MON 28 JULY '14
Alex Neilson returns to OTO with a fantastic self-curated line-up featuring a number of recent collaborators. Performing here with fellow Death Shanties members, Sybren Renema and Lucy Stein, the trio will also be joined by the great bassist John Edwards. Alex and John have hit it off to great effect since playing together for the first time last year, having since played at OTO with Thurston Moore and opening for Jandek in a trio with Shabaka Hutchings. N.E.W. - the London based power jazz trio of Steve Noble on drums, John Edwards on double bass and Alex Ward on electric guitar - are on blistering form following the recent release of new album, Motion, on Dancing Wayang, and are never less than utterly compelling live. Opening this evening will also be the first duo performance from Sybren Renema and Alex Ward on saxophone and clarinet respectively.
THU 24 JULY '14
Delphine Dora is a versatile and iconoclast musician, improvising mostly with voice and piano. Apart the piano, her main instrument, she plays also harmonium, organ, harpsichord, keyboard, melodica and violin. Since 2005, she has issued a large number of recordings in broad stylistic character. Also on the bill are Áine O'Dwyer - an instrumentalist and singer, a long time member of the Irish free folk collective United Bible studies and collaborator of numerous musical projects including The Cloisters, Mark Fry and the A-Lords; and Sophie Cooper - a West Yorkshire based musician whose main interest is in experimenting with conventional song writing. Cooper's music is written to reflect her life and more often than not is inspired by the people around her. The songs have a dreamlike quality, with sounds and vocals drifting in and out of clarity.