Archive for April 5, 2012

Jazz Listings From The New York Times

Posted: April 5, 2012 by Mike in Performances

Ellery Eskelin en concert au Triton (Les Lilas...

Ellery Eskelin en concert au Triton (Les Lilas-France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NYTimes.com:

Ellery Eskelin Trio (Saturday) The tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin pays homage to his mother — a Hammond B-3 organ player known as Bobbie Lee — on his most recent album, “Trio New York” (Prime Source). He appears here with Gary Versace, who also plays organ on the album; the drummer is Rudy Royston. At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $25 cover, includes one drink. (Chinen)

Vijay Iyer Trio (Tuesday through April 14) The pianist and composer Vijay Iyer just released “Accelerando” (Act), the second album featuring his superb trio with the nimble but grounded bassist Stephan Crump and the magically propulsive drummer Marcus Gilmore. Already the subject of much praise in these pages and elsewhere, the album seems likely to spark an even more dynamic interplay in person, during this album-release engagement. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212) 581-3080, birdlandjazz.com; $30 and $40 cover, with a $10 minimum. (Chinen)

Kneebody (Wednesday through April 14) This quick-change electro-acoustic chamber ensemble is taking up a four-night residency next week courtesy of the indie promoter Search and Restore, presenting a different concept each night. On Wednesday the band will play the music of the Brazilian pop mischief-maker Tom Zé, with help from Gretchen Parlato on vocals and Mark Giuliana on drums; on Thursday the songs will be by the singer-songwriter Judee Sill, with an as-yet-unannounced guest vocalist. At 9 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn, littlefieldnyc.com; $15, or $12 for students. (Chinen)

Adam Rudolph: Go Organic Orchestra (Monday) This sprawling, meditative large ensemble, scheduled to perform at Roulette every Monday night in April, is a project of the open-minded percussionist, composer and conductor Adam Rudolph. Drawing inspiration from earthy and elemental sources, it features a total of 38 pieces, in a diverse whorl of woodwinds, strings, percussion and guitars. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, at Third Avenue, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363, roulette.org; $10. (Chinen)

Sun of Goldfinger (Saturday) The guitarist David Torn, the alto saxophonist Tim Berne and the drummer Ches Smith make up this improvising trio, grounded in textural exploration and concussive power. At 8:30 p.m., Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Gowanus, Brooklyn, shapeshifterlab.com; $15. (Chinen)

Craig Taborn Trio (Friday through Sunday) Last year Craig Taborn, a busy sideman in New York’s left-of-center jazz vector, released his solo-piano debut, “Avenging Angel” (ECM), a brilliant and unpredictable study informed by contemporary classical music as well as several currents of improvisation. This weekend he closes out his first-ever engagement with a trio at the Village Vanguard, working alongside two intuitive partners, the bassist Thomas Morgan and the drummer Gerald Cleaver. At 9 and 11 p.m., Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212) 255-4037, villagevanguard.com; $25 cover, with a one-drink minimum. (Chinen)

Trio M (Saturday) The pianist Myra Melford, the bassist Mark Dresser and the drummer Matt Wilson make up Trio M, a collective with a clear bead on the free jazz legacy of the 1960s. But “The Guest House” (Yellowbird/Enja), the group’s excellent second album, doesn’t feel tethered to any era or dialect: with compositions by all three members, it’s a crisp, engaging ride, variously roiling or reflective, with high-wire interplay at almost every turn. At 8 and 10 p.m., Kitano Hotel, 66 Park Avenue at 38th Street, (212) 885-7119, kitano.com; $25 cover, with a $15 minimum. (Chinen)

Eri Yamamoto Trio (Tuesday) The pianist Eri Yamamoto weighs exploratory instincts against a reflective temperament, and her trio, with David Ambrosio on bass and Ikuo Takeuchi on drums, supports her at every turn. She’s celebrating the release of “The Next Page” (AUM Fidelity), her fourth album with these partners and her seventh with Mr. Takeuchi. At 8:30 p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, includes one drink. (Chinen)

