Sunday 26th September 7.30pm JOHN BUTCHER / SHARON GAL / DAVID TOOP (TRIO)
Cafe OTO 18–22 Ashwin street Dalston, London E8 3DL
John Butcher, Sharon Gal and David Toop return to Cafe OTO to celebrate the trio’s first CD release, Until The Night Melts Away, with the label Shrike Records.
The concert will present three solo performances and another collaboration from this exciting and surprising trio.
The trio first performed together at Cafe OTO in April 2019:
Review of the CD:
More info & tickets
8th October 19:30 Dai hall Huddersfield - Andie Brown & Sharon Gal
As a closing event of Brown's first solo exhibition Alucita III (2021), Andie Brown & Sharon Gal will be delivering their long- awaited show ame had to cancel due to the pandemic last year.
Andie Brown & Sharon Gal have been playing together since 2011, performing at Café OTO and other venues in London and at Colour Out Of Space Festival in Brighton. They were also featured on Peak Signal 2 Noise TV. In 2017 they released a CD, Mami Wata, with the French label Wild Silence.
Sharon will be performing a solo & a duo set with Andie.
New publication - ETUDES a collection of scores & propositions presented as a deck of 78 cards
The Wire Magazine March 21
New release Love Song - Sharon Gal: voice & electronics, Asilo Fame: lyrics
An interview with Andrew Ciccone for N A V E L - G A Z E R S
My collaboration with YOL for the TUSK Festival
ONGOING - ÉtudeS Vowels & Consonants @ Unpredictable Times event http://www.unpredictable.info/
ÉtudeS Vowels & Consonants, is one piece in a growing collection of scores and instructions, ETUDES for any voice. This new film presents two personal interpretations of this Etude, highlighting the mouth’s inner cavity and juxtaposing several vocal renditions.
‘Unpredictable Times’ is an online event of audiovisual art by a unique group of international artists. Most of them have created works specific to this occasion
Steve Beresford / Christian Marclay, Gina Southgate / Alan Wilkinson, Steph Horak, Marta Sainz Serrano / Enrique Zaccagnini, Pierre Bouvier Patron / Blanca Regina, Gino Robair, Sharon Gal, Cataratas del Niagara
(Adriana Camacho & Antonio Gritón), Beibei Wang, Jack Goldstein, Tania Caroline Chen, Paul Khimasia Morgan, Orphy Robinson, Hyelim Kim, Leafcutter John, Anna Homler & Jorge Martin
Despite the pandemic and the world going crazy, creativity and collaboration are still alive. It’s an honour to showcase some of our favourite artists’ works and give the community the opportunity to join this event and explore music and art during these difficult times. Suggested donation of £5 at http://www.unpredictable.info/
EtudeS Vowels & Syllables. Film images by Sharon Gal 2020
Work online - Home Brew was created for the Noise Quest 5 event (17th June 20).
I'm playing a piano board with electronic system by Moshi Honen
New track by MELTAOT, This with a word Another with a whisper, on Bandcamp
LUMINOUS & BIRDSONGS were premiered as part of recent live streams. Now on YouTube. See below
Re-release of my VOICE STUDIES tape
With this review by Joe Posset
From this most delicate throat sprouts beautiful sonic ferns and gaseous air bubbles, both as peaty as twelve year Island malt.
Lou Reed once spoke about wanting to make music for adults. Sharon Gal makes adult music alright; confident and self-assured yet wise enough to be humble.
This music knows its place in a wild, wild world. It asks for no favour, no razzmatazz, and presents itself honestly and with quiet nobility.
Mouth and breath, teeth, lips and tongue combine in complex arrangements. A shiver of electronics adds an otherworldly glimmer. While side one focuses on dolphin communication reversing into a darkly muttered hex side two is (in it’s entirety) the topography of that worried gasp you make as the sea slowly closes over your head. File under adult indeed.
A digital download of my solo performance at Cafe OTO in September 2018
The Garden of Earthly Delights, a limited edition release with Visible near midnight recordings is available here
Listen to the track, Speak and Spells featuring a talkative Starling
Performances from the EnCOUnTErs concert at Cafe OTO, exploring birds and their sound(s), was aired on BBC 3's Hear and Now and is available online - Tom McKinney introduces live performances by three artists working with birdsong: Sharon Gal, Lee Patterson and Kate Carr. Recorded at London's Cafe Oto in July.
New collage for the pamphlet/printed and online edition series 'Spaces of Making' published by The Fringe and Underground Music Group at Goldsmiths. Based broadly on themes of physical, digital, social and conceptual/ideological space, the first run of pamphlets features contributions from artists and musicians Charles Hayward, Marlo Delara, Sharon Gal and Richard Phoenix. https://www.gold.ac.uk/music/research/fringe-underground-music-group/
My solo release, Delicious Fish, released on the Fractal Meat Label Listen here
ATTN Magazine https://www.attnmagazine.co.uk/music/13187
The track Bloo was played on BBC's Late Junction.
It follows a conversation with Robert Wyatt ( Bloo playing at 1.03.00).
Etude for 3 voices (V), from my release, Delicious Fish, is included in The Wire Magazine's Office Ambience.
Solo performance @ Lost Senses 16.08.17 Photo by Linda Rocco
A recording of my piece Etude (for 3 Voices), composed for the Juice Vocal Ensemble and premiered by the trio in October at City University, as part of their concert celebrating the work of Meredith Monk.
MAMI WATA, a duo with Andie Brown released on Wild Silence label.
Links to reviews - https://weneednoswords.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/mami-wata/
Mami Wata is the first release by the London based duo of Andie Brown and Sharon Gal. Working with Glass, Voice, Electronics and field recordings, their music is experimental, mysterious and atmospheric. The duo has been collaborating over the past few years, performing at Café OTO and Colour Out Of Space Festival in Brighton. They were also featured on Peak Signal 2 Noise TV.
My duo with David Toop, Voice Extraordinaire/ Live @ Cafe OTO is included in Various – women flux fort ins nitrof xlu fnem ow.