Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Jason Kahn and Alfreido Costa Monteiro contacted me at the same time to find a concert in London. I thought it'd be good to make the most of their visit and ask them for more than a concert.
So there'll be a residency at Oto involving Jason, Afreido - in his duo with Juan Matos Capote - Matt Davis and Phil Julian.
And there'll be workshops of which very little is known yet. But if you want to hear more about them drop me a line here: tuladi at hotmail. com.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Few words from Katsura Yamuchi ahead of the concert of the 15th september:

"It's the first time for me to play in England. Some of my Japanese friends told me "Oto is very nice place and fits for Salmosax." Now, it is realized by many helps, I appreciate it. Salmosax is a kind of musical exploration, it connect ancient time to today using my memories of body (DNA), air, place, audiences, sounds, etc. As a result Salmosax express future too. I mean I don't know my music. Is it like Zen? I don't know."

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Next gig (15/09) is going to be a cheerful mix, clearly going against my natural tendency to try and make sense in the selection of acts. Quite enjoyable really. o.
Just few words to lay an imprint here of the visit of Alex Mendizabal.
What a great presence, charming and uplifting, always rubbing his emotions against his environment and happy to share his perception with others. A refreshing change from the jaded, rigid and self-defeated old improv crowd. o.

Monday, 28 February 2011

hello, hello,
Phil Minton just told me he was up for joining Guilluame Viltard and John Russell on the 12th of March. I think the formation is interesting and it should sound great in the church (that's why we wanted to have these three together).
The line-up is now quite plump so we may have to start soon after the door open to make sure there's plenty of room for everyone.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

I just love it when after struggling with an idea - kneading it and shaping it to make it fit into place - it suddenly organise itself and fills the volume given. In this instance a lot of shifting was necessary before it started to flow but I'm quite excited about the whole thing now: different practices, visiting musicians, new venues, new groupings...

There's two movements:
Jean-Luc Guionnet will show some drawings (how and what is still in the air) and Paul Abbott will show his latest film (here again things are still moving) during the as alike as trees festival in a separate room so that people can come in wether or not attending the festival.

Also there'll be a concert in the lovely St Mark's church in Islington on Saturday the 12th of March with Jean-Luc on either sax or church organ and Soizic Lebrat, french cellist along with a fine selection of local music practitioners.

What do you think?