Cafe OTO in September

English: Keiji Haino at Moers Festival 2007

From London’s Cafe OTO:

Tuesday 1 September 2015, 8pm
Keiji Haino + Russell Haswell
£16 £14 Advance £12 Members

Wednesday 2 September 2015, 8pm
Robbie Basho Tribute Concert &Amp; Documentary Benefit Featuring Steffen Basho-junghans + C. joynes + Nick Jonah Davis
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Thursday 3 September 2015, 8pm
Shuichi Chino / Takashi Seo / Yuriko Mukojima / Tristan Honsinger
£10 £8 Advance £5 Members

Friday 4 September 2015, 8pm
Penultimate Press Presents:
Astor + Acolytes + Adsl Camels + DJ Maggie Muldoon
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Saturday 5 September 2015, 8pm
Cured Pink
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

6 September 2015, 12–6pm
Tasos Stamou – Circuit Bending Workshop
£50 £45 Advance

Sunday 6 September 2015, 8pm
John Dikeman / Hamid Drake / William Parker (Trio)
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Sunday 6 September 2015, 8pm
Tasos Stamou – Circuit Bending Orchestra / Hackoustic Orchetra
Free Event

Monday 7 September 2015, 8pm
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Tuesday 8 September 2015, 8pm
Audio Hieratic #1:
Sharon Gal / Terry Day / Tasos Stamou / Steve Beresford
£8 £6 Advance £4 Members

Wednesday 9 September 2015, 8pm
Alberto DE Campo + Mark Fell + Ewa Justka + all Artists in Conversation with Christopher Haworth
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

10–13 September 2015, 1–9pm
Control – an Interactive Sound Installation: Tom Mudd
Thursday 10 September 2015, 8pm
Morphogenesis + Colin Potter / Jonathan Coleclough (Duo)
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

11–12 September 2015
Heatsick – Two Day Residency
More Info &Amp; Tickets

Sunday 13 September 2015, 8pm
Tusk Presents:
Laura Cannell (Album Launch) + Angharad Davies + Oliver Coates
£10 £8 Advance £6 Members

Tuesday 15 September 2015, 8pm
Saisonscape Decay :
William Basinski
£18 £16 Sold out £12 Sold out

Wednesday 16 September 2015, 8pm
Tusk Presents:
Spires That in the Sunset Rise + Aine O’dwyer + Natural Snow Buildings
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Thursday 17 September 2015, 8pm
Far East Electric Psychedelic and Cafe Oto Presents:
Night of the Stick Men
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

18–19 September 2015
Opal Tapes – Two Day Residency
More Info &Amp; Tickets

20–21 September 2015
Sun Araw – Two Day Residency
More Info &Amp; Tickets

Tuesday 22 September 2015, 8pm
the Magic Science Quartet (Marshall Allen / Henry Grimes / Avreeayl Ra / Ka)
£16 £14 Advance £10 Members

Wednesday 23 September 2015, 8pm
Yukihiro Isso / Roger Turner (Duo)
£10 £8 Advance Free for Members

Thursday 24 September 2015, 8pm
Terre Thaemlitz: Secrecy Wave Manifesto
£15 £12 Advance £10 Members

25–26 September 2015
Cut &Amp; Splice 2015: Curated by Joanna Bailie
More Info &Amp; Tickets

Sunday 27 September 2015, 8pm
Upset the Rhythm + Cafe Oto Present:
to Live and Shave in LA + Casual Sect
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Monday 28 September 2015, 8pm
Sofa Presents:
Mural + Keith Rowe / John Tilbury (Duo)
£12 £10 Advance £8 Members

Wednesday 30 September 2015, 8pm
Bird on the Wire Presents:
Circuit Des Yeux

Harris Eisenstadt Interview

From Jazz Right Now:

Drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt is set to do a residency at the Stone September 1-6, which also coincides with his fortieth birthday. The week will serve as an expose of various groups that he leads or co-leads in New York and elsewhere and is certainly one of the most exciting events on the calendar in September.

