At the Cutting Edge: O YAMA O, haihm w/ Bongsu Park & Phew


At the Cutting Edge: Experimental Sounds of Asia, presented by Bagri Foundation, is a series of concerts celebrating new music from across Asia and the diaspora, performed by natural collaborators and influenced by cross-arts forms. Read more about the programme on our projects page here:

We are pleased to bring together three fantastic collaborators for an evening of electronic, ambient music from Japan, South Korea and London. Japanese underground legend Phew headlines the evening, performing a solo set which celebrates the music she has created over her lengthy career, from jazz to punk and everything in between.

Featured as a Showcasing Artist at SXSW 2016, this will be the first performance in the UK by Seoul-based electronic producer and composer haihm, who is also releasing a new album this Autumn. She will be presenting a new work with London-based Korean visual artist Bongsu Park, commissioned especially for At the Cutting Edge.

Café OTO regulars, O YAMA O, inspired by the folk music of Japan, will open the evening with a collaborative set exploring their unique combination of sounds from found object percussion to electronic loops.

Photo credits: haihm: light Installation : Nahsol & Silo Lab © Ahn Hye RyeonO YAMA O © Fabio Lugaro