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Okkyung Lee, Yeong Die and Bela at Cafe Oto

Hugely excited to present this line-up featuring cellist, composer, and improviser Okkyung Lee, DJ, musician, sound artist and visualist, Yeong Die, and Paju-based producer, bela. “The last couple of years have been extremely challenging as we all know. Although the new norm seems to be settling in, the future remains to be hazy than ever. … [Read More]

Park Jiha: Two-day residency at Cafe OTO

We’re really excited about Park Jiha’s upcoming visit to London, and looking forward to hearing some live performances from her new album – The Gleam – released on tak:til / Glitterbeat last Friday. We’ve got a review and exclusive mini-interview with the artist coming soon on LKL. In the meanwhile you can stream the album … [Read More]

Gig review: Kim Doo Soo at Cafe OTO

Kim Doo Soo’s stage set-up is simple but carefully planned. The stage hand has marked out the precise place where the music stand is to be positioned, and the chair – which offers the minimum of comforts. A table to the musician’s right has some water and a surface to keep the various harmonicas; also … [Read More]

haihm + Bongsu Park at Cafe OTO

After the Dream Ritual collaboration that came to the Coronet Theatre in July, haihm and Bongsu Park bring a new collaboration on a similar theme. See also at Rosenfeld Porcini later in the week. At the Cutting Edge: Phew, haihm & Bongsu Park, + O YAMA O Presented by Bagri Foundation Thursday 14 November 2019, … [Read More]

Kim Doo Soo plays Cafe Oto

This is definitely a Cafe OTO gig I’ll be prioritising. Kim Doo Soo with Kim SoonOak Monday 14 October 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL Tickets £14 | £12 advance | £10 members | Book tickets Pleased to welcome back the incredible Korean folk artist Kim Doo … [Read More]

Jin Sangtae and Choi Joonyong play Cafe OTO

Two Korean experimental musicians return to Cafe OTO, eight years after their last appearance. Jin Sangtae + Choi Joonyong – MATINEE Sunday 6 October 2019, 2pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL Tickets £8 | £6 advance | £4 members | Book tickets Please note that this is a … [Read More]

Kim Kulim and Jessica Hyunjin Kim perform at Cafe OTO

Don’t miss this chance to see a recreation of Kim Kulim’s early controversial staging of Sex on the Piano, together with new work in a collaborative evening with his daughter, Goldsmiths alumna Jessica Hyunjin Kim. Kim Kulim and Jessica Hyunjin Kim Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | … [Read More]

Jessica Hyunjin Kim with Li Yilei at Cafe Oto

Coming up at Cafe Oto in May: Jessica Hyunjin Kim X Li Yilei £10 | £8 Advance | £6 Members | Buy tickets Thursday 2 May 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk Great double-header from London-based artists Jessica Hyunjin Kim and Li Yilei. Jessica Hyunjin … [Read More]

Okkyung Lee residency at Cafe Oto

Thursday 28 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee & Matana Roberts + Okkyung Lee / Jerome Noetinger (Duo) Friday 29 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee / Rashad Becker (Duo) + Okkyung Lee / Nadia Ratsimandresy (Duo) Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm | Tickets Okkyung Lee (Solo) + Okkyung Lee / Pat Thomas … [Read More]

Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie at Cafe Oto

It’s a shame that this evening’s performance at an alternative music venue, supported by the KCC, clashes with a Korean rock showcase at the KCC. Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie Tuesday 19 May 2015, 8pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk £8 | £6 ADVANCE … [Read More]

Balloon and Needle: The New Korean Avant Garde

Balloon and Needle: The New Korean Avant Garde starts a three day residency at Cafe OTO this Thursday: Balloon & Needle THURSDAY 20th, FRIDAY 21st, SATURDAY 22nd January 2011 Cafe OTO | 18-22 Ashwin St | Dalston | London | E8 3DL [Map] Choi Joonyong (cracked CD players) Hong Chulki (turntables) Ryu Hankil (self‐made electro‐acoustic … [Read More]