Wednesday 8 March 2017, 7.30pm
Cesura//Acceso, Journal for music, politics, and poetics present an evening of readings, performance and music to celebrate the launch of Cesura #2, featuring writing by Nathaniel Mackey, Hannah Black, Paul Abbott, Federica Frabetti, David Morris, Sacha Kahir, and others.
Also launching at OTO is Howard Slater's pamphlet A Blind Eye Turned: Notes on Music and Libidinal Economy (Cesura//Acceso, 2016), which looks at the aesthetics of control, alienation and S/M in industrial and experimental music as a critique of libidinal economy.
Cesura was formed in 2014 as a place to think through the politics of music. The first issue was published in 2014. They have since held workshops, talks, radio shows, and put on gigs exploring the politics of music, poetry and performance. http://cesura-acceso.org/
Federica Frabetti completed an MRes and PhD in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a diverse professional and academic background in cultural theory and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). She also worked for a decade as a Software Engineer and a mid-manager in telecommunications companies, mainly on digital mobile communications projects and products.
Lisa Jeschke and Lucy Beynon make theatre together. Their pieces include David Cameron [a theatre of knife songs] (published by Shit Valley) and The Tragedy of Theresa May.
Vindicatrix is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, working mostly with electronics but also incorporating histrionic vocal improvisation, maudlin crooning, and composition for chamber ensemble. Previous releases can be found on Mordant Music, Scum Yr Earth, purge.xxx and Cellule75.
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.