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					OCM Spring Season International Music Events in Oxford September to December 2007 The best of the new in jazz / world / classical / electronica / folk / sound-art including OCM@Modern Art Oxford & Slounge -----------------------Event: LATE at Modern Art Oxford Artist: Katiejane Garside & Gina Birch (The Raincoats) Date: Fri 21st September Venue: Modern Art Oxford Time: 7 – 10.30pm Price: Free admission An evening of Britpunk and Britart to accompany Modern Art Oxford‟s latest exhibition Stella Vine: paintings. Galleries & bar open late with special tours -----------------------Event: Harold Budd Dates: Wed 3rd October, 2007 Venue: Holywell Music Room, Oxford Time: 8pm Price: £13.50/ £10 concessions Some tickets available at £5 for students and under 18s Booking: 0870 750 0659/ www.ocmevents.org A modern poet of the piano Budd‟s music, always spacious, often minimalist with a distinctive sparse beauty, was inspired by a boyhood spent listening to the buzz of telephone wires near his home in the Mojave Desert town of Victoriaville, California (though he was born in nearby Los Angeles). As a pianist and composer he first came to prominence in 1978 with his album “Pavilion of Dreams” produced by Brian Eno and with a line-up which included composer Gavin Bryars. His career has led him in various directions, including film music and collaborations with a range of artists, not least the seminal 80s band, the Cocteau Twins, whose joint album The Moon and the Melodies won him many fans in the independent rock underground. Though Harold has been writing music for film he had retired from public performance. This will be an unmissable opportunity to see Harold Budd play solo for this unique concert with OCM in the historic and atmospheric Holywell Music Room. For more information, print quality JPEGS, interviews and any other information visit www.ocmevents.org contact_us/press or contact Tim Hand E: tim@ocmevents.org T: 08165 488369

Booking 0870 750 0659 -----------------------Event: The Shops by The Opera Group Date: Sun 7th October Venue: Oxford Playhouse Time: 7.30pm Price: £23/£20/£16 Booking: 01865 305 305/ www.ocmevents.org A dark, comic thriller about shopping and stealing. Doesn‟t everybody love shopping? Doesn‟t everybody enjoy the thrill of acquisition from time to time? What happens though, when this tips over into obsession? This wickedly funny production follows a privileged young man‟s journey into compulsive stealing, his clashes with a dancing chorus of over-zealous shop assistants and trips to Shoppers Anonymous. The productions of The Opera Group are well known for their vibrant theatricality and vivid storytelling. With music by award-winning rising star Edward Rushton and tonguein-cheek libretto by Dagny Gioulami The Shops looks set to be another “accessible modern classic” - as the Independent described Blond Eckbert, last year‟s visually stunning performance by The Opera Group. Pre-show talk at 6.30pm. Please book your free ticket at the Box Office. Co-promoted with Oxford Playhouse -----------------------Event: OCM @ Modern Art Oxford Artist: Joby Burgess – a concert for children and families Date: Thur 11th October Venue: Modern Art Oxford Time: 5.45pm Price: £3 / £2 concessions – 2 under 10s free per adult Booking: 01865 813800 (Tues-Sun 12-4pm) One of Britain‟s most diverse and entertaining percussionists, Joby Burgess returns to Oxford for a special concert of new music especially for children and families. Joby is renowned for his virtuosic playing and collaborations with the likes of Joanna MacGregor and as part of Ensemble Bash. ------------------------

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Event: Tim Brady Date: Saturday 20th October Venue: Jacqueline du Pré Music Building Time: 7.30pm Price: £13.50 / £10 concessions £15/ £12 concessions balcony Some tickets available at £5 for students and under 18s Booking: 0870 750 0659 / www.ocmevents.org Composer / guitarist Tim Brady is an electric guitar virtuoso who writes operas, plays concertos and feels as comfortable with a laptop, electronic improv or jazz group as with a string quartet. His solo concerts concentrate on the multi-textured music he has been creating for solo guitar and electronics for the past 20 years. The guitar as orchestra from intimate solos to massive multiple guitar loops and samples. Known for his solo work as well as his own ensemble Bradyworks, he has toured Canada and Europe extensively and released 14 CDs as a composer and performer on Justin Time records. He is coming to Oxford from Canada especially for this one-off UK date. The programme will centre around his own music and include pieces by Laurence Crane and a brand new collaborative work by Paul Whitty. Workshop : at Oxford Brookes University on Friday 19th October. If you‟d like to take part, please call OCM for further details: 01865 488369 -----------------------Event: OCM @ Modern Art Oxford Artist: Theo Date: Thur 25th October Venue: Modern Art Oxford Time: 5.45pm Price: £3 / £2 concessions – 2 under 10s free per adult Booking: 01865 813800 (Tues-Sun 12-4pm) Theo, aka Sam Knight, is part of Oxford‟s wealth of local talent. Expect intricate loops built up from drums, guitar, keyboards and whatever‟s to hand. Sam‟s music is as much rock as hypnotic minimalism; one man bands have never sounded like this! ------------------------

