Carl Stone in conversation with Vicki Bennett
Twenty years on from being a guest on his Berkley radio show, Vicki Bennett chats to Carl Stone about the impact that dramatic shifts in technology has had on their music making today.
Evan Parker and Seymour Wright play Steve Lacy
On the day after soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy's birthday Evan Parker and Seymour Wright played and discussed his music on saxophones and discs, joined by very special and surprise guest Frederic Rzewski.
Farmers Manual - Strategies for the exploration and mapping of space
9 hours of agent-based exploration algorithms transfered into the context of sound, music, and performance.
Extra Normal Records: Tomaga 20.8.15
Listen back to Tomaga go forth with their improvised, industrial minimalism and Krautrock-inspired motorik.
Nina Power and Seth Kim-Cohen in Conversation
Nina Power and Seth Kim-Cohen sit down to discuss the under-heralded work of conceptual artist Christine Kozlov and hash out issues in cultural politics then and now.
Anthony Braxton in Conversation with Alexander Hawkins
Longtime student and performer of Anthony Braxton's work, Alexander Hawkins initiaties a forty minute insight into the logic behind ZIM music.
Heather Leigh - 28.2.12
Heather Leigh performs solo in support of Keiji Haino and Steve Noble, back in 2012.
Midnight Mines - 20.5.17
Live set from London's Midnight Mines feat. 2-note riffs, fried dub, feedback, atonal harmonies, transistor organs and repetitive mantras.
Joe McPhee Solo
Listen to Joe McPhee performing a trumpet solo as part of John Corbett's Microgroove book launch.
Bent Fang - 20.01.17
Listen back to Bent Fang (Patrick Dahn) perform in support of Pekka Airaksinen in early 2017. Somewhere between, dub, music concrete, french poetry & slow jams, Bent Fang plays OTO on 31st January 2018.
Art Ensemble in Conversation with Kevin Le Gendre
Read or listen to the whole conversation between Kevin Le Genre and the Art Ensemble of Chicago as they discuss making jingles for the juice company 'Odwalla', growing up in Chicago and taking control of their own music.
Pat Thomas in conversation
Listen back to Kevin Le Gendre discussing Pat's solo performance of Duke Ellington, Ellington's influence on Cecil Taylor, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis, and Pat's own move from classical training to free improvisation.
Laura Cannell - Modern Ritual
Listen to a live set from HOOFUS and a 30 minute snare drum roll from Charles Hayward - performed as part of Laura Cannell's Modern Ritual series.
Stream Otomo Yoshihide solo
Ahead of his quartet with wizard noise unit FEN (Far East Network) Otomo lets rip on guitar for thirteen mins.
OTO Radio 2017
Repeat and repeat OTO radio shows, broadcast on London's Resonance Radio. Unreleased selections from the archive, recordings from around Ashwin Street, fresh and forthcoming OTOROKU releases and interviews with musicians.
Benedict Drew - The Start of A Bad Week
Deeply unsettling audio from Benedict Drew's show here in January.
Human Heads - 16.1.17
On the bill with Benedict Drew, Tom White & Marc Matter and Rob Lye, Human Heads delivered wonky song, gristley spoken word and cheap analogue keyboards right up into everyone's personal space.
Stream East Warsaw Ensemble
The East Warsaw Ensemble perform some of the most original music from Polish, Ukrainian and Russian traditions: archaic scales, harvest chants, old carols, polyphonic lyrical songs, as well as instrumental music. The perfect festive toaster.
Blood Music in the Project Space
Simon Pomery spent seven chilly days in the Project Space developing his on-going audio/visual investigation into Performance Writing - SPEED READING. He managed to stay warm by drumming - so much so that he's made a new mixtape which you can stream here. Thanks Pom.
Stream Tetuzi Akiyama
Chugging, dark, spacey blues - Akiyama's solo guitar is focused "on the tone and wildness of the instrument." Stream the closing solo from the last night of Akiyama's residency here in 2010.
AMM All-stars with Jair-Rohm Parker Wells
Normally we write "listen to the whole show here", but Watson mixed down our 17 track recording to fifty minutes, maintaining that "improvisation shouldn’t cease at any point in musical production." Whatever was heard on the night was most definitely not this...
Senyawa in conversation with Clive Bell
Jogjakarta’s Senyawa go deep on previous projects, traditional Indonesian music, man vs nature and how to go into a trance.
Rie Nakajima & David Toop - Sculpture
Gorgeous photos, videos and sound from Rie Nakajima and David Toop's event series 'Sculpture'.
Jennifer Allum Solo
Sharing the bill with John Chantler and Eli Kezler, Jennifer Allum played a short solo set, resolutely free of flourish and mannerism.
Evan Parker solo
Evan Parker performs a rare solo piece as part of a fundraiser concert for Project Fukushima.
Black Top, William Parker & Hamid Drake in conversation with Stewart Smith
Black Top join Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker to chat first instruments, film, playing with Don Cherry and why bending genres is always best.
Charles Bullen solo
Fresh Bullen - get it here!
Stream Suzuki Junzo
Tokyo based guitarist Junzo Suzuki's stripped down form of 'ghost' blues and improvisation recalls Loren Connors and his fellow countryman Hisato Higuchi.
Will Guthrie "Dil"
Hear Guthrie's solo set from back in 2013, when he supported Mika Vainio and Lee Gamble.
Listen to the onkyo guitarist's solo set from his first show at OTO.
Giant Tank release Usurper
Malcy Duff and Ali Robertson's June 2015 show gets a Giant Tank release, and is availiable to stream right here.
Stream OTO's first ever show
Paint still wet on the walls, Saya stopped off in London to play OTO's first ever show. A magical set, heard by an attentive crowd of just 70.
Pat Thomas solo piano
One of the most unique pianists in ages, Pat Thomas also has one of the best laughs in music. His solo set from 2013 was properly wild, and you can listen to it here.
Tony Marsh and Steve Noble Duo
Listen to an archival recording of the two drum legends, recorded back in 2011 when the pair supported Adam Linson.