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Screenprinted on thick, quality paper and printed in flourescent colours by Tartaruga. Design by Maja Larsson / Organ studio.
On our wishlist from the day OTO opened, we're over the moon to finally host one of the greatest free-music groups of all time – The Art Ensemble of Chicago!
An extremely rare opportunity to see this legendary group, the impact and influence that The Art Ensemble of Chicago have had over the past five decades cannot be overstated. At turns soulful, chaotic, ennergising and transcendant – playful yet attentive, generous but untethered – the AEC helped redefine what jazz music could be and continue to seek out its future.
“A legendary band that created new standards not only for improvisation but for performance as well” – All Music
“One of the most enduring units dedicated to free improvisation and modern jazz composition in existence.” – Pitchfork
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO OCT RESIDENCY – A2 SCREENPRINT
Special poster bundle from our archive – five randomly selected posters/prints for just £15 (£12 members)!
Pictured is just a small selection from our poster archive, stretching right back to some of the first shows at OTO in 2008. Screenprints, risographs and high quality prints for shows from the likes of Sun Ra Arkestra, Jandek, Konono No.1, Matthew Shipp, The Necks, Okkyung Lee, Tenniscoats, Awesome Tapes From Africa, John Butcher, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore and many, many more.
Posters will be randomly selected and we'll try to include a good range of prints in each package.
Lucky Dip OTO Poster bundle – 5 posters (mixed)
Poster print designed by Peter Blundell for the Ninni Morgia & Silvia Kastel + Temperatures + Bolide triple-bill at OTO in June 2012.
“Outer limits free improvisation, ecstatic free rock moves and psychedelic excess from this triple header of sympatico sound units.”
Ninni Morgia & Silvia Kastel + Temperatures + Bolide - poster
A3 risograph print from the Ultra Eczema Winteruur event at OTO in February 2016. Design by Dennis Tyfus.
From the original listing...
“Antwerp-based artist Dennis Tyfus curates a great line-up from his own Ultra Eczema label, featuring Bosnian-born / Belgium-based musician Mia Price – aka Miaux, fellow Antwerpian, DSR Lines, and Tyfus himself under his moniker Vom Grill, plus DJ Carrot and video projections by Nel Aerts. Dennis Tyus will also be holding 'No Choice' tattoo session in the afternoon!”
ULTRA ECZEMA’S WINTERUUR – A3 poster
A3 risograph print for Cüneyt Sepetçi's show at OTO on 6 April 2016.
Printed in blue and crimson on 170gsm lynx paper by Ditto Press. Edition of 30.
From the listing...
“In Istanbul, close to the city center, lies a district not often visited by tourists. It’s called Dolapdere, and it is populated by the Roma of the city, many of whom are originally from Thrace. They supply the music for the city’s weddings, circumsicions, parades and parties.
Dolapdere is the home of clarinet virtouso Cüneyt Sepetçi and the Orchestra Dolapdere, who are some of the great musicians of Istanbul. They specialize in a modern take on classic Turkish Rom (gypsy) music, as well as folk songs from Albania, Macedonia, Spain, and elsewhere, that they have adapted to their own inimitable style.
On days when Cüneyt is not working, you can find him in the cafe, drinking chai, and waiting for the highest bidder to hire him for the night’s concert. In the summer of 2012, he met American musicians A Hawk and A Hacksaw, who agreed to get the under-recorded master into a studio and release his first album. Cuneyt has chosen all the tracks, many are hits from the Turkish Roma repetoire, but many have not been heard much in the West.”
CÜNEYT SEPETÇI – A3 Print
A3 poster for Riverloam Trio – the trio of Mikołaj Trzaska, Mark Sanders, Ollie Brice – at OTO in 2014, as part of the 12th Polish Film Festival.
From the original listing...
“Acclaimed composer, saxophonist and clarinetist, Mikołaj Trzaska appears at Cafe OTO on 10th May for Trzaska Moving Movies, leading an international trio with Mark Sanders (drums) and Ollie Brice (double bass) playing songs from the soundtracks to the outstanding films of Wojciech Smarzowski including Rose, The Dark House, and Traffic Department. Trzaska is one of the most important figures in the Polish jazz scene in the broadest sense.
One of the creators of the revolutionary Polish form of jazz called 'Yass', he has been working with Wojciech Smarzowski for many years. His soundtracks have received exceptional recognition, both from fans and from music critics alike. Trzaska has also created music for a number of documentaries, including Iwona Bartólewska’s A Letter to My Son.”
Riverloam Trio (Mikołaj Trzaska / Mark Sanders / Ollie Brice) - A3 poster