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Event: Empirical Date: Saturday 10th November Venue: Wesley Memorial Church Time: 7.30pm Price: £13.50 / £10 concessions Some tickets available at £5 for students and under 18s Booking: 0870 750 0659 / www.ocmevents.org Empirical could turn out to be one of the most important bands in UK jazz history. British album of the year! Jazzwise Empirical are five young musicians of awe-inspiring talent and originality. Former members of Gary Crosby‟s Tomorrow‟s Warriors, they have just released their debut album on Courtney Pine‟s record label, Destin-E. They perform with astonishing musical maturity, confidence and a cohesiveness derived from many years of playing together. Empirical is dedicated to maintaining the roots of traditional modern jazz but has a definite finger on the pulse of the contemporary world. Style-wise: think Ornette Coleman meets Wayne Shorter meets John Coltrane meets Ali Farka Toure meets Steve Coleman - performed with an abundance of youthful energy. Jay Phelps - Trumpet Nathaniel Facey – Alto Sax Kit Downes - Piano Tom Farmer - Double Bass Shane Forbes - Drums Futuresound brings you the hottest and freshest new talent on the scene and is supported by Arts Council England, South East. -----------------------Event: Slounge Artists: Music: Serafina Steer :: Poetry: Steve Larkin :: Short Films: OFVM Date: Sunday 11th November 2007 Venue: The Vaults Café, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AH. Time: 7pm – Dinner + DJ, 8pm - Performances Price: £12 with dinner, £4 without Booking: 01865 305 305/ www.ocmevents.org

Mixing up live music, DJ‟s, live art, visual art, poetry and film, the Slounge events delve into the best of the new, turning up unusual and inspiring combinations.
In our new home, the Vaults Café, they‟ll be serving up a fantastic fresh, organic, in season buffet.

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Winsome folk-punk harpist Serafina Steer has one of the most refreshing takes on modern life we‟ve heard in a long time. Blurring „cartoonish fantasy with kitchen-sink reality‟ BBC collective. Steve Larkin is a veteran of Edinburgh & Glastonbury Festivals, international poetry slam champion & “Leeds‟ hybrid answer to Spike Milligan & Eminem” Vanguard-Online. -----------------------Event: OCM @ Modern Art Oxford Artist: Anni Rossi Date: Thur 8th November Venue: Modern Art Oxford Time: 5.45pm Price: £3 / £2 concessions – 2 under 10s free per adult Booking: 01865 813800 (Tues-Sun 12-4pm) “Classical kid gone viola pop wonderkind” and one of the highlights of Bristol‟s Venn Festival this year. All the way from Minnesota, Anni meticulously crafts her songs with a mindful awareness of good timing; boisterously foot stamping, hand tapping and tongue clicking her way through energetic viola concertos and minimal guitar solos until audiences are rendered dumbstruck. -----------------------Event: Abram Wilson & The Delta Blues Project RIDE! Ferris Wheel to the Modern Day Delta Date: Fri 16th November Venue: Carling Academy Oxford Time: doors 7.30pm Price: £9 advance, £13.50 on the night Booking: 0870 750 0659 / www.ocmevents.org A theatrical mix of Charles Mingus, rap and Delta blues, **** Guardian Originally from New Orleans, Abram Wilson has fast become one of the most important trumpeters on the UK jazz scene. His latest show takes the audience on a journey through the life of the fictional musician Albert Jenkins, a partly autobiographical character. The story combines hip hop, jazz, mardi gras, and delta blues to tell of rebellion, excess, life on the road and its consequences! Bandmate of lauded sax player Soweto Kinch, Abram has combined 3 bands for this project - Londorleans Brass Band, Delta Blues Trio and his own Septet - to make a mighty 10 piece line up. In their outings so far they‟ve received much praise, from standing ovations at their debut at 2006‟s Cheltenham Jazz Festival to a sold-out London Jazz Festival date at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. For more information, print quality JPEGS, interviews and any other information visit www.ocmevents.org contact_us/press or contact Tim Hand E: tim@ocmevents.org T: 08165 488369

“Vibrant, confident, and just damn exciting.” Independent A co-promotion with Big Village and The Spin Bookings: 0870 750 0659 / www.ocmevents.org -----------------------Event: Tango: Nuevo Artists: Tango Siempre with choreographer Myriam Ojeda Patino Date: Saturday 24th November Venue: Pegasus Theatre Time: 2pm & 8pm Price: £8.50 (£6 conc.) £4 schools youth groups and U18's, Pegasus members £2, Dancin' Oxford pass holders 10% off Booking: 01865 722851 / www.ocmevents.org “Tango has never been so dizzyingly cross-cultural” - Jazzwise Magazine Tango Siempre are masters at moving tango away from its Come Dancing respectability back to where it belongs: as close to the fire and passion of its origins as to the latest innovations in music and dance. Alongside acclaimed artists like Gotan Project, Tango Siempre are another of this generation‟s carriers and modifiers of the tango gene, using tango‟s driving force to take on new challenges. This all-new project sees Tango Siempre return to the OCM programme with specially commissioned music by Huw Warren and Iain Ballamy (both winners of the BBC Innovation in Jazz Award). Choreography is by Colombian Myriam Ojeda Patino, the director of Tiempo de Tango. Workshop Friday 23rd November Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, 6pm Pegasus members free, non-members £5 (£4 conc.) Dancin‟ Oxford pass holders 10% off This 3 hour workshop explores the making of the Tango:Nuevo show, how it has updated traditional tango techniques and how the music and dance work together. A co-promotion with Pegasus Theatre -----------------------Event: OCM @ Modern Art Oxford Artist: Farmyard Animals Trio Date: Thur 29th November Venue: Modern Art Oxford For more information, print quality JPEGS, interviews and any other information visit www.ocmevents.org contact_us/press or contact Tim Hand E: tim@ocmevents.org T: 08165 488369

