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Food People - Flank
Food People share a new video for 'Flank' - out now as part of their album 'Votive' on Takuroku.
Tom Wheatley - open, fixed
Bassist Tom Wheatley performs 'open, fixed' - a composition and improvised performance for double bass and physically modelled strings, in three parts.
ТЕПЛОТА (GRUNDIK KASYANSKY + TOM WHEATLEY)
Rewatch a special show from ТЕПЛОТА, aka the London-based pairing of Grundik Kasyansky and Tom Wheatley, whose excellent debut, HEAT/WORK, was released on our in-house TakuRoku label earlier this year.
A special streamed performance from Josephine Foster, recorded in her Colorado home and drawing on her masterful self-honed songbook.
@XCRSWX & LOLINA
A new video collaboration between @xcrswx and Lolina folded together, up, and over a series of exchanges of recordings, footage, pleats and frames from empty music spaces.
Mountain Full Edition & Absolute Purity
Footage of road movies and studio works from Japan's Mountain / Full Edition collective and Chinese band Absolute Purity.
Akira Sakata & Rie Nakajima - Christmas Message
A special dispatch from Akira Sakata, Rie Nakajima and some water fleas.
LES ATELIERS CLAUS PRESENTS: Floris Vanhoof
Filmmaker, musician, instrument builder, performer and visual artist Floris Vanhoof performs with his homemade circuits after a beer and a sit down chat with Les Ateliers Claus.
LES ATELIERS CLAUS PRESENTS: FARIDA AMADOU
An interview and performance from bass player Farida Amadou, recorded at Les Ateliers Claus.
LES ATELIERS CLAUS PRESENTS: IGNATZ
Bluesman Bram Devens aka Ignatz treats us to a special set as part of our Live from Ateliers Claus evening.
Seymour Wright Solo
Our first live stream after lockdown - Seymour Wright rattling windows with 3 saxophones and a lot of feedback.
Rewatch a special livestream show from Áine O'Dwyer, presenting a selection of work from the Tracker Action Mimes series in collaboration with Cafe OTO staff and camera crew.
Steve Noble Solo
Filmed in a covid empty Cafe OTO, Steve Noble performs a special improvised percussion set as part of his residency with SHAPE 2020.
Steve Beresford in Conversation with Robert Worby
As part of his 70th birthday celebrations Steve Beresford chats to broadcaster, writer and sound artist Robert Worby about wet cardboard, Misha Mengleberg, the Melody Four and searching for sounds.
Lao Dan's Auction Live Stream
We were very lucky to have flutist and saxophonist Lao Dan perform live from a cave tunnel in China as part of our fundraiser auction - watch it back here.
Tenniscoats Live Auction Stream
We were delighted to connect with old friends Tenniscoats in Tokyo and join them for a very early set in aid of our fundraising auction!
Elaine Mitchener (solo) + Kerry Yong (solo)
A week of live streams comes to a close with the wonderful Elaine Mitchener and a very special Messiaen performance from Kerry Yong.
YEAH YOU from the Motorway
Yeah You's Sunday night Wild Pop performances from the motorway - a refreshing Tango Ice Blast from the M1.
JOHN EDWARDS & STEVE NOBLE - SOLOS AND DUO
Heartstopping solo sets from bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble before they rip up a top flight duo.
Matt Wright / Hannah Marshall / Alexander Hawkins (trio) + Alexander Hawkins (solo)
Fantastic improvising trio of composer and sound artist Matt Wright, cellist Hannah Marshall and pianist Alexander Hawkins preceeded by a customarily hypnotic solo set from Alex.
CHARLES HAYWARD + RIE NAKAJIMA + MERLIN NOVA + ALEXIS TAYLOR
And on the fourth night the lord said 'bring us four solo sets from local London artists!' Merlin Nova, Charles Haywood, Rie Nakajima and Alexis Taylor each perform solo to an empty OTO.
Alastair Roberts Solo
Very lucky to find Alastair Roberts in town on Wednesday, and really happy to welcome him to an empty Cafe OTO to deliver a gorgeous solo set.
Daniel Blumberg Solo
For day two of our fundraising week, we were really pleased to have Daniel perform a very special pair of solo piano and guitar sets, joined up by drawing.
Steve Beresford / Thurston Moore (duo) + Crystabel Riley / Seymour Wright / Ute Kanngiesser (trio)
Watch our first live stream back in full - and look out for a special guest!
John Russell Solo
A very special matinee performance from the great improvising guitarist John Russell, in support of John Edwards', Mark Sanders' and John Butcher's album release show, in very strange times.
EXERCISE 3: WEAK KNEES – BAMYA
As part of Still House Plants' residency in February, the band invited good friends Bamya to play on the Sunday. We recovered a tiny bit of footage of a surpirse reading of 'henmcjonny'.
Plus-Minus Ensemble perform Catherine Lamb's 'Prisma Interius VIII'
Plus-Minus Ensemble perform the eighth work in Lamb's 'Interius' series.
Áine O'Dwyer & Graham Lambkin perform Unheimlich Schön
O'Dwyer & Lambkin perform Luc Ferrari's one sentence composition 'Unheimlich Schön (Very Beautiful, 1971)' as part of our Ferrari festival, 'Stereo Spasms'.
Tom Wheatley - Solo Bass
Following his freshly self-produced solo record, Tom Wheatley continues his dissection of the double bass.
Anton Bruhin Spills The Beans
Watch the whole evening of music, language and mouth-harp from Swiss artist, poet and musician Anton Bruhin.
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.
TEKLIFE, GHETTOVILLE ESKI: THE SONIC ECOLOGIES OF BLACK MUSIC IN THE EARLY TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Rewatch Dhanveer Singh Brar, Edward George and Steve Goodman (Kode9) in discussion for the launch Teklife, Ghettoville Eski: The Sonic Ecologies of Black Music in the Early Twenty-First Century (Goldsmiths Press / MIT Press)