At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows over the next seven days, Omnii Collective present a live performance and workshop with esteemed producer, electronic artist, keyboardist and singer, Barbara Morgenstern. Following the success of Omnii’s event with Berlin-based all-female electronic music project Monika Werkstatt last year, we are excited to welcome back Barbara Morgenstern from the group. Barbara will be joined by Christian Biegal on saxophone and electronics – together, they will give a workshop which will cover an introduction to their work, set-up and a Q+A, followed by a performance.

Our Slip digital catalogue grows this week with a clutch of Yeah You, Gwilly Edmondes, Odie, Otto, and Competition up ahead of the label’s ‘Militant Seed’ matinee with Gwilly Edmondes on Sunday. Starting at 1pm, Slip’s Laurie Tompkins will be in conversation with composer-performer Edmondes – a singular entity from South Wales’s legendary Radioactive Sparrow scene in late 1980s. His work is about immediate performance, collage, and improvisation, and he’ll be talking specifically about “the way person-to-person cataclysmics are manifest in Wild Pop and related precursors like Hip Hop and Jazz.” Get down if you can.

New shows announced this week include London Sacred Harp, a return for the trio of Charles Gayle, Marker Sanders and John Edwards, and a very special four-day residency with Joe McPhee.

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

Cafe OTO

21 + 22 NOVEMBER
SERIOUS & CAFE OTO PRESENT:
JAIMIE BRANCH: FLY OR DIE

£14 adv (£12 members) /
£16 door

FRI 23 NOVEMBER
BCOSOF:
SUSO SÁIZ LIVE

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

SAT 24 NOVEMBER
ASTRAL INDUSTRIES WITH MONOLAKE & SONMI451

SOLD OUT

SUN 25 NOVEMBER
SLIP PRESENTS:
GWILLY EDMONDEZ – MILITANT SEED – MATINEE

£4 adv (FREE members) /
£6 door

SUN 25 NOVEMBER
OMNII COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:
BARBARA MORGENSTERN + MIEKO SHIMIZU

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

MON 26 NOVEMBER
GLORIAS NAVALES + BEN PRITCHARD & SHOLTO DOBIE & FRIENDS

£8 adv (£4 members) /
£10 door

TUES 27 NOVEMBER
VASHTI BUNYAN

SOLD OUT

WED 28 NOVEMBER
SPILL (TONY BUCK / MAGDA MAYAS) + MAGDA MAYAS (SOLO)

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

THU 29 NOVEMBER
KATZ MULK + MARY HURRELL + SLOW READING CLUB

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

COMING UP:

– 30 NOVEMBER: STINE JANVIN JOH + RKSS + JOE BEEDLES
– 1–3 DECEMBER: 
THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
– 1 DECEMBER: 
AMMAR 808
– 4 DECEMBER – 
KAMMER KLANG: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE PERFORM ELENA RYKOVA + KATHRYN WILLIAMS + JENNIFER WALSHE & TONY CONRAD
– 5 DECEMBER: 
GOODIEPAL & PALS – RADICAL DIGITAL PAINTING

JUST ADDED:

– 2 JANUARY: LONDON SACRED HARP
– 16 JANUARY: CAM DEAS + ROB LYE + PHILOMENE PIRECKI
– 3 FEBRUARY: MANDHIRA DE SARAM & BENOÎT DELBECQ – ‘SPINNERET’ ALBUM LAUNCH
– 3 APRIL: CHARLES GAYLE / MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS (TRIO)
– 30 APRIL: FOLK AND DEVOTIONAL SOUNDSCAPES – MIKKO JOENSUU + GRIMM GRIMM + DEE SADA + DOODCAST DJS
– 7–10 MAY: JOE MCPHEE – FOUR-DAY RESIDENCY

DIGITAL RELEASES:

SLIP RECORDS

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

Our Slip digital catalogue grows this week with a clutch of Yeah You, Gwilly Edmondes, Odie, Otto, and Competition up ahead of the label’s ‘Militant Seed’ matinee with Gwilly Edmondes on Nov 25th. Starting at 1pm, Slip’s Laurie Tompkins will be in conversation with composer-performer Edmondes – a singular entity from South Wales’s legendary Radioactive Sparrow scene in late 1980s. His work is about immediate performance, collage, and improvisation, and he’ll be talking specifically about “the way person-to-person cataclysmics are manifest in Wild Pop and related precursors like Hip Hop and Jazz.” Get down if you can.

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:

COUNTERFLOWS FESTIVAL
4th, 5th, 6th & 7th April 2019
Various venues – Glasgow

Festival passes are now onsale: www.counterflows.com

Dakim (USA) / Mohammad Reza Mortazavi (Iran) / Ailie Ormston & Tim Fraser (SCO)  / MC Carol (Brazil) / Katz Mulk (UK) Myriam Van Imschoot & Doreen Kutzke (Germany/Belgium) / Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Alexander Hawkins (Trio) (USA/UK)

From its foundation as an experimental music festival Counterflows has evolved, sharing space for diverse voices, radical ideas and community joy. Fighting the creeping isolationist agenda and loom of age-old hierarchies, our desire to work locally and internationally – to hold onto and mutually nurture everyone’s capacity to be deeply human, deeply connected and deeply alive – is stronger than ever.

Through live events, clubs, discussions, film screenings and hang-outs – woven through some of the best spaces in Glasgow – Counterflows aims to enact a human flow and provide an inclusive, fun space to engage with important marginal music.

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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