STARAYA DEREVNYA - 13.10.17
Russian / Israeli collective Staraya Derevnya project live animation behind their fusion of objects, percussion, homemade instruments, live animation and vocals - making for incomparable listening and an immersive psychedelic film.
Daniel Blumberg - Madder / Minus
Daniel Blumberg, Billy Steiger and Tom Wheatley play material from their new record - Minus - joined by cellist and close collaborator Ute Kanngiesser.
Amy Dickson - Playing in the Street
Beautiful footage of Amy Dickson's performance as part of In House - an evening drawing a connection between practice, performer and OTO as a performance space.
Xenia Pestova Performs Alvin Curran
Xenia Pestova performs Alvin Curran's Inner Cities 2 as part of her LOOPS, DRONES AND LANDSCAPES series focusing on meditative and transformative works for piano and toy piano.
Kan Mikami / Alex Neilson / John Edwards - AOSHI
Watch Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami perform 'Aoshi' with John Edwards and Alex Neilson. Part of the trio's new release on our own OTOROKU - "Live at Cafe OTO'.
Kan Mikami's debut OTO show
Kan Mikami played his first shows at OTO back in September 2008, and filmaker Gianmarco Del Re was here to capture his visceral sound on film.
Mike Cooper - Sonic Close Up
Film-maker Gianmarco Del Re talks to Cooper about his lap steel and live environmental recordings for the recently re-issued '99 record Kiribati.
Philip Corner & Phoebe Neville 'Understanding'
Watch composer and Fluxus founder Philip Corner and his wife Phoebe Neville improvise a piece called 'Understanding' as part of their debut OTO show.
Keiji Haino and Peter Brötzmann
Beautiful footage of Tokyo legend Keiji Haino and Peter Brötzmann from back in 2011.
Grimm Grimm on Film
Watch Grimm Grimm perform "Kazega Fuitara Sayonara" with live visuals from Daisy Dickinson ahead of his return to OTO tonight.
Accident Du Travail "Txwo"
Filmmaker Arthur Le Fol captures delicate moments from Accident Du Travail's set here in December.
Tiago Sousa on 'Um Piano nas Barricada'
Filmmaker Gianmarco Del Re interviews Portuguese composer Tiago Sousa about his conceptual links to Thoreau, the difficulty of finding 'new' ground with the piano, and his new album ''Um Piano nas Barricada''.
Rie Nakajima's Sonic Close Up
Gianmarco Del Re interviews Rie Nakijama in the Project Space after her collaborative performance with Keiko Yamamoto as O Yama O.
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.
Tender Interval - Paul Abbott
Paul Abbott's 'Tender Interval' was a series of monthly solo performances in our Project Space. Each performance formed part of an ongoing investigation into questions of politics and aesthetics through rhythms, sounds and words -- and each is documented in depth here.
Pass the Distance
Simon Finn chats to Gianmarco Del Re about the making of his seminal 1969 album Pass the Distance, travelling North America in the 70's and how he got onto organic farming. "Such is life."
Tomokawa Kazuki performing 'Waltz' from his debut UK show in 2012.
Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay
South Korean cellist, improviser, and composer meets artist Christian Marclay, and were caught on camera by film-maker Helen Petts.
Gianmarco Del Re presents a documentary about the collagist and musician Adam Bohman.
Alan Cummings on Kan Mikami
Back in 2008, Japanese underground aficiondo Alan Cummings introduced Kan Mikami's first show at OTO. We recorded it, and Alan tracked down the images we couldn't show on the evening. Now it's a delighfully detailed illustrated talk.
Paal Nilsson Love' s Large Unit at Cafe OTO
Polish filmmaker Bart Dzidowski captures the huge ensemble's last visit to OTO.
Ghédalia Tazartès in conversation with Mark Harwood
Ghédalia Tazartès and Penultimate Press' bossman Mark Harwood talk about not making music, Michel Chion, fathers, the Sex Pistols and more.