Håkon Stene + Sigbjørn Apeland

at Cafe Oto

Two of the most innovative musicians to come out of Norway play Dalston’s premier experimental music venue as part of the London Jazz Festival 2014.


Håkon Stene is a pioneering percussionist who’ll pick up any instrument and flirt with any genre, from folk music to electronica (quite which one he’ll end up bringing to the Café OTO stage on the 21st is anyone’s guess…) Inspired by 1970s British minimalism, Stene is performing from his album Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal.

Also on stage that night, the improvisational harmonium player (and the only Norwegian with a doctorate in ethnomusicology), Sigbjørn Apeland will perform his first solo album Glossolalia. Having worked with legendary British drummer John Stevens, Apeland is famed for his versatility as a musician, mixing freeform sounds with folk and church music (he works as an organist). In fact, the latter inspired his current album; Glossolalia means ‘speaking in tongues’ and reflects the fact – as Apeland claims – the music just ‘came to him’.


Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL









£10 on the door

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