Friday 20 November 2015, 8pm
“Annette Peacock is a stone cold original - an innovator, an outlier, authentically sui generis.” – John Doran, The Quietus
“A pioneer of rap, live electronic music and synth-pop, Annette Peacock's achievements are monumental.” – Scarufi
“Nothing prepares you for the howl of her searingly high notes spiralling up out of spooky organ chords and soul-brass riffs.” – John Fordham, The Guardian
We're very excited to host the first OTO appearance – and first show in London for quite some time – from visionary composer and songwriter, Annette Peacock. Always ahead of her time, Peacock has influenced a huge array or genrres whilst never letting herself be pinned down by one, resulting in a music that is as captivating as it is unique. This should be very special indeed.
‘Annette Peacock's wondrous, immersive trailblaze across recorded music's rich history has marveled the likes of David Bowie, Brian Eno and one-time collaborator Salvador Dalí. Peacock once jokingly told The Quietus she has been fighting her way back to reality ever since taking LSD at Timothy Leary's Millbrook estate in the early 1960s. Her plunge into otherworldly sonic wellsprings made her one of the first artists to synthesize her own vocals, pioneering the realms of minimalism, free jazz, rap, classical music and psychedelic funk along the way. After Robert Moog gifted Peacock one of his elusive prototype-synthesizers, she started implementing the makeshift device into her already individualistic, free-form lingo of songwriting and composing. To hear music skip so radically across exotic new touchstones, who needs reality, right?’ – Le Guess Who