Amongst the shows at OTO over the next seven days, we host ALEX WARD ITEM 4, a quartet consisting of Alex on clarinet and guitar, Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet and flugelhorn, Otto Willberg on double bass and Andrew Lisle on drums. In writing for this group, Alex’s aim was to exert as minimal limitation on the players’ interaction and invention as possible, while still giving rise to a music distinct from that which would come about through pure improvisation.
This week’s digital release is a solo set from Sharon Gal. Having released her ‘Melancoholic’ 7″ on American Tapes back in 2012, it was super special to have Gal play a solo set as part of Wolf Eye’s residency last year. 23.9.18 slinks around the demonic end of Gal’s doings, akin to her work as Mama Wata (duo with Andie Brown) and Meltaot (with Edwin Pouncey). Bells and electronics summon malevolent birdsong and creatures lit but the light of a Willo-the-Wisp.
Full listings and all new shows below. We look forward to seeing you here.