Monday 3 February 2020, 7.30pm
Please note that this is a free event but there is a voluntary donation of £5 to raise funds for the OTO Project Space.
Returning for a third in this series, IN HOUSE explores site and ideas of displacement and connection through sound and image. Bringing together musicians, visual and audio artists for an active evening of live performance and installation.
"My practice unites film, video and performance with a background in textiles. Part of my practice involves creating platforms for film, video and live performance through collaboration, most significantly as co-founder of collective-iz & xviix. Publications include: Senses of Cinema, Millennium Film Journal, and Sequence Magazine. Recent screenings and exhibitions include: xviix.com (2021), 6x6.com (2020), In House, Café OTO, London (2020); Work Programme, LUX, London, UK, (2019); Light & Dark (Park), LUX, London, UK (2018); Extending the Frame, Whitstable Biennale, Kent, UK (2018)."
Sami Fitz is a London-based improvising vocalist and music producer whose work explores the boundaries of narratives. Her latest solo project, Tephra, was released in 2018 and produced by multi-instrumentalists Shahzad Ismaily and Aaron Roche. She leads the Experimental Choir at Cafe Oto and performs with Patrick Dahn as STILL NO. Her next album is set for release this winter.
Adam Matschulat is a Brazilian composer, sound designer and engineer. His diverse output of sound works have included electroacoustic composition, musique concrete, field recording, and structural noise music. He composes through the exploration of psychological states, rendering sonic experiences that are psychological investigations in and of themselves.
He has worked under a number of monikers, but his first EP under his own full name was released on Cafe OTO's TakuRoku label during lockdown. It was in part a collaboration with the duo @xcrsw (Seymour Wright and Crystobel Riley) and it was featured on Kate Carr’s Atmospheric Densities on Flaming Pines. He was awarded a residency at Snape Maltings through Britten Pears Arts (2023) and he has been commissioned by Edinburgh University to compose an electroacoustic piece for a project in collaboration with the science department in UAM (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) as part of a research on dark matter observation (2022/2023).
He also ran the label Resterecords, on which he released electroacoustic composer Rocío Cano Valiño, computer musician Ain Bailey, among others. As well as his own projects, which include Matschulat, a vehicle with which he explored a noisier palette within the formal structures of musique concrete. His sound work has had international radio play on radio shows including NTS, Resonance Extra, LYL Radio in Switzerland, FADE radio in Athens, and others.
Working under the name Action Pyramid, Tom Fisher's projects vary from site-specific sound installation and headphone based works for galleries and museums, to experimental sound works, radio and music. Utilising a multitude of recording techniques, often aimed at exploring and re-interpreting the seemingly unnoticed and unheard elements of our surroundings, he looks to present compositional and spatial expressions of these phenomena in a way that attempts to offer up alternative perspectives regarding perceptions of scale, hierarchical bias and the interconnectedness of living things. He has performed and exhibited his work internationally and attended residencies in Iceland and the Finish arctic.
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.
Conal Blake is a musician from Glasgow. He currently plays solo and improvises with Li Song and Regan Bowering, using electronics and percussion. He also runs the Feedback Moves label.
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.
The Cafe OTO choir is an informal group of voices who meet at Cafe OTO's project space. The Choir is open to all and non notated. Newcomers are welcome every session - singers and non singers. We have previously worked on pieces by Aine O Dwyer, Sarah Davachi and Annea Lockwood and with Imogen Palmer on Ukranian, Macedonian and Bulgarian folk songs.