Adam Bohman exhibition
Project Space
In Residence

Adam Bohman: Drawings And Collages

FRI 26 SEP - SUN 12 OCT • 1-9PM (EXC. MONDAYS) • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY


This Autumn we are very proud to present the first ever public exhibition of Adam Bohman's visual work at the Cafe OTO Project Space - the result of an extensive crowd-funding campaign we carried out earlier this year.

Adam Bohman has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades. However, his tape cut-ups and home-built instruments represent just a tiny fraction of his artistic practice. In parallel, Adam has been creating and carefully stockpiling an extraordinary collection of collages, ink drawings and graphic scores that only a handful of people have ever seen..............MORE>


Marisa Anderson

Upset The Rhythm presents: Mississippi Records on tour: 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' (film & talk presentation) with MARISA ANDERSON + LORI GOLDSTON + DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER

TUES 30 SEPTEMBER '14 • 7:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


A once in a blue moon showcase that features a brand new live film/talk/slide show presentation by Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records label boss and store owner) plus three live acts, all of whom have released records on the Mississippi Record label. Marisa plays emotive acoustic and electric whirlwinds, Lori wanders across borders with her atmospheric cello playing and DAOTW gloriously ruptures songs rooted in folk and country traditions.............MORE>

Joe Morris

Joe Morris (solo)

WED 1 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


After his stand-out performance here last year as part of Tony-Joe Bucklash with Tony Buck, Joe Bevan and Dominc Lash, the great American improvising guitarist Joe Morris returns to OTO for a night of solo performance. With over 50 albums to his name and a long list of collaborators including Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe Maneri, Ivo Perelman, Ken Vandermark and DKV Trio, Daniel Levin and David S. Ware, Morris has carved out a place as one of the most original and distinctive guitarists working today. This performance is a rare opportunity to catch a solo set from a master at work. "… a guitarist whose sound is completely his own, oscillating between deadpan sweetness and dangerous, shrapnel-like caprice." - The Village Voice.............MORE>

James Ferraro

James Ferraro

THU 2 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


James Ferraro is an artist of the 21st century Pop Art wave, exploring the chaos in today’s world by focusing on its most garish aspects and on the fetishes of today’s hyper-real capitalism. He releases under a wide variety of pseudonyms and was also a member of The Skaters (with Spencer Clark) and Lamborghini Crystal, as well as several other solo aliases and collaborations. ........MORE>

Mick Turner

Mick Turner (Dirty Three)

FRI 3 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / TBA on the door


Mick Turner is an Australian artist and musician, known as guitarist with acclaimed instrumental group Dirty Three, along with being a seminal figure in Australian 1980's post punk being a member of Venom P Stinger, Sick Things and Fungus Brains He has also lent his unique musical prose upon recordings by Cat Power, Bonnie Prince Billy and Nick Cave. Mick has been making solo instrumental records since 1997 for Chicago label Drag City.........MORE>

Monkey Plot

MATCH&FUSE - MONKEY PLOT + FRODE GJERSTAD / LANA TRIO + JOHN BUTCHER / FREE NELSON MANDOOM JAZZ / THE EIRIK TOFTE MATCH&FUSE ORCHESTRA

SAT 4 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £15 door / £24 3-day pass


Taking in four shows over three nights, in three venues, Match&Fuse festival 2014 features extreme jazz, brute rock, hip hop, beat boxers, doom jazz, happy jazz hard core, ambient soundscapes, electronica and acoustic free jazz, with a deliberate mixing of genres and styles on each night, specifically designed to bring a diversity of music to the audience. The festival features bands from Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Scotland and England. Originally set up by Dave Morecroft of WorldService Project in 2011, Match&Fuse is a touring exchange network and annual festival with the primary aim of connecting creative scenes across Europe. With an emphasis on local culture and its transmission across borders M&F facilitates shared platforms for like-minded artists and the creation of new artistic material through international collaboration and works within underground scenes that comprise distinctive audiences built through cutting-edge artistry..............MORE>

Vilda&Inga by Peter Gannushkin

Vilde&Inga + Ingar Zach (solo percussion)

SUN 5 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


Vilde&Inga is a young string duo playing acoustic free improvised music, featuring violin and double bass. By exploring nontraditional approaches to the instruments, the duo greatly expands their timbre palette. The wide horizons of colour allow the music to develop slowly and organically, yet with a keen underlying sense of compositional form. Vilde Sandve Alnæs and Inga Margrete Aas are classically trained musicians from Norway. They started to play together in 2010 and have studied at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. Their first album, Makrofauna, was released on ECM in March 2014..............MORE>

The Necks
In residence

THE NECKS: THREE DAY RESIDENCY

MON 6 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • SOLD OUT
TUES 7 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • SOLD OUT
WED 8 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • SOLD OUT

The Necks are one of the most distinctive and enthralling groups in music. Last November they took up residency at Cafe OTO, performing six sets over three sold out nights that were every bit as mesmeric as we could have hoped. We're delighted to welcome them back for another three nights that promise to be just as special. The hard-earned, almost telepathic rapport that Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have developed over the past 26 years is truly one of the most compelling in live music and it's a privilege to have them back here at OTO...........MORE>

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Ian MacGowan
Project Space

OTO PROJECT SPACE // Ian Macgowan - Windmap record launch

THU 9 OCTOBER '14 • 7PM-7:30PM • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY


We are very pleased to be presenting internationally renowned Irish trumpeter Ian MacGowan (pka Smith), who is celebrating the launch of his first solo brass recording, Windmap, being released by the Linear Obsessional label. MacGowan has been playing improvised music since arriving from Dublin in 1990 and has collaborated with Paul Rutherford, John Stevens, Lol Coxhill and Eddie Prévost among others. He helped to institute the London Improvisers Orchestra in 1998 with Steve Beresford and Evan Parker after the Butch Morris London Skyscraper tour, and also founded The Gathering with Maggie Nichols..............MORE>

