At Cafe OTO

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.

Cafe OTO

WED 23 JANUARY
THALIA ZEDEK BAND

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

THU 24 JANUARY
VULA VIEL + PETER ZUMMO

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£14 door

FRI 25 JANUARY
PETER ZUMMO – $64,000 LITMUS TEST

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£15 door

SAT 26 JANUARY
HEATHER LEIGH + SIMON FISHER TURNER + JENNIFER LUCY ALLAN (DJ)

£12 adv (£10 members) /
£14 door

SUN 27 JANUARY
JÜRG FREY – ONE-DAY RESIDENCY

£10 adv (£8 members)
£18 2-show pass (£14 members)

MON 28 JANUARY
ALEX WARD ITEM 4 (ALEX WARD / ANDREW LISLE / CHARLOTTE KEEFFE / OTTO WILLBERG)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

TUES 29 JANUARY
DENNIS TYFUS + LIA MAZZARI / TOM WHITE / SHOLTO DOBIE (TRIO)

£8 adv (FREE members) /
£10 door

WED 30 JANUARY
UNPREDICTABLE PRESENTS:
JAAP BLONK W/ BEIBEI WANG / JOHN EDWARDS / JACK GOLDSTEIN / STEVE BERESFORD + ‘HERETHERE’ FILM BY BLANCA REGINA & PIERRE BOUVIER PATRON

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

31 JANUARY +
1 FEBRUARY
DERYA YILDIRIM & GRUP ŞIMŞEK – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

£14 adv (£12 members)
£25 2-day pass (£20 members)

COMING UP:

– 2–4 FEBRUARY – KAMMER KLANG: SHENECE ORETHA TESTING GROUNDS INSTALLATION WITH MULTIPLE OPENINGS (OTO PROJECT SPACE)
– 2 FEBRUARY – A DIAGONAL RECORDS PARTY: HP [HASWELL X POWELL] + NHK + VIVIANKRIST + HANDY
– 3 FEBRUARY: MANDHIRA DE SARAM & BENOÎT DELBECQ – ‘SPINNERET’ ALBUM LAUNCH – FREE ENTRY
– 4 FEBRUARY: JAMES BRANDON LEWIS / MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS (TRIO)
– 5 FEBRUARY – KAMMER KLANG: SHENECE ORETHA + MORGAN CRAFT & GUESTS + VENUS EX MACHINA
– 6 + 7 FEBRUARY: EVA-MARIA HOUBEN – TWO DAY RESIDENCY W/ ÁINE O’DWYER & IRENE KURKA

JUST ANNOUNCED:

– 18 FEBRUARY – FANCYYYYY NIGHT: TOM MUDD + MARCIN PIETRUSZEWSKI + FUA
– 
4 MARCH: SUDDEN INFANT + RICARDO DIAS GOMES + CIRCUIT BREAKER
– 11 MARCH – SLIP PRESENTS: JULIA REIDY & SUZE WHAITES + ELIZA MCCARTHY PLAYS MICA LEVI + ASHLEY PAUL & OTTO WILLBERG
– 12 MARCH: REINIER VAN HOUDT PERFORMS ALVIN CURRAN & CHRISTIAN MARCLAY
– 25 MARCH: CHERRY SMYTH – ‘FAMISHED’ – W/ ED BENNETT & LAUREN KINSELLA

DIGITAL RELEASE:

SHARON GAL – 23.9.18

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

Having released her ‘Melancoholic’ 7″ on American Tapes back in 2012, it was super special to have Sharon 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 by the light of a willo-the-wisp.

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)


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