Tuesday 4 August 2015, 8pm

Slip presents: Tom Rose (LIVE) + Paul McGuire / Laurie Tompkins / Otto Willberg (LIVE) + Joe Snape (LIVE) / Chaines + Oliver Coates + Andreas Dzialocha + Rian Treanor (INSTALLATIONS)

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Berlin ­via ­London imprint Slip take over Cafe OTO for the first time with a bumper night of new work from established and fresher faces. A body of sound and visual installations, and one­off releases will dissolve the night’s three core performances into OTO’s nooks, and pay testament to the label’s sense of collective play.


Tom Rose

Tom Rose is based in the UK. His work unravels somewhere inside the wet/dry of music with live and digital instruments, objects, synthesis and installations, and he makes tinted/splintered dance music as TCR.

This set will outline a mix of almost­-out-­of-­control pieces made from live and synthetic instrumental music, text and video, all lead­-on by percussive sounds.


Paul McGuire

Paul McGuire’s fastidious music wrench the fizzes, crackles, and hums of acoustic instruments into towering swarms of sound. His debut album (Sleep Spindles) collects three of his most focussed, guttural works to date, and lands on Slip in June.

Aside from numerous individual shows, McGuire’s work has been performed by the London Sinfonietta, Loré Lixenberg and Sarah Nicolls, and at festivals internationally including Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, SPOR in Aarhus, and at Bang On A Can in Massachussets.


Otto Willberg

Otto Willberg is a improvisor who lives in London and plays the Double Bass and Bass Guitar. Otto currently plays with include Ashley Pauls trio (ray), Yes Indeed (with Laurie Tompkins), and the band - Historically Fucked. Otto maintains a website called www.bootlegspatialrecall.net which is an open/publicly sourced archive of public space reverbs. He also has a solo recording ‘Barbaric Mystical Bored’ which is released on Why Eye. www.ottowillberg.com

Laurie Tompkins

Laurie Tompkins (b.1990) is a UK composer, performer and co-founder and co-director of the Slip label. 

From scores for samples, instruments and voices he creates a grabbable music that dreams and confounds. Bodies, things, words, and sounds strain under duress, looping their way through scenes of grubby presence, not-quite riff, mouldy echo, and swollen bombast. 

His spring 2022 discs for Entr’acte, 33-33 and Hyperdelia are a thick, unruly soup of keys and computer with pianist Eliza McCarthy; a desperate suite of consoling, tanked songs with takes from Jess Hickie-Kallenbach, Teresa Winter, Gwilly Edmondez and videos by Joel Wycherley; and some dilated rotten soul with Eliza and Ashley Paul.

Laurie helms Slip, which has released music by Yeah You, Mica Levi, Julia Reidy, Bass Clef, Object Collection, ilgendo, Chaines & Competition, Old releases of his own include ‘Ample Profanity' (2018), with cellist Oliver Coates; 'Heat, War, Sweat, Law' (2016); and 'Exorcise' (2021), as Yes Indeed with bassist Otto Willberg, justly hailed as “proper, mad scones” (Boomkat).

Performances: Café Oto, Aldeburgh Music, Spike Island, Harp Art Lab (Harplinge) and National Sawdust (New York). Commissions: House of Bedlam, Daylight Editions, LSO Soundhub Scheme, ddmmyy and 840 series. Radio: specials for NTS and Resonance FM and a session with Adam Bohman recorded at Maida Vale studios, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. 


Joe Snape

Joe Snape makes precise music in bright colours with the help of electricity. He will present the first performance of a new piece for percussionist and live typist ­ a suite of bittersweet songs about childhood grief, scratched together from the teary depths of a computerised pop dream.

This comes off the back of a substantial run of appearances in the UK and Europe alongside ACM Ensemble, Modified Toy Orchestra, Richard Skelton and the release of Tired Music on Simon Scott’s label Kesh.


Chaines, Oliver Coates, Andreas Dzialocha, & Rian Treanor

Chaines, Oliver Coates, Andreas Dzialocha, & Rian Treanor make distinctive sounds with computers and instruments from Oxford, London, Berlin, and Glasgow. Each will be making a multi­speaker installation piece which will fill the space in between the night’s performances. Expect mangled voices, snow cellos, sputtering bass, and pinpoint glitch.


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