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Jean-Baptiste Barrière (Tuesday) The Miller Theater’s new Pop-Up Concerts are a wonderfully informal way to experience bracing contemporary music. For these free, early-evening, 60-minute programs, the audience is invited to sit on the stage close to the performers and enjoy complimentary beer and wine. The next program, “The Birth of Electronic Music,” presents Mr. Barrière, formerly the director of electronic-music media at the Pompidou Center in Paris, in what promises to be a crash course in computer music. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with music starting at 6, Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, (212) 854-7799, millertheater.com. (Tommasini)

Cutting Edge Concerts (Monday) The Deering Estate Ensemble, a Miami chamber group, makes its New York City debut with works by Victoria Bond, Judith Shatin, Roberto Sierra and Tania León. (The festival continues through April 30.) At 7:30 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400, symphonyspace.org; $20, or $15 for students and 65+. (Smith)

‘On the Beach’ (Friday and Saturday) In 1976, the composer Philip Glass and the director Robert Wilson made history with “Einstein on the Beach,” a milestone non-narrative opera simultaneously dreamlike and urgent. That work, currently circling the globe in a revival, arrives in Brooklyn in September; here, to whet your appetite, five teams of choreographers, musicians and visual artists mount re-interpretations of the work, developed in residencies at Mr. Wilson’s Watermill Center on Long Island. At 8 p.m., Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, (866) 811-4111, bacnyc.org; $20. (Smith)

Music and More Reviews

Posted: April 5, 2012 by Mike in Reviews

John Zorn

John Zorn (Photo credit: volume12)

From Music and More:

John Zorn – Gnostic Preludes (Tzadik, 2012)
Andrew Lamb – Rhapsody in Black (No Business Records, 2012)

Buzz Osborne Interview

Posted: April 5, 2012 by Mike in Interviews, Performances

Buzz Osborne

Buzz Osborne (Photo credit: Peter Alfred Hess)

Osbourne is interviewed in anticipation of an upcoming San Francisco Melvin’s show.

Buzz Osborne, mastermind of the Melvins, explains the band’s longevity: “It’s because I’ve got cojones!” he says, using his anatomy to explain how his avant-garde metal band has survived 29 years, six lineups and innumerable stylistic changes.

Cafe OTO in April

Posted: April 5, 2012 by Mike in Performances

From London’s Cafe OTO:

KUKURUKU RECORDINGS PRESENTS: DANIEL HIGGS / JENNIFER WALSHE & TOMOMI ADACHI / TASOS STAMOU & DIMITRA LAZARIDOU-CHATZIGOGA
THURS 5 APR ’12 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

An evening curated by “Kukuruku Recordings”, presenting some of the label’s exceptional featured artists. The lineup includes a solo by Daniel Higgs (voice, banjo, shruti box), the collaboration between Adachi Tomomi (JP) and Jennifer Walshe (IR) and the prepared-zither duo of Tasos Stamou(GR) and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga (GR). Three different acts of different sonic attitudes representing the variety of “kukuruku” perspective.

“Kukuruku recordings” is primarily concerned in works of music exploration and it focuses on productions made under intimate circumstances (usually meaning home, live or field recordings). It stands between free improvisation and free folk, field recordings and sound poetry as well as DIY electronic-sound experiments; but most of all it traces recordings that possess a spontaneous and ephemeral essence, much like in the way of snapshot photography…..MORE>

COUNTERFLOWS | LONDON:GLASGOW:BERLIN

Counterflows is a new series of festivals exploring international networks of underground music. This first festival takes place across London, Berlin and Glasgow from 6th-15th April. Produced by OTOProjects in Berlin and London and AC Projects in Glasgow the festival was made possible with support from Sound and Music, The British Council, Creative Scotland, The PRS for Music Foundation and The Goethe Institut.

CASPAR BRÖTZMANN MASSAKER
SVEN ÅKE JOHANSSON/WERNER DAFELDECKER/AXEL DÖRNER
FRI 6 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £12 adv / £14 on the door

Primarily active between the mid-eighties to mid-nineties when Massaker recorded 5 LPs, Caspar Brötzmann returned to live performance in 2010 after a 14 year break with his friends Eduardo Delgado Lopez, on bass and vocals, Danny Arnold Lommen on drums. Returning with equal intensity Caspar Brotzmann Massaker is more than just brute force it is deep, sculptural and timeless music.

