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Wednesday 20 March 2019:
'If Herbie went West Coast’ - Phil Durrant / Pat Thomas / Charlotte Keeffe / Rachel Musson / Sarah Gail Brand / John Edwards / Mark Sanders Wednesday 20 March 2019

Wed 20 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
In a lecture about East Coast/West Coast Synthesis, Tony Rolando (boss of Make Noise who make modular synths), discussed Herbie Hancock’s collaboration with synth maestro Dr Patrick Gleeson on the early 1970s albums 'Crossings’ and 'Sextant’. He wondered what would have happened if Hancock stuck with a more 'West Coast Buchla' aesthetic - example 'Rain Dance' from Sextant. Rolando said he went awa

Thursday 21 March 2019:
Avanthardcollective presents: Ergo Phizmiz-Mittelhammer + Lottie Bowater / Depresstival Thursday 21 March 2019

Thu 21 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
Avanthardcollective presents .... an evening of agitprop music, theatre and music-theatre from Ergo Phizmiz-Mittelhammer, Lottie Bowater / Depresstival, and their friends.
Avanthardcollective is the loose-knit art and performance group negotiated by these miscreants, with age ranges from teens to 60s.


Friday 22 March 2019:
Angharad Davies - Three-Day Residency: Angharad and the Angharads + Gwenno Saunders + Rhodri Davies Friday 22 March 2019

Fri 22 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
violinist, Angharad Davies, as a result of the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency Fund. A phenomenal
... instrument, her classical training and performance expectation.
This residency is one of three at OTO for

Saturday 23 March 2019:
Angharad Davies - Three-Day Residency: Samantha Rebello + Stephanie McMann + Steve Beresford + Daniela Cascella Saturday 23 March 2019

Sat 23 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
respond to my sound enquiries with the idea of bringing another space into Cafe Oto."
Delighted to
... the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency Fund. A phenomenal improviser, Angaharad has also amassed a... performance expectation.
This residency is one of three at OTO for UK-based artists/groups at a vital

Sunday 24 March 2019:
Angharad Davies - Three-Day Residency: Angharad Davies + Tim Parkinson + Benedict Drew Sunday 24 March 2019

Sun 24 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
Ben and my duo at the LMC in 2006 was that it was a charged performance. We’re going to do the same
... , Angharad Davies, as a result of the OTO Projects UK Artists Residency Fund. A phenomenal improviser... , her classical training and performance expectation.
This residency is one of three at OTO for UK

Monday 25 March 2019:
Cherry Smyth - 'Famished' - w/ Ed Bennett & Lauren Kinsella Monday 25 March 2019

Mon 25 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
Famished is a poetic sequence by Cherry Smyth that explores the Irish Famine and how imperialism helped cause the largest refugee crisis of the 19th century. Smyth collaborates with composer Ed Bennett and vocalist Lauren Kinsella to draw on the power of collective lament, using music and expanded singing.
Inspired by the current migrant crisis, which evokes the 'coffin ships’ that crossed the

Tuesday 26 March 2019:
Turquazz Anatolian Jazz and Roots Festival: The Origins feat. Bar?? Demirel Tuesday 26 March 2019

Tue 26 Mar 2019, 19:00 - Café Oto, London
Led by bass player Cem Tuncer, the Origins are performing as a six piece backed by trumpet player Bar?? Demirel, organist Tolga Zafer Özdemir and with a range of wild instruments, including the Anatolian Kamancheh, the Kopuz (lute), kanun, clarinet, kaval, duduk, bendir and oud - no ordinary jazz set up!
Bar?? is well known for searching for new connections between his trumpet and digital inte

Wednesday 27 March 2019:
Foodman + Jaeho Hwang Wednesday 27 March 2019

Wed 27 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
"Foodman - aka Takahide Higuchi - is a truly singular Japanese producer linked to the local footwork scene, though his music is often detached from the genre’s conventions. He strives to transcend the rules of dance music, through various risk-taking experiments with rhythm and timbre, clever juxtaposition and bright, colourful sample pallettes that make his music cheerful and accessible, despite

Thursday 28 March 2019:
Okkyung Lee & Matana Roberts + Okkyung Lee / Jerome Noetinger (duo) Thursday 28 March 2019

Thu 28 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
Okkyung Lee is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today, a fearless and compelling musician whose playing incorporates a love of noise, extraordinary technique and elements from the outer fringes of contemporary composition. Originally from South Korea but now based in New York, Lee has collaborated with many of the leading figures in creative music today, including Christian Marcl

Friday 29 March 2019:
Okkyung Lee / Rashad Becker (duo) + Okkyung Lee / Nadia Ratsimandresy (duo) Friday 29 March 2019

Fri 29 Mar 2019, 19:30 - Café Oto, London
Okkyung Lee is one of the most dynamic forces in improvised music today, a fearless and compelling musician whose playing incorporates a love of noise, extraordinary technique and elements from the outer fringes of contemporary composition. Originally from South Korea but now based in New York, Lee has collaborated with many of the leading figures in creative music today, including Christian Marcl



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