Paul Abbott interview
Ahead of his Three Day Residency entitled SLIP at OTO on the 27, 28 & 29 of June, we spoke to musician and percussionist Paul Abbott about his practice, his work over the past few years and what to expect for the residency.
Maggie Nicols Cassette Archive 1981-85
Summer archive assistant Alex Rose Ader selects highlights from working on Maggie Nicols' early eighties cassette archive
Them’s the (emergency) brakes - David Grubbs
Musician and writer David Grubbs responds to Takuroku and AMPLIFY 2020 - two quarantine labels which helped to reconfigure his listening habits.
A SHORT PERSONAL HISTORY OF TAKUROKU - Jennifer Lucy Allen
Rum Music and radio selector Jennifer Lucy Allen reflects on 18 months or so of doing jigsaws, drinking cocktails and listening to as many TakuRoku releases as time would allow.
XT - Deorlaf X reading room
XT (saxophone player Seymour Wright and percussionist Paul Abbott) share music, texts & images which influenced the sound of their new duo LP on OTOROKU - Deorlaf X
Steve Noble in Conversation with Joe McPhee
Old friends Steve Noble and Joe McPhee sit down to chat before performing as Decoy as part of Joe's residency in 2019.
The Trouble With Jazz History - Pat Thomas
Pianist Pat Thomas finds vital links between the musical traditions of muslim West Africa and the Jazz and Blues traditions of Afro-Americans, so far ignored by many Jazz historians.
Luke Fowler in Conversation with Leon Redler
Luke Fowler chats to Dr Leon Redler - a practitioner who worked alongside R.D Laing at Kingsley Hall in London's East End - as part of Dee Sakar's 'R.D. Laing at 50' event.
Annea Lockwood in conversation with Nate Wooley
Jen Allan joins composer Annea Lockwood and trumpeter Nate Wooley to chat about the process of composing Becoming Air and the mutual connections found in their individual practices during their collaboration.
Brunhild Ferrari in conversation with David Grubbs
Composer Brunhild Ferrari talks about her own work, and the work of her late husband Luc Ferrari with writer, musician and teacher David Grubbs.
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.
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.
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.
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.