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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.

Instal 09 poster
20 – 22 March 2009
The Arches

INSTAL 09

Looking at and listening to different ideas about sound and music, INSTAL 09’s collection of artists included Tetsuo Kogawa, vocalist Joan La Barbara, Phil Minton (and his Century FC feral choir), Austrian Actionist Hermann Nitsch, Steve McCaffery and many more.

Otomo Yoshihide seated between two upright pianos their interiors exposed
22 March 2009
The Arches

Filament: Sachiko M & Otomo Yoshihide

Otomo Yoshihide Sachiko M

Sachiko’s very simple, pure sine tones and structures. Otomo on double pianos. Filament’s music isn’t composed and it isn’t improvised: it’s a hybrid of the two.

INSTAL 09
Jerome Noetinger's hand twiddling a knob on a mixing desk is in the foreground
22 March 2009
The Arches

Jean-Philippe Gross & Jerome Noetinger

Jean-Philippe Gross Jerome Noetinger

Duo performance by two great French musique concrète improvisers using feedback, contact mics, tape, an old Revox tape machine, a vintage synth…

INSTAL 09
in a dark room Karen Constance plays a mixer on a yellow table
21 March 2009
The Arches

Free-form hook up

Ruaraidh Sanachan Karen Constance

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.

INSTAL 09
A projected circle of light made up of fragments, patterns
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank BFI IMAX ICA Spike Island Arnolfini CCA

Bruce McClure

Bruce McClure

Noise music for the eyes: projectors turned into instruments, B&W film loops into a thrumming riot of colour, motion and sound.

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
Strips of 16mm laid horizontally to show red and yellow flares of light
12 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Feedback

John Butcher Luis Recoder Paul Sharits Various Artists Toshiya Tsunoda

The pieces in the programme switch between silent film/ imageless sound, but we wanted to have a think about how ideas can take up residency on either side of the sound/ image border, without having to inhabit both at the same time.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Pieces of coal on a sheet of white paper
10 October 2008
DCA

Benedict Drew & Sachiko M

Benedict Drew Sachiko M

Laser beam sine tones used to draw delicate, abstract patterns by vibrating charcoal, placed atop of a great strip of paper running through the gallery; beautiful, fragile sound-created autonomous drawing.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
A bare chested man with a bandana of their face writhes on a floor with a torch
16 February 2008
Stereo

KMVSNI

KMVSNI

Kylie Minoise Vs Nackt Insecten feedback/ vocal physical threat ‘vs’ ecstatic electronic cloudbursts

INSTAL 08
A large band play multiple instruments on a golden lit stage
16 February 2008
The Arches

Energy Births Form

Alan Silva Ben Hall David Keenan Don Dietrich Incapacitants Kazuo Imai Michiyo Yagi Sabu Toyozumi

We wanted to ask a bunch of the best high-energy-improvisers around; can musical form really taking shape via a group energy? Can individual concentration lead to a group consciousness?

INSTAL 08
A view of Kylie Minoise's bare back with a red bandand tied around their head
16 February 2008
The Arches

Personal Space

Kylie Minoise

Thirty lucky Instal punters experience Kylie’s pre-match aggro workout one-on-one in the darkness of an Arches dressing room.

INSTAL 08
Arika_Instal08_BryonyMcIntyre_TM - Incapacitants 467
15 February 2008
Stereo

Incapacitants

Incapacitants Junko Kazuo Imai

Ecstatic, scalding and ludicrously heavy, nobody matches Incapacitants for live noise energy. One of the most exhilarating live acts in underground music.

INSTAL 08
By blacklight in front of a yellow wall two silhouetted people perform
14 February 2008
The old public library in Easterhouse

Personal Space

Blood Stereo

Avant-wrongdoers Blood Stereo performing in Garthamlock the town spawned them.

INSTAL 08