11–12 September 2021
OTO presents a special Yumi Hara retrospective focusing on the past 10 years of her activities, and launch of her second solo album.
Yumi Hara’s compositions have been performed by contemporary classical ensembles such asPianoCircus and the BBC Singers, but she has become increasingly well known as animprovisor and performer in the avant rock, Canterbury and RIO scene since releasing CD 'Dune' with Hugh Hopper in 2008. She has formed bands and projects such as The Artaud Beats (with Geoff Leigh, Chris Cutler, John Greaves), you me & us (with Daevid Allen, Chris Cutler), Jump for Joy! (with Jean-Herve Peron, Zappi, Chris Cutler, Geoff Leigh, Geraldine Swayne), THE WATTS (with Tim Hodgkinson and Chris Cutler) and Half the Sky / LindsayCooper Songbook. She is senior lecturer in music at University of East London.