Monday 24 June 2019, 7.30pm
An evening of electronic and improvisational music with sound art, free Jazz and video. Jo Thomas, Colin Webster and Rebekah Ubuntu with perform live at at Cafe OTO on the 24th of June.
Jo Thomas will be working with electronic text and video pieces based on new work from called Talk Taime. She will be working a live improvisation electronic set with video work called Talk Taiime.
Jo Thomas is a London based electronic music artist. She writes writing purely electronic music and electronic improvisation.Recent electronic work includes Talk Taime, Sunshine over Nimbus,Natures numbers a commission based on the works of Delia Derbyshire and work for a for Drum Concerto for Orchestra, Non Classical. She works with large sculptural extreme forms often from her own voice , moulding and moving sound. Jo performs both in a very underground level and quite a large scale form.
Her own work is electronic work is released by several labels and she has her own imprint called Soft Apple in which she now she releases her work alongside the work of others. Her work has been played internationally and locally, she is an activist for women’s rights. In 2012 she won the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Musics and Sound Art.
London based saxophonist Colin Webster is quickly establishing himself on the European avant-garde scene. Collaborating with some of the key figures in improvised and experimental music, Webster is known for working from extreme sonic palettes – from minimal to maximal, constantly pushing boundaries.
“The application of circular breathing techniques are essential to this ritual-ready, sustain-heavy sound, it seems. Fans of an ensemble like Phurpa might get as much out of it as jazz cadets into, say, Peter Brötzmann, and if you happen to be the sort of wildcat who likes both, then Vs Amp is likely your kind of journey into sound.” – Noel Gardner, The Quietus
Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary sound artist whose creative and scholarly practices explore futurity, rebellion, gender, transfeminism and queerness through performance, live art, voice, installation, text and video. A recent graduate of the prestigious British Institute of Modern Music, their works have featured at BBC Radio 1, Wellcome Collection, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, London’s Serpentine Galleries, the Barbican Centre, and European arts institutions.
Find Rebekah on instagram: @rebekah.ubuntu