THOMAS LEHN : TWO DAY RESIDENCY
TUES 26 JUNE ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door
with Tim Hodgkinson, Hannah Marshall, Philipp Wachsmann
WED 27 JUNE ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door
with John Butcher, Roger Turner
Two day residency with EMS synthi maestro Thomas Lehn joined a ‘string’ trio the first night featuring Tim Hodgkinson on lapsteel guitar/clarinet, Hannah Marshall on cello and Philipp Wachsmann on violin/electronics and on the second night by saxophonist John Butcher and percussionist Roger Turner……
ZAIMPH + ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB + DALE CORNISH
THURS 28 JUN ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door
Zaimph is the solo project of ambient noise artist Marcia Bassett. Although legendary for white-hot guitar and vocal brutality, Zaimph’s recent recordings and performances infuse cracked-raga song structures with dense electronic and synthesiser drones to create soundscapes where a lurking apocalypse is eclipsed by shimmering, meditative beauty. She’ll perform alongside Neil Campbell’s Astral Social Club – a potent trip of shattered technoid psychedelia…..
WOODEN WAND + DUKE GARWOOD + DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA
FRI 29 JUN ’12 • 8PM • £8 advance / £9 on the door
James Jackson Toth, known to the world as Wooden Wand, is a maverick, good-hearted troubadour whose blend of smoky Americana has been garnering plaudits for the last decade. Unafraid to mix psychedelic workouts with sweet and soulful country, his varied and prolific output has resulted in a wealth of lyrically rich songs; the kind whose lines stick in your head for a lifetimes. With almost 30 albums to his name, for labels like Ecstatic Peace, Young God, Blackest Rainbow and most recently Fire, Wooden Wand is a remarkable and individual talent…
THE LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
SUN 1 JULY ’12 • 8PM • £6 / £4 concs
Regular meeting of The London Improvisers Orchestra. The LIO draws on London’s rich pool of improvising musicians and is part of a long and varied heritage that stretches back to the free-jazz big bands of Chris McGregor and Mike Westbrook, the intuitive ensembles of John Stevens and purely improvising groups such as the Continuous Music Ensemble…
NATE WOOLEY / ADAM LINSON / MATT WRIGHT / SEYMOUR WRIGHT
MON 2 JULY ’12 • 8PM • £7 advance / £8 on the door
Nate Wooley is one of the rising stars of the American experimental scene, a trumpet virtuoso whose musical explorations have taken him through ecstatic jazz, free improvisation, drone composition, and noise into a place very much his own, characterised by intense dynamics, an acute awareness of space, and a complex and organic sense of structure. He returns to Cafe OTO to perform alongside turntablist Matt Wright, Adam Linson’s bass and electronics and saxophonist Seymour Wright……..
UNCONSCIOUS ARCHIVES #5 – SCULPTURE / JOEL STERN / ROGER BEEBE / STEPHEN CORNFORD / SIMON PAYNE
TUES 3 JULY ’12 • 8PM • £6 adv / £7 on the door
Unconscious Archives transverses noise core and vision spectacle bringing together expanded cinema and sonic propositions from London and afar. This bumper issue of Unconscious Archives offers a foray into the transcendental world of flicker and colour fields, monstrous electronics, energized animatics, and kinetic and kinesis film forms with Sculpture’s outsider polymedia rave warp, Joel Stern’s interstellar expeditions uncovering the slip streams between audio.