At Cafe OTO

On Monday, we host Beforeandafter, a group show of experimental film and video artists that explore the notion of before-and-after a memorable event in relation to their work. Does the “after” mirror the “before” or is the reflection completely different? Each artist responds to the question in a different way. This group screening reflects on a binary aspect of ‘before and after’ an event, trauma, pandemic, or “just” the passage of time, and the way it influences the cinematic narrative as well as the artist’s reading of the concept itself.

This week we present the first batch of digital releases from London-based label, Earshots!, featuring works from Ute Kanngiesser, John Edwards & Tom Wheatley, Guillaume Viltard and more. Started by Edward Lucas and Daniel Kordik, Earshots! was created alongside an ongoing concert series that focuses on improvised music and field recording works.

Also this week, we’re delighted to announce a new LP on our in-house OTOroku label. “Two Duos” is pressed from cellist Okkyung Lee’s most recent OTO Residency; the first side a duo with Jérôme Noetinger on Revox B77 and the second with Nadia Ratsimandresy on Ondes Martenot. Cut together, the two meetings seem to raise three cellos in the search for expressive voice: the cello, it’s magnetic reproduction, and the dual controls of the machine invented to expand on its musical qualities. A testament to the freshness with which Lee and her collaborators continue to work with their instruments.

Take care,Cafe OTO
THIS WEEK AND BEYOND:WED 19 JANUARY
CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE FROM 5PM
THU 20 JANUARY
JOHN BUTCHER / PAT THOMAS / STÅLE LIAVIK SOLBERG
£12 adv (£7 members) /
£14 door
FRI 21 JANUARY
JAPAN BLUES: HOWARD WILLIAMS (DJ)
FREE EVENT
SAT 22 JANUARY
OTO BAR
FREE ENTRY
SUN 23 JANUARY
BABA YAGA’S HUT:
ROGER ROBINSON & THE BLACK SPACE QUARTET + FLOATING WORLD PICTURES
£16 adv / £18 door
MON 24 JANUARY
FILM SCREENING + LIVE PERFORMANCE:
BEFOREANDAFTER
£10 adv (£6 members) /
£12 door
TUES 25 JANUARY
CAM DEAS + BILLY STEIGER / WHAT-IF
£12 adv (£7 members) /
£14 door
WED 26 JANUARY
ECSTATIC @ CAFE OTO:
CELESTIAL (LIVE) + LAILA SAKINI (LIVE) + NOT WAVING (DJ) + SPIVAK (LIVE) + TERESA WINTER (LIVE)
£14 av (£10 members) / £16 door

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