Thursday 21 February 2019, 7.30pm
Presented by Bad Bonn & Spezialmaterial
Behind the walls of this rather stiff looking building at the border of a remote lake in the middle of Switzerland’s no man’s land you find one of the most exquisite concert venues of the country: Bad Bonn. No matter if metal, antifolk, country, electronica, indie or hip-hop—the venue has presented everything that was relevant at the outer fringes of pop music since 1991.
Cio Assereto is a Swiss promoter, DJ, and music enthusiast. Under the Spezialmaterial-banner he provides a steady stream of off-kilter-dance-music. Be it a concert by Autechre at Lucerne’s Boa back in the days, or an all-night DJ set by Vladimir Ivkovic and Lena Willikens at Zurich’s Zukunft, Cio exactly knows how to make a crowd dance to music that actually can be listened to.
Oto Nove Swiss is a three-day festival at London's Café Oto presenting adventurous musicians and bands from Switzerland and the UK. Initiated by Bad Bonn, Südpol Luzern, and Präsens Editionen, 2019 marks the festival’s second installment. Together with L'Amalgame Yverdon, La Cave 12 and Spezialmaterial—this year’s guest-curators—live gigs and DJ sets by Andrew Weatherall, Belia Winnewisser, ASDA, Tout Bleu, Norbert Möslang, Ester Poly, and more are on the line-up.
With the kind support by Pro Helvetia, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Fondation Suisa, and Swiss Cultural Fund UK.
For this gig at Café Oto Weatherall will play a special Music’s Not For Everyone set.
Andrew Weatherall is—among others—responsible for acid house’s blossoming in the UK, he was part of Warp-signed duo Two Lone Swordsmen, he produced Primal Scream’s album Screamadelica, he has remixed music by Björk, New Order, and Saint Etienne, and he runs the label Rotters Golf Club to this date. After decades in the business as DJ, producer, writer, radio host, and label owner, Weatherall is still on top of things. His latest musical discoveries he presents during his epic DJ sets—on his own or together with Sean Johnston as A Love From Outer Space—and his Music’s Not For Everyone show on NTS Radio alike.
Louis Schild is a Swiss bass player with strong ties to the noise-, improv-, and free jazz-scenes. Among other things, Schild performs and records together with Antoine Läng, David Meier, and Raphaël Ortis as Léon. For this night at Café Oto Schild presents an exclusive live concert together with Gaspar Pahud. The two musicians create imposing sounds that materialize in space, or as they put it: “Even in its most intangible aspect—sound totally isolated from its source—music is felt as movement that is realized in space. Hit the ground to calm the volcano.”
Tout Bleu is a Geneva-based trio consisting of singer Simone Aubert, violinist Agathe Max, and POL on electronics. With their experimental compositions the two musicians create haunting pieces that sit somewhere between drone and industrial music. Their latest record has been published by Les Disques Bongo Joe.