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Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we're delighted to present a four-day residency with one of the greatest living UK-based improvisers - Pat Thomas. Criminally unheralded, Pat is a fearless and uncompromising player who – despite coming from a background of free improvisation and new music – can feel as close to the worlds of noise and experimental music.

This week's digital release is a set of myriad interwoven textural fractures from Grace & Delete - aka no-screen laptop wizard James Dunn and bass clarinet boss Chris Cundy. "Dunn’s electronics are a masterclass in the resources of outdated technology. After being exposed to so much laptop texturing, the ear appreciates its limits. The electronics give Cundy’s contributions a jagged starkness, like coming upon a crude screenprint in an exhibition of digital printouts.” – Ben Watson

New shows announced this week include a three-day residency with Goodiepal and pals, plus the debut London performance, and record launch, by Ahmed - the remarkable new grouping of Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip, Pat Thomas, and Seymour Wright.

Full listings and all new shows below. We look forward to seeing you here.

Cafe OTO

WED 26 JULY
IVVVO PRESENTS - FUCK YOU + CONOR THOMAS

£8 adv (£6 members) /

£10 door

THU 27 JULY
OTO PROJECT SPACE:
SOLO:DUO:TRIO #2 – ALISON BLUNT / GRAHAM DUNNING / SUE LYNCH (TRIO) + ALEX WARD / MICHAEL SPEERS (DUO) + LUCIA H CHUNG (SOLO)

£7 door (£5 members)

THU 27 JULY
PAT THOMAS RESIDENCY:
SCATTER

(PHIL MINTON / ROGER TURNER / DAVE TUCKER / PAT THOMAS) + PAT THOMAS - SOLO PIANO PLAYING DUKE ELLINGTON

£8 adv (£6 members) /

£10 door

FRI 28 JULY

OTO PROJECT SPACE:
THE STUDY GROUP PERFORMS PAULINE OLIVEROS’ ‘TELEPATHIC IMPROVISATION’

FREE ENTRY

FRIDAY 28 JULY
PAT THOMAS RESIDENCY:
DRUM AND BASS SURVIVAL UNIT (CLEVELAND WATKISS / LAUREN KINSELLA / MARK SANDERS) + PAT THOMAS / STEVE BERESFORD (DUO)

£8 adv (£6 members) /

£10 door

SAT 29 JULY
PAT THOMAS RESIDENCY:
PAT THOMAS INTERVIEW + PAT THOMAS SOLO (MATINEE)

£5 adv (FREE members) /

£6 door

SUN 30 JULY
PAT THOMAS RESIDENCY:
BLACK TOP WITH STRINGS WITH (NEIL CHARLES / BENEDICT TAYLOR / TORI HANDSLEY / ALISON BLUNT / MANDHIRA DE SARAM / HANNAH MARSHALL / IVOR KALLIN) + PAT THOMAS / OKKYUNG LEE / EMI WATANABE (TRIO)

£8 adv (£6 members) /

£10 door

MON 31 JULY
DAVE DRAPER BIRTHDAY CONCERT

£5 adv (£4 members) /

£6 door

TUES 1 AUGUST
JOHN BUTCHER / MARK SANDERS / JOHN EDWARDS (TRIO)

£8 adv (£6 members) /

£10 door

COMING UP:

- 2 AUGUST: KARA-LIS COVERDALE + FLORA YIN-WONG
- 3 AUGUST: HIDEOUS REPLICA – OF HABIT + KATZ MULK + CALUM GUNN
- 4 + 5 AUGUST: LUCY STEIN AND MARK HARWOOD PRESENT: FUCK YOU WHERES MY SUGER
- 6 AUGUST - OTO PROJECT SPACE: NOPA #3
- 6 AUGUST: SAINKHO NAMTCHYLAK – SAINKHOKOSMOS
- 7 + 8 AUGUST: TREMBLING BELLS – SUMMER OF LOVE 50TH ANNIVERSARY RESIDENCY W/ MIKE HERON + ED ASKEW

JUST ANNOUNCED:

- 15 / 16 / 17: GOODIEPAL & PALS: A 3-DAY FESTIVAL OF POLITICAL THEATRE, COMPUTER MUSIC, & GOODIEPALI'EN CONFUSION

- 6 SEPTEMBER: 
AHMED (ANTONIN GERBAL / JOEL GRIP / PAT THOMAS / SEYMOUR WRIGHT)
- 8 OCTOBER - OTO PROJECT SPACE: NOPA #4
- 22 OCTOBER: BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS: SHIT & SHINE + MAN FROM URANUS

DIGITAL RELEASE:

GRACE & DELETE – 19.6.17

£6 (£5 Venue Members) /
Digital Members: Download with credits

In The Screwtape Letters C.S Lewis defines music as a "meaningless acceleration in the rhythm of celestial experience," but it can also be a sped up inferno complete with the alien cries of the damned. Either way, the cat cannot get enough. She rolls on her back and flashes her claws in the air when this music plays. She is blown away by the concept of a bass clarinet; the longer a note lasts, the more she purrs; it seems to stretch her actual perception of time. She wriggles with pleasure; she twists and switches her tail; she forgets to close her mouth over her thirsty pink tongue. "Tinnitus!" she mews, "I have it! Come closer!"

Available as 320k MP3 or 24 bit FLAC

OUT NOW ON OTOROKU:

PAT THOMAS - THE ELEPHANT CLOCK OF AL JAZARI

PRE-ORDER LP - £15 (£13 members)

Recorded live at OTO in May 2015 and mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, the LP comprises four typically genre-defying and sonically dexterous pieces from one of the UK's most extraordinary pianists.

Criminally unheralded, Pat is a fearless and uncompromising player who – despite coming from a background of free improvisation and new music – can feel as close to the worlds of noise and experimental music.

 

NEW IN THE SHOP

JOE MCPHEE AND BRYAN EUBANKS – MY UNDOCUMENTED ALIEN CLARINET (LP)

JOE MCPHEE – SEATTLE SYMPHONY (LP)

JOHN BUTCHER – RESONANT SPACES (LP)

ARNOLD DREYBLATT AND THE ORCHESTRA OF EXCITED STRINGS - PROPELLERS IN LOVE (LP)

JON GIBSON - TWO SOLO PIECES (LP)

CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE - STRUMMING MUSIC (LP)

TERRY RILEY - PERSIAN SURGERY DERVISHES (2XLP)

MIDORI TAKADA - THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (LP)

ANEMONE - A WING DISSOLVED IN LIGHT (LP)

KING AYISOBA - 1000 CAN DIE (LP)

TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU - TSEGE MARIAM GEBRU (LP)

TLAHOUN GESSESSE - SIMA! (LP)