVEMBER
THE RAIN OF APPLAUSE: OTO, LONDON BY MARIA CHAVEZ

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

SAT 17 NOVEMBER
CHINABOT W/ SABIWA (TAIWAN) + LAFIDKI (CAMBODIA) + LI YILEI (CHINA) + JAEHO HWANG (SOUTH KOREA) – DJ

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

SUN 18 NOVEMBER
BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS:
SAX RUINS – MATINEE

£12 adv / £15 door

SUN 18 NOVEMBER
SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK W/ MAURO TIBERI

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£14 door

MON 19 NOVEMBER
CHARALAMBIDES + ASHLEY PAUL / TOM JAMES SCOTT (DUO)

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

TUES 20 NOVEMBER
DEFORREST BROWN, JR. AND KEPLA PERFORM SUBSTANTIA NIGRA + LUCAUFER

£8 adv (FREE members) /
£10 door

COMING UP:

– 21+22 NOVEMBER – SERIOUS & CAFE OTO PRESENT: JAIMIE BRANCH: FLY OR DIE
– 23 NOVEMBER – 
BCOSOF: SUSO SÁIZ LIVE
– 24 NOVEMBER: ASTRAL INDUSTRIES WITH MONOLAKE & SONMI451
– 25 NOVEMBER – SLIP PRESENTS: GWILLY EDMONDEZ – MILITANT SEED – MATINEE
– 25 NOVEMBER – OMNII COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: BARBARA MORGENSTERN + MIEKO SHIMIZU
– 26 NOVEMBER: GLORIAS NAVALES + BEN PRITCHARD & SHOLTO DOBIE & FRIENDS

JUST ADDED:

– 11 DECEMBER: LANGHAM RESEARCH CENTRE + HOWLROUND
– 14 DECEMBER – 
DAMNABLY + ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING PRESENT: GAELYNN LEA
– 22 DECEMBER: 
PEOPLE BAND + ROSEY CHAN + THE GEORGE KAHN QUARTET
– 9 JANUARY: 
MARIANNE SCHUPPE – SLOW SONGS, NOSONGS
– 23 JANUARY: 
THALIA ZEDEK BAND + BRIDGET HAYDEN
– 27 JANUARY: 
JÜRG FREY – ONE-DAY RESIDENCY
– 31 JAN + 1 FEB: 
DERYA YILDIRIM & GRUP ŞIMŞEK – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY
– 19 FEBRUARY: 
JOANA GAMA / LUÍS FERNANDES

DIGITAL RELEASE:

EVAN PARKER –
THE SNAKE DECIDES

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

This week’s digital release is Evan Parker’s legendary recording The Snake Decides. Featuring 4 solos recorded in 1986 in St. Paul’s Church, Oxford by the late Michael Gerzon, the album is one of the final Incus releases and was written up in The Penguin Guide to Jazz as ‘an essential document of modern music’. The Snake Decides is a groundbreaking example how far the language of a particular instrument can be taken.

Available as 320k MP3 / 24 bit FLAC

NEW ON OTOROKU:

EVAN PARKER –
THE SNAKE DECIDES

£15 / £13 members

One of the final Incus releases and one that was written up in The Penguin Guide to Jazz as ‘an essential document of modern music’. Otoroku is proud to release the first ever vinyl re-issue of Evan Parker’s legendary recording The Snake Decides. Featuring 4  solos recorded in 1986 in St. Paul’s Church, Oxford by the late Michael Gerzon. The Snake Decides is a groundbreaking example how far the language of a particular instrument can be taken.

From Brian Morton’s liner new notes:

“The Snake Decides attracts a certain array of adjectives – intense, radical, fearsome, hypnotic, virtuosic – and occasionally allows a more ambitious reviewer to avoid platitude by talking more specifically about 32nd harmonics, circular breathing, multiphonics and Gerson’s exact choice and placement of microphones. But this misses a point, too. Listening to this record, either for the first or the fortieth time, is an arousing experience.”

OTO RECOMMENDS:

BJARNI GUNNARSSON
– LUEUR
 (LP)

Lueur consists of four electroacoustic compositions; the product of unfolding and unpredictable generative processes, spread across 38 minutes. This is music that follows its own logic, challenging and confounding the expectations of the listener.

An exploration of process as much as tone and texture, Gunnarsson guides the record through a series of ever-changing movements, interweaving dense low passages and abrupt changes of atmosphere and sound.

/// Pre-Order /// Record ships 26 November 2018 ///

OTO RECOMMENDS:

STILL HOUSE PLANTS
– LONG PLAY
 (LP)

Combining visual strategies, free improvisation, UK garage and punk, Still House Plants build melodic hierarchies scaffolded around ambiguities and intimacy. Fresh from being selected for the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency Fund, and following two sold out tapes on Glasgow label GLARC, the trio’s debut LP ‘Long Play’ collects the group’s raw guitar-drum-vocal palette and stretches it to include violin, piano and intimate home recording. Ranging from seconds-long to seven:minute:somethings, the album coagulates to form a heady meld of rudimentary phrases, kinetic repetition and malleable samples. Experimental songwriting is rarely so forthcoming, emotive, or approachable.


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