Ingrid Laubrock

Haste (Ingrid Laubrock / Veryan Weston / Hannah Marshall) + Lauren Kinsella / Liam Noble / Chris Batchelor (trio)

THU 9 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


Haste is the improvising trio of German-born, NY-based saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, pianist Veryan Weston and cellist Hannah Marshall. Having played together for a few years, they put out their debut release - a live recording of a performance in Barcelona - on Emanem in 2011. Pianist Veryan Weston has been a leading member of the London improvisation scene for decades with numerous releases on Emanem and elsewhere. Cellist Hannah Marshall is a newer arrival who is already much in demand. Both have also been involved in pre-composed music. Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock has been a part of the London jazz scene since she arrived here around 20 years ago, but has been moving in somewhat freer circles since her recent move to New York City. Together they improvise chamber music of the highest order..............MORE>

Asiq Nargile

AŞIQ NARGILE + MUSTAFA KILÇIK

FRI 10 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


Once considered a pan-Caucasian musical tradition, today the music of aşıq bards is most closely associated with the music of Azerbaijan, though it can be still found in pockets throughout the Caucasus. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nargile Mehtiyeva has been playing saz (long-neck lute) and singing since the age of 15. A powerful solo performer, her singing is full of deep vocal expression and interspersed with bursts of lightning speed, highly ornamented saz........MORE>

Dirt Nonet

Dirt Nonet ensemble perform: ‘Summer Garden Photograph’

SAT 11 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


An International project-based collaboration of artists working together to create live musical-visual performances. The group established during a residency at DAR residency (Lithuania) in 2014, was formed out of the 9 original members chosen by Egidija Medeksaite (composer), Sound and Music, in partnership with The Lithuanian Composers’ Union, AIR KREMS and The ISCM - Slovak Section and A.I.R. KREMS (Austria). Each concert of ‘Summer Garden Photograph’ – the group’s first work (now touring across Europe) will evolve its structural process, making each performance unique, while allowing a flexible dynamic output..............MORE>

Katsura Yamauchi

Katsura Yamauchi & AKODE (Alan Wilkinson / Kim Johannesen, Ola Høyer / Dag Erik Knedal Andersen)

SUN 12 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


First appearance at Cafe OTO for Japanese saxophonist Katsura Yamauchi alongside British firebrand baritone saxophonist Alan Wilkinson's stunning 'Norwegian' quartet AKODE, with guitarist Kim Johannesen, bassist Ola Høyer, and drummer Dag Erik Knedal Andersen. Katsura Yamauchi picked up his first saxophone in the early 1970s and was quickly drawn to modern jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation. Born in Beppu, far from the traditional creative centers around the bigger cities in Japan, Yamauchi was until recently relatively unknown, but has now shown himself to be one of the most unique musicians in Japan..............MORE>

Borbetomagus

Hijokaidan / Hatsune Kaidan + Borbetomagus + Roger Turner / Pat Thomas / Alex Ward (trio)

MON 13 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £16 adv / £20 on the door


Colossal triple-bill featuring a coruscating line-up of legendary noise / free improv groups Hijokaidan and Borbetomagus, plus a heavyweight new trio of Roger Turner, Pat Thomas and Alex Ward. It was a massive disappointment when Borbetomagus had to cancel their OTO date - along with the rest of their EU tour - last October, and we're thrilled to finally have them over a year later. Joining them on the bill are Japanese Group Hijokaidan, who took the roof off when they closed out the Multipltap festival at OTO in May this year. The second half of their set will morph into a performance from their Hatsune Kaidan project with Hatsune Miku - a singing synthesizer application with a humanoid persona, developed by Crypton Future Media. Support comes in the form of a trio of great English jazz percussionist Roger Turner, the ever-compelling pianist Pat Thomas and polymathic guitarist/clarinetist Alex Ward..............MORE>

Jason Khan
Project Space

OTO PROJECT SPACE // Confront Recordings presents: Jason Kahn & Phil Julian "Valentines" CD Launch + THE SEEN

TUES 14 OCTOBER '14 • 6:00PM • PROJECT SPACE • Tickets : £6 / £10 includes copy of "Valentines" CD (on the door only)


A Confront Recordings launch event for the Jason Kahn & Phil Julian live electronics collaboration CD "Valentines". The pair will perform as a duo and then as part of Mark Wastell's improvising group THE SEEN. Mark Wastell has been organising larger formations of musicians, collectively known as THE SEEN, for over 10 years. Always comprising of an appropriate split between electronic and acoustic performers. Using predominantly improvised material with occasional instructions or themes distributed to individual musicians just prior to performance. No formation has ever been repeated, THE SEEN never stays static..............MORE>

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KAMMER KLANG - CHRISTIAN KESTEN & ANDREA NEUMANN + MARTIN CREED BAND

TUES 14 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 on the door


Kammer Klang presents Christian Kesten and Andrea Neumann, for a taste of the latest Berlin sound, and Martin Creed Band performing new songs and old favourites. Christian Kesten – composer, sound and intermedia artist, vocalist and performer – explores in his work the relation between sound and space, by focusing on the physical activity of creating the sound, the physical presence of the performer and the listener in space. This results in compositions which work with space as an own parameter, and/or site-specific works, often exploring the interaction of the audible and the visible. As a vocalist he has developed a repertoire of extended vocal techniques, focusing on noise and subtle nuances of timbres, working with the voice in a rather instrumental way..............MORE>

Peter Zummo

Peter Zummo 6tet: Peter Zummo / Ernie Brooks / Bill Ruyle / Oliver Coates / JD Twitch / Bass Clef

