We were delighted to host a very special stream featuring some of the incredible artists that we've been lucky enough to release on our in-house TakuRoku label this year, in collaboration with Belgium's ever-vital grassroots venue, Les Ateliers Claus!
Les Ateliers Claus is the hub of European experimental music and has been a frequent collaborator over the years, with a programme that echoes OTO's and a shared ethos. More recently, Les Ateliers Claus has been very supportive of our TakuRoku label. This stream is dedicated to TakuRoku musicians who are based in Belgium, performing from Les Ateliers Claus and streamed from OTO! The livestream will also feature a special interview on each artist filmed at the space too.
It's been such a positive energy force and inspiration for us to know, a place like Les Ateliers Claus exists, especially under these uncertain times when now more than ever it's important to stay connected. Special thanks to Tommy De Nys, Christophe Albertijn and Frans Claus.
As autodidact, Farida Amadou draws the most exciting sounds out of her bass without losing sight of the musicality. In her, to date, short musical career, she makes her mark (inter)nationally in challenging collaborations with people such as Peter Brötzmann, Thurston Moore, Mette Rasmussen and Julien Desprez.