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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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37 Results for Composition | Deferral

Wherein (musical) compositions which are in some sense unfinished (scores for improvisers, for example) might be grouped with work that deals with postponement. A good place to start might be Walter Marchetti’s De Musicorum Infelicitate that we staged as a durational installation with the help of Esther Ferrer or Tony Conrad’s Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plane or Joan La Barbara’s vocal fireworks.

Rhodri Davies plays two suspended deconstructed weathered harps
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Seed Burn / adh

Lee Patterson Rhodri Davies

Rhodri Davies plays two deconstructed harps. Lee Patterson examines the sonic properties of burning nuts.

INSTAL 08
A view looking down a stone spiral staircase. A pair of trainers is on a step.
14 February 2008
Glasgow Uni Music Dept

Personal Space

Aileen Campbell Neil Davidson

Personal Spaces: inversion of a territorial bell, confusing the realms between rehearsal and performance, public and private space.

INSTAL 08
Black and white photo of Argyll taken from event poster
4 September 2007
Various

Half-Life

Angharad Davies Lee Patterson Luke Fowler Rhodri Davies Toshiya Tsunoda

NVA asked Arika to curate and programme the sound aspects of their 2007 Half-Life production in Kilmartin Glen. Arika worked with Toshiya Tsunoda, Lee Patterson, Rhodri Davies and Angharad Davies.

Northern Sinfonia performing Radu Malfatti at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Gateshead 21

Northern Sinfonia Radu Malfatti

We commissioned Radu Malfatti to write a new piece for the 21-piece string section of the Northern Sinfonia: Music striving to discover the exact point at which sound resonates the clearest amidst long drawn out silences.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Joe Kubera Kate Thompson David Murray Alan Fearon & Simon Passmore at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Evil Nigger

Julius Eastman

Julius Eastman’s Evil Nigger for 4 pianos performed by Joe Kubera, Kate Thompson, David Murray, Alan Fearon and Simon Passmore.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Tony Conrad, Angarad Davies, Nikos Veliotis and Mark Wastel performing
17 February 2006
DCA

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plane

Angharad Davies Mark Wastell Nikos Veliotis Tony Conrad

A trance inducing, flickering investigation of structural and minimalist droning from one of the key thinkers in sound and image over the last 50 years

Kill Your Timid Notion 06
Charlemagne Palestine seated at two pianos surrounded by soft toys
21 May 2005

The Golden Mean

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of huge pianos, plush toys, cognac and ritual.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Charlemagne Palestine seated at the piano in red light
16 October 2004
The Arches

Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of plush toys and ritual. Palestine performed a version of Strumming Music, a trance inducing investigation into overtone systems achievable on a Bosendorfer Imperial Piano.

INSTAL 04
William Basinski in shirt and tie, blue screen behind, gold table to the fore
16 October 2004
The Arches

William Basinski

William Basinski

Improvising using nothing so much as the passage of time as his instrument, Basinski creates works of great melancholic depth and fragile beauty.

INSTAL 04
1 December 2002
The Arches

John Wall

John Wall

Tiny fragments of sound recombined and woven into spare and precise, violent yet beautiful pieces

INSTAL 02
Publicity image of a man with blood coming from his ear
9 December 2001
The Arches

INSTAL 01

The first INSTAL festival (programmed by Barry Esson of Arika and Tiernan Kelly) featured a line-up including Robert Lippock, Philip Jeck, Fennesz, Paragon Ensemble, Icebreaker International, Defaalt and Rhomboi.