Sunday 5 April 2020, 7.30pm
Clément Gauthier / vocals, chabrette, stringed tambourine
Jacques Puech / vocals, cabrette
Antoine Cognet / banjo
Yann Gourdon / hurdy-gurdy
Very pleased to welcome Jericho, from the Haute-Loire-based La Nòvia collective, who create a place of reflection and experimentation around traditional and / or experimental music.
For the troubadours, nothingness was the expression of love's great jeopardy; absence, suspension above a poetic void, the loss of matter and meaning. Only amorous passion can temporarily repel it. But so as to not succumb you must give form to this madness, listen to the cold and the wind, taste the luminous rays and the birdsong. Giving it shape is to create: 'obrar'. Through texts from Marcelle Delpastre, Jan dau Melhau, Guillaume IX d'Aquitaine and traditional folk themes, Jéricho follow love's pathways, from darkness to dazzling illumination.
Ute Kanngiesser is a London based cellist and composer from Germany. Over the years, she has carefully deconstructed her classical roots and almost exclusively performs unscripted, improvised music. Much of her work has evolved in relationship with other art forms such as film, poetry, dance, and site specific performance.
Cafe Oto has been her musical home since its beginnings and where she has collaborated with a wide spectrum of local and visiting artists. She has also performed at Whitstable Biennale, The Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, the V&A and international festivals.