WED 15 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


Six artists, divided by an ocean but bound by a shared musical language, meet for the first time to perform open-form compositions and mutant pop gems. Peter Zummo (trombone, keyboard, voice) leads the New York contingent, which also includes Ernie Brooks (bass and acoustic guitars, voice) and Bill Ruyle (hammer dulcimer, percussion). The three have collaborated closely with the late cellist Arthur Russell, and with each other, since the late 1970s, as well as serving time in such legendary outfits as the Lounge Lizards (Zummo), the Modern Lovers (Brooks) and LaMama (Ruyle). The British contingent is made up of noted cellist Oliver Coates, as well as Keith McIvor, aka JD Twitch of Optimo, and Ralph Cumbers, aka Bass Clef, both of whom will provide beats and live processing..............MORE>

Makoto Kawabata

JAPANESE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014: RUINS & ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE

THU 16 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door


After the incredible 2010 edition, Japanese New Music Festival returns to OTO, bringing together Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Atsushi Tsuyama (Acid Mothers Temple) and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple) to present 8 acts between the 3 of them. "This performance at Cafe Oto had everything. And I mean everything. Solo sets. Duo sets. Trio sets. Songs. Instrumentals. Cover versions. Fanfares. Improvisation. Folk. Blues. Prog. Psych. Jazz. Drone. Throat singing. Guitar solos. Singing bowl solos. Bottle solos. Trouser zip solos. Miles Davis impersonations. Grown men wearing furniture on their heads. I swear I’m not making any of this up. This actually happened, at Cafe Oto. Most of all, however, this night had fun. Lots and lots of fun." - Mapsadaisical, review of the 2014 Japanese New Music Festival event.............MORE>

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In residence

PENULTIMATE PRESS AND KYE PRESENT: MATTHEW P.HOPKINS / MONIEK DARGE / CALL BACK THE GIANTS / ASTOR / VICKY LANGAN / GRAHAM LAMBKIN

FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
Matthew P.Hopkins / Moniek Darge / Call Back the Giants
SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
Astor / Vicky Langan / Graham Lambkin

Two days from two great labels Penultimate Press (UK) and Kye (USA) who've put out some fantastic releases from the likes of Graham Lambkin, Henning Christiansen, Stefan Jaworzyn, Jacques Brodier and Matthew P. Hopkins in recent years.

On the Friday, OTO hosts Tim Goss' macabre pop art project Call Back The Giants - who has carved out a unique musical vision over his past four LPs, composer/violinist/performer/audio artist Moniek Darge - who specialises in both soundscapes and live-art performances in which visual and musical aspects are combined and in interactional improvisation on violin, and Matthew P. Hopkins - whose solo work is characterised by processed voice, crude electronics, tape manipulation and found sounds.

On the Saturday, NY-based multidisciplinary artist and KYE label curator Graham Lambkin returns to OTO, alongside Irish artist Vicky Lanagan - whose vulnerable, emotionally charged performances envelop audiences in an often troublingly intense aura of dark intimacy, and Mark Harwood's project Astor - whose works encompass a wide variety of sources and techniques as a means of exploring audio that rubs shoulders with narrative, the visual and the hallucinogenic............MORE>

Ela Stiles

Ela Stiles + Virginia Wing

SUN 19 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

Over the years, Ela Stiles has built a name for herself as an adept musician in Sydney’s often strange and varied music scene. Moving beyond her work in local favourites Songs, she became a driving force in Melbourne outfit Bushwalking, releasing two records with the band while still based in Sydney and working on numerous projects. Her work with Nisa Venerosa and Karl Scullin in Bushwalking has obviously influenced the vocal performances found on her solo album, yet there is something beyond the jagged, new-Australiana here. A single vocal becomes far more powerful than amplified sound; the shock of being able to hide nothing is new in a tradition of rock music...........MORE>

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Project Space
In Residence

OTO PROJECT SPACE // IMPLOSION - JACEK SZCZEPANEK & SZCZEPAN ORŁOWSKI

MON 20 - SAT 25 OCTOBER '14 • DAILY • PROJECT SPACE • FREE ENTRY


Implosion is a sound installation of words. The voices of many Londoners tell us a single story of a person sonically isolated from the outside world. The voices sound out the text revealing details of language, delivery and accent which are then organised as music.

You might find yourself strolling through the character's lunatic imagination as they're exposed to unusual occurrences (meeting a firebird, diving into a tunnel, finding a sinister philharmonic) or bouncing off the words like in a pinball machine. Immerse yourself in the spatial sound setup or get up and look for other sound sources in Cafe OTO’s project space..............MORE>


Evan Parker
In residence

Evan@70: Evan Parker + The Necks

MON 20 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £15 adv / £18 on the door / £70 7-day pass

Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark his 70th year, Parker curates a week of performances at the Vortex and Cafe OTO.

For the first night of the celebrations, Parker performs with the legendary Australian improvising trio The Necks. Parker has only performed with The Necks on one previous occasion for the BBC's Late Junction last year, with the Australian trio specifically requesting him as somebody with whom they'd like to record a session. Tony Buck later credited the experience of playing with Parker as being largely influential in the remarkable set The Necks played at Cafe OTO later the same day. Tonight's performance brings four masters of their craft back together to build on the tantalising fragments they laid down last time around...........MORE>

Jerusalem In My Heart by Tanya Traboulsi

Jerusalem In My Heart

TUES 21 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) has been a live audio-visual happening since 2005, with Montréal-based producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at its core. Moumneh is a Lebanese national who has spent a large part of his adult life in Canada and has been a fixture of the Montréal independent music community from his early days as guitarist in various notable 90s bands to his tireless activity as a sound engineer and producer over the last decade. Moumneh is also active in the Beirut and Lebanese experimental music scenes, where he spends a few months every year. With performances occurring 1-3 times per year, no two Jerusalem In My Heart events have ever been the same: configurations have ranged from 2 to 24 participants, with varying degrees of theatrical stage action alongside a film/video component. Moumneh's vocals and purposefully blown-out sonic sensibility have been the consistent thread, but the music of JIMH has never repeated itself either – one of the reasons Moumneh has resisted any official documentation or definitive recording of the project over the past eight years...........MORE>

Evan Parker
In residence

Evan@70: Evan Parker + AMM (John Tilbury & Eddie Prévost)

WED 22 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £70 7-day pass

Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark his 70th year, Parker curates a week of performances at the Vortex and Cafe OTO.

