Wednesday, 6. November 2019 / 12:00 | buchpräsentation & Lecture & Screening & Sonic Lecture

fink&friends presents: yuzuru agi (jp) – 0g (zero gauge) with shin akiyama (jp)


Sunday, 3. November 2019 / 20:00 | Listening Performance & sound performance

matana roberts (nyc), robert aiki aubrey lowe (nyc), sofia jernberg (swe/eth)


Wednesday, 23. October 2019 / 19:30 | Listening Performance & sound performance

oor saloon présente une soirée de voix non-linéaires: elaine mitchener (uk/jam), audrey chen (us/twn/chn), ka baird (us)

OOR Saloon présente une soirée de voix non-linéaires with
Elaine Mitchener (UK/JAM), Audrey Chen (US/TWN/CHN), Ka Baird (US)

23.10.2019, Walcheturm Zürich
Doors: 19:30
Shows (Sharp): 20:00
(Please come on time and walk silently, the floor of Walcheturm is very noisy)

Elaine Mitchener (UK/JAM)
Born and raised in East London of Jamaican heritage Elaine Mitchener is a classically trained contemporary music vocalist, movement artist and composer, whose work encompasses improvisation, contemporary/experimental music theatre and dance. Her performances have been described as possessing «spell-binding intensity» (Daily Telegraph) and «ferociously expressive in voice and body» (The Times).
Elaine has worked and collaborated with a wide array of leading musicians and artists including Moor Mother (aka Camae Ayewa), Mark Padmore, The Otolith Group, Sonia Boyce, Hamid Drake, Tansy Davies, Alasdair Roberts, Dam Van Huynh Company, Apartment House, David Toop, London Sinfonietta, William Parker, Steve Beresford, Christian Marclay, Phil Minton, Black Top (Pat Thomas/Orphy Robinson), Ensemble Manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, George E. Lewis, Jason Yarde, and Alexander Hawkins.
She has performed at numerous leading UK and European venues and festivals including Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Café Oto (London), 56th Venice Biennale, ICA London, Purcell Room (SBC, London), Maerzmusik (Berlin), Rewire Festival (The Hague), La Monnaie (Brussels), SPILL Festival of Performance (Ipswich UK), Meteo Mulhouse (France), Whitechapel Gallery (London), London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF) and Tusk Festival (Gateshead). Her sound work has been held in a collection of recordings at Darmstadt Festival (Germany).
With Alexander Hawkins, Elaine is co-leader of the experimental jazz group the Hawkins/Mitchener Quartet – in November 2017 the Swiss Intakt label released the group’s debut album UpRoot. She is also a regular vocalist with the ensemble Apartment House and with them gave the European premiere Charles Mingus’ String Quartet No. 1 (for voice and string quartet) as part of the Tower Bridge Bascule Chamber concert series. Elaine is also the founder of The Rolling Calf, an electro-acoustic trio with Jason Yarde and Neil Charles and her project Vocal Classics of the Black Avant Garde described as «a taste of the age of experimentalism» brings together Yarde and Charles with Alexander Hawkins, Byron Wallen, Jason Yarde, Mark Sanders and poet Dante Micheaux.
Recent /forthcoming performances and projects b r e a d t h b r e a t h (LCMF), the then + the now = now time (Maerzmusik, Berlin), | Les Murs Sont Témoins | These Walls Bear Witness | (installation, Portchester Castle), Jeanne Lee Project (Kings Place, London), Vocal Classics of the Black Avant-Garde (Meteo Festival, Mulhouse/ London Jazz Festival) and Bascule Chamber Concerts with Apartment House (Tower Bridge, London), Jupiter Rising Festival (Edinburgh), Tusk (Gateshead), Just Music Festival (Wiesbaden, Germany).

