Sunday 26 February 2017, 7pm, OTO Project Space
After the fantastic Silver Road venue were sadly forced to close their doors this month – due to London's usual short-sighted approach to development – OTO are proud to welcome them for a one-off show in the Project Space.
During their short tenure in South London, Silver Road have made a distinctive impact on the capital's new music scene, with a thrillingly varied and forward-thinking programme making use of the unique acoustics of a converted water tank in Lewisham. Tonight sees a great line-up of some of the most exciting exponents of new music from London and further afield.
Bertrand Gauguet plays alto saxophone in contexts of solo and group improvisation - many festivals in recent years in France and abroad - his approach to the saxophone is involved in research on technical areas of the instrument, whether acoustic or related to amplification - composes electronic music : works with film, dance, visual arts and radio - focuses on learning processes related to sound and music - music and non music - sound as support for meditation - breath - the very relationships that sound and music have with image and body - still learning to play shakuhashi after recent trip to Japan ... Collaborations with : Sophie Agnel & Andrea Neumann ; Franz Hautzinger & Thomas Lehn ; X Brane ; Rhodri Davies & Christoph Schiller ; Andy Guhl & Mike T. Bullock ; Martine Altenburger & Frédéric Blondy ; Xavier Charles ; Pascal Battus ; Insub Meta Orchestra. Meetings with : Tetuzi Akiyama, John Butcher, Eric La Casa, Michel Doneda, Axel Dörner, Isabelle Duthoit, Robin Hayward, Tomas Korber, Urs Leimgruber, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetsu Saïtoh, Roger Turner and Michaël Vorfeld.
Tom Wheatley is an artist and musician based in London. His work is patterns, rhythms and cycles, at an interface of physical and digital zones. Recently, his music has been documented on video and record.
His main collaborations are ТЕПЛОТА with Grundik Kasyansky, Cast-On with Ilana Blumberg, and various lineups & outputs with Daniel Blumberg, often including Billy Steiger, Ute Kanngiesser and Jim White.
Seth Cooke is a sound recordist, drummer and process performer based in Bristol, UK. His location-based work explores aberrant mapping and perturbed environments. His solo performances involve feedback and resonance. As a percussionist he plays traps and waste disposal sink. He sometimes enjoys the flexibility of improvisation, open composition and field recording.
He used to play drums for Hunting Lodge and Defibrillators. Current projects include a duo with Dominic Lash and the Every Contact Leaves a Trace CDr label. He co-founded the Bang the Bore collective with Clive Henry in 2009.
Sound artist, improviser, composer, Pascal Battus has developed a practice which is more concerned with sonic gestures, listening and the situation which determines them rather than with any particular instrument. Among other sound sources, he uses guitar pick-ups, rotating surfaces, ‘environmental guitar’ (table-top electric guitar with contact microphone, various objects and electronics), percussion (amplified objects, or not).
He has played throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Asia, the Middle East, Australia… both solo and more frequently with other musicians. He often works with dancers and with performers from the plastic arts (video, lighting, sculpture…) He has published drawings and was co-inventer of Sonic Massages (les Massages Sonores). His discs have been released by Potlatch, Corpus Hermeticum, Amor Fati, Another Timbre, Cathnor, Organized Music From Thessaloniki, Herbal Internationa.