Lindsay Cooper Songbook @ Café OTO, London [16 June]

Lindsay Cooper Songbook


48
16
June
19:30 - 23:00

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Café OTO
18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL London, United Kingdom
tickets available from:
https://cafeoto.co.uk/events/lindsay-cooper-songbook/

'...Each sound they played was polished to the extent that no other sounds would have been suitable to play Lindsay Cooper's music’
'I was extremely impressed by this superior ensemble which recreated Lindsay Cooper's music in the best form imaginable.' Osamu Sakamoto (EURO ROCK PRESS)

PROGRAMME:
A selection of Lindsay’s compositions for the groups Henry Cow, News From Babel and Music for Films, 1978 – 1982.

DJ: Marina Organ (THE OTHER ROCK SHOW, Resonance FM)
Opening Acts:
THE WATTS (Tim Hodgkinson, Chris Cutler, Yumi Hara)
John Greaves solo (voice, piano)
Chlöe Herington solo (bassoon, electronics)

CURRENT ENSEMBLE:
— Yumi Hara / arrangements, piano, keyboards, lever harp, voice (The Artaud Beats, you me & us, Jump for Joy! etc)
— Chlöe Herington / bassoon, soprano sax, melodica (Knifeworld, Chrome Hoof, VÄLVĒ)
— Dagmar Krause / voice (Henry Cow, News from Babel, Slapp Happy etc)
— Tim Hodgkinson / clarinet, alto sax, lap steel guitar (Henry Cow, The Work, K-Space etc)
— John Greaves / bass, keyboard, voice (Henry Cow, Mike Mantler, National Heath, etc)
— Chris Cutler / drums (Henry Cow, News from Babel, Pere Ubu etc)

ABOUT LINDSAY COOPER:
Lindsay Cooper (1951-2013) brought the bassoon and the compositional techniques of 20th century art music into the world of ‘70s experimental rock. She was a musical polyglot, equally fluent in classical, rock, jazz, and free improvisation and the author of many film and theatre soundtracks. She was a member of the groups Comus, Henry Cow, National Health, David Thomas and the Pedestrians and the Mike Westbrook Orchestra. She co-founded News from Babel and the Feminist Improvising Group and led her own projects Music for Films and Oh Moscow. She lived for many years with multiple sclerosis, which eventually forced her to retire from performing in the 1990s.

HISTORY:
Yumi Hara formed Half The Sky in 2015 to perform Lindsay Cooper’s songs in Japan. The original group was entirely Japanese, with the exception of original drummer and lyricist Chris Cutler. This group — with small personnel changes — was later invited to Europe, when it was joined by the songs’ original singer Dagmar Krause. For these new European concerts the line-up adds two more members of Henry Cow, for whom much of this material was written, and we call ourselves Lindsay Cooper Songbook. As was true of the original bands Henry Cow and News From Babel — the new line-up retains an equal gender split.
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