Saturday 2 April 2022, 8pm
Anthony Moore (Slapp Happy/Henry Cow) will be playing a special show at Cafe Oto with his trio The Works to perform a new, semi-improvised piece ‘The St Leonards Acousmonium'.
The work interweaves song, surround-sound compositions and fragments of spoken word, with Richard Moore (no relation) on violin and Ollie Cherer on electronics, keys and guitar.
A veteran of the European avant-garde scene since the late 60’s, Anthony Moore has blazed a trail through more genres than a lot of composers have even heard of.
From the baroque pop works of Slapp Happy and the Rock-in-Opposition of Henry Cow to writing lyrics for Pink Floyd and producing records with Kevin Ayers, This Heat and others, Moore is a musical journeyman who carved a musical path entirely his own.
For much of the last two decades he was professor at the Academy of Arts Cologne working on the history of sound, noise and music. Along with Slapp Happy he was commissioned to create a TV opera for Channel 4 and has exhibited a number of multi--channel, sound installations.
This performance will see Moore opening another new chapter alongside fellow musicians in the recently formed group, 'The Works'.