- Telephone 020 7923 1231
- Opening times Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–5.30pm; Sun 10.30am–5.30pm but evening performances differ.
- Bar open .
- Food served Mon–Fri 8.30am–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–5.30pm; Sun 10.30am–5.30pm.
- Website www.cafeoto.co.uk
Not your typical London live venue, Cafe Oto is for the adventurous, hosting live performances by the likes of anti-folk singer Diane Cluck, Hungarian composer Ákos Rózmann, and all manner of world, free-improvised and experimental music. It boasts a shop that sells CDs by Derek Bailey and books by Cornelius Cardew, and by day its café serves contemporary Persian food from cook Soli Zardosht (signature dish: saffron orange chicken.) The cafe closes at 5.30pm only on days when there's an evening performance, to give time for a soundcheck; on both concert and non-concert days, the bar is open until 12.30am.
The nearest Tube stations are Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction (Overground), and the nearest bus routes are 30, 38, N38, 67, 76, 149, N149, 56, 277 and 242.
There are 23 events at this location
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Black Spirituals + Dead Neanderthals & Sten Ove Toft
The Californian duo combines electronic technology with acoustic percussion. They are joined by the Dutch saxophone and drums duo and the Norwegian musician.
Sun 23 Oct
£10; £8 adv / 020 7923 1231
Band leader Ted Milton performs on the saxophone with his jazz trio.
Charles Gayle / Mark Sanders / John Edwards (Trio)
The multi-instrumentalist, the drummer and the virtuoso perform as a jazz trio.
Mon 31 Oct
£12; £10 adv ( £8) / 020 7923 1231
The American singer-songwriter performs her original music that she describes as intuitive folk.
The Gavin Bryars Ensemble
The ensemble performs string and vocal pieces, including The North Shore, The Island Chapel and Epilogue From Wonderlawn.
Howe Gelb Piano Trio
Howe Gelb plays his first London show in support of his new record 'Future Standards'. Let me set the scene - irresponsible lovers are canoodling in semi-lit booths, the jukebox is playing some old tunes by Frank and there's some people over there who never want to fall in love again. It's the last bar still open and…
Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana Maria Avram
One of the leaders of the spectral music trend and the pianist, composer and conductor perform.
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids
'We Be All Africans' is a message of survival. A message of renewal. A message that we are all brothers and sisters. We are all one family, the human family and we need one another in order to survive on this planet that we all share. - Idris Ackamoor Baba Yaga's Hut are proud to present two live shows from legendary West…
Islam Chipsy & EEK: Two Day Residency
The Egyptian trio play frenetic keyboards and percussion. With Yeah You and Guttersnipe.
Jockel Liess: Bordun Chorus
A generative audio-visual composition, which in its form and structure derives from artistic traditions of visual and musical minimalism.
The artist performs avant-garde compositions and free improvisations using amplified latex balloons as musical instruments.
The American folk artist and musician performs.
Matana Roberts' Wildcard: 2's/3's/4's
BUY SERIES PASS FOR ALL three EVENTS £32 Advance £25 Members Tuesday 25 October 2016, 8pm Matana Roberts / Alexander Hawkins (Duo) £14 £12 Advance £10 Members Wednesday 26 October 2016, 8pm Matana Roberts / Leafcutter John / Byron Wallen (Trio) £14 £12 Advance £10 Members Thursday 27 October 2016, 8pm Matana…
Match & Fuse 2016
Bands from across Europe perform at the annual minifest of improv, jazz and new music. Featuring sets from Evan Parker, Julie Kjaer, Susana Santos Silva and others.
Nadja + Aidan Baker
The duo perform a combination of shoegaze and metal and their multi-instrumentalist plays a solo set.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2016, The Necks offer a phenomenal musical experience, unlike any piano trio you may have heard. Masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation, each night they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play - they and the audience will go on…
Otomo Yoshihide / Hiroshi Yamazaki (Duo) + Hiroshi Yamazaki / Evan Parker (Duo)
The avant-garde musician and the drummer perform as a duo after the drummer and the saxophonist perform together.
Mon 14 Nov
£14; £12 adv ( £10) / 020 7923 1231
The three-piece plays music that combines the traditional instrumentation of rock music with minimalist and abstract structures.
The music producer, otherwise known as Kavain Space and regarded as one of the originators of footwork, performs.
Sun Ra Arkestra - Directed By Marshall Allen
The Arkestra performs, led by the alto saxophonist and long-time Ra collaborator Marshall Allen.
Tue 22 Nov
Wed 23 Nov
Mon 28 Nov
Tom Jackson / Ashley-John Long / Benedict Taylor / Keith Tippett Quartet + Rhodri Davies / Mark Wastell
The musicians celebrate 20 years of Confront Recordings, with the quartet's world premiere and the duo performing Bernard-Marie Koltes' In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields.
Sun 30 Oct
£12; £10 adv ( £8) / 020 7923 1231
The Lisbon-based duo perform. Andre Abel plays the guitar while Joana da Conceicao is on synth and electronics.