Live Shows

Leafcutter John plays Apiary Sessions >< SONICA Festival Friday 6th March

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 | Live Shows | No Comments

Very happy to be making a London appearance on Friday at this, playing first so don’t be late!

Apiary Studios, MoTA Museum & SHAPE present: Apiary Sessions >< SONICA Festival

Friday 6th March
8pm until late
£6 advance | £8 door | no guestlist

Apiary & SONICA present an exclusive mix of audiovisual performances, kinetic art installations and electronic acts by outstanding sound and media artists from London, Ljubljana and the newly established SHAPE Platform.

Live performances:
Leafcutter John
Karen Gwyer
Marco Donnarumma

Dental Metal byMartin Bricelj Baraga & Spatial 
Phenakistomixer 2.0 by Vesna Krebs

Andy Turner (Plaid)

Full venue details HERE.

Vuong 10 – Dance and Live music show. 13th Dec & 14/15th Jan

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 | Live Shows | No Comments

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Videos of Leafcutter John OXYO set

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 | Building Things, Electronics, Live Shows, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

New Leafcutter John music and Gig at London XOYO

Well I’m currently working in a forest in an undisclosed country working on the new version of my light controlled instrument – this time the wax splattered cardboard gives way to clear acrylic for a slightly more professional appearance.

out with the old

in with the new.

I’m looking forward to playing some new music with this at BEAM@NIME 1st JULY AT XOYO LONDON- info and your tickets here!

I’m also making a record, yes it’s been a long while but I’ve been hard at work trying to make sounds that I’ve never made before and put them together is totally new ways for me. I’m making a lot of software at the moment to explore a new compositional technique which essentially weaves sounds together in different ways. Here is a little portal into the technique…

More exciting developments for you coming up soon….


Saturday March 15th – Modular Synth Concert.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 | Live Shows, Modular Synth | No Comments

Gigs, London/Berlin

Friday, November 15th, 2013 | Building Things, Electronics, Live Shows, Max/MSP, video | No Comments

Hi, I’ve been beavering away in the LeafyLab  making good progress on my light controlled musical interface:

Coming up this month:

Nov 16th, Jazz on 3 BBC radio recording FREE – Cafe oto, London, Doors 2pm

Nov 24th, Old Cholmeley Boys Club, Dalston, London £6/£5, Doors 8pm

Nov 25th, Converse Hack Workshop, Hoxton, London. It’s oversubscribed already but you can register to join us online!

Nov 26th, Cafe oto, first outing of new light controlled instrument Kammer Klang night, £7, 8pm INFO

Nov 28th, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin w/Talvin Singh and others, 10€/8€, Festivalpass 30€, 8pm INFO

Be good,

J x.

Upcoming Concerts…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 | Live Shows, Polar Bear | No Comments

7th Sept – Brixton Windmill, 1pm toll late, my stage time 10.30 also performing Andrew Liles, John Wall and many more. Info

14th Sept – I = U Festival, Sunbury House E8 4QL. Duo with Max Baillie. Doors 5.30pm
FREE – Click here to reserve tickets

20th/21st Sept. Kings Place Hall One, Wayne McGregor / Random Dance with Leafcutter John and Max Baillie. More details and tickets here

27th Sept. Arts Bournemouth, Part séance, part avant-garde cabaret, Electronic Voice Phenomena is an experimental literature, performance and music show that feeds on the corpse of paranormal pseudo-science. Tickets and info

Oct 4th Bishopsgate Institute, Polar Bear play new material! Tickets and info.

Oct 16th Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany. Michael Wollny with Leafcutter John, Uwe Dierksen und Mark Harrington. Tickets and info

Light Controlled Music Interview at Operation Ton, Hamburg.

Operation Ton #7 Licht & Ton: Leafcutter John & Nikolai Ockel von Sallwitz “The Light Controlled Interface” from RockCity Hamburg e.V. on Vimeo.

Special Cafe Oto Show Tuesday 4th June

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 | Live Shows | No Comments

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Staubgold and Choo Choo Train Records present an exclusive one-off kind-of-reunion of late 70s/early 80s UK DIY super group The 49 Americans.

The main instigator behind The 49 Americans was Andrew “Giblet” Brenner who assembled a loose, disparate group of musical/non-musical practitioners as an experiment in equality and democracy. At Cafe Oto, Giblet and original members Steve Beresford, David Toop, Max Eastley, Nag and Bendle will perform the songs of The 49 Americans for the first (and only) time after more than 30 years. Moreover, in keeping with the ethos of the 49 Americans, some very special guests, like Leafcutter John and Alice Grant, as well as friends, friends of friends, and even children of the original members, will play, interpret or deconstruct their music, or even make some music of their own.

“Think of The 49 Americans as a band, in the conventional sense, and you’re lost.” – David Toop
With this exclusive evening at Cafe Oto, The 49 Americans celebrate the re-release of their complete back catalogue on the French-German Staubgold label. The Staubgold label celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2013. Label owner Markus Detmer aka DJ Monsieur Croque will guide through the evening on turntables.

Thursday May 23rd @ Troyganic Café, 132 Kingsland Road, LONDON, E2 8DY

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Live Shows | No Comments

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