Sven-Åke Johansson is one of the founders of European free music as well as a writer, painter and situation creator. For this set his trio featuring Axel Dörner on trumpet and bass player Werner Dafeldecker will make their UK debut….MORE>

MICHAEL GIRA
GROUPER & DIAMOND CATALOG
EARLY SONGS
FRI 6 APRIL ’12 • 6.45PM • £15/£12 (concs)
Saint Andrews in the Square, Glasgow.

VOLCANO THE BEAR
FRI 6 APRIL ’12 • 10PM • FREE ENTRY
MONO, Glasgow.

MICHAEL GIRA
GROUPER
SAT 7 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • SOLD OUT

Starting in the late 1970s, Michael Gira, founder of Swans, has made some of the most abrasive, visceral and violently beautiful music imaginable. Counterflows is thrilled to have Michael perform one of is rare solo shows here at our inaugural festival.

Grouper is the recording and performing project of Portland based Liz Harris. Grouper’s shimmering compositions exist in their own world, out of time and space. This will be a special set exploring Liz’s more song-based material as a contrast to her ‘Violet Replacement’ performances across Europe in 2012…MORE>

Festival passes still available

LA FAUTE DES FLEURS: A PORTRAIT OF KAZUKI TOMOKAWA
TORTSTEN LAUSCHMANN / THE RED NOTE ENSEMBLE
SAT 7 APRIL ’12 • 2.15PM / 3.45PM • £18 full day pass/£3 per screening/performance
The Arches, Glasgow.

MICHAEL HURLEY
KIM DOO SOO
SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON TRIO
JOSEPHINE FOSTER
SAT 7 APRIL ’12 • 6PM • £18 full day pass / £15/£12(concs)
The Arches, Glasgow.

CRY PARROT PRESENTS:
CASPAR BROTZMANN MASSAKER + DJS
SAT 7 APRIL ’12 • 10PM-late • £5
STEREO, Glasgow.

KIM DOO SOO
STEFFEN BASHO-JUNGHANS
SUN 8 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £12 adv / £14 on the door

This will be the first ever UK appearance for Korean acid folk singer Kim Doo Soo (PSF/Blackest Rainbow) and a return visit to Cafe OTO for Steffen Basho-Junghans offering another opportunity to catch the tightly focussed creative intensity of his post-Takoma guitar playing.

Kim Doo Soo is the deepest and most introspective of Korea’s acid folk singers with songs telling tales of political oppression, alcoholism, suicide, and a ten-year period of mountain seclusion. First coming to the attention of the west via Damon & Naomi’s Internation Sad Hits compilation, Kim Doo Soo has been active since the 80s.

Whether working with the paintbrush, the guitar or the pen, Steffen Basho-Junghans manages to conjure up works of extreme intensity, focus and creativity. A master of the 6 and 12 string guitar, Steffen Basho-Junghans moves between highly intricate patterns and bare, minimalist sections to create music of astounding beauty. He brings together Oriental and American Indian scale patterns, Folk-Western Raga as well as elements taken from the ‘Takoma School’ of American primitive guitar….MORE>

TRACER TRAILS’ AFTERNOON AT KINNING PARK WITH SVEN-ÅKE JOHANSSON, WORKSHOPS & MORE…
SUN 8 APRIL ’12 • 2-5PM • FREE
Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow.

KAZUKI TOMOKAWA
BILL WELLS’ NATIONAL JAZZ TRIO OF SCOTLAND
MARGARETH KAMMERER
SUN 8 APRIL ’12 • 6.45PM • £12/£10 (concs)
CCA, Glasgow.

