Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Karen Constance & Ruaraidh Sanachan

Free-form hook up


21 Mar 2009  •  The Arches, Glasgow

Polly Shang Kuan Band coven leader and Sick Head's psychedelic shaman Nackt Insecten make hex ritual to birth a new astral being..... Smack Insecten.

There are a bunch of local/ Scottish musicians who are also doing interesting things along the lines of the programme this year: abstract vocal improvisation, electro-acoustic improvising and so on and etc. and since we're all part of a Scottish community, as well as an international one we've asked low-brow avant-thought institute Giant Tank to bounce it's bonce against the collective Arika forehead once more to deliver several improvisational concussive clatter sessions in The Arches Studio Theatre throughout Saturday and Sunday.

Featured Scottish/ Scotland based artists Ruaraidh Sanachan (Nackt Insecten), Aileen Campbell & Neil Davidson (Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra), Ben Knight & Hannah Ellul (Helhesten), Karen Constance & Dylan Nyoukis (Blood Stereo), Fraser Burnett (Fordell Research Unit), Grant Smith (Muscletusk), Euan Currie (Dead Labour Process), Malcy Duff & Ali Robertson (Usurper) will be shaking their shit in collaboration with some of the international underground players from the fest and each other.