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Edition of 100 hand numbered two color screenprints for our four day Peter Brötzmann festival celebrating his decade long relationship with Cafe OTO.
Design by Peter Brötzmann. Printed on A2 colorplan White Frost 175gsm paper by Tartaruga.
Peter Brötzmann Four Day Festival A2 Screenprint
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper. Design by Maja Larsson. Limited poster to celebrate the two day residency by the legendary and uncompromising Patty Waters.
From original listing:
Patty Waters must be acknowledged as a vocalist who has tested the limits of the human voice’s capabilities. Since her brief recording career in the mid-6O’s – after Albert Ayler brought her to the attention of ESP Disk – and despite performing very rarely, her influence has spread far beyond the realms of avant-garde and jazz. She has received much critical acclaim for her two ESP Disk recordings - Patty Waters Sings and Patty Waters College Tour. Waters' interpretation of Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair still remains a bold testament to the power of human expression. With a repertoire ranging from hushed piano solo ballads – in which her voice can fade to a whisper, barely audible – to performances using her voice as an instrument, conveying an incredible range of emotions, Waters is a singular artist and we're delighted to host her for a very rare two-night residency alongside Burton Greene (piano) and Tjitze Vogel (bass).
“One of the best fucking singers alive.” – Rolling Stone
“Praised by people like Miles Davis. her range moves easily from intimacy to introspection to rage. and her evocation of “Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair” has no parallel In musical history.” – San Francisco Sentinel
“Hear her voice with the ears of wolves. A sound contour never before heard in American music and poetry. It transcends virtuosi vocalizing. It is presented as Shamanic ritual. The most perfect realization of Jazz song as siren song. Compels a revisioned understanding of the lure of the sweet woman's voice as a passage to paradise.” – Village Voice
PATTY WATERS – TWO DAY RESIDENCY A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER
Two color screenprint for our Music and Other Living Creatures series, designed by Silja Strøm and printed on 175gsm colorplan natural paper by Tartaruga.
Music and Other Living Creatures is a series at Cafe OTO (curated by OTO Projects) dedicated to music about, with, or by other living creatures. Birds, tigers, chickens, insects and many other living creatures are explored through sound-walks, listening sessions, commissioned performances, live responses and discussions.
A2 Music and Other Living Creatures Screenprint
A2 silkscreened poster for Joe McPhee's four-day residency at OTO, May 2019. Designed by Oliver Barrett and printed by Tartaruga on thick, quality paper in a limiited edition of 50 numbered copies.
For over four decades Joe McPhee has been pursuing a beauty in his music that balances the fierce attack of European free improve with a lyrical poetry stemming from Coltrane’s Love Supreme and hinting at the dark roots of his country’s civil rights protests. Joe has performed and still performs with musicians across all music: Survival Unit, Brotzmann’s Tentet, Dominic Duval, The Thing, Raymond Boni, Andre Jaume, Decoy with John Edwards, Steve Noble & Alexander Hawkins, Evan Parker amongst others.
This very special residency draws together the various strands of Joe's incredibly diverse, ever-curious sonic approach, with a jam-packed line-up of collaborators old and new. Even across four nights it's hard to do justice to the scale of his musical output but what's guaranteed is that each of these nights will be unmissable in its own way.
JOE MCPHEE - FOUR-DAY RESIDENCY A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER
On occasion of the very special 2 shows by this insane trio we have a limiited screenprinted poster - DESIGNED BY BRÖTZMANN and printed on thick, quality paper in a limiited edition of 100 numbered copies.
From original entry:
Delighted to welcome back the dynamic, corruscating pairing of Peter Brötzmann on reeds and Heather Leigh on pedal steel – this time expanded to a trio with the addition of the one and only Keiji Haino! The duo of Brötzmann and Leigh have established a fierce rapport in the past couple of years – weaving a powerfully frenetic interplay reminiscient of some of the all-out blast of Brötzmann's Die Like A Dog quartet. Add Haino's incendiary propensity for masterfully fluid improvisation and you have the makings of a very special evening indeed.
KEIJI HAINO / HEATHER LEIGH / PETER BRÖTZMANN A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper. Design by Maja Larsson on the occasion of the special one night event featuring Loren Connors at Cafe Oto.
From original listing:
Thrilled to welcome back one of the most singular guitarists of our time for a very special solo performance - his first European show since 2011. Loren Connors' singular adaption of the blues is a distinct personal vision combining the Delta bottleneck sound and the ancestral blues voice (appearing as distortion, baying hounds or multi-tracked guitar), with hauntingly unexpected sounds. Outside of his three decades of solo work, Connors has also collaborated with the likes of Suzanne Langille, Jim O'Rourke, Darin Gray, Alan Licht, Christina Carter, Keiji Haino, San Agustin, Jandek and many others, as well as leading the group Haunted House.
