Friday 1 July 2022, 7pm
- Oren Ambarchi / Julia Reidy (duo)
- The Transcendence Orchestra
- Alexander Tucker - 100% David Bowie DJ set
Proud to present three days celebrating the life and work of the hugely influential British-Austrian musician and record-label head, Peter Rehberg, whose shocking and untimely death last year left such a hole in so many of the extended communities relating to OTO's programme.
Whether through his groundbreaking solo work as Pita, his collaborations with Jim O'Rouke, Stephen O'Malley and more, the many incredible releases issued through his Mego label (later Editions Mego) or his archival work with Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) - to name just a few of the projects he was involved in - Peter left an enormous legacy. Over the course of these three days, curated by Russell Haswell and OTO in liaison with his close family and friends, we'll be celebrating that legacy with packed line-up featuring many of Peter's friends and collaborators.
Oren Ambarchi is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and musical polymath who has been releasing records with the frequency of someone who prefers studio time to sleep. His remarkably prolific and diverse oeuvre since the 90's has included releases such as “Suspension” (2002), “Grapes From The Estate” (2004), “Audience Of One” & “Sagittarian Domain” (both 2012), “Quixotism” (2014) & “Hubris” (2016).
Ambarchi continues to collaborate with artists the world over and in the last few years his longform compositions have featured many friends and collaborators constituting some of his most adventurous work to date and demonstrating his slippery capacity for stylistic shapeshifting whilst retaining his singular musical language.
Jules Reidy makes music for processed and acoustic instruments (mostly guitars). Their recent recorded work—brace, brace (Slip 2019,) In Real Life (Black Truffle 2019), and Vanish (Editions Mego 2020)—can be described as a series of non-traditional song forms which combine unstable harmonic territories, rhythmic elasticity and abstract narrative over stretched, episodic forms. They have performed at Tectonics Festival (SCT), Send/Receive Festival (CA), Mona Foma (AUS), Berlin Jazz Festival (DE), Angelica Festival (ITA) and Borderline Festival (GR).
Though perhaps best known for his dancefloor orientated work as Surgeon, transcendence and experimentation have been a constant presence in Anthony Child's work from the very beginning of his prodigious trajectory through production and performance. Notable recent forays away from the kick drum and towards the secret domains of the mind include his two volumes of Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle, also released by Editions Mego. The Transcendence Orchestra sees Child combing synthesis with a panoply of esoteric acoustic instruments, disregarding pre-conceived ideas about what constitutes techno.
Daniel Bean first met Anthony Child over a decade ago as part of the collective behind the Bleep43 parties in London, at which Surgeon was a regular performer. As well as being fellow enthusiasts of arcane music, their shared fondness for drones naturally resulted in a project dedicated to exploring the effect of tone and improvisation on consciousness. His ability to wrangle sounds from a diverse array of instruments via technology both old and new was pivotal in producing the thick, multi-layered sound of this album.
Over the last five years, Powell has asserted himself as one of the most distinctive and difficult artists operating in electronic music today.
Alexander Tucker is an artist working across music, assemblage, painting, comics, collage, sculpture, film, and live performance. Formally trained as a painter at the Slade School of Fine Art, Tucker went on to produce a series of solo albums for Chicago-based label Thrill Jockey, and for ATP Recordings, before recording as MICROCORPS for Alter. Bridging the gap between his fine art background and his work as a singer-songwriter, improviser, and electronic producer, Tucker continues to collaborate with both visual artists and experimental musicians. Collaborative projects include avant-pop electronic duo Grumbling Fur, the Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra with Charlemagne Palestine, drone concrète trio NONEXISTENT, and modular duo Brood X Cycles w/ Nik Colk Void.