For the third night of the celebrations, Parker performs with longstanding collaborators, the pioneering British free improvisation group AMM in their current incarnation of John Tilbury and Eddie Prévost. Percussionist Prévost was one of the group’s founders and is also the author to several books about improvisation. Piano player Tilbury is considered one of the major interpreters of contemporary piano music, particularly Anglo American composers such as Cage, Feldman and Cardew, in addition being an improviser. Tilbury is also author to a biography of Cornelius Cardew. Parker has released recording with both Tilbury and Prévost as well as founding the Freedom of the City festival with Prévost in 2001...........MORE>

Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo - Solo Acoustic + Xu Shaoyang

THU 23 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • SOLD OUT


Singer-songwriter, visual artist, record producer and co-founder of Sonic Youth, Lee Ranaldo is an iconic guitar player with a solo discography that spans three decades. This is a very rare chance to see him playing solo and acoustic. "When Last Night on Earth gets it right, the results are magical – the searing ‘The Rising Tide’ is the highlight of any post-Youth output to date – and whilst we’re likely to be denied the special alchemy that the four of them seemed capable of conjuring up with such consummate ease for so long for the foreseeable future, we still have the opportunity to hear genuine pioneers of alternative rock making music on their own terms – we should cherish them while we can." - The Line of Best Fit, review of 'Last Night On Earth'.............MORE>

Evan Parker
In residence

Evan@70: Evan Parker / John Edwards / John Russell

FRI 24 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £70 7-day pass

Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark his 70th year, Parker curates a week of performances at the Vortex and Cafe OTO.

For the fifth night of the celebrations, Parker performs with two great improvising musicians with whom he has had many memorable encounters in the past in the form of bassist John Edwards and guitarist John Russell. "Improvisation as it should be—players completely attuned to each other and their instruments—yet aware of the listeners' reactions as well. Parker is well established—and with good reason—as one of the best improvisers of our time. He plays intuitively, his changes, movement and sense of need completely right." - All About Jazz, review of Parker/Edwards/Russell at The Vortex, 2013..........MORE>

Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance + Noveller

SAT 25 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


Solo show from Ben Chasny's (Comets on Fire, Rangda, New Bums) long-running psych/drone/avant/folk project, Six Organs of Admittance. Taking as much inspirations from ambient textures and noise squall as it does on the fingerpicked acoustic guitar which has formed the bedrock of Chasny's recorded output, the Six Organs of Admittance sound has expanded to encompass a huge sonic span. Initially starting as a solo endeavour, it has since welcomed a wide array of collaborators both on recordings and in live performances, including the likes of Chris Corsano, Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers), and Alex Neilson. Chasny performs a solo set tonight, drawing on a vast and varied discography. Support comes from Noveller - the solo electric guitar project of Austin-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate............MORE>

Evan Parker
In residence

Evan@70: Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble with Phil Wachsmann / Barry Guy / Adam Linson / Paul Obermayer / Lawrence Casserley

SUN 26 OCTOBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £70 7-day pass

Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark his 70th year, Parker curates a week of performances at the Vortex and Cafe OTO.

For the final night of the celebrations, Parker ends the week on a high with a rare performance with his Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. Formed in 1990 as a sextet to explore the possibilities of real time signal processing in an improvising context, it has grown to an astonishing eighteen piece chamber orchestra. With a shifting line-up that has included the likes of Ikue Mori, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton and Peter Evans in previous incarnations, the Ensemble aims to exploit the constantly evolving possibilities that technology provides in a large group setting..........MORE>

Karen Gwyer

Opal Tapes at Cafe OTO: Karen Gwyer + Patricia + Wanda Group + Holovr + Basic House (DJ)

MON 27 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


Opal Tapes has rapidly gained a formidable reputation in the landscape of underground machine music, skating the dark terrain between disorienting noise collage and joyous rhythmic electronics and quickly making its international mark on the adventurous record buyer's consciousness. Karen Gwyer is a US-born Londoner with a small bunch of divine releases to her name on both Opal Tapes and No Pain In Pop. Gwyer casually summons the feeling of a warmer, more futuristic Popol Vuh, other comparisons including Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Cabaret Voltaire, Cluster or even an instrumental, more rhythmic Fever Ray..............MORE>

Mel Davis by Fabio Lugaro

The People Band + Guests - A Celebratory Tribute To Mel Davis

TUES 28 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


The People Band return to Cafe OTO to celebrate the life and music of Mel Davis - an outstanding figure on the British improv scene - who left us on 28 October 2013. Besides the People Band, Mel's spiritual home, the gig will feature many talented musicians and other special guests. For this concert The People Band is likely to include Terry Day, George Khan, Mike Figgis, Paul Jolly, Davey Payne, Charlie Hart, Adam Hart, Lyn Dobson and Tony Edwards..............MORE>