AUDREY CHEN (US/TWN/CHN)
is a 2nd generation Chinese/Taiwanese-American musician.Using the cello, voice and occasional analog electronics, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised, is completely un-processed and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of the homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements into a singular ecstatic personal language. 
Over the past decade plus, her predominant focus has been her solo work with the cello, voice and electronics, but she has more recently begun to shift back towards the exploration of the voice as a primary instrument. Recent projects, aside from performing solo, include her long running voices duo with Phil Minton, duos HISS & VISCERA with modular synth player Richard Scott, BEAM SPLITTER with Norwegian trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, and the “romantic noise duo” AFTERBURNER with Doron Sadja (electronics/light projection). Past projects include work with German conceptual artist John Bock, a duo with NYC abstract turntablist Maria Chavez, and a quartet with Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh, and Todd Carter. Her new projects include a double duo/quartet with BEAM SPLITTER and STREIFENJUNKO’s, Eivind Lønning and Espen Reinersten and MOPCUT with Lukas König and Julien Desprez. 
Among her more recent album releases include, «By the Stream» with Phil Minton – Subrosa (Brussels), «Hiss & Viscera» with Richard Scott – Sound Anatomy (Berlin), «Rough Tongue», BEAM SPLITTER'S debut LP – Corvo Records (Berlin) and her long awaited new solo album «Runt Vigor» – Karl Records (Berlin). 
Chen has performed across Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Canada and the USA.

«Audrey Chen has created an uncompromising and idiosyncratic music, tightly disciplined yet acoustically wild and heavy with implication. Her ultra-verbal vocalising, often reminiscent of the visceral and emotionally charged sound poetry of François Dufréne or Henri Chopin, exposes physiological aspects of utterance that are concealed within standardised articulation and day to day speech. Fleshy, breath-driven and flecked with spittle, Chen's voice emanates not just from her mouth but from an ensemble of upper body surfaces, channels, passages, and cavities.» - Julien Cowley THE WIRE

Ka Baird (US, Rvng Intl.)
Ka Baird is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist living and working in NYC. Her current work explores improvisation, electroacoustic interventions, extended vocal techniques, electronics, and woodwinds that culminates in a vigorous type of «body music» that seeks extreme release through physical exertion.
She is one of the founding and continuing members of the group Spires That In The Sunset Rise that was founded in Chicago in 2001. Described by Jack Rose as a «female Sun City Girls», STITSR have contributed a different slant to the New Folk movement by incorporating various experimental influences into their music. Their sound has been compared to the Raincoats, Comus and Harry Partch. 
She has toured nationally and internationally with performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), MoMA PS1, Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room and numerous festival appearances including TUSK (Newcastle, UK), Incubate (Tilburg, Netherlands), KRAAK (Brussels, Belgium), Le Guess Who (Utrecht, Netherlands), and the Festival Of Endless Gratitude (Copenhagen, DK). She has been a music resident at Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago, IL), Pioneer Works (Brooklyn) and was a 2018 Jerome Foundation Artist-in-Residence at Roulette Intermedium. 


Saturday, 7. September 2019 / 12:00 | collective sonic setting & Discussion & DJ Set & Sonic Lecture & Sonntagsverkauft & sound performance

5 years oor – rhythm, structures & community


Saturday, 31. August 2019 / 19:00 | Listening Performance & sound performance

oor saloon + hallow ground present: marja ahti (fin) n0n+ (zh)





Thursday, 30. May 2019 / 19:00 | buchpräsentation & Discussion & Listening Performance

salomé voegelin – the political possibility of sound: fragments of listening




Wednesday, 15. May 2019 / 15:00 | collective listening & Performance & Textproduktion

notizen zur schallplatte 04 – anne käthi wehrli (zh)


Wednesday, 8. May 2019 / 15:00 | collective listening & Performance & Textproduktion

notizen zur schallplatte 03 – anne käthi wehrli (zh)


Wednesday, 24. April 2019 / 15:00 | collective listening & Performance & Textproduktion

notizen zur schallplatte 02 – anne käthi wehrli (zh)


Wednesday, 17. April 2019 / 15:00 | collective listening & Performance & Textproduktion

notizen zur schallplatte 01 – anne käthi wehrli (zh)



Saturday, 16. March 2019 / 14:00 | Generative Soundinstallation & Release

kilchhofer (ch, marionette) & anklin (ch)


Saturday, 2. March 2019 / 19:00 | sound performance

nina garcia (fr) & maria bertel (dnk); antoine chessex (ch); dj na-ah (zh)




