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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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92 Results for Objectivity | Instrument

This theme gives us the chance to present work that deals with ‘things’ ‘objects’ ‘objectivity’ ‘instrumentality’ and, on a more practical level, musical ‘instruments’ and so forth. Check out Dawn Kasper who took both of these notions and played with them in her performance at Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness.

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
Cardboard boxes suspended in bunches from cords
15 May 2010
Tramway

Inferno Quiz Show

Taku Unami

Cardboard boxes, metal guitar, critical homage, attempts to describe things you can’t describe. A one-man Grand Guignol school play.

UNINSTAL
14 May 2010
Tramway

Used Sound

Jean-Luc Guionnet Ray Brassier Seijiro Murayama

A full-blooded, emotional attempt to reinvigorate improvisation from a musically inclined philosopher and two philosophically inclined improvisers.

UNINSTAL
A shadow crouches on the floor amongst mic stands and boxes, one light source
28 February 2010
DCA

Taku Unami

Taku Unami

Taku’s actions strip back musical performance to one of its original proposals: what is an action and how does it create a situation for spending time together, for paying attention?

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Portrait of Marc Baron in black and white
27 February 2010
DCA

Marc Baron

Marc Baron

Three speakers play back pre-recorded sounds, Marc listens and responds: “What is played is the imperfect witness of what I listen to (or maybe better, how I listen).”

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
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
Three men play instruments in various stages of dismantlement
22 March 2009
The Arches

Free-form hook up

Ali Robertson Malcy Duff Seymour Wright

Usurper luddite twins’ disabled instruments play a game of pick-up-sticks with the deconstructed horn of a young Derby opponent.

INSTAL 09
An alto saxophone lying on a red cloth along with various small objects
22 March 2009
The Arches

Seymour Wright

Seymour Wright

A saxophone. Handheld fans. Shrill squeaks. Splutters, gargling. An incredible diversity of sounds, intensely focused by an inventive musician.

INSTAL 09
A woman bends over with a stick, in the background a man is hitting a gong
21 March 2009
The Arches

Ki: Mico, Tamio Shiraishi & Fritz Welch

Fritz Welch Mico Tamio Shiraishi

A trio of Tamio’s screaming and immovable slabs of sound; Mico’s dance/ performance/ piano; Fritz’s absurd, flailing percussion/ voice.

INSTAL 09
Ali Robertson Hunches over a table with lots of small metal objects on it
21 March 2009
The Arches

Free-form hook up

Ali Robertson Euan Currie Fritz Welch

Dead Labour Process drool-tape farmer, squeaking/creaking Usurper brother and Peeesseye’s yodelling traps-man hold a real OUT splutter party.

INSTAL 09