The Wire

The world's greatest print and online music magazine. Independent since 1982

News

Cafe Oto to host eight day Luc Ferrari celebration

Stereo Spasms Festival will run from 7–14 February

East London venue Cafe Oto has announced the line-up of Stereo Spasms, an eight day festival celebrating what would have been Luc Ferrari’s 90th birthday – he was born on 5 February 1929 and died on 22 August 2005. Featuring performances of Ferrari’s compositions, talks, films, readings, installations and exhibitions, Stereo Spasms is co-presented by his widow, the composer Brunhild Ferrari, Close-Up Cinema, Presque Rien, Maison Ona and Ecstatic Peace Library. The festival also coincides with Ecstatic Peace Library’s English language publication of Luc Ferrari: Complete Works.

The Stereo Spasms programme includes Tania Chen, David Toop, Jon Leidecker, Thurston Moore and others performing Madame De Shanghai (1996); Erikm & Scanner
 (Exploitation Des Concepts N°1, 2000); Erikm & Thurston Moore (Les Protorythmiques, 2004–05); Xenia Pestova (Collection De Petites Pièces); Apartment House (Didascalies, 2004, and Cellule 75, Force Du Rhythme Et Cadence Forcee,1975); Aine O’Dwyer & Graham Lambkin (Unheimlich Schön,1971); Ashley Paul Ensemble (Les Emois D’aphrodite, 1998); David Grubbs & Apartment House (Tautologos III, 1969, Chicago Version, 2001, Et Tournent Les Sons Dans La Garrigue, 1977); a Jim O’Rourke pre-record (Ephemere, 1974); and on 14 February Brunhild Ferrari will be in conversation with David Grubbs. Full listings can be found on the Cafe Oto website.