MICHAEL HURLEY
JOSEPHINE FOSTER
MON 9 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • SOLD OUT

Welcoming the return to OTO of one of our favourite singers – Josephine Foster – for a full set of songs at the OTO baby grand. According to David Keenan Josephine Fosters “…combines a facility for expressive extremes comparable to Patty Waters with the precise comportment of folk singers like Karen Dalton and Shirley Collins”… We’re also incredibly honoured to present for the first time, singer, songwriter, artist, folk hobo Michael Hurley aka Doc Snock – a true American iconoclast and one of that country’s songwriting greats.Â

It is no surprise to find out that the unique voice of Michael Hurley was first recorded for release by Folkways Records on the same reel to reel as recorded Leadbelly’s last sessions. Hurley’s career has spanned almost fifty years of craft and his newest LP Blue Hills is a testimony to his continued relevance…..MORE>

KAZUKI TOMOKAWA
MARGARETH KAMMERER
TUES 10 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £12 adv / £14 on the door

There are a handful of artists that have been on the Cafe OTO wish list from way back when the venue itself existed only in our minds. Right up at the top of the list is Kazuki Tomokawa. Now a reluctant traveler outside of Japan it has taken years of asking to try and get him here but at last it looks as though it is happening!

Poet, singer, artist, bicycle race commentator, essayist, actor and drinker Tomokawa embodies the romance of the vagabond poet.

Kazuki Tomokawa is an artist who miraculously embodies the romance of the vagabond poet, a rarity in an age where our very freedom means we have forgotten how to live. Releasing his first LP in the 70s as part of a post-Dylan folk boom in Japan, Tomokawa went on to involve himself in theatre, art and more. In the 90s he hooked up with PSF and has released a stream of beguiling sides since whilst making only the rare appearance outside of Japan.

Margareth Kammerer composes minimalist, abstract songs which are influenced by fields as diverse as experimental voice, soundresearch and early Blues. She is unusual in seeming equally at home improvising with the likes of Fred Frith and Otomo Yoshihide as singing jazz standards in a haunting voice that recalls the likes of Karen Dalton and Sibylle Baier……MORE>

JOHN TILBURY / MARCUS SCHMICKLER + JOHN BUTCHER (SOLO)
WED 11 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £12 adv / £14 on the door

A very different side of German electronic master Marcus Schmickler on display here after he blasted a bright ray of noise in cahoots with Peter ‘PITA’ Rehberg for the PAN Festival in January. Here he returns alongside the master British pianist John Tilbury for a set of exacting stillness and subtle, shifting atmosphere.

The evening will open with a solo set from British saxophonist John Butcher – a musician who has expanded the vocabulary of the saxophone far beyond the conventions of jazz and other musics, to encompass a staggering range of harmonics, multiphonics, overtones, percussive sounds, and electronic feedback…..MORE>

THE WIRE SALON: AN AUDIENCE WITH ROBERT WYATT
THURS 12 APR ’12 • 8PM • SOLD OUT

One of the UK’s most original musicians and singer-songwriters makes a rare on-stage appearance to discuss selected tracks from his back catalogue with The Wire’s Tony Herrington……MORE>

KIM DOO SOO + CARLA BOZULICH’S BLOODY CLAWS WITH OKKYUNG LEE & MORTEN OLSEN
FRI 13 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • €12 / €30 three day pass
ausland | lychener str 60 | 10437 berlin | u2 eberswalder strasse | s- bahn schönhauser allee | m12 raumer strasse | 030 – 4477008 | ausland website

Kim Doo Soo is the deepest and most introspective of Korea’s acid folk singers with songs telling tales of political oppression, alcoholism, suicide, and a ten-year period of mountain seclusion. First coming to the attention of the west via Damon & Naomi’s Internation Sad Hits compilation, Kim Doo Soo has been active since the 80s. Carla Bozulich will be performing a special one-off set of semi-composed and improvised music with Okkyung Lee and percussionist Morten Olsen

TIN ANGEL & GHOSTTOWN PRESENTS: LITTLE ANNIE & BABY DEE + EBE OKE + ANIMATED DOG
FRI 13 APR ’12 • 8PM • £8 advance / £10 on the door

Little Annie-aka Annie Anxiety-aka Annie Bandez O’Connor, will be performing with wonderful pianist and dear friend Baby Dee (Current 93 & Antony & The Johnsons). Come enjoy one of two nights in the UK as they give us a sneaky-peek ahead of their as-yet-untitled album released on Tin Angel Records this Winter……MORE>

MICHAEL HURLEY
JOSEPHINE FOSTER
SAT 14 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • €12 / €30 three day pass
ausland | lychener str 60 | 10437 berlin | u2 eberswalder strasse | s- bahn schönhauser allee | m12 raumer strasse | 030 – 4477008 | ausland website

It is no surprise to find out that the unique voice of Michael Hurley was first recorded for release by Folkways Records on the same reel to reel as recorded Leadbelly’s last sessions. Hurley’s career has spanned almost fifty years of craft and his newest LP Blue Hills is a testimony to his continued relevance.

