Thursday 29 September 2016, 8pm

Accident Du Travail + Carers + Sholto Dobie

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“Gripping, detailed, stately improvisation — a bit like the ùrlars in classical bagpipe music — which nervily mixes the sternly doom-laden with precarious, other-worldly wonderment.” – Honest Jon's

Debut OTO show for Accident Du Travail – the duo of Julie Normal and Olivier Demeaux, who make brooding and engrossing use of the harmonium as well as the rare and widely sought-after ondes martenot.

“The two instruments are played through each other rather than against – the relationship is remarkably unhierarchical, and the pieces are immersive, fine-grained and meditative. Drawn out modulations between higher and lower registers produce tidal oscillations from reedy white noise, sibilant with overtone, to passages of sonorous bass. It’s dramatic, suspenseful music; what seems human warmth becomes metallic and alien, humid jungles grow from bare stone, breath and bodily pulse morph into air raid sirens and paranoia.” – The WIRE


Carers is abstract electronic music from Sheffield by Robin Barnes, who released the "'s Eternity, Ester"/Easter 12" this summer. For this show at Cafe Oto they will be playing a live sampler set of all new material.

Sholto Dobie

Sholto Dobie is a Scottish artist and musician based in London. He performs live with diatonic symphony hurdy gurdy, concertinas and voice as well as other small portable instruments. He is also founder and curator of the event series Muckle Mouth.