Thursday, 4. May 2017 / 20:00 | DJ Lecture & DJ Set & Performance

salon bastarde & oor saloon present: soundmythen vol.1: afrodrexciya








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 & Konzert & Radio Play & sound performance

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


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

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


Saturday, 15. October 2016 / 19:00 | DJ Set & Konzert & 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 | Konzert

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


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

sideroom amsterdam & oor saloon present:
speaks with silence



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

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 | Konzert & sound installation & sound performance

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


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

oor saloon & uto kult presents: who takes the rap


Friday, 18. March 2016 / 20:00 | Konzert & 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 | Konzert & Release

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 | Konzert & Labelpräsentation

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 | Konzert & Release

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


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

diskant invites oor saloon to salon des amateurs


Monday, 20. July 2015 / 19:00 | DJ Lecture

sinethemba twalo (sa) – the abyss is a tautology – failed sketch for a sonic lecture

«I'm trying to utilize aspects of music culture to reflect on visuality, black aesthetics and philosophy.»
- Sinethemba Twalo

THE ABYSS IS A TAUTOLOGY – FAILED SKETCH FOR A SONIC LECTURE
A series of sonic lectures/Research project

«Blackness---- the extended movement of a specific upheaval, an ongoing irruption that anarranges every line----is a strain that pressures the assumption of the equivalence of person hood and subjectivity.» - Fred Moten

To concatenate a series of sequestered and disparate moments requires a certain recrudescence, a savoir-faire of sorts. One need not only have a speculative efficacy, they must also simultaneously be able to uncover the chasm layered by history’s deliberate obfuscations. One need meander, through the shrouded ferocity of the violent word, and attempt to locate what Spivak terms “epistemic violence” in universal time or the time of the universal.
If the proclivity of the Hesperian corpus has been the proposition of chronological time as the essence of history, and contemporary time having been determined by the event of enlightenment, is the counterattack thus then the assertion of discontinuity?
Through a series of sonic lectures, the project the «abyss is a tautology» attempts to postulate on performances of blackness, blackness as performance, performance in black, and the black as a performance. Subsisting on a chrontope of opacity, noting the difference implicit within a performance of blackness on one hand and the lived experience of being black, these productions attempt to embrace otherness, not an otherness determined by history’s follies, but an otherness which seeks to determine its own idea of the other. It is a desire to annihilate your idea of my otherness.
In a world where blackness is imbued with incommensurable desolation, its ursprung having been understood as rebarbative, the project reflects on the contrapuntal strategies utilized by the Black Avant-garde. Notwithstanding, the project attempts to not be a history lesson into the Occidental’s inimical voyages or errant discoveries, nor does it present itself as a specious and cursory glance into the archive. However it does seek to interrogate an affective alienation brought on by certain practice. «The Abyss is a Tautology» will attempt to reflect on the seismic act of dispossession in black life. It is an amorphous journey into the darkness. A speculative inquiry into the unknown. A black unknown that is never fixed, embraces the liminal and evades a concise description.

Sinethemba Twalo lebt und arbeitet in Johannesburg und Pretoria/Südafrika. Von 2007–2009 studierte er International Relations und Soziologie sowie Gender Studies (2009–2011) an der University of Pretoria. Er ist Mitglied der Künstlergruppe ARCHIVE in Johannesburg. Seine Arbeit wurde in Gruppenausstellungen unter anderem im Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin/Deutschland; ifa Galerie, Stuttgart/Deutschland; Metamorphosis sowie Times Memorial in Johannesburg/Südafrika gezeigt.



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

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 | Konzert & Labelpräsentation

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


Tuesday, 31. March 2015 / 15:00 | Konzert & sound installation & sound performance & Tape Set

internationaler tag der audiokassette 2015: soult, dubbling crack monster, k-set, lukas zimmermann, michael blättler, vincent glanzmann


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

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



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

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 | Konzert & Release

golden disko ship (de, spezialmaterial)


Saturday, 6. December 2014 / 18:00 | Konzert

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