At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows at OTO over the next seven days, Apartment House celebrate the composer Michael Parsons’ 80th birthday with music spanning his career, as well as a series of birthday pieces composed especially for the occasion by his friends, Christian Wolff, Howard Skempton, Makiko Nishikaze, Tim Parkinson, John Lely, Markus Trunk and Laurence Crane.

Fresh output from John Chantler’s 1703 Skivbolaget this week – the new duo from two masters of very different string instruments, Ellen Fullman and Okkyung Lee. ‘The Air Around Her’ beguiled its audience when recorded live in a bakery at Edition Festival in 2016, and carries beautifully through to this release. Microtonal timbres meet gnarled defiance – the result is surprisingly symbiotic.

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

Cafe OTO

WED 16 JANUARY
CAM DEAS + ROB LYE + PHILOMENE PIRECKI

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

THU 17 JANUARY
FRAN & FLORA – ALBUM LAUNCH + ALICE ZAWADZKI & ROB LUFT

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

FRI 18 JANUARY
APARTMENT HOUSE – MICHAEL PARSONS AT 80

£8 adv / £10 door

SAT 19 JANUARY
ECTOPLASM GIRLS + NADINE BYRNE (SOLO) + LEYDEN JARS

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

SUN 20 JANUARY
FYLKINGEN & CAFE OTO PRESENT:
ÅKE HODELL – MULTI-CHANNEL TEXT-SOUND COMPOSITIONS + MARIA W. HORN (LIVE) – MATINEE

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

SUN 20 JANUARY
SHARPEN YOUR NEEDLES:
EVAN PARKER / DAVID TOOP

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

MON 21 JANUARY
INDUSTRIAL HORIZONS:
ENRICO CONIGLIO & NICOLA DI CROCE + KATE CARR + DAVID VELÉZ

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

TUES 22 JANUARY
SARAH-JANE SUMMERS – KALOPSIA (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW) + JAK WOOD

£6 adv (£4 members) /
£8 door

WED 23 JANUARY
THALIA ZEDEK BAND

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

COMING UP:

– 24 JANUARY: VULA VIEL + PETER ZUMMO
– 25 JANUARY: PETER ZUMMO – $64,000 LITMUS TEST
– 26 JANUARY: HEATHER LEIGH + SIMON FISHER TURNER + JENNIFER LUCY ALLAN (DJ)
– 27 JANUARY: JÜRG FREY – ONE-DAY RESIDENCY
– 28 JANUARY: ALEX WARD ITEM 4 (ALEX WARD / ANDREW LISLE / CHARLOTTE KEEFFE / OTTO WILLBERG)
– 29 JANUARY: DENNIS TYFUS + LIA MAZZARI / TOM WHITE / SHOLTO DOBIE (TRIO)

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 30 JANUARY – UNPREDICTABLE PRESENTS: JAAP BLONK W/ BEIBEI WANG / JOHN EDWARDS / JACK GOLDSTEIN / STEVE BERESFORD + ‘HERETHERE’ FILM BY BLANCA REGINA & PIERRE BOUVIER PATRON
– 24 FEBRUARY: JOHN DIKEMAN / PAT THOMAS / STEVE NOBLE / JOHN EDWARDS
– 10 MARCH: BEATRIZ FERREYRA + ELIANE RADIGUE & ALISON KNOWLES PERFORMED BY ANGHARAD DAVIES / RHODRI DAVIES / DOMINIC LASH
– 28–30 MARCH: OKKYUNG LEE – THREE-DAY RESIDENCY
– 31 MARCH: AJA + GSY!PA
– 4 APRIL: HUMMING DOGS
– 21 APRIL – THE BARLOW INDEX #6: PHEROMOANS (ALBUM LAUNCH) + ASHLEY PAUL & TOM JAMES SCOTT + BBBLOOD + THE BOHMAN BROTHERS + DESIGN A WAVE + CHILDS POSE + HP SORCERY + MAD HEADED OCTOGRAM
– 17 MAY: THE SCORPIOS
– 17 JULY – CONFRONT RECORDINGS PRESENT: JOHN COLTRANE 52ND ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL CONCERT – FEATURING THE ALAN SKIDMORE QUARTET PLUS SPECIAL GUEST

DIGITAL RELEASE:

ELLEN FULLMAN & OKKYUNG LEE – THE AIR AROUND HER

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

Fresh output from John Chantler’s 1703 Skivbolaget this week – the new duo from two masters of very different string instruments, Ellen Fullman and Okkyung Lee. ‘The Air Around Her’ beguiled its audience when recorded live in a bakery at Edition Festival in 2016, and carries beautifully through to this release. Microtonal timbres meet gnarled defiance – the result is surprisingly symbiotic.

Available as 320k MP3 / 24 bit FLAC

ZARDOSHT – NEW MENU

Zardosht bring a modern take on an ancient Persian cuisine here at OTO.

They’ve recently changed the menu to a Spring / Summer and Autumn / Winter format of small plates.

The menu consists of their signature colourful Persianesque food with the addition of some very traditional and authentic Persian dishes.

MORE INFO

 

NEW IN THE SHOP:

BLANK FORMS JOURNAL 3: HENNING CHRISTIANSEN – FREEDOM IS AROUND THE CORNER (BOOK)

ELLEN FULLMAN & OKKYUNG LEE THE AIR AROUND HER (LP/CD)

LOREN CONNORS – UNACCOMPANIED ACOUSTIC GUITAR IMPROVISATIONS VOL. 10(LP)

ED ASKEW – RED LAMP POEMS (BOOK)

ANNE GUTHRIE AND SEYMOUR WRIGHT CHELSEA BRIDGE (CD)

STILL HOUSE PLANTS – LONG PLAY (LP)

OTO RECOMMENDS:

Bang on a Can All-Stars
18 & 19 Jan, Kings Place

An unmissable performance by the ultra-dynamic Bang on a Can All-Stars, curated by Julia Wolfe, plus the UK premiere of her Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, Anthracite Fields, featuring BBC Singers. This event is part of Venus Unwrapped at Kings Place.

Tickets / more info

OTO RECOMMENDS:

ACOUTASTiC BOMBASTiC
NO ORDINARY BAND NO ORDINARY BANDLEADER

The formation of an ensemble and creation of Abstract Dreams and Random Wishes

“I want to tell you about a dream I had when I was child (not so long ago…) where I imagined a vast room full of musical instruments of all shapes and sizes with a handful of folks around to explore them…” – Jason Yarde

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