Date: 9-11 March 2009
Venue: Café OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston London E8 3DL
Tel: 020 7923 1231
Otomo Yoshihide's first experiences of making music were through making electrical devices such as a radio and an electronic oscillator, and by junior high school his hobby was making sound collages using open-reel tape recorders. Soon after entering high school he formed a band which played rock and jazz, with Otomo on guitar. It wasn't long, however, before he became a free jazz aficionado. Yoshihide will teaming up with Sachiko M, who has been active as a sampler player since 1994.
Early in her career, Sachiko M was involved in the cut-up and "plunderphonic" sampling movements. In '98, in a drastic departure from those approaches, she originated the revolutionary method she uses to this day - manipulating the sampler's internal test tones.
With the 2000 release of Sine Wave Solo, her extreme solo recording consisting entirely of sine waves, Sachiko M suddenly became the focus of intense interest on the international scene. Two of the solo projects she is currently working on are the live performance series Bar Sachiko and the sound installation I'm Here.