Alterations Residency: Thursday 23 to 26 August at Cafe Oto

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Date(s) - 23/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
12:00 am

Cafe Oto


Thursday 23 to 26 August
at Cafe OTO and Oto Project Space,

After the success of Alterations Festival in 2016, Alterations (Peter Cusack, David Toop, Terry Day and Steve Beresford) plus guests will be back to perform at Cafe OTO in London, and present workshops, some of their archives and artworks at Oto Projects, responding to nature, history and music. Guest artists include John Butcher, Gina Southgate, Pierre Bouvier Patron, Cath Roberts, Max Eastley and Blanca Regina.


Thursday 23rd.
5pm – 7pm Opening at Oto Projects – Private View
With installations, artworks and works in progress by Peter Cusack, Terry Day and archives and objects from Steve Beresford, Gina Southgate and Blanca Regina.
7.30pm Open doors at Cafe Oto.
8pm Concert at Cafe OTO: John Butcher and Blanca Regina + Alterations
Live Painting by Gina Southgate
Tickets £10 presale, £12 otd, £8 OTO members

At Oto Projects:
Friday 24th:
1pm – 3 pm Workshop: Directed free improvisation with Steve Beresford.
Tickets presale £20/ £25 otd ( Limited to 10 participants)
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Steve Beresford will be using Butch Morris’s conduction techniques – developed over twenty years by the London Improvisers Orchestra – to create directed free improvisations.
Participants are asked to bring their instruments.

3pm – 6pm Exhibition opening at OTO Projects
6pm – 7pm Performance Peter Cusack + Blanca Regina. Tickets £5 otd

Saturday 25th
1pm – 4 pm Workshop: Field recording with Peter Cusack
Tickets presale £25/ £30 otd ( Limited to 8 participants)
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Peter Cusack will share his practices, knowledge and reflections on field recording. During the workshop we will visit the local soundscapes around Dalston. The aim is to listen to what is there and ask how sound in the environment can be interestingly recorded and mapped. We will make audio field recordings but also explore ways of using other media to document what we hear.
Bring your sound recording devices. We will also provide some gear.

4pm – 6pm Exhibition at OTO Projects
6pm – 7pm: Performance : 6pm Gina Southgate + Cath Roberts (to be confirmed) Tickets £5 otd

Sunday 26th
2pm- 4pm Workshop: ‘Painting Music’ with Gina Southgate, with music selector Steve Beresford.
Tickets £35 presale/ £40 otd Materials included.
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Gina will be leading the workshop, showing a number of painting techniques to respond to music.
Steve Beresford will be part of the session as music selector playing some of his favourite tracks.

4pm – 6pm Closing Exhibition at Oto Projects
6pm -7 pm Performance: Steve Beresford + Max Eastley. Tickets £5 otd