News: Mari Ohno has been selected as the composer-in-residence with Cafe Oto

Paul Abbott for Cafe OTO

Paul AbbotPaul Abbott is an artist and musician based in London, working through questions connecting music, language and politics: using a drum kit, performance, writing, and publishing.
He has worked collaboratively on numerous projects, contributing to collective learning processes that attempt to avoid enclosures and competition and try to find ways of making “cultural assemblages” through which to learn and to speak”.

Abbott is influenced by the ethical sensitivities and radical imaginations found in histories of experimental, improvised and auto-didactic art, writing, music and political practicesAbbott has performed, run workshops and exhibited internationally, including at: Cafe OTO, Ausland,Counterfows, Raven Row, Tate Britain, Rotterdam International Film Festival, London Film Festival and Courtisane.He is co-editor of Cesura//Acceso: a journal for music, politics and poetics.

Other recent and ongoing projects include: lll人 and Xomaltesc Tbobhni with Seymour Wright and Daichi Yoshikawa, and The Legal Team, The Singer, The Gait and The Chorus with Cara Tolmie. Forthcoming publications include the solo project VAGUS; vjerhanxsk by lll人, Ae by Xomaltesc Tbobhni and Cesura//Acceso Issue 2. He will be one of the facilitator/participants of the Broken Rudiments workshop in summer 2015.


Mari Ohno for Cafe OTO

Mari OhnoMari Ohno is a Japanese sound artist, composer and sound designer, based in London and Tokyo. Currently studying at the MFA in Computational Studio Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London, after graduated from the MA in Creativity in Music and Sound at Tokyo University of the Arts her works are primarily focused in the areas of sound installation and electroacoustic composition, exploring various dimensions of human perception.

In addition to her own work, she has also collaborated with other artists in composition and sound design for films.
Her works have been presented at various events in Japan and other countries, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Wonder Site, FILE (Brazil) and  New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Her works have been broadcast on TV and radio programmes internationally, such as BS Asahi (Japan), NHK (Japan), Radio France (France), and Stress FM (Portugal).

She has been selected for prestigious competitions including Japan Media Arts Festival as the jury selection, Tokyo Sonic Art Award as the Grand Prix, the International Composition Competition and Workshop Adelaide (Australia) as one of ten winners . In addition, her works have also been selected for participation in international conferences and art festivals including NIME, ISSTC (Ireland), Invisible Places (Portugal), WOCMAT (Taiwan).


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