Wednesday 1 June 2016, 8pm
Ora Clementi is the duo of Canadian sound artist crys cole and Australian composer/performer James Rushford.
The collaboration is a unique investigation into liminal performance states in an interpersonal context, often focusing on text and speech as preconscious thought processes. Central to cole and Rushford's duo are questions surrounding interpretation, the function of memory, semiotics, and the syntactical discipline of sound within both listener and performer.
Utilizing various musical approaches in unorthodox and disorienting ways, their work often incorporates field recordings, electronics, contact mics, various wind and keyboard instruments, percussion and voice. Using movement, conceptual performance practice and both amplified and acoustic sound, Ora Clementi plays with the subtleties of sensory perception, seeking to create a dreamlike context hovering between musical performance and pure abstraction.
An audiovisual collaboration of two sisters - Antonina Nowacka (voice/processing) and Bogumiła Piotrowska (live visuals). Works of duo appear as oneiric visions built up with a use of abstract, operatic vocalization, flowing in the jungle of psychedelic visuals, created in a real time from scratch with complex forms of video feedback. An unique transgressive phenomenon oscillating between concert, performance, installation and video art. WIDT had released two audiovisual albums: POINT#3 VHS (2015, Pointless Geometry) and WIDT cd/dvd (2016, Zoharum), both appreciated by the renowned british magazine The Quietus. The duo had performed - among others - on the avant-garde festival KRAAK in Brussels, in the legendary Cafe OTO in London, in the unique silent green Kulturquartier in Berlin, on the prestigious festival Przemiany in the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. In September 2016 they accomplished their first UK tour.
WIDT's performance in Cafe OTO is a part of the European tour supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland.
Derek Baron is a musician from Chicago, currently based in New York City, where he is a part of the electroacoustic bricolage group Causings. His solo music uses found sound, homemade processors, and speech acts to open up possibilities of musical spacing. His forthcoming debut vinyl release on Penultimate Press muses on the interior and exterior via explorations of history, memory, listening, domestic ambience and the collective understanding of sound as amorphous matter. This is Derek Baron’s first UK appearance.
For this show he will play alongside John Welsh, a guitar-centered experimental musician and composer based in New York City. He has released solo music on The Freedom Garden tape label and is a member of the collective group Causings. He received his Master's in Composition from Wesleyan University.