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Arika have been creating events since 2001. The Archive is space to share the documentation of our work, over 600 events from the past 20 years. Browse the archive by event, artists and collections, explore using theme pairs, or use the index for a comprehensive overview.

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63 Results for Noise | No Signal

Grouped under this theme we are including performances that are explicitly drawing on or related to Noise as a ‘musical’ genre but also as a concept from information theory. Alongside this we’re looking among the archive for work where the idea of ‘no signal’ seems a key element. Keiji Haino’s torrential solo vocal performance from Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness offers a way in.

A dark room and Tone is performing at a laptop.
4 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Paramedia

Yasunao Tone

A dense, hard, immersive, chaotic spatial performance in sound: a momentary gap in consciousness, free of order or decision.

A survey is a process of listening
a participant lies on the gallery floor face down and hits the floor with a mic
3 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Hit Parade (New York)

Christof Migone

Sound as it is endured by space and the body: 15 participants lie face down and pound the floor with a microphone one thousand times, each person choosing their own rhythm and intensity.

A survey is a process of listening
A spectral Keiji Haino hardly visible on stage in near darkness
26 February 2012
Tramway

Keiji Haino

Keiji Haino

Torrential, wrenching wordless wails, guttural screams and roars, a Haino solo vocal performance.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
Junko singing into a microphone against a dark background
25 February 2012
Tramway

Junko

Junko

Harrowing but musical confrontations with the very real, physical and aural trauma of a woman screaming.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
Arika_Episode2_Mattin_TimGoldie_Photo_AWoodward-12
24 February 2012
Tramway

Abject Music

Mattin Tim Goldie

Could they be one of the most ferocious live noise acts around, or a necessary and ludicrous parody of ferocious noise acts? Could they be both?

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
Matthew Saladin Adjusts a movement sensor in Tramway's studio space
14 November 2010
Tramway

Noises Off

Matthieu Saladin

A kind of performed installation of searing noise and silence, where we’re not sure who the performer is, when it starts or ends or even who it’s for.

INSTAL 10
A blurry crowd mill on dance floor in the centre of a theatre space
13 November 2010
Tramway

Speculative Solution

Florian Hecker

A multi-speaker, electronic, spacious and spatial performance from Florian Hecker.

INSTAL 10
Matthew Saladin wearing a suit gesticulates as he talks and holds a paper
12 November 2010
Tramway

Eject & No Disc

Matthieu Saladin

French improviser, composer, writer & musical thinker of dry humour and elegant clarity. Sly conjurer of music from the unconsidered processes of music making.

INSTAL 10
Tim Goldie wearing sunglasses and hat holds his hands over his ears, tongue out
12 November 2010
Tramway

Tim Goldie

Tim Goldie

Three intense solo performances for drums (both played and screamed through), cymbal, voice, credit card, bird whistle, and guitar amplifier/leads.

INSTAL 10
A microphone hanging from a cable
26 February 2010
DCA

Mattin

Mattin

Taking a scalpel to the relationship between performer and audience: cutting something out to see what’s left, a drastic subtraction and shift of emphasis.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Taku Unami looks moodily at a computer screen darkness all around
22 March 2009
The Arches

A Signature of the Room

Jean-Luc Guionnet Taku Unami

Simple maths and stringent scored instructions move precise frequencies and clicks to create a dense, fluctuating environment of standing waves and physical sound.

INSTAL 09
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