Nothing Here is Perfect

14 Apr 2017 – 16 Apr 2017

Event times

Premiere screening / 14th April 2017 / 8pm / MAIN VENUE
Installation / 15th-16th April 2017 / 12-8pm / PROJECT SPACE

Cost of entry

Premiere screening: £10/12
Installation screening: free

Cafe Oto

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 30, 38, N38, 67, 76, 149, N149, 56, 277 & 242
  • London Overground: Dalston Kingsland

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Nothing Here is Perfect is an experimental documentary about improvised music. Filmed at London's Cafe Oto over a three year period, it features performances from many of the best improvisors in the world.


Nothing Here is Perfect is an experimental documentary film about improvised music. Featuring a cast of nearly 40 singers and players, fragments of sound and picture from more than a dozen performances at London’s Cafe Oto are woven into an entirely new creation. As the music ebbs and flows, a narrator tells a tale of discovery and resistance. These opaque melodies, performed with the conviction and fervour of worship, will never be perfect. Yet they offer safety and harmony in a frightening and chaotic world.

Featuring Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost, Mats Gustafsson, Thurston Moore, Peter Brötzmann, John Tilbury, Chris Corsano and many more.

Director: Noah Payne-Frank

Duration: 24 minutes
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