This Friday, 2nd May, Maria Chavez is visiting the studio to play some records and talk about the weekend of events at Cafe Oto she’s programmed for Electra and Oto Projects.
“OTO Projects and Electra have invited Maria Chavez to curate a weekend of events at Cafe OTO evolving from questions of mutual support, drawing together in London a diverse network of sound artists and musicians. The weekend presents two days of performance, installation and film, exploring the work of these seven, individually and together. Conceived by Maria Chavez on the occasion of her European tour with Audrey Chen, the event will include their current collaborative live work; MV Carbon’s debut London performance, as well as a programme of her short films; a new performance installation by Heather Leigh; a studio visit with Kaffe Matthews as well as her Duo With Hammerheads, a composition using shark synthesizer; a new installation work by Lia Mazzari; Andrea Zarza will play records and show images from her sound archival collection; and a culminating ensemble performance including all seven in various formations. The title references the seven qualities one should look for in a friend, according to the Mitta Sutta.”