- 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.
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Another Timbre label presents three days of music from across the roster, including the UK premiere of Linda Catlin Smith's 'Dirt Road' on the Wednesday, music from Canada and Switzerland for saxophone quartet, for solo piano, and saxophone quartet and sinewaves on the Thursday, and an evening of string trios, duos and…
Psychedelic country / Americana guitarist and multi-instrumentalist.
Dead Plants And Living Objects
A collaborative sound installation/concert by the artists Rie Nakajima and Pierre Berthet who have been creating various ways to vibrate objects so that their acoustic shadows dance around the space.
Dirty Electronics: Violations III
Experimental electronica focusing on shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction with John Richards, Claude Heiland-Allen, Eden Grey, Suso Flores and Crowley Engel II.
Five-piece art punk band formed by brothers Jad and David Fair.
A Homage To Cornelius Cardew
The cellist Ute Kanngiesser and the pianist and composer John Tilbury perform the first part of Tiger's Mind, entitled Nightpiece.
Howe Gelb Piano Trio
The American trio plays a unique blend of blues, rock, jazz and country music.
Japan Blues: Howard Williams & Akari Mochizuki
The DJ plays vintage Japanese tracks from the 1930s to the 1980s. Plus a performance by the professional enka singer Akari Mochizuki.
John Chantler, Seymour Wright And Steve Noble
The master of electronics teams up with the saxophonist and the drummer to perform as a trio.
Julie Kjaer 3
Trio led by the Danish saxophonist featuring Steve Noble and John Edwards play improv jazz numbers.
Kim Myhr And Lasse Marhaug
Two leading members of Norway's thriving new music scene perform as a duo following the release of their debut album together, On The Silver Globe.
Limpe Fuchs And Evan Parker
Debut London performance for the avant garde music duo. Support comes from the duo of Andie Brown and Kelly Jones of Part Wil Horses Mane on Both Sides.
Violinists hailing from an illustrious family of musicians, Lalitha and Nandini have the privilege of being the fourth generation of musicians in their family.
Lori Goldston And Laura Cannell
The exceptional string musicians play solo sets followed by a very special duo performance.
The Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer John Colpitts, aka Kid Millions, explores the outer limits of drum performance. With support from Tique and Petrels.
Ribot's guitar performances are unpredictable events which may draw on all of his past recordings or none of them, creating a sonic matrix of memory, free improvisation, zeitgeist, extra-terrestrial radio signals, and much more
Adam Matschulat is a sound artist and composer from Sao Paulo, Brasil. He will be presenting new work titled Confusion Pt I Of III. Support comes from Luca Nasciuti and Rocio Cano Valino.
The outfit plays experimental noise and soundscapes with support from Mosquitoes.
NOTS are a 4 piece, all XX, nuevo no wavo band from Memphis, TN. Unpredictable guitars, celestial synths, and punctuated vocals swirl around the repetition of a powerful rhythm section to form a sound and a live show not easily classifiable but entirely addictive. Drummer Charlotte Watson and guitarist / frontwoman…
Nots are playing a series of European shows and festivals early this summer following the release of 2016's album 'Cosmetic.' This will be the first time Nots have played tracks from this record. For the sheer energy, Cosmetic provides an urgent antidote to US indie's synthy nu-gaze myopia. Q Magazine The band…
Pat Thomas And Mattias Risberg
A rare treat in the form of a debut OTO outing for the double-keys, improvising duo.
Plus-Minus Ensemble & Juliet Fraser
The ensemble and guest soprano perform contemporary classical works.
Psychic TV: In The Shadow Of The Sun
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge presents a reinterpretation of the soundtrack to Derek Jarman's 1981 film.
Richard Frances, Contra Legem And Marx Freud
Three solo performances featuring Contra Legem's live solo project around the synchronisation of six gameboys.
Sarah Davachi And John Chantler
An electronic and electroacoustic performance from the talented musicians.
The experimental ensemble performs Benjamin Oliver's Mr. Turquoise Synth.
Originally from Central Sudan but now based in London, the foursome performs its self-penned contemporary world music.
The Space Lady
The singer and musician from Colorado performs her unique space music, synth pop, and psychedelic pop.
Desert blues band from Mali.
Tasos Stamou, Stephanos Chytiris And Thodoris Ziarkas
The electroacoustic music composer and performer, the improv drummer and percussionist plus the double bassist present collaborative experimental and electro works.
Thu 4 May
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The duo of Chico Mello and Nicholas Bussmann create an interplay between musical cultures and present an exploration of samba, jazz and chamber music.
Toshimaru Nakamura & Martin Taxt
Havard Volden and Toshi Nakamura are releasing their first CD together this fall on the British Record label, Another Timbre. The music was recorded live at the festival Fri Resonans in Trondheim, Norway. Havard Volden is an active player from the new generation of Norwegian improvisers. Together with his 12-string…