Marco Cappelli’s Stone Residency

Coming to New York’s The Stone:

Marco Cappelli’s Residency
September 8-13, 2015

The Stone proudly presents guitarist and composer Marco Cappelli’s Residency commemorating his 50th birthday celebrations with concerts, film and theater events from September 8th through 13th. Featuring a stellar line-up including the best of the NYC avant-garde music scene (among which comprise Jim Pugliese, Adam Rudolph, Stomu Takeishi, Doug Wieselman, Ken Filiano, Shoko Nagai, Graham Haynes, JT Lewis, Dan Weiss, Mathias Künzli and many more); several musicians and groups coming all the way from Europe (Ensemble Dissonanzen, Dedalo Guitar Quartet, pianist Umberto Petrin, drummer Marco Käppelli and others); visual artists like VJ Lapsus and actors like John Turturro (who will be the recorded speaker both in the animation inspired by Art Spiegelman “In The Shadow of No Towers” as well as in the theater performance of “The Kraken”). Tickets are $15 and are available only at the door.

Corner of Avenue C & Second Street
F to Second Avenue

September 8 8pm
Ricercari & Improvisations: Early Music and Contemporary Sounds
Marco Cappelli (guitar, uboingee); VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi (video art)
Music by: John Dowland, Hans Werner Henze, Francesco Da Milano, Maurice Ohana, Francesco Spinacino & Marco Cappelli

September 8 10 pm


Jim Pugliese (drums); Christine Bard (drums); Michael Attias (sax); Ken Filiano (bass); Chris Cochrane (guitar) & Marco Cappelli (guitar) with special guests: Chartwell Dutiro (mbira Master & vocal) Nora Balaban (mbira, vocal)

In Phase III music skirts and shifts along the edges of free improvisation, deep groove and New Music. It reflects Jim Pugliese’s ongoing quest to explore the powerful, enlightening and spiritual secrets of drumming and is inspired by recent association and work with Nii Tettey Tetteh, master musician from Ghana and the study of the spiritual songs of the Mbira Dzavadzimu from Zimbabwe.


Umberto Petrin (piano); Marco Cappelli (guitar) & Stomu Takeishi (bass)

Two combinations of duo with guitar joining their creativity to explore a repertoire of songs and original composition with a simple commitment: every deviance through improvisation is possible and no electronic device is admitted. Eventually, an improvised trio will conclude this set.

September 9 8pm
Brandon Seabrook (guitar); Marco Cappelli (guitar) & Stomu Takeishi (bass)

September 9 10pm

IDR – Italian Doc Remix

Marco Cappelli (guitar); Jim Pugliese (drums); Doug Wieselman (clarinets); Jose Davila (trombone, tuba); Ken Filiano (bass) & Francesco Pellegrino (vocals)

“IDR – Italian Doc Remix” is the result of the artistic exchange between Marco Cappelli and Jim Pugliese, highlighting their mutual reverence for the villages’ ritual music of the region of Naples. It sounds like an imaginary Albert Ayler’s trip to South Italy: impossible to fit in any conventional standard. The band welcomes as special guest Toronto-based singer Francesco Pellegrino, a specialist of the South Italian Photos: Umberto Petrin by Rossetti Phocus; Francesco Pellegrino & Italian Doc Remix by Scott Friedlander.

September 10 8pm


Rosalie Kaplan (vocals); Noah Kaplan (sax); Marco Käppelli (drums) & Marco Cappelli (guitars)

Two years ago, in honor of Benjamin Britten’s centennial, Underwolf Records released Rosalie Kaplan and Marco Cappelli’s EP of their arrangements of Britten’s cycle “Songs from the Chinese” for amplified processed voice and electric guitar. Tonight the duo will be joined by saxophonist Noah Kaplan and drummer Marco Käppeli, to celebrate the composer’s work and forge a new approach to its performance in the 21st century.