A rare piano based set from OTO favourite Josephine Foster whose vocal style, according to David Keenan “…combines a facility for expressive extremes comparable to Patty Waters with the precise comportment of folk singers like Karen Dalton and Shirley Collins”

SOUND AND MUSIC AND ENTR’ACTE PRESENT: HELENA GOUGH + LIONEL MARCHETTI & JÉRÔME NOETINGER + HAMAYÔKO + ADAM ASNAN + LEE HAMBLE (DJ) AND SPECIAL GUEST: SCOTT FOUST
SAT 14 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £10

A special concert to celebrate the launch of Helena Gough’s new Entr’acte release, her third on the label. The starting point for the album was the simple idea of using only the cello as source material. Original improvisations were made by cellists Anthea Caddy and Anton Lukoszevieze. Gough will be joined by two of the most distinctive voices in contemporary French electronic music – Lionel Marchetti and Jérôme Noetinger as well as hamaYôko – the musique concrète-influenced electro-pop project of Yôko Higashi and london-based acousmatic composer Adam Asnan…..MORE>

DECOY & JOE MCPHEE
SUN 15 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • €12 / €30 three day pass
ausland | lychener str 60 | 10437 berlin | u2 eberswalder strasse | s- bahn schönhauser allee | m12 raumer strasse | 030 – 4477008 | ausland website

We bring Counterflows to a close with two explosive sets from Decoy with special guest Joe McPhee. Coming together for the first time at OTO in December 2009 where they instantly hit it off we brought them back together last October for two nights that provided one of the highlight’s of what was already a musically mind blowing year. Capable of charting an unpredictable path between passages of tonal exploration, shimmering beauty and rampaging high energy motorik its a pleasure to bring them to Berlin so they can work their magic there.

JASPER TX + MATTHEW COLLINGS + TEN
SUN 15 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £7 / £12

The Local have teamed up with Sleepsound Agency to present a weekend of innovative modern electrical and acoustic music from England’s shores and a little bit further abroad. The result: The Dalston Residency, a multi-venue musical showcase spread over a weekend. On the Sunday night, Jasper TX will be performing at Café Oto as part of this residency. Also joining him will be Matthew Collings, and Ten……MORE>

BLIP: JIM DENLEY & MIKE MAJKOWSKI + SAM PETTIGREW
MON 16 APR ’12 • 8PM • £6 adv / £7 on the door

Key players from Sydney’s burgeoning improvised music scene transported to Cafe OTO for the evening including Blip – the duo of Australian improv figurehead Jim Denley and bass player Mike Majkowski – and bass player Sam Pettigrew.

KAMMERKLANG : CHRISTIAN KESTEN + THIS MACHINE WON’T KILL FASCISTS BUT IT MIGHT GET YOU LAID + WE SPOKE / FRITZ HAUSER + LUCY RAILTON / IANNIS XENAKIS
TUES 17 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £6 on the door

KAMMER KLANG returns to OTO with another night of music from various musical genres including a performance from Christian Kesten – a vocalist, performer, composer, sound and intermedia artist who has developed a repertoire of extended vocal techniques, focusing on noise and subtle nuances of sound colours……MORE>

ALESSANDRO BOSETTI + MARCO FUSINATO
WED 18 APR ’12 • 8PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

Penultimate Press join us in presenting a double bill with two artists working on the edge of music – Alessandro Bosetti’s hypnotic explorations of repetitive speech loops and Marco Fusinato’s unconventional use and mis-use of the electric guitar and related electronic devices….MORE>

BARN OWL + ANTOINE CHESSEX + CAM DEAS
THURS 19 APRIL ’12 • 8PM • £8 adv / £10 on the door

San Franscisco’s Barn Owl bring their dual guitar/tube amp worship strategies to Cafe OTO for an evening of transcendent sonics alongside shapeshifting Swiss composer/improvisor Antoine Chessex presenting a piece for Tape/Saxophone and the post-Takoma 12 string explorations of London guitarist Cam Deas…..MORE>

