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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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These paired ‘terms’ are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism.

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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
Junko singing into a microphone & Masayoshi Urabe playing a saxophone
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Junko & Masayoshi Urabe

Junko Masayoshi Urabe

Junko’s screaming vocal in a nuanced, piercing duo with Urabe’s fuming and convulsive saxophone, far removed from the codes of musical tradition.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Junko, Ikuro Takahashi & JO JO Hiroshige performing at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Junko, Ikuro Takahashi & JO JO Hiroshige

Ikuro Takahashi JO JO Hiroshige Junko

Three iconic figures from the Japanese underground assembled as a trio to stand in for the advertised duo of Junko and Jerome Noetinger who was unable to attend the festival due to illness.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Hisato Higuchi backstage at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Hisato Higuchi

Hisato Higuchi

Some of the most breathtaking, delicate and smoke filled guitar playing this side of Loren Connors or the quieter sides of Keiji Haino.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
A guitarist and a drummer performing on stage
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Aufgehoben

A preposterously heavy, eye of the storm musical tug of war, in which two drummers, electronics and electric guitar fall over each other in a droning crush.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Sanjah: Kan Mikami, Masayoshi Urabe & Toshiaki Ishizuka at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Sanjah: Kan Mikami, Masayoshi Urabe & Toshiaki Ishizuka

Kan Mikami Masayoshi Urabe Toshiaki Ishizuka

HEAVY Japanese super group, featuring the sundown delta blues of Kan Mikami, Toshi Ishizuka’s heavy, time folding drumming and Masayoshi Urabe on sax, harmonica and chains.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Ascension: Paul Hession & Stefan Jaworzyn backstage at MLFC
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Ascension

Paul Hession Stefan Jaworzyn

A recently reanimated Ascension, with mighty Leeds drum hero Paul Hession bringing a dense polyrhythmic torrent into play with Jaworzyn’s reinvigorated piercing guitar.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Diamanda Galas singing at a piano on stage at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás

Solo performance by Diamanda Galás one of the great artists of the last forty years. Hers is an emotional expressionism of demonic shrieks, operatic falsettos, glottal clicks and diabolical growls.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Kan Mikami & JO JO Hiroshige playing guitars and singing at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Kan Mikami & JO JO Hiroshige

JO JO Hiroshige Kan Mikami

Folk poet, actor and bon viveur Kan Mikami in duo with Jojo Hiroshige, a founding member of Japanese Noise band Hijokaidan.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
13 April 2007
DCA

KYTN Salon: Post Consideration

Andrew Lampert Edwin Carels Eric La Casa John Harris Prof. Heike Sperling Zoe Irvine

Post consideration and post rationalisation… How do we think about experimental music and film after the performance?

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
Maryanne Amacher operating a mixing console, wearing glasses
15 October 2006
The Arches

Maryanne Amacher

Maryanne Amacher

A rare live performance which, although not a full installation, made use of the unique acoustic and spatial properties of the Arches to rattle the audience and help it locate its third ear.

INSTAL 06