As Alike As Trees Returns to Café Oto


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Café Oto, London, Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October.

In 2011, the inaugural As Alike as Trees festival was held at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London. Organised by drummer Eddie Prevost, saxophonist David O'Connor and violinist Jennifer Allum, it drew from the pool of musicians who had been participants, alumni or sympathisers of the weekly improvisation workshop run by Prévost since 1999. In addition to such musicians, the festival also featured AMM, the French ensemble HUBBUB and Pascal Battus.

As a celebration of improvised music, that festival was a great success so it was surprising when it did not happen again in 2012. Now comes the news that in October 2013 it is returning, not at The Rag Factory but at Cafe Oto, a venue with which the workshop has had a long and productive relationship. As before, at four sessions over two days, workshop participants will make up the majority of the programme, again joined by some close musical allies and friends...

Saturday October 12th 2013

3pm - Oto Project Space
Open workshop convened by Eddie Prévost
£3 adv + on the door

8pm - Café Oto

Pascal Battus - electronics, Sebastian Lexer - piano+ and Tom Wheatley - double bass Marjolaine Charbin - piano and Iris Ederer - voice Jennifer Allum - violin and Ute Kanngiesser - cello with AMM (John Tilbury - piano and Eddie Prévost - percussion)

£8 adv / £10 on the door

Sunday October 13th 2013

3pm - Oto Project Space

Workshop concert led by Seymour Wright - alto saxophone, with: Daniel Kordik - electroncs, James O'Sullivan - electric guitar, Visa Kuoppala - electronics, John Garcia - guitar, Paul Abbott - percussion/electroincs, Ricardo Tejero - tenor saxophone and Philip Clark - piano.

£5 adv + on the door

8pm - Cafe Oto

Atmospheric Disturbance - to include some of the following musicians: Nat Catchpole, Rachel Musson, Susan Lynch, Ricardo Tejero and David O'Connor - saxophones. Jamie Coleman and Hutch Demouilpied - trumpets, Ed Lucas - trombone, Ross Lambert - guitar, Philip Somervell - piano, Guillaume Viltard and Tom Wheatley - double bass and Eddie Prévost - drums.

Ross Lambert - guitar

Hubbub: Fréderic Blondy - piano. Bertrand Denzler - tenor saxophone. Jean-Luc Guionnet - alto saxophone, Jean-Sébastien Mariage - guitar and Edward Perraud - percussion.

£8 adv / £10 on the door
Four event combined pass: £20 adv
Evening concert ONLY combined pass: £15 adv

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