BO NINGEN + 5 SECONDS EXPOSURE (YUKI TSUJII) + TAIGEN KAWABE + KOHHEI MATSUDA
SAT 21 APR ’12 • 8PM • £5 adv / £6 on the door

“They’re fantastically energetic, often brain-crushingly heavy, and quite probably the most exciting young band in London right now. The foursomes feral punk/metal approach and hectic tempo changes nod to Jap freak-out combos such as Acid Mothers Temple, Melt-Banana, Boredoms and Boris.” MOJO magazine ….MORE>

JOHN RUSSELL / GUILLAUME VILTARD / SEYMOUR WRIGHT
SUN 22 APR ’12 • 8PM • £5 / £4 concs

An evening of deep listening, featuring three musicians intesely immersed in the materiality of their instruments. Each will play solo before coming together for a trio……MORE>

THE WORKSHOP SERIES
MON 23 APR ’12 • 8PM • £5/£4 concs

April’s concert of experimental improvised music drawn from participants of Eddie Prévost’s weekly workshop. This month’s musicians are Jennifer Allum (violin), Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet), Ed Lucas (trombone), Matt Olczak (guitar), Ricardo Tejero (saxophone) and Artur Vidal (saxophone)….MORE>

PAN PRESENTS: KEVIN DRUMM + THOMAS ANKERSMIT + HELM
TUES 24 APR ’12 • 8PM • £10 advance / £12 on the door

The two day PAN festival here in January cemented the label’s reputation for bringing together a first-rate array of adventurous and unpredictable sound explorers – from R/S cranking the houselights and melting brains to CC Hennix and Werner Durand’s extended duration drone palliative. It’s a pleasure to have PAN back at OTO with iconoclastic American improvisor/noise artist KEVIN DRUMM, sax/synth master THOMAS ANKERSMIT and London’s own HELM…..MORE>

SIR RICHARD BISHOP + ALEXANDER TUCKER + DUKE GARWOOD
WED 25 APR ’12 • 8PM • £10 adv / £12 on the door

An evening going deep into the realms of psychedelic guitar with intrepid sound traveller Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls / Sublime Frequencies), Alexander Tucker’s proto-prog marriage of song, overlapping soundwaves and hauntological melody and Duke Garwood’s own minimal, mutated, feedback-drenched take on the blues……MORE>

BLACK TOP #2 // ORPHY ROBINSON, PAT THOMAS WITH SPECIAL GUEST: BYRON WALLEN
THURS 26 APR ’12 • 8PM • £6 adv / £7 on the door

Originally proposed as a new trio of Pat Thomas, Orphy Robinson and Steve Williamson, Black Top started out as a duo at Cafe OTO after Pat Thomas was unable to make the original gig. Black Top now returns to Cafe OTO reincarnated as an ad hoc series dedicated to exploring the intersection of live instruments and technology such as the looping and sampling used in dub, reggae and other worldly noises. The Black Top project will use improvisation to explore these black influences but not necessarily from an African American perspective. This is the second show in the new series and will feature special guest Byron Wallen on trumpet alongside series founders Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson……MORE>

MAYA DUNIETZ / VERITY SUSMAN / CHRISTOPH HEEMANN + MINES
SUN 29 APR ’12 • 8PM • £7 adv / £8 on the door

Israeli pianist/vocalist returns to Cafe OTO following her HIT & RUN series and an improv encounter with Steve Noble and John Edwards. This time she’ll be presenting two collaborative sets with German electronic musician Christoph Heemann and Electrelane multi-instrumentalist Verity Susman. The evening will open with a set from Mines : Yael Barolsky, Ilan Volkov – violins and Ram Gabay – drums + special guest: Ivor Kallin…..MORE>

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING?
FREEDOM OF THE CITY DISCUSSION EVENT
MON 30 APR ’12 • 8PM • £4 door / free with festival pass

This year’s Freedom of the City begins with a discussion at Cafe Oto, where we’ll ask the seemingly simple question ‘what do you think you’re doing?’ to four of the performers at this year’s festival: Caroline Kraabel, Ross Lambert, Okkyung Lee and Steve Noble…..MORE>