September 10 10pm

Marco Cappelli (guitar); Shoko Nagai (keyboards); Avram Fefer (sax); JT Lewis (drums); Kirk Knuffe (trumpet); Graham Haynes (cornet/trumpet) & Stomu Takeishi (bass)

Born a year ago in occasion of a memorable gig at Nublu in NYC, Nublast grooves between fragments of composition and improvisation in a continuous psychedelic set of music. Sound ideas proposed by Shoko Nagai, Marco Cappelli and Avram Fefer, and elaborated by the band altogether.

September 11 7pm

IN THE SHADOW OF NO TOWERS after Art Spiegelman

9/11 memorial film screening featuring: John Turturro (speaker), Music by Syntax Error: Marco Cappelli (guitar); Daniele Ledda (keyboards) & Roberto Pellegrini (drums)

A 50-minute animation published as a DVD by Mode Records in 2011, as a memorial for the tenth anniversary of September 11th. The projection is dedicated to Roberto Pellegrini: 1960-2014.

September 11 8pm

THE KRAKEN by Gaetano Costa

Philippe Berson (performer); John Turturro (recorded speaker); Marco Cappelli (musician); Giuliana De Gregorio (set design) & Gaetano Costa (director)

A doctor performing an autopsy on the enormous creature’s body found dead on the beach, finds out that what he is examining is actually the cadaver of a contemporary South Italian town. A deep reflection about all that is connected with the word internationally known as “mafia.”

September 11 10pm


Marco Cappelli (guitar); Ken Filiano (bass) & Dan Weiss (percussion). Special guest: Shoko Nagai (accordion)

Guitarist Marc Ribot had this to say: “MC Acoustic Trio is what happens when you cross one of Europe’s best and brightest new music classical guitarists/composers with the best of New York’s avant jazz/improv scene. The sonics recall the lusciousness of Ralph Towner’s ECM work, but the compositional/improvisational smarts and depth of Marco’s classical chops and background on this recording are unlike anything I’ve heard.”

September 12 8pm


Domenico Caliri; Marco Cappelli; Roberto Cecchetto; Maurizio Grandinetti & Elliott Sharp (guitars). Music by: Giovanni Sollima & Pablo Montagne Dedalo

Dedalo was formed in the early years of the new millennium by guitarists Domenico Caliri and Marco Cappelli, at the time they were both in the band of the famous jazz trumpet player Enrico Rava. Their reunion tonight here in New York brings back to life this amazing guitar quartet – featuring two classical and two electric guitars – with a new set of original compositions by the band members.

September 12 10pm


Damon Banks (bass); Mathias Künzli (drums); Marco Cappelli (guitar) & VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi (video)

Spaghetti Westerns, Horror and Spy Italian soundtracks, ’60s Surf Sound: certainly the baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard plus other ’60s Italian soundtrack heroes, such as those by Piero Umiliani, Riz Ortolani, Carlo Rustichelli, Armando Trovajoli and Luis Enriquez Bacalov, all blended in a powerful mix of improvisation and rock ‘n’ roll.

September 13 8pm


Rez Abbasi; Damon Banks; Domenico Caliri; Marco Cappelli; Roberto Cecchetto; Liberty Ellman; David Gilmore; Maurizio Grandinetti; Jerome Harris; Joel Harrison; Miles Okazaki; Brandon Ross & Kenny Wessel Music composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph.

“Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra” is the last version of Adam Rudolph’s vision of a kind of future orchestra: an original orchestral concept of world music improvisation he started in 2001. The music is composed as thematic material that provides a spontaneous orchestral context and inspiration for improvisational dialogue. Featuring some of the best guitarists active in the NYC music scene.

September 13 10pm


Marco Cappelli (guitar); Marco Sannini (trumpet); Tommaso Rossi (flute) & Ciro Longobardi (piano)

An outstanding Italian contemporary music collective from Naples. The internationally-acclaimed contemporary music Ensemble Dissonanzen from Naples, Italy performing their Man Ray Movies project, with improvisations on music by Erik Satie. Pretend to be in an avant-garde movie theater located in Paris around 1920.