Anthony Pateras by Traianos Pakioufakis

Anthony Pateras + Rafael Toral

WED 29 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


A pair of solo improvisations from two distinctive artists. Anthony Pateras is a pianist and composer from Melbourne, living and working in Brussels. His work is unified by the simultaneous investigation of the formalized, intuitive, electronic and acoustic. Not one to be easily pigeon-holed, his eclectic creative output has led him to collaborate with artists as varied as Han Bennink, Paul Lovens, Stephen O’Malley, The Necks and Mike Patton. Rafael Toral is an electronic musicians whose practice focuses on the physical performance of experimental electronic instruments to deliver music that is full of clarity and space, articulating silence and sound in a thoughtful, yet physical way. Formerly known for his drone/ ambient work with guitar and electronics, he has since collaborated with the likes of Jim O'Rourke, Evan Parker, Chris Corsano, Alvin Lucier, John Zorn, and Christian Marclay..............MORE>

Zoviet France

10 Years of alt.vinyl with :Zoviet*France: + Winter Family + Rhodri Davies

THU 30 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


Its been a strange trip. 10 years, 1 record store, 1 festival, untold gigs, 60 label releases and counting, and working with some of the most dynamic, creative artists in contemporary music on a roster that includes Zoviet * France, Rhodri Davies, Winter Family, Richard Dawson, Liz Allbee & Burkhard Beins, John Butcher & Gino Robair, Nikos Veliotis & Xavier Charles, Aaron More, Nick Mott, Daniel Padden, Family Elan, Nalle, MV&EE, Prurient, Jazzfinger, Demons, Astral Social Club, Atom Earth Mother, Hapsburg Braganza, Control Unit, C Joynes, Warm Digits, Karl Bosmann, Hive Mind, Robedoor, Burial Hex, Anahita, Helena Espvall & Marcia Bassett, Riel, Anla Courtis and many more.............MORE>

Mark Fell

Mark Fell / Keith Fullerton Whitman + Thomas Ankersmit

FRI 31 OCTOBER '14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £15 on the door


Hard to think of a more exciting prospect as two of electronic music's great pioneers come together as part of a new project. Mark Fell's work - ranging from minimal electronic music, to sound installations and audio-visual works - has placed him at the forefront of a rapidly expanding area of extreme and independent computer music, whilst few musicians are able to so fully occupy electronic music's collective conscious as much as Keith Fullerton Whitman. Long-time admirers of each other's work, they have only recently started collaborating and this will be their first tour together - you can guarantee it will be one not to miss. We'll have an extra PA system in for the night to ensure full quadrophonic immersion. Also on the bill is a welcome return to OTO for Dutch-born, Berlin based electronic musician and installation artist Thomas Ankersmit, who will be giving the debut performance of a new piece commissioned by Cafe OTO specially for this event...............MORE>

Harald Grosskopf by Detlef Maugsch

Harald Grosskopf + Pye Corner Audio + Glottalstop

SUN 2 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £14 on the door


In the late 70’s Harald Grosskopf took to an apartment with his Minimoog and recorded one of the first great albums to be tagged kosmische, Synthesist. His work in the 80’s has had something of a revival of late, thanks to high profile fans like Oneohtrix Point Never. His shimmering, propulsive synth pieces manage to be both experimental and accessible, and is a touchstone for many modern out-sounds. Be Prepared could not be more delighted to present this rare London show..............MORE>

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KAMMER KLANG - JULIET FRASER & MAXIME ECHARDOUR IN A NEW WORK BY ANDREW HAMILTON + LINA LAPELYTE

TUES 4 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 on the door


Kammer Klang presents Juliet Fraser (voice) and Maxime Echardour (percussion) performing a new work by Andrew Hamilton, and Lina Lapelyte singing her own work. Lina Lapelyte lives and works in London and Vilnius. She is an artist, composer, musician and performer. In her recent operas such as Have a good Day! and Candy Shop she has been exploring the phenomena of song, using it as an object with which to examine issues of displacement, otherness and beauty. Along with Rie Nakajima, Richard Skelton and Jennifer Walshe, Lapelyte was shortlisted for the 2014 Arts Foundation award for experimental music..............MORE>

Rodion G.A.

Upset The Rhythm presents: RODION G.A.

WED 5 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


RODION G.A. are without doubt, one of music’s best-kept secrets. That’s despite being around for nearly forty years. The story begins when a musical visionary decided to form his own band in Romania four decades ago. It was between 1975 and 1976, when the Rodion G.A. story begins. That’s when Rodion Rosca formed the band that bore his name. This would be no ordinary band, far from it. Rodion G.A. would become one of the most innovative bands in Romanian musical history. In 1975, Rodion joined with Gicu Farcas and Adrian Caparu to complete the lineup of Rodion G.A. By 1975, Rodion had amassed an eclectic selection of equipment and established a reputation as a D.I.Y. tech wizard. He created his own unique way of creating music on reel-to-reel tape recorders, using the various tape machines to multitrack. His nascent studio included several Tesia tape recorders, drum machines, phasers, flangers and fuzz pedals. Then there were a toy Casio VL Tone and a Soviet made Faemi organ. Like the music Rodion G.A. were making, the equipment they were using was just as leftfield and eclectic..............MORE>

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Cordyceps Is Your Friend: Ewa Justka + Embla Quickbeam + Luke Jordan + Pascal Savy + Grapefruits + Laid Eyes (filmprojection) + Electric Knife Records (DJ)

FRI 7 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £4 adv / £5 door / £10 with screenprinted poster


Sonic seeds and spores from Polish electronic noise artist Ewa Justka, hypnotic Brighton-based musician Embla Quickbeam, sculptural sound artist Luke Jordan, electro-acoustic composer Pascal Savy, and synth/cello improv duo Grapefruits. Plus filmprojektion from Laid Eyes and Electric Knife Records DJing throughout and til late. Ewa Justka is a Polish electronic noise artist based in London. She currently studies BA Sound Arts & Design at London College of Communication. She completed an internship in physical computing at STEIM, Amsterdam, where she was working on documentation of Black Box modular system. Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating..............MORE>

