At Cafe OTO

Amongst the shows at OTO over the next seven days, we’re hugely excited to present proud to present Stereo Spasms Festival – celebrating the 90th birthday of composer Luc Ferrari, with his original compositions interpreted by contemporary composers for an 8-day program of live concerts, talks, films, readings, installations, exhibitions and the launch of the English translations of his Complete Works.

Affiliated with French Radio’s Groupe de Musique de Concrète in 1958, Luc Ferrari (1929-2005) broke away to pave his own path of individualistic expressions of minimalist music, audio plays, musical theatre, soundtracks and installations. His groundbreaking works such as Presque Rien (1967-70) rebelled against the rigid institutions of his day and scandalized the French musical establishment. In 1982 Ferrari opened the electro acoustic studio La Muse en Circuit where he continued to compose unique award-winning soundscapes, absorbing such disparate influences as serialism and musique concrète. Luc Ferrari’s works resisted categorization during his lifetime and they continue

This week’s digital release is a recording of Irreversible Entanglements‘ remarkable UK debut, with Pat Thomas joining on piano for the second half of their firey 83 minute set. Comparisons of Irreversible Entanglements to Amiri Baraka and the New York Art Quintet ring true – free improvisation burns hot under Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power – words drawn from her own ‘Fetish Bones’, ‘3D Bones’ and ‘Out of Order Punk’.

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

Cafe OTO

6 + 7 FEBRUARY
EVA-MARIA HOUBEN – TWO DAY RESIDENCY W/ ÁINE O’DWYER & IRENE KURKA

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

THU 7 FEBRUARY
STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL:
TANIA CHEN, DAVID TOOP, JON LEIDECKER, THURSTON MOORE & MORE PERFORM MADAME DE SHANGHAI (1996) & MORE

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

FRI 8 FEBRUARY
STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL:
ERIKM & SCANNER
 PERFORM EXPLOITATION DES CONCEPTS N°1 (2000) + ERIKM & THURSTON MOORE PERFORM LES PROTORYTHMIQUES (2004-2005)

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

SAT 9 FEBRUARY
STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL:
XENIA PESTOVA PERFORMS COLLECTION DE PETITES PIÈCES + STEVE BERESFORD ENSEMBLE PERFORMS ETUDES D’IMPROVISATION

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

SUN 10 FEBRUARY
ROBYN’S ROCKET – AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

SUN 10 FEBRUARY
STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL:
APARTMENT HOUSE PERFORM DIDASCALIES (2004) + CELLULE 75, FORCE DU RHYTHME ET CADENCE FORCEE (1975)

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

MON 11 FEBRUARY
STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL:
LANGHAM RESEARCH CENTRE + L’ESCALIER DES AVEUGLES – ANDREA ZARZA, JACQUELINE CAUX & ANDREA COHEN IN DISCUSSION ON LUC FERRARI’S RADIOPHONIC WORKS

£8 adv (£6 members) /
£10 door

TUES 12 FEBRUARY
STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL:
AINE O’DWYER & GRAHAM LAMBKIN PERFORM UNHEIMLICH SCHON (1971) + ASHLEY PAUL ENSEMBLE PERFORMS LES EMOIS D’APHRODITE (1998)

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

WED 13 FEBRUARY
STEREO SPASMS FESTIVAL:
DAVID GRUBBS & APARTMENT HOUSE PERFORMS TAUTOLOGOS III VERSION NO. 4 (1969) + BONJOUR COMMENT ÇA VA? (1972-79) + TAUTOLOGOS III

£10 adv (£8 members) /
£12 door

DIGITAL RELEASE

IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS – 5.4.18

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

Irreversible Entanglements’ remarkable UK debut, with Pat Thomas joining on piano for the second half of their firey 83 minute set. Comparisons of Irreversible Entanglements to Amiri Baraka and the New York Art Quintet ring true – free improvisation burns hot under Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power – words drawn from her own ‘Fetish Bones’, ‘3D Bones’ and ‘Out of Order Punk’.

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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