Creative Music in DC

Friday, August 28 @ 7:30pm
Astro Nautico Showcase
Magical Mistakes :: Time Wharp :: Exaktly :: Flash Frequency
The Astro Nautico label lands in D.C. for the very first time to celebrate the release of ‘Cracks in The Surface’ by Osaka-based producer/multi-instrumentalist Magical Mistakes. Label mate TIME WHARP // Brooklyn, NY will perform with his interesting blend of ethereal electronic sounds. EXAKTLY // DC is a staple DJ in the area, and is on the rise with his original tracks. FLASH FREQUENCY // DC is another rising star in DC’s beat scene, with his skillful mixes. ASTRO NAUTICO DJs will keep the party jumping.
Admission $10
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Located on the corner of 4th and Penn Streets NE

Every Monday @ 7pm
Creative Music Workshop
The Creative Music Workshop brings together some of DC’s most dedicated Creative Musicians together. Each session features an opportunity to explore various aspects of improvised music and experimentalism.
Artists of any discipline welcome!
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month
CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft
The DC Jazz Loft showcases and stimulates the talent and forward-focused creative thought that is occurring in the DC Jazz community. On the second Sunday of every month, at Union Arts DC, a variety of idioms and approaches to Jazz are presented by members of the diverse local scene.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Thursday, September 10 @ 8pm
Elisa Ambrogio :: Tashi Dorji :: Causings
CMW Players
Elisa Ambrogio (Experimental Singer-Songwriter, CT)
Tashi Dorji (Deep Improvised Guitar, NC)
Causings (Experimental Audio/Visual, Brooklyn)
CMW Players (Group-Think Improvised Music, DC)
Admission $8
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Friday, September 11 @ 8pm
Cloud Becomes Your Hand :: Cigarette Laughing Man :: Dura :: Kevin Greenspon
Cloud Becomes Your Hand (Indie Prog for video games, NYC)
Cigarette (Spacey, reverb-drenched avant pop, DC)
Dura (Naptime, DC)
Kevin Greenspon (Ambient Guitar, LA)
Laughing Man (Art Punk, DC)
Admission $8
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Wednesday, September 16 @ 8pm
Sun Speak :: Ian McColm Quintet
Sun Speak (Progressive Jazz, Chicago)
Ian McColm (Progressive Jazz, DMV)
Admission $8
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Thursday, September 17 @ 8pm
Quintron’s Weather Warlock
The venerable NOLA artist Quintron sets up a weather-controlled synth, and plays a Warlock guitar with a slew of DC-based improvisers.
Additional Performances by:
Olivia Neutron John (Post Bro, DC)
Escape-Ism (Found Sound Wonderworld, DC)
Laughing Man (Art punk, DC)
DJ Baby Alcatraz (Spinning Oldies, DC)
Admission $10
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Seattle Scene: August 28 – September 12, 2015

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

S. Eric Scribner: Sounds, Found
Fri. August 28, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Sounds, Found for pre-recorded found sound and found objects, explores similarities, differences, and connections between the concepts in the continuum of what are commonly called noise, sound, and music. The prerecorded parts and live playing are separate layers that only occasionally connect. Keith Eisenbrey will also perform his set of Twenty-Four Preludes for solo piano.

Vance Galloway & Charles Stanyon
Sat. August 29; 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Vance Galloway and Charles Stanyon return with a compelling new collection of electronic works and electroacoustic improvisations for guitar, modular synthesizer, found Sound, and signal processors. Audience members are encouraged to experience the pieces from any location in the space, exploring the compelling acoustic properties of the venue.

FRI. 9/4 – Seattle Composers’ Salon: Matthew James Briggs, Michael Owcharuk Jay Hamilton, Jeremy Shaskus

WED. 9/9 – guitarist/composer Greg Belisle-Chi + bassist Carmen Rothwell

THU. 9/10 – Nonsequitur presents Jpaanese sound artists Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda on their Ke I Te Ki American tour

FRI. 9/11 – electronic music by Ant’lrd + Panabrite + RM Francis

SAT. 9/12 – Clifford Dunn (flute, piccolo, alto sax, electronics) & Dio Jean-Baptiste (drums)