Valerio Tricoli

Valerio Tricoli + Spyros Polychronopoulos + Michael Speers

SUN 9 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


One of Italy's more enigmatic electronic musicians - Tricoli has been investigating the complex relationship between self, sound and devices for more than a decade - Psychic processes translated in soundscapes, and vice versa. He is a member of 3/4 Hand Been Eliminated (Häpna / Die Schactel) - a super-group drawn from Italy's improvising community that carries on the mantle handed down by This Heat, intertwining musique concrete and free improv with rock dynamics. His two solo works on Bowindo 'Metaprogramming within the eye of the storm' and 'Did They? Did I?' offer up two slabs of brilliantly baffling musique concrete and his nimble production work added much to the distinct soundworld of Autistic Daughters' two records and Dean Roberts 'Be Mine Tonight' (Kranky). Most recent album, Miseri Lares on PAN crafts a visceral and oppressive sonic morass in a masterclass of crafted sound and unsettling textures..............MORE>

Dave Smith

Dave Smith - solo piano

MON 10 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


British composer and pianist Dave Smith performs a selection of his works for piano, including his '9th Piano Concert'. A member of the Scratch Orchestra in the 1970's and a contemporary and collaborator of Cornelius Cardew, Gavin Bryars and John White amongst others, Smith has amassed an extensive body of work that draws on a wide range of influences from contemporary composition to Javanese classical and Albanian folk musics. Many of his piano works have been performed by pianist John Tilbury (including 'Al Contrario' at OTO last December), who remains a strong supporter..............MORE>

Luke Abbott

Luke Abbott + Karen Gwyer + Laura Cannell

TUES 11 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £11.50 adv / £TBA on the door


Gearing up for the release of his second album Wysing Forest, due on 23 June via Border Community, Luke Abbott has recently revealed new album cuts ‘Amphis’ & ‘Free Migration’; it's bubbling synths and quickening pace making for a quietly exhilarating trip. An accompanying live touring schedule has kept Luke and his handcrafted hardware-jams rumbling across the clubs, gigs and festival of Europe throughout the years. Somewhere between the twin poles of Krautrock and techno, Luke’s hypnotic entrancements seem to connect with something deep, intuiting an urge to dance that is seemingly innate..............MORE>

Steve Gunn by Constance Mensh

Steve Gunn & Mike Cooper

WED 12 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


Two great guitarists make a welcome return to OTO, playing both solo and in a very special duo set following the release of their new collaborative album, Cantos de Lisboa. Steve Gunn has been a stalwart of the American experimental scene for closing in on a decade. He has a prodigious talent for fusing traditional american song structures with a raga influence and is known by many for his contributions as one half of the core duo behind GHQ (with Marcia Bassett) as well as for his many other affiliations with underground luminaries such as Tom Carter, The Magik Markers and Marc Orleans. Mike Cooper should need no introduction - for the past 45 years he has been an international musical explorer pushing the boundaries of his music. Initially a folk-blues guitarist he is as responsible as anyone else - and more so than many - for ushering in the blues boom in the U.K. in the late '60s. Cantos de Lisboa finds both artists effortlessly falling into step with one another in a recording that perfectly reflects - and builds on - the talents involved..............MORE>

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Peter Walker

THU 13 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


Having played one of the first ever public shows at Cafe OTO, it's a long overdue return for cult American folk guitarist Peter Walker. Noted for dynamic instrumental pieces inspired by the Indian Raga and Spanish flamenco traditions blended with traditional American folk and occasional rock influences, Walker’s debut LP Rainy Day Raga was released by Vanguard Records in 1966, followed by the release of Second Poem in 1968. Along with Sandy Bull, John Fahey, and Robbie Basho, Walker is considered one of the premier guitarists of his generation. On Second Poem, Walker plays guitar and sitar and is accompanied by flutist Jim Pepper (of The Free Spirits) along with violin, tabla, & tamboura. Walker is the missing link between Ravi Shankar and Timothy Leary in more ways than one..............MORE>

Peter Brötzmann
LJF

Peter Brötzmann / Steve Noble / Jason Adasiewicz

FRI 14 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £14 door / £20 two-day pass
SAT 15 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £12 adv / £14 door / £20 two-day pass


Two day residency featuring three of the quartet who blew the house down on their last visit - subsequently released as 'Mental Shake' on OTOROKU. Brötzmann is a seminal figure in Euro-improv, whose forthright playing contrasts with the shimmering vibraphone of Adasiewicz and Noble’s probing, driving percussion patterns. Brötz's duo with the hard-hitting vibes player Jason Adasiewicz which began at the 2011 Vision festival in NYC, and Noble has been a regular collaborator in recent years, with their interplay being brilliantly documented in last year's I Am Here Where Are You. Definitely one not to be missed!.............MORE>

Tatsuhisa Yamamoto
LJF

Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto / John Edwards + Xomaltesc Tbobhni

MON 17 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 door / £15 two-day pass with 18 November


First of two nights featuring the Japanese acoustic drummer Tatsuhisa Yamamoto and Italian pianist Giovanni Di Domenico. One of the brightest lights of Japan's improv scene, this will be the first visit to OTO for Tatsuhisa Yamamoto since his fantastic two-day residency split with the Barbican in 2011, and it's a pleasure to have him back. Giovanni Di Domenico's myriad influences have formed into a compellingly original style that has seen him play with the likes of Jim O'Rourke, Nate Wooley, Arve Henriksen and Toshimaru Nakeamura. Joining them will be bassist John Edwards, who formed part of a fantastic quartet alongside Di Domenico, Steve Noble and the great Japanese saxophonist Akira Sakata at OTO earlier this year. Also on the bill will be Xomaltesc Tbobhni, the relentlessly exacting duo of drummer Paull Abbott and saxophonist Seymour Wright..............MORE>

