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Thursday 1 November doors 7.30pm | £10 adv / £12 door | BUY TICKETS
Lia Mice’s live sets incorporate custom designed instruments and live voice sampling, bringing new dimensions to the analog sampler live set. She has performed live in the UK and internationally at venues including The Tate Modern London, The Empty Bottle Chicago and WOMB Nightclub Tokyo. She is the resident at experimental AV dance party ELECTROLIGHTS AV and a doctoral candidate in Media and Arts Technology at the Augmented Instruments Lab, Queen Mary London. http://www.liamice.com
Naming herself after the tako – that is, octopus – bar she runs in Sapporo, capital of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido, electronic musician and singer Otaco is one of the most vibrant new artists and performers to emerge from the city’s alternative music scene. That scene makes up a strong presence on the 2016 international music collaboration album Alligator Gozaimasu, released by the Munich label RAGREC (https://alligatorgozaimasu.bandcamp.com/releases). To mark its release Otaco won over hearts and minds of German music fans when she joined fellow Sapporo duo Cup & Saucers and former Sapporo musician Aoi Swimming to play a few concerts in Nuremberg and Munich the same year. The following year Otaco featured alongside Cup & Saucers and Shimettainu in a six page Wiremagazine feature about the Sapporo scene.
Otaco operates a home studio set-up of a rhythm box with a synthesizer she samples and syncs to a computer and runs into real time sequences to construct her outre pop-electronica songs and instrumentals. Her music can be heard at https://otacosan.bandcamp.com/music. Otaco also runs Gotou, an occasional rock trio formed out of homage to early 1980s West Berlin groups Mania D and Malaria!