Time: 5.45pm Price: £3 / £2 concessions – 2 under 10s free per adult Booking: 01865 813800 (Tues-Sun 12-4pm) Gideon Juckes, Brendan Kelly and Pete Flood are all currently members of the folk phenomenon Bellowhead. Encapsulating the best of the contemporary jazz and experimental music scene The Farmyard Animals Trio mixes original compositions with traditional music from many cultures, including British, Catalan, Eastern European and Arabic music. -----------------------Event: Setsubun Bean Unit Date: Tue 4th December Venue: Carling Academy Oxford Time: doors 7.30pm Price: £9 advance £12 on the night Some tickets available at £5 for students and under 18s Booking: 0870 750 0659 / www.ocmevents.org "the oddest pleasure you'll experience all year." The Independent Join us as we banish the winter demons with heavy electronic funk. Blow your mind, move your feet, with Setsubun space funk treatment! The UK's most intrepid trio explores Setsubun Carnival with Japanese guest musicians and dancers, direct from Tokyo, presenting a radical electronic reworking of traditional Japanese folk and contemporary rhythm, mixed with space funk, original compositions and live Japanese Bon Dance. SETSUBUN: traditional Japanese Spring Ceremony with demonbashing bean-scattering. Featuring 3 of the members of bombastic folk phenomenon Bellowhead: Pete Flood, Gideon Juckes and Brendan Kelly. Look out for them too as Farmyard Animals at Modern Art Oxford on 29th November. "some of the most unclassifiable and exhilarating contemporary music you've ever heard." FROOTS -----------------------Event: Slounge Artists: Music: Leafcutter John :: Interactive Art: Lisa Busby :: Short Films: OFVM Date: Wednesday 5th December 2007 Venue: The Vaults Café, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AH. Time: 7pm – Dinner + DJ, 8pm - Performances Price: £12 with dinner, £4 without Booking: 01865 305 305/ www.ocmevents.org

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Leafcutter John creates an intricate, delicate & surprising mix of acoustic instruments, songwriting & electronica. Field recordings from around the world mix with hauntingly down-to-earth vocals in a seamless mix. Nominated (with Polar Bear) for a Mercury Award (2005). For Slounge Lisa Busby (Sleeps in Oysters) presents Brambles in Starlight, a strongly atmospheric piece combining lo-fi electro-pop sounds with evocative images and children‟s toys. -----------------------Event: Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble: Refuge Tour Date: Sat 8th December Venue: Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford Time: 7.30pm Price: £13.50 / £10 concessions Some tickets available at £5 for students and under 18s Booking: 0870 750 0659 / www.ocmevents.org Formidable jazz tinged with electronica and middle-eastern sounds Gilad Atzmon (saxes, clarinet, vocals & electronics) Frank Harrison (piano & electronics) Yaron Stavi (double bass) Asaf Sirkis (Drums) Bringing together some of the most vital players of the moment, this quartet fuses jazz with middle-eastern sounds and electronica. Formed in 2000, the Orient House Ensemble‟s Refuge project and new album takes his quartet in new directions, widening their palette with live electronic manipulation. Gilad Atzmon is a unique character on the UK jazz scene. Born in Israel and a strong campaigner for Palestinian rights, his music is never far from his politics. With his trademark sense of humour he deftly weaves powerful statements into powerful music. The band members‟ list of outside collaborations reads like an amazing fictional awards ceremony from Chick Corea to Ian Dury via Boulez and Robert Wyatt. Fans of high octane jazz, eclectic grooves and deep felt lyricism won‟t be disappointed. „A blast of fresh air in the UK‟ – The Guardian Workshop Wesley Memorial Church Hall, 2-3pm £3 or free with a ticket for the concert (which can be bought at the workshop) For families and children 3 – 12yrs For more information, print quality JPEGS, interviews and any other information visit www.ocmevents.org contact_us/press or contact Tim Hand E: tim@ocmevents.org T: 08165 488369

Gilad and one of his band give entertaining and engaging insight into the way jazz musicians improvise and perform together. Spot television theme tunes, classic film soundtracks, witty takes on classic British songs and maybe even the odd pop song; all manipulated and re-invented within an acoustic jazz setting. Bookings: 0870 750 0659 / www.ocmevents.org -----------------------END

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