Giovanni Di Domenico by Dawid Laskowski
LJF

Giovanni Di Domenico + Tatsuhisa Yamamoto / Pat Thomas + Xomaltesc Tbobhni

TUES 18 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 door / £15 two-day pass with 17 November


Second of two nights featuring the Japanese acoustic drummer Tatsuhisa Yamamoto and Italian pianist Giovanni Di Domenico. One of the brightest lights of Japan's improv scene, this will be the first visit to OTO for Tatsuhisa Yamamoto since his fantastic two-day residency split with the Barbican in 2011, and it's a pleasure to have him back. Giovanni Di Domenico's myriad influences have formed into a compellingly original style that has seen him play with the likes of Jim O'Rourke, Nate Wooley, Arve Henriksen and Toshimaru Nakeamura. For this evening, Di Domenico will perform a solo set, whilst Tatsuhisa Yamamoto performs in a duo with pianist Pat Thomas, with whom he struck up a hypnotic repartee at The Barbican last time around. Also on the bill will be Xomaltesc Tbobhni, the relentlessly exacting duo of drummer Paull Abbott and saxophonist Seymour Wright..............MORE>

Orphy Robinson
LJF

Black Top #12: Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson with special guest Jamaaladeen Tacuma + Xomaltesc Tbobhni

WED 19 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 door / £15 two-day pass
THU 20 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 door / £15 two-day pass


Black Top is back with the 12th event in the series for two nights as part of the 2014 London Jazz Festival. Performing with them across both nights will be very special guest, Jamaaladeen Tacuma on electric bass. In the 1970's, Tacuma became a member of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time band and subsequently toured with and performed on some of Coleman's historic recordings, as well as performing with artists as diverse as Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Marc Ribot, Derek Bailey, Pharoah Sanders, Grover Washington Jr., Peter Murphy, and The Roots among others.

The ad hoc 'Black Top' series is dedicated to exploring the intersection of live instruments and technology such as the looping and sampling used in dub, reggae and other worldly noises - using improvisation to explore these black influences but not necessarily from an African American perspective. Also on the bill are Xomaltesc Tbobhni, the relentlessly exacting duo of drummer Paul Abbott and saxophonist Seymour Wright, forming part of their own four night residency at OTO across the week of the London Jazz Festival..............MORE>


Hakon Stene
LJF

Håkon Stene + Sigbjørn Apeland

FRI 21 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


The Hubro label presents Norwegian percussionist Håkon Stene's Lush Laments For Lazy Mammal and improvising harmonium player Sigbjørn Apeland's Glossolalia. Håkon Stene is a Norwegian percussionist specializing in contemporary music performance. In addition to performing in a variety of contexts throughout Europe, he is currently involved in artistic research and teaching at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Sigbjørn Apeland (born 1966) is a Norwegian record producer, musician (organ, harmonium) and the only Norwegian to have obtained a doctorate in ethnomusicology. He is known for his distinctive mix of folk music, church music and improvised music. He works as an organist, and specialized in free jazz with the legendary British drummer John Stevens; he has contributed to numerous recordings with Nils Økland and Sigrid Moldestad, folk singers Åsne Valland Nordli, Berit Opheim Versto and Agnes Buen Garnås, jazz musicians Øyvind Skarbø, Per Jørgensen and Bjørn Kjellemyr, electronica innovators Alog and noise duo Golden Serenades, in addition to many others..............MORE>

Jan Jelinek and Masayoshi Fujita

JAN JELINEK AND MASAYOSHI FUJITA + ISNAJ DUI + OLD BONES

SAT 22 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


Electronic music pioneer Jan Jelinek performs a one-off UK live show with Japanese experimental vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita. Jelinek has been at the forefront of German electronic music since his early forays into glitch and micro-house. Together they create expansive audio tapestries weaving together sounds of Jazz, Techno and Krautrock into an unmissable live experience. Also on the bill is Katie English, aka Isnaj Dui, who writes neo-impressionistic music using flutes, homemade dulcimers and electronics, and the debut performance of the new music project by Stefan Panczak (Inch-time / Mystery Plays Records) - Old Bones.............MORE>

Mark Sanders
LJF

Deep Whole Trio (Paul Dunmall / Paul Rogers / Mark Sanders) + Colin Webster & Mark Holub

SUN 23 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


Three masters at work in the form of saxophonist Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums, performing as Deep Whole Trio, with support from the duo of drummer Mark Holub and saxophonist Colin Webster. For 30 years Paul has carved out a reputation for himself and is now widely recognized as one of the most uncompromising and talented reed players on the International jazz/improvised music scene. Whether playing in Small or large groups, his musical sensitivity and imagination, combined with a powerful sound, make him one of the most distinctive improvisers playing today. He has performed with Alice Coltrane, Johnny Guitar Watson, Danny Thompson, LJCO, Mujician, Henry Grimes/Andrew Cyrille and a duo with Chris Corsano..............MORE>

Thomas Buckner

Thomas Buckner presents 'Mystery of the River' - A concert tribute to Robert Ashley

TUES 25 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


The late, great, pioneering American contemporary composer, Robert Ashley, sadly passed away earlier this year but we were lucky enough to host a mesmeric residency with him at OTO in 2012 that will live long in the memories of all those lucky enough to attend. Tonight, the acclaimed baritone and long-time champion of new music, Thomas Buckner presents a program of pieces written especially for him by Robert Ashley in their 30+ years of working together. Works include the stand-alone pieces ‘World War III, Just the Highlights’ and ‘Tract’, and two completely re-conceived concert versions of arias from the opera “Atalanta, Acts of God”: ‘The Producer Speaks’, and ‘Mystery of the River’.............MORE>

Shapednoise

Alien Jams presents: Shapednoise + oMMM + Design a Wave + Shelley Parker (DJ)