Loren's set will be preceeded by a screening of ‘Gestures’ – a short film on Loren Connors by Vincent Guilbert.
LOREN CONNORS A2 SILKSCREENED POSTER
Slightly larger than A2 poster print for Russell Haswell's three-day residency at Cafe OTO: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/russell-haswell-three-day-residency/
70cm x 50cm.
Poster and GIF design by http://www.muirmcneil.com
Russell Haswell Residency – poster
High quality screenprinted on deluxe thick paper printed by Design Club Dalston. Design by Maja Larrson
Limited to 100 numbered copies
The Necks are one of the most distinctive and enthralling groups in music. Ever a pleasure to witness their mesmerically symbiotic musical interplay and we're delighted to welcome them back following their 30th anniversary last year! The hard-earned, almost telepathic rapport that Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck have developed over the past three decades is truly one of the most compelling in live music and it's a privilege to have them back here at OTO.“among the world’s greatest forces in music...” – LA Times“One of the most extraordinary groups on the planet... a sonic experience that has few parallels or rivals.” – The GuardianTHE NECKSThe Necks offer a phenomenal musical experience, unlike any piano trio you may have heard. Masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation, each night they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room.Over their 30 years together, they honed an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and layering, to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect which builds in a mesmerising, epic fashion …. a trio conjuring an orchestral expanse. Every Necks' performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.
THE NECKS – THREE-DAY RESIDENCY A2 SCREENPRINT
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper printed by Tartaruga. Design by Han Bennink
Limited to 100 numbered copies
“Han Bennink is an international treasure, a towering catalyst bringing sparkle, humour and character to an art form that too often is dull.” – London Jazz News
In the fields of experimental and outsider music, the word "legendary" can be applied far too liberally, but for Han Bennink no other word will do. Celebrating a three-quarter century this year, the Dutch drummer and percussionist has had a colossal impact and influence in the fields of free jazz and improvised music, from his seminal and varied work with the likes of John Tchicai, Peter Brötzmann and Derek Bailey in the 60s and 70s, to a still restlessly inventive collaborative output with artists as wide-ranging as The Ex, Pat Thomas and Eugene Chadbourne in more recent years.
Cafe OTO has had the privilege of playing host to many of the greats of improvised music since its inception in 2008, but one artist who never seems to have performed here enough is Han Bennink. This residency – his first shows here since 2013 – aims to go some way in redressing that balance, with a packed line-up of duo and trio performances alongside collaborators old and new.
Combining equal parts virtuosity and anarchic irreverence, Bennink has never rested on his laurels, and this should be an enthralling and thrillingly unpredictable three days
“What ultimately makes Bennink special is his manifest love for the music, a love that inclines him to tear down the cardboard walls that too often separate different schools of jazz. At his best, with colleagues who share his all-encompassing stylistic embrace, Bennink plays the continuum of jazz as an instrument unto itself.” – Drummerworld
HAN BENNINK 3 day RESIDENCY A2 SCREENPRINT
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper printed by Tartaruga. Design by Maja Larsson / Organ studio.
We're delighted to present a four-day residency with one of the greatest living UK-based improvisers - Pat Thomas. Criminally unheralded, Pat is a fearless and uncompromising player who – despite coming from a background of free improvisation and new music – can feel as close to the worlds of noise and experimental music. His performances range in approach and texture from fearsome cacophony that can sound like a piano having its guts ripped out, with Pat thumping discordant clusters of keys with his fists or rattling the exterior wooden frame; to delicately soothing passages where his fingers glide over the keys, creating microscopic tones and resonant melodies that can hold an entire sonic landscape.
The residency coincides with the release of Pat's new LP - The Elephant Clock of Al Jazari - on our own in-house OTOROKU label, which comprises four typically genre-defying and sonically dexterous pieces from one of the UK's most extraordinary pianists.
"I can't quite think of anyone else who sounds quite like this: it is in a class of its own." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
"Thomas runs the gamut of techniques, splashing clusters, weaving contrapuntal lines and building elaborate structures from the inside out. Despite their variety, they share a fundamental quality – they truly sound like spur of the moment creations, not the final draft of ideas mulled over for weeks, if not months on end." - Bill Shoemaker, Point of Departure
Pat Thomas - 4 Day Residency A2 SCREENPRINT
Silkscreen A2 poster print for Okkyung Lee's 2015 OTO residency – https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/okkyung-lee-four-day-residency-christian-marclay-l/
Design by Tankboys.
Okkyung Lee – Four Day Residency poster (A2)
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper by Tartaruga. Design by Oliver Barrett from photos by Dawid Laskowski.
From the original listing...
