Monday 1 June 2015, 8pm

III人 + Наказание / Nakasanye + Paul Abbott (solo)

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Return to OTO for lll人 – the trio of Seymour Wright, Paul Abbott and Daichi Yoshikawa – alongside Yoshikawa's new trio Nakasanye (alongside Antonin Gerbal and Joel Grip) and a solo set from Paul Abbott.


Strange, intense and extreme lll人 is the trio of Daichi Yoshikawa, Paul Abbott and Seymour Wright. Together they have developed extraordinary sounds, and a complex, significant body of work since 2012.

lll人 has no obvious comparisons. The tools are familiar, but the listening is not. lll人 processes are complex, spikey, but open growths of future sound, testing extremes and perfectly reasonable.


наказание/NAKASANYE is “Punishment” in Russian language. 

“The group started from playing in Siberia, Kemerovo -26 degree Celsius 
We travel in search of the music, we meet people, speak things we do,What we like, what we hate, we eat, we read, we speak, we see, we sleep, everything is the materials of the work. freezing cold temperature outside in Siberia, frozen  Томь river  Punishment for us is the work. the moment of the work we share.”

Daichi Yoshikawa / feedback
Antonin Gerbal / drums
Joel Grip / double bass

Paul Abbott

Paul Abbott is a musician and drummer. He plays with real and imaginary drums, synthetic sounds, performance and writing.

Recent and ongoing collaborations include: XT with Seymour Wright; XT+Pat Thomas; XT+Anne GillisX Ray Hex TetF.R.David, very good* & Rosmarie with Will Holder; film sound for Keira GreeneRian Treanor Duo; RP Boo Trio with XT; The Creaking Breeze Ensemble with Nathaniel Mackey; yPLO with Micheal Speers and performances with Cara Tolmie.

Paul has performed at venues and festivals internationally. He was a co-founder and co-editor of Cesura//Acceso journal for music, politics and poetics, and SAM resident artist at Cafe OTO 2015. In 2022 he completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh under the supervision of Florian Hecker and Nikki Moran. He is currently undertaking research at Royal Conservatoire/Academy Fine Arts Antwerp.

Recent releases include: solos NsularDuctus; XT+Pat Thomas “Akisakila” / Attitudes of Preparation (Mountains, Oceans, Trees); XT Deorlaf XPalina’Tufa; Creaking Breeze Ensemble & Nathaniel Mackey Fugitive EquationF.R.David very good*; RP Boo Trio 31.12.18.