Thursday 28 January 2016, 8pm
“chunks of matter in uncertain space” – Mark Leckey, Cinema In The Round
Slip return to Cafe OTO for an evening of UK premieres and venue debuts which play with objects and environments. Both the main venue and its neighbouring Project Space will host performances and installations where fans, arduinos, bricks, and footballs merge with distorted visions of landscape.
- Klaas Hübner & Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé Music For Ceiling Fan & Tubes
- Kaj Duncan David 4c0st1ctr1g3r * & Relay
- Laurie Tompkins Heat, War, Sweat, Law
- Tom Rose Dry saying *
* performed by Sam Wilson
PROJECT SPACE **
- Klaas Hübner Schwarzwald
- Susie Whaites & Aaron Parker Storage
** Both installations will be open from midafternoon on Jan 28th, and available to view free of charge.
German sound sculptor, improviser and instrumentmaker Klaas Hübner has developed a body of work which honours sound as a live medium with which to craft, shape and play in realtime. His playful punk and Flux inspired practice ranges from installation based works, to live improv, to theatre and sound design. Hübner’s first Oto visit is also the UK debut for his tape installation Schwarzwald, which will be installed in Oto’s project space, and Performance For Ceiling Fan & Tubes, created with contemporary dancer and regular collaborator Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé (CA). The pair have created numerous pieces together, most recently for Duwamish Revealed in Seattle in 2015, alongside solo shows in Kairo, Venice, New Orleans, and most regularly in Berlin, where they are based.
Kaj Duncan David is a British/Danish composer and performer making work with electronics, instruments, lights and video, as well as musictheatre situations and installations. He often works collaboratively, for example with Danish multidisciplinary artist Troels Primdahl, London composer collective Bastard Assignments, and Swedish soundartist Kajsa Magnarsson. Kaj’s Oto debut sees him premiering rhythmic work for arduinos, drum pads, and strobes, performed alongside British percussionist Sam Wilson, who also performs British composer Tom Rose’s Dry saying, for flat football, a pair of scissors and a large metal spring.
Laurie Tompkins writes playful, erratic music for instruments and electronics from bases in Berlin and the UK. In 2014, he initiated and wrote for the UK tour Handy, where he reimagined hillbilly banjo music with guitarist David Bainbridge from within a portable, battery-powered light installation by Dori Deng. He also had commissions performed at the LSO Soundhub scheme in London, at the ddmmyy series in Manchester, and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM. Tompkins returns to Oto with a set of badly-behaved music for destroyed flowerpots and guttural voice reels.