Tuesday 28 August 2018, 7.30pm, OTO Project Space

OTO PROJECT SPACE: SOLO:DUO:TRIO #15 - INGRID PLUM / YONI SILVER / ALEX WARD (TRIO) + CATH ROBERTS / DANIEL THOMPSON (DUO) + BRIGITTE HART (SOLO)

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SOLO:DUO:TRIO is a monthly night of improvised performances bringing together a wide variety of musicians and artists. Each show features a solo, a duo, and a trio performance where performers are invited to present something new or play with a person they haven’t played with before in an intimate and open environment.

https://soloduotrio.tumblr.com/

SOLO: Brigitte Hart
DUO: Cath Roberts & Daniel Thompson
TRIO: Ingrid Plum, Yoni Silver & Alex Ward

£8 on the door (£5 members)

Brigitte Hart

Brigitte Hart is an Australian sound artist working across performance and installation. Currently based in London, her practice explores relationships between voice, objects, histories and ecologies, often engaging text, environmental recordings, remnants and archives. She holds particular interest in exploring the art of small sounds, sounds that can be imagined, and the memory of sound.

Brigitte has developed installations, performances, compositions and workshops for Supernormal Festival, CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice), Wysing Polyphonic x Somerset House Festival, Resonance FM, Soundcamp/Reveil, David Roberts Art Foundation, Tate Britain and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Audiosphere. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020). Her work with sound design has been presented at the Venice Biennale Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

In 2021, Brigitte will be developing a series of experiments in mudlarking, sound and listening as a recent recipient of the Develop Your Creative Practice funding (Arts Council England) and continuing polyphonic vocal pursuits in the London Bulgarian Choir.

https://www.brigittehart.com/

Daniel Thompson

Daniel was born in Norfolk, England. Largely self-taught, he moved to London in 2005 and studied with the guitarist John Russell for two years. Since then, he has performed at many venues and festivals across the UK and Europe. In addition, he has also been organising concerts including the ‘The Shoreditch Church Concert Series' with Benedict Taylor.

Currently you can hear and see Daniel performing solo, with other musicians in many ad-hoc improvising situations and in long-term collaborations or 'working groups'.
 
Recent collaborations include performances and/or recordings with Neil Metcalfe, Steve Noble, Caroline Kraabel, Max Reed, John Edwards, Benedict Taylor, Tom Jackson, Vid Drasler, Evan Parker, Adam Bohman, Sue Lynch, Alex Ward, Kay Grant, Roland Ramanan, Adrian Northover, Marcello Magliocchi, Alan Wilkinson, Colin Webster amongst others.

Daniel is the founder and artistic director of 'Empty Birdcage Records', a label dedicated to releasing documents of free improvisation.
emptybirdcagerecords.bandcamp.com

Cath Roberts

Cath Roberts’ work explores free improvisation, composition and the music at their meeting point. Her primary outlet as a composer and improviser on baritone saxophone is the band Sloth Racket, which has toured widely and released several albums. As bandmate, Cath is a member of several groups including Madwort Sax Quartet, Article XI and MoonMot. She has a long-standing duo with guitarist Anton Hunter (Ripsaw Catfish), as well as regular collaborations with Tullis Rennie, Benedict Taylor, Otto Willberg, Seth Bennett and others. Cath co-runs LUME with Dee Byrne, producing concerts, tours and festivals since 2013 and releasing music on their offshoot label Luminous. With Tom Ward and Colin Webster she organises BRÅK, an improvised music series taking place in Brockley, South East London.

https://cathrobots.co.uk/

Photo by Dawid Laskowski

Alex Ward

Alex Ward is a composer, improviser, and performing musician, working primarily with clarinet and guitar. His involvement in freely improvised music dates back to 1986, when he met the guitarist Derek Bailey. He subsequently took part regularly in Bailey's Company events, and has gone on to become a major figure in British improvised music. 
His current work includes the avant-rock duo Dead Days Beyond Help in which he plays guitar, sings and co-writes the material; various groups which perform his compositions-for-improvisers including Forebrace, the Alex Ward Quintet/Sextet, and the Item series of ensembles (the first of which, Item 10, debuted at Cafe Oto in September 2017); and improvising collaborations both regular and ad-hoc with musicians including Steve Noble, Dominic Lash, Kay Grant, Joe Morris and Weasel Walter. Besides his own groups and improvisational work, he also performs in ensembles including the Duck Baker Trio/Quartet, Thurston Moore’s recent multi-guitar projects Galaxies and New Noise Guitar Explorations, and Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward’s This Is Not This Heat. He brings a unique energy and inventiveness to all these projects, elevating them far above the ordinary and injecting them with a thrilling sense of danger and possibility. Much of his work is documented on the label Copepod, which he co-runs with Luke Barlow.
 
"...guitarist Alex Ward [is] a compulsively creative polymath... a reliably unpredictable axe-hero for collaborators of all backgrounds." Stewart Lee, The Sunday Times Review

Yoni Silver

Yoni Silver - Bass-clarinetist and multi-instrumentalist Yoni Silver’s activities include hyper-spectral adventures with Iancu Dumitrescu's Hyperion Ensemble; a bass clarinet and percussion duo with Steve Noble; a bass clarinet/violin and possessed vocals duo with Sharon Gal; Denis D’or with Grundik Kasyansky and Tom Wheatley; bass clarinet and drums duo with Crystabel Riley, and solo performances on amplified bass clarinet.
He has appeared on labels such as Creative Sources, Confront Recordings, Wasted Capital, Chocolate Monk and Edition Modern.

Ingrid Plum

Ingrid Plum uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs.

Originally trained in classical singing and performing from age 7, Plum was awarded a scholarship after her 5 octave range was discovered at 11. Specialising in Sound Art with Performance at the University Of Brighton before studying a Masters in Music Creative Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London, after graduating Plum continued her studies in voice by exploring extended vocal technique in ethnographic research, incorporating these techniques and traditions into her work which has been exhibited and performed internationally.

Plum formed the free improv group Susurrations in 2011 and in 2012 she launched Plum Records, released her solo EP 'The Tunnel Recordings' followed in 2015 by her debut album 'Plangent'. In 2016 this was followed by 'Everything Is Becoming Science Fiction' a collaboration with Graham Dunning, Ian Stonehouse and John Harries and 'Unsung', a collection of early sound works from installations and films 2002-2012. In 2016 she formed free improv trio PlumPyneThornton, founded all female noise choir The Larsens, and studied directly with Meredith Monk. Plum is a visiting lecturer in Interdisciplinary Practice, Sound and Media at Goldsmiths University Of London and the University of Brighton. She is the founder of Bechdel, a DIY event platform for female experimental/noise/spoken word/improv/free folk/free jazz/folk/Neo-classical acts and is based between the UK and Denmark.

www.ingridplum.com

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