“Born in 1947 in Paris, Tazartes has spent 30+ years within musical practice and experimentation, letting his musical work wander from chant to rhythm, from one voice to another. Utilising magnetic tape recorders, he paves the way for the electric and the vocal paths, between the muezzin psalmody and the screaming of a rocker. He traces vague landscapes where the mitre of the white clown, the plumes of the sorcerer, the helmet of a cop and Parisian an hydride collide into polyphonic ceremonies.”
GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS – A2 SCREENPRINT
Limited edition run to raise money for the Adam Bohman Exhibition Fundraiser.
Adam Bohman has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades. However, his tape cut-ups and home-built instruments represent just a tiny fraction of his artistic practice. In parallel, Adam has been creating and carefully stockpiling an extraordinary collection of collages, ink drawings and graphic scores that only a handful of people have ever seen.
We're planning an exhibition at our project space that will present these works publicly for the first time. We hope you can help us make it happen.
'Parrots, Drawings and Cheap Glue' by Adam Bohman (Print)
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper and printed on beautiful 'camel' paperstock by Tartaruga. Design by Maja Larsson / Organ studio.
We are very pleased to have the legendary Peter Hammill play at Cafe Oto and have had this exquisited limited poster (100 copies) made up to celebrate.
From original listing:
A very special three-day residency from the utterly distinctive and ceaselessly inventive songwriter and Van Der Graaf Generator founder, Peter Hammill.
Making a mockery of genre boundaries and consistently confounding expectations, Hammill's work spans numerous styles and approaches whilst always maintaining his own unique sound. Now, nearly five decades on from the debut VDGG release, Hammill's creative spark shows no sign of abating and we're very excited to host him performing solo across three nights at OTO.
Peter Hammill Residency – A2 Screenprint
Limited edition set of three A1 screen prints on 300 gsm paper.
Original design by Mark Fell. Edition of 20
From the original listing...
”Three-day residency curated by Sheffield-based multidisciplinary artist, Mark Fell, spanning distinctive approaches to sound, philosophy, plus a special reading room installation from Fell in the OTO Project Space. Mark Fell's work – ranging from minimal electronic music, to sound installations and audio-visual works – has placed him at the forefront of a rapidly expanding area of extreme and independent computer music and his explorations are never less than fascinating. We'll be hiring in an extra PA for all three nights of the residency!”
Mark Fell 3 day residency - 3 poster set
Screenprinted poster for Matthew Shipp's three-night residency at OTO in 2014.
A3 screenprinted poster on heavyweight paper.
From the original listing...
“Iconoclastic piano genius Matthew Shipp returns to Cafe OTO for three nights, continuing and expanding collaborations formed in his unforgettable first residency back in 2010, and culminating in an evening of extended solo performance.
Steeped in the history of the jazz avant-garde yet with an unmistakeably individual voice, Matthew Shipp has established himself as one of the most important figures in American creative music today. Combining an uncompromising personal language with an exemplary eclecticism, Shipp has worked with an astonishing array of musicians, including Roscoe Mitchell, David S. Ware, Antipop Consortium, William Parker, Mat Maneri, Spring Heel Jack, J Spaceman, Evan Parker, and Nate Wooley.”
Matthew Shipp - Three Night Residency poster (A3)
Poster for Chris Corsano's four day residency at Cafe OTO which took place from the 20th to 23rd of August 2014.
Full residency line-up:
Wednesday 20 August 2014 Chris Corsano Solo Ilan Volkov's Summer Strings Lover's Ritual with Chris Corsano
Thursday 21 August 2014 Okkyung Lee with John Butcher and Chris Corsano Mette Rasmussen with Alan Wilkinson, Pat Thomas and Chris Corsano
Friday 22 August 2014 Evan Parker with John Edwards and Chris Corsano Massimo Pupillo and Chris Corsano
Saturday 23 August 2014 Vibracathedral Orchestra with Chris Corsano
Limited edition of 100 prints. Printed by Pat at Heavyrock.
Chris Corsano Residency Poster
Screenprinted on thick, quality paper and printed in flourescent colours by Tartaruga. Design by Maja Larsson / Organ studio.
On our wishlist from the day OTO opened, we're over the moon to finally host one of the greatest free-music groups of all time – The Art Ensemble of Chicago!
An extremely rare opportunity to see this legendary group, the impact and influence that The Art Ensemble of Chicago have had over the past five decades cannot be overstated. At turns soulful, chaotic, ennergising and transcendant – playful yet attentive, generous but untethered – the AEC helped redefine what jazz music could be and continue to seek out its future.
“A legendary band that created new standards not only for improvisation but for performance as well” – All Music
“One of the most enduring units dedicated to free improvisation and modern jazz composition in existence.” – Pitchfork
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO OCT RESIDENCY – A2 SCREENPRINT