Thursday, 11. October 2018 / 19:00 | buchpräsentation & DJ Set & Konzert & Lesung

hans-christian dany: ma-1 - mode & uniform / supersonic shockwaves (nikki buzzi, li tavor, martina buzzi)


Wednesday, 26. September 2018 / 19:00 | Screening

salam godzilla – gilles aubry



Saturday, 8. September 2018 / 12:00 |

OOOOR – give it a monopause – 4 jahre oor


Thursday, 19. July 2018 / 00:00 | Discussion & Live Radio Show & Talk & Workshop

claim the waves - feministische radiotage






Saturday, 17. March 2018 / 12:00 | DJ Set & Perfromative Sonic Talk

oor saloon und taktlos präsentieren: matana roberts (us) & sinethemba twalo (sa)






Sunday, 11. February 2018 / 16:00 | collective sonic setting & installation

oor saloon, kashev tapes & circumstances present: an intertwined sonic sunday



Thursday, 26. October 2017 / 18:30 | collective listening & DJ Set & Performance & sound performance

Bla*Sh & OOR Saloon present: REMEMBER SHE* LOVES
With: Sassy Black (US), TRA (SA), Amina Abdulkadir (CH), Scarlett (CH), youngseptember (SA) & Bla*Sh



Saturday, 7. October 2017 / 21:00 | DJ Set & sound performance

phew (jp), stefan schneider (de) , papiro (ch/it), na-ah & fred hystère (oor)


Saturday, 9. September 2017 / 15:00 | DJ Set & Performance

we* the third ear – 3 jahre ooor!


Thursday, 1. June 2017 / 20:00 | Performance & sound performance

sarah davachi (cnd), caterina barbieri (it), gea brown (it)






Saturday, 1. April 2017 / 19:00 | DJ Set & Release & sound performance

präsens editionen & zweikommasieben präsentieren: robert turman (us), martina lussi (ch), guyus (ch)





Saturday, 28. January 2017 / 16:00 | DJ Samstag & DJ Set

dj-samstag mit doug shipton (uk, finders keepers)


Friday, 6. January 2017 / 19:00 | collective listening & sound performance

alexander tuchaček: radio ansteckende symbiosen – reprogrammierung des empfindens 2.0.


Sunday, 18. December 2016 / 12:00 | buchpräsentation & fink & friends presents & installation

tria (beijing/zh), liang hao (beijing) & sonntagsverkauf!!!!


Saturday, 12. November 2016 / 19:00 | collective listening & Radio Play & sound performance

miki yui (jp/de), marc matter (de)


Saturday, 5. November 2016 / 14:00 | buchpräsentation & sound performance

a day with the greatest & the chiara izzy quartett (it/ch)


Saturday, 15. October 2016 / 19:00 | DJ Set & Performance & sound performance

an unhappy evening with maya dunietz (isr), evan ifekoya (uk), akw (zh), li tavor & moni schori (zh)


Friday, 16. September 2016 / 19:30 | DJ Set & sound performance

tsembla (fin/swe), dj eazzy honey (hallo echo, lu)


Saturday, 10. September 2016 / 12:00 | DJ Set & Performance & Release & sound performance & Tape Set

2 years oor 4 the 1st time!


Wednesday, 10. August 2016 / 12:00 | DJ Set & oor zu gast

oor saloon spins at radio lora dj marathon


Friday, 22. July 2016 / 18:00 | collective listening & DJ Set & Performance & Release & sound performance & Talk

amal alhaag, maria guggenbichler (sideroom), anna frei (oor saloon), romy rüegger präsentieren:
speaks with silence



Saturday, 21. May 2016 / 19:30 | DJ Set & sound performance

fezayafirar (ist/zh) & dj raw shan (zh)


Thursday, 12. May 2016 / 19:30 | DJ Set & Konzert

zayk (zh) & dj soult (zh)



Thursday, 7. April 2016 / 19:00 | fink & friends presents

backbonebooks (de/mx)


