Sunday 13 December 2020, 7pm
Please note that the stream starts at 7:45pm.
a breath measure
meets a hand measure
Over the last three years, Evie and Ute have developed a close working relationship in music and poetry.
They will share new writing, solo and in parallel, for this event.
Most recently, they have published '5AM' on Takuroku together with field recordist Daniel Kordík - Ute playing with the dawn chorus and Evie writing a poem alongside it.
"Part meditation on, part mediation of the natural world as a place of refuge in troubled times, 5AM also queries what and how music can function and contribute to profoundly changed circumstances. If it has any meaningful analogue, it can claim some kinship to a morning rāga, something to escape within to explore the daily ritual of the world itself awakening from slumber."
(Michael Quinn, The Sampler)
We'd love to see you. In order to keep things safe we will be operating with a limited, seated only capacity. Please note that you will only be able to sit with people from your household, and any additional tickets you order should also only be for people in your household. Visitors will be asked to scan a QR code at the door when they arrive, using the NHS COVID-19 app. The bar will be table service only - please wear a mask when arriving and moving around the venue. We will be providing hand sanitiser - and note that we will only be accepting card payments.
Evie Ward (b. London, 1993) is a poet and writer based in London. Her poems have appeared in Art Licks, SALT, Cesura//Acceso, and '5AM' - a digital release on Takuroku with Ute Kanngießer and field recordist Daniel Kordík. She often works collaboratively at the intersection of writing with music and art, having recently read new poems, stories and journal fragments with Ute Kanngießer for a live performance at Cafe OTO and exhibited a site-specific poem as part of 'Like A Sieve' at Kupfer. She has conducted extensive research on Moki Cherry and continues to work closely with Cherry's archive when possible. Evie is currently working on a book collaboration of interwoven poems & drawings with Corinne Bernard.
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.