Wednesday 2 June 2021, 7.30pm

Billy Steiger & Zara Joan Miller – 'Four Dances' + Sunik Kim – 'The Bent Bow Must Wait to Be Released'

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OTO hosts a special screening of two films that we're very proud to be able to release on our TakuRoku label next week!

'The Bent Bow Must Wait to Be Released' is a new work from Sunik Kim, following Zero Chime (First Terrace, 2019), presented in film format. Featuring new music, as well as text from George Jackson, Kim San, Danièle Huillet, Xu Lizhi, Rosa Luxemburg, V.I. Lenin, Lee Jae-eui, and many more. 

This will also be the first public screening of Four Dances, an animated film made by Billy Steiger and Zara Joan Miller for TakuRoku. The film features four 'movement-drawings', or dances, each accompanied by piano recorded at Cafe OTO. Following the screening, Billy and Zara will re-imagine the film's score live.

Zara Joan Miller

Zara Joan Miller is a British/Iranian artist and author of poetry collection BLUE MONDAY (JOAN Publishing, 2022). She works across film, performance and print – often playing with movement and sound as a way of reimagining a body’s rhythm. Her work has recently been presented at the Barbican Centre, Horse Hospital, No.9 Cork St., Ann Arbor Film Festival, Lausanne Underground Film Festival and has appeared in Fieldnotes journal, Hotel, MAP, Another Gaze and Worms Magazine. Zara has a record with Ute Kanngießer forthcoming on Reading Group.

zarajoanmiller.com

Zara Joan Miller

Billy Steiger

Billy Steiger was born in Howth on the 16th December, 1986. Now he plays the violin.

“Then he sat down by a pond and began to play a tune. As he played, the most extraordinary thing happened. One by one the fish in the pond began to jump out and fly about in the air. And what is more, they were all different colours and they were singing to the music.”

Patrick, Quentin Blake.

https://billysteiger.bandcamp.com/

Sunik Kim

Sunik Kim is a musician, writer and filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. Their last album, Raid on the White Tiger Regiment, was released in 2022 on Notice Recordings and features Kim manipulating free orchestral soundfonts at hyper-speed tempos. They are also a regular contributor to experimental music publication Tone Glow, and have had writing featured in Pitchfork, Bandcamp Daily, Soap Ear and elsewhere.

https://sunikkim.bandcamp.com/

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