Monday 3 February 2020, 7.30pm

In House III – Conal Blake + Amy Dickson + Sami Fitz + Ju Canon + Adam Matschulat + Zara Joan Miller + Action Pyramid + Billy Steiger + The Cafe OTO Choir

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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.

Amy Dickson

"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)."

www.amydickson.co.uk

Sami Fitz

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.

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/278675775

Adam Matschulat

Adam Matschulat is a self-taught composer and producer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Based in London since 2007, his approach to composition and performance are deeply influenced by his background in poor theatre and musique concrete. He also runs the independent label Resterecords and award winning sound studio The Listening Tower where he works as a sound designer and studio engineer.

Currently in the process of composing the second part of a concrete piece with both sound recordings and footage solely from its title place ‘Formosa’ in rural South Brazil.

www.adamatschulat.com

Action Pyramid

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. Utilizing 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.

His work has been featured at LUX, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Cafe OTO, The Grant Museum of Zoology, London Transport Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France & Jardin des Plantes (Paris), the Fjuk Art Center and Husavik Whale Museum (Iceland), as well as on Resonance Fm, Radiophrenia, and as part of Archipel Festival (Geneva) & Open City Documentary Festival. He is the winner of Phonurgia Nova Award 2021 in the Field Recording / Prix Paysage Sonore category.

He has also participated in artist residencies at RIVERSSSOUNDS (Online/Ukraine/Romania), Fjuk Arts Centre (Iceland), and BioArctica (Finnish Arctic).

http://www.actionpyramid.com/

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/

Conal Blake

Conal Blake is a Glaswegian musician currently based in London. He is 1/4 of ‘Domestic Exile’ and runs a radio show called ‘Feedback Moves’ on Threads Radio.

Zara Joan Miller

Zara Joan Miller is an artist filmmaker and author of poetry collection BLUE MONDAY (JOAN Publishing, 2022). Her work has appeared in Fieldnotes journal, Another Gaze, Hotel, MAP, Autograph Gallery, Flash Art, Worms Magazine (forthcoming). Often working collaboratively, her practice is driven by a desire to challenge anthropocentrism and rhetorics of ableism, significantly influenced by her ongoing work with brain injury survivors. Her films play with layered movement and sound as a way of reimagining a body’s rhythm. Screenings include Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan, USA, 2022); Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (Lausanne, Switzerland, 2021); Cafe OTO (London, UK, 2021); Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts (Goa, India, 2020); and xvvix.com.

Zara co-hosts SHOES with Lia Mazzari on RTM.FM. Each show focuses on a different pair of shoes, the sounds they make and how, once recorded and reheard, they begin to form a political language across time. Research-led, SHOES traces rhythms of human expression across dancing, pedestrian and barefooted cultures with a focus on sounds of resistance. With Evie Ward, she programmes the movement and sound series CEREBELLUM.

zarajoanmiller.com

Zara Joan Miller

The Cafe OTO Choir

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.

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