Tuesday, 5. April 2016 / 19:30 | sound installation & sound performance

rie nakajima (jp) pierre berthet (be) – dead plants & living objects


Wednesday, 30. March 2016 / 19:30 | oor zu gast & Performance & sound performance

oor saloon & uto kult presents: who takes the rap


Friday, 18. March 2016 / 20:00 | sound installation & sound performance

spettra (lisa lurati & björn magnusson, zh)


Thursday, 11. February 2016 / 19:00 | fink & friends presents

marion ritzmann (zh) – fortsetzung folgt


Wednesday, 3. February 2016 / 13:30 | collective noise action

dub-down the willküre! – sirenen gegen die entrechtung




Sunday, 20. December 2015 / 15:00 | Labelpräsentation

travel by goods records (hamburg)


Wednesday, 2. December 2015 / 15:27 | Release & sound performance

bit-tuner (zh) – a bit of light


Wednesday, 25. November 2015 / 19:00 | fink & friends presents

mathew kneebone (be) – light bulb moments



Wednesday, 21. October 2015 / 12:00 | oor zu gast

oor at nectar – 2nd tbilisi triennal, georgia


Friday, 18. September 2015 / 18:00 | Labelpräsentation & sound performance

das andere selbst (berlin) präsentiert: delmore fx (live), multitasking (live)


Wednesday, 9. September 2015 / 17:00 | DJ Set & Performance & sound performance

1 year oor saloon!


Monday, 31. August 2015 / 19:00 | Release & sound performance

anaheim (zh) – «gone west» & «gone fishing»


Friday, 21. August 2015 / 20:00 | DJ Set & sound performance & Tape Set

diskant invites oor saloon to salon des amateurs




Friday, 10. July 2015 / 22:00 | DJ Set & oor zu gast & sound performance

beatrice dillon (uk), uom (zh), fred hystère (zh), sharonfromafrica (sa/zh)


Wednesday, 1. July 2015 / 14:00 | fink & friends presents

sailor press (se) und magnus thierfelder / carl lindh (se)


Friday, 5. June 2015 / 19:00 | DJ Set & Lesung

palace st.gallen zu gast im oor saloon


Wednesday, 3. June 2015 / 20:00 | DJ Set & Labelpräsentation & Lecture & Talk

volker zander/apparent extent (de) – making public records





Wednesday, 29. April 2015 / 16:00 | fink & friends presents

fucking good art (nl) – early anarchist publishing, archives and art


Friday, 24. April 2015 / 19:30 | Labelpräsentation & sound performance

diatribes, d'incise & cyril bondi (genf)




Wednesday, 15. April 2015 / 19:00 | Labelpräsentation & musical reading

pulver & asche records (chiasso)
, zeno gabaglio & alan alpenfelt (ti)


Thursday, 9. April 2015 / 16:00 | fink & friends presents

daniela keiser (zh), nadine olonetzky (zh) – bergen



Thursday, 26. March 2015 / 19:00 | fink & friends presents

humboldt books (it) presents: invernomuto (it) – negus



Saturday, 14. March 2015 / 20:00 | oor zu gast & sound performance

oor saloon & hula honeys present: the durian brothers (de) & papiro (it/bs)


Thursday, 5. March 2015 / 19:00 | fink & friends presents

till velten
 (de) – sprechen über demenz






Friday, 12. December 2014 / 19:00 | Release & sound performance

golden disko ship (de, spezialmaterial)


Saturday, 6. December 2014 / 18:00 | sound performance

none of them (nice try records/zh)



Tuesday, 4. November 2014 / 18:00 | DJ Set & DJ Talk

dj marcelle (nld) – spins in the oor window


Thursday, 30. October 2014 / 18:00 | buchpräsentation & collective listening & Lecture

gilles aubry (ch) – the amplification of souls


Saturday, 25. October 2014 / 19:00 | Konzert & sound performance

andrea parkins (us) – broken acts


Saturday, 4. October 2014 / 14:00 | buchpräsentation & DJ Set

hans christian dany – disco auf der suche nach dem glück


Thursday, 25. September 2014 / 19:00 | fink & friends presents

monika sennhauser – gleichungen in intervallen