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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.

A performer plays instruments in a suitcase on a subway carriage
7 February 2008
The Arches

Personal Space

Nackt Insecten

Where we join Nackt Insecten’s disembodied spectral howls and heavyweight locomotive drones about SPT’s Subway.

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
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
Jean Philippe Gross sitting at a small table covered in electronics
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Jean-Philippe Gross

Jean-Philippe Gross

Solo by Jean-Philippe Gross, a French electro-acoustic improviser, working with mixing board, cheap mics, small speakers and an analog synth, built around a honed interest in feedback.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Beams of light fanning out from the right in bands of green and white
15 April 2007
DCA

Light Trap

Greg Pope Norbert Möslang

Out of a dark haze, shafts of lights are picked out from the surface of film. Out of the black silence, noise, audible scratches bloom into a bright drone of broken and cracked objects.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
Projection of a distorted signal in blues and greens on a wall
15 April 2007
DCA

AVVA

Billy Roisz Toshimaru Nakamura

AVVA sees the internal feedback of Toshi’s no-input mixing desk is fed to Billy, and transformed into bright and variegated patters, striations and blooming colour, before being fed back to Toshi and manipulated on route to the PA.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
Still from Hope and Prey screening
14 April 2007
DCA

Hope and Prey

Daniel Menche Vanessa Renwick

Life and death dramas unfold in the snowy American North, using three-screen documentary footage and a soundtrack by KYTN favourite, vocalist Daniel Menche.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
14 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Opaque

Opaque

Low-end drone guitarage army since 1997: nobody has done more on this occasion by a gaggle of sludge-lovers from the Scottish underground.

INSTAL 06
13 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Kylie Minoise

Kylie Minoise

Power-electronic klutz behaviour indecipherable blasphemies, cuts, bruises and broken microphones by Kovorox Sound head-honcho Lea Cummings.

INSTAL 06
13 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Hockyfrilla & Muscletusk

Hockyfrilla Muscletusk

Ex-Decaer Pinga and CKDH rodeo queens; regular ladynoise hoedown gets gatecrashed by sonic chunder-huffing remedial clatter boys.

INSTAL 06