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Wednesday 8 January 2020, 7.30pm

JAMAICA!! OTO take-over! w/ Robyn Steward / Tom Wheatley / Ilan Volkov / Otto Willberg

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Takeover night from Jamaica – a band of varying noise musicians from London arts project, The Gate, featuring a range of instruments including percussion. Recently they supported Sly and the Family Drone and they sound like Harry Partch and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Tonight they perform with special guest musicians Robyn Steward (who invited them to their debut OTO show at one of her Robyn's Rocket nights here), Tom Wheatley, Ilan Volkov and Otto Willberg.

https://54thegate.bandcamp.com/album/jamaica

Robyn Steward

"I am a musician author and educator , I play Trumpet through guitar effect pedals,
I was classically trained age 8-15 but didn’t get anywhere as I have always been into Avante Garde minded, but in January 2016 I saw a band called spaceheads.
I also joined Tony Douglas MBE’s beginners big band and learnt how to use my ears." – Robyn Steward

robynsteward.bandcamp.com

Tom Wheatley

Tom Wheatley is an artist and musician based in London


His current projects include:

- CAST-ON (and this record) with Ilana Blumberg

- A long-standing collaboration with Billy Steiger

- Various lineups & outputs with Daniel Blumberg, often including Billy Steiger, Ute Kanngiesser and Jim White

- теплота́ with Grundik Kasyansky

And an ongoing solo practice, documented on the albums Double Bass & Round Trip, the Machine Bass recording series, and on video here

Ilan Volkov

Ilan Volkov, began his career as Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, and was Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2009. Since then he has been the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor. 

He is a frequent guest conductor with orchestras around the world, including BBC Scottish, and his recordings have won critical acclaim as well as prestigious awards. Volkov is very active in the new music scene and has premiered many contemporary orchestral works, including compositions by Jonathan Harvey, Hans Abrahamsen, Unsuk Chin, Mark-Anthony Turnage and others. Ilan Volkov also works regularly with leading ensembles in modern music such as Ensemble Modern and Musik Fabrik. Volkov has curated various new music events in Israel over the last six years including Hafarot Seder and Hapzura. He has also collaborated with Iancu Dumitrescu, AMM, John Butcher, John Oswald, Zeena Parkins and John Zorn to mention a few. Volkov is a member of the improvisation trio Mines, an ensemble consisting of two violins and drums. 

Otto Willberg

Otto Willberg is a London based musician performing on the Double Bass. He currently performs with the funk/junk/punk band Historically Fucked, Alex Ward’s large groups, Andreae/Birchall///Willberg and leads the naive groove group Early Nite.