This Week at Cafe OTO

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010
English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From London’s Cafe OTO:

FRED FRITH / CHRISTIAN MARCLAY / JOHN EDWARDS / MARK SANDERS

Friday 6 July ’12 • 8PM • £10 advance / £12 on the door
Fred Frith / John Edwards / Mark Sanders

Saturday 7 July ’12 • 8PM • £10 advance / £12 on the door
Fred Frith & Christian Marclay

One of the most inventive and eclectic figures in contemporary music, guitarist and composer Fred Frith takes up residency in Café Oto again for two days of improvised encounters with three of London’s most dynamic musicians – Christian Marclay on turntables, John Edwards on double bass and Mark Sanders on drums.

DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA – ‘THE GUGA HUNTERS OF NESS’ FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE SOUNDTRACK PERFORMANCE + C JOYNES + THE CLOISTERS (MICHAEL TANNER/PLINTH)
Monday 9 July ’12 • 8PM • £6 adv / £7 on the door

In July 2012, London label Critical Heights will be releasing the new album from Dead Rat Orchestra. It was originally recorded as the soundtrack to Intrepid Cinema’s critically acclaimed BBC Documentary The Guga Hunters of Ness, which follows the journey of ten men from the community of Ness on the Isle of Lewis as they embark on a traditional hunt for gannets. Utilising their customarily unconventional instrumentation to create precarious and powerful abstract-folk, the trio of Daniel Merrill, Robin Alderton and Nathaniel Mann have come up with a powerful score, with compositions seeded in hours of study of Hebridean folk song.