Otto Willberg

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New release on Cafe Oto's digital label TakuRoku with David Birchall, titled 'Murky Sovereignty'. Its recorded remotely in squelchy conditions, under the M6 around Stretford and in and around the Link Road in Thamesmead. We recorded bits in the locations near us and then sent them to each other, using the recordings to reactivate our spaces, so sharing the acoustic of each of our locations. Then woven into two pieces with some photos and some text written by myself. Proceeds go 50/50 to Cafe Oto and ourselves, so a good way of helping out! Duo release with Ashley Paul recorded at Cafe Oto in February, released on Wagtail. Featured in Bandcamp best experimental music for June. New collection of solo music, recorded over the summer in 2019, in and around my garden in Camberwell. Listen with your windows open. Many new things to hope towards. Realised I didnt release any new music in 2019 so the task will be to change that early on in the new decade. There will be some Yes Indeed material dropping at some point, guaranteed to go spectacular. Also some new configurations in the first half of the year which can only be looked forward to until the moment they occur. Then they will be looked into. I hope to make some Heavy Petting noise also. Put some shows together and putting some music out into the sphere. I'm in October are you? Here's poster for gig at SET Lewisham, I'm playing trio with Hannah Marshall and Sam Andreae Smiley face Smiley face nice gig with Steve Noble and Cath Roberts, first of more than one I hope. At the time of writing seems to be late August... Very happy to be part of Sound and Musics 'New Voices' programme. Will be some sort of undertaking occurring in the next 18 months... Although its hard to get Historically Fucked together these days due to extending families, Alex and I as the rhythm section will be holding up the Object Collection shows on 13th and 14th September at Oto, plus a whole load of special guests, including our favourite Odie Ji Ghast singing solo on the Saturday. Then on the 15th its cosmic metal night at Iklectik with Hyperion ensemble and Ianncu Dumitrescu, lovely stuff. October 1st will be performing in a new trio with heroes Cath Roberts and Steve Noble at SET, much pleasure anticipated. Also very happy to be touring in December with Sam Andreae, David Birchall and all the way from Tokyo, Toshimaru Nakamura, over a week in the UK. More info coming soon but the dates are on the gigs section!! April: not much happening now:) putting together some solo recordings but you know that takes a lot longer than it should. some new collaborations for March. i'll be playing with Ashley Paul at Cafe Oto for the first time, some new songs, improvisations who knows... Also a couple of performances with regular stickman Andrew Lisle and Portuguese Tenor player Jose Lencastre in a new trio that's three init. Nice vid surfacing of Andreae/Birchall/Willberg plus Tokyo legend Toshimaru Nakamura in Ftarri back in 2017. Htrio + Nate Wooley UK Tour. My trio with Mark Hanslip (Tenor) and Andrew Cheetham (drums) will be on a short tour of the UK with Nate Wooley joining us on Trumpet. We will be visiting Safehouse in Brighton, Cafe Oto in London, The MAC theatre in Birmingham, Fuse Arts Space Bradford, Newcastle Festival of Improvised Music and 81 Renshaw street in Liverpool. There is a new Historically Fucked tape out on Heavy Petting along with some nice posters which you can get from us at gigs. Get it here. We will be having a release show at the Old Dentist on Chatsworth Road on the 3rd November, come and celebrate.

sam~m~~~io~otto from Sam Andreae on Vimeo.

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