THU 27 NOVEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


Alien Jams welcomes Shapednoise, oMMM and Design a Wave to Cafe OTO. Shelley Parker will also be djing throughout the evening. Traveling from Berlin for his debut live set in London, Shapednoise aka Nino Pedone is one of the founders of Repitch Recordings, 1/2 of Violetshaped, as well as a solo artist in his own right. He has released music on Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions as well as Opal Tapes, and most recently has a 12" on Russian Torrent Versions. With work that spans from gutter crawling experimental noise that might be found on a lost horror soundtrack, to all-encompassing mechanical techno, Shapednoise scours every dark corner of the Earth for his dread-filled offerings.............MORE>

John Butcher by Peter Gannushkin
In residence

John Butcher at 60

FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
- John Butcher + Rhodri Davies (electric harp)
- Magda Mayas (piano) + Angharad Davies (amplified violin)
- John Butcher + Gino Robair (drums & electronics) + dieb13 (turntables)

SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBER '14 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door / £18 2-day pass
- John Butcher + Guillaume Viltard + Dominic Lash + Olie Brice (double basses)
- Gino Robair + Rhodri Davies + Adam Bohman
- Vellum: John Butcher + Magda Mayas (piano) + Tony Buck (drums)


A very special two-day residency to celebrate the 60th birthday of one of the greats of improvised music - John Butcher. Featuring a line-up comprised of some of Butcher's closest and most long-standing collaborators as well as some brand-new groupings brought together specially for these two days, this should be a unmissable celebratory residency for a musician who has provided a whole host of highlights at Cafe OTO since we opened.

John Butcher is a saxophonist of rare grace and power, who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of jazz and other musics, to encompass a staggering range of harmonics, multiphonics, overtones, percussive sounds, and electronic feedback. But his playing is far more than merely an array of special effects: it's characterised by an intensity that propels it into strange new places that are both incredibly beautiful and deeply exhilarating...........MORE>

Meta Meta

Metá Metá

MON 1 DECEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £13 on the door


Over a squalling mass of improvised guitar and sax, a twisted, almost broken female vocal cries out to Exu, the gatekeeper of the Afro-Brazilian religion Candomblé. This is the ‘Afro-punk’ sound of Metá Metá - vocalist Juçara Marçal, saxophonist Thiago França and guitarist Kiko Dinucci – a trio of São Paulo’s most sought after musicians, struggling to survive the 21st century sonic schizophrenia of their home city. Metá Metá’s second album, and debut for the Mais Um Discos label, MetaL MetaL launches itself from the ancient chants of the orixás into a dirty brew of psychedelic samba, distorted jazz and Afro-punk. The band are all followers of candomblé yet they do not use the orixás to preach certain beliefs but to provide a framework within which to tell their stories.............MORE>

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KAMMER KLANG - PLUS-MINUS & ALEXANDER SCHUBERT / KIT DOWNES & MOONDOG

TUES 2 DECEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £7 adv / £9 on the door


Kammer Klang presents Plus-Minus performing a new work by Alexandre Schubert, and Kit Downes performing Moondog's organ works on a Hammond organ. Plus- Minus is an Anglo/Belgium octet committed to presenting new work alongside landmark modern repertoire. Formed in 2003 by Joanna Bailie and Matthew Shlomowitz, Plus-Minus is distinguished by its interest in avant-garde, conceptual, and experimental open instrumentation pieces such as Stockhausen‘s 1963 classic, from which the group takes its name..............MORE>

Laetitia Sadier by David Thayer

Dig That Treasure! presents: Laetitia Sadier + Jane Weaver + Let’s Eat Grandma

FRI 5 DECEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door


A return to Cafe Oto for Laetitia Sadier, best known as frontwoman for Stereolab. The first night of a tour promoting new solo album Something Shines, this performance promises to be special. Few musicians can claim to have made such a mark on the British music scene in the last thirty years. As a member of Stereolab, she’s released ten full albums, gaining along the way a large dedicated fanbase and acclaim that rightfully singles out Stereolab as "one of the most influential alternative bands of the '90s”. With influences as wide as Krautrock, bossa-nova and French pop, the band sculpted a truly original and distinctive sound, one that journalist Simon Reynolds describes as "always the same, always different".............MORE>

Citation City

Jennifer Walshe + Sharon Gal & Andie Brown + People Like Us

TUES 9 DECEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door


A programme of sound and vision in three sets; presenting new music by four unique performers, and including the UK Premiere of "CITATION CITY" by People Like Us. Citation City is inspired by 'The Arcades Project' by Walter Benjamin, created from 1000s of clippings of text and visual media from 19th Century Paris, collaged using a system of "convolutes", collated around subjects of key motifs, historical figures, social types, cultural objects from the time. By gathering and assembling such groups of similar yet unrelated, he revealed a hidden, magical encyclopaedia of affinities, a massive and labyrinthine architecture of a collective dream city. On reading Benjamin, his forward thinking approach to editing astonished Vicki Bennett, and the similarity of their creative processes of cutting and collating extensive lists of subject matter by context.............MORE>

Poppy Ackroyd

Denovali Records presents: Poppy Ackroyd + Piano Interrupted + Carlos Cipa

SAT 20 DECEMBER '14 • 8:00PM • £13 adv / £15 on the door


Poppy Ackroyd is a performer and composer from London who is currently based in Edinburgh. Classically trained on violin and piano, she fell in love with contemporary piano music and with the piano beyond the keys, discovering the world of sound that could be made from other parts of the instrument. Realising the violin had the same potential, she has spent the last few years composing delicate, intricate and beautifully atmospheric music by manipulating and multi-tracking sounds from these two instruments. Piano Interrupted is the brainchild of London-based pianist and composer Tom Hodge and French electronic producer Franz Kirmann.............MORE>