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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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90 Results for Orthodoxy | The Craft

This theme might cover performances showing a disciplined and dedicated approach to a technique or process. Perhaps where a performer is recognised for having etablished a performance practice. For example, check out John Tilbury’s piano performance at Episode 4: Freedom is a Constant Struggle.

Projected images of black and white textures and green forms on a screen
11 October 2008
DCA

Charles Curtis & Raha Raissnia

Charles Curtis Raha Raissnia

A beautifully crisp, slowly evolving duo for cello and projected images. Abstract but still figurative; change only noticeable after the fact.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Mick Flower and Matt Valentine play guitar my two amplifiers
17 February 2008
The Arches

Golden Cherry Ball

MV & EE The Cherry Blossoms

An event exploring anarchic and communal situations of musical creation with MV, EE and The Cherry Blossoms.

INSTAL 08
Michiyo Yagi is bent over a large koto stringed instrument in a pink light
15 February 2008
Stereo

Michiyo Yagi

Michiyo Yagi

Sometimes delicate, sometimes harsh and jarring, Yagi’s koto solos are as much inspired by Nancarrow or Cage as they are traditional.

INSTAL 08
Lee Patterson adds a spoon of powder to a large glass of water
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Vessels

Lee Patterson

In this response to the Self Cancellation project, Lee Patterson dissolves medicine in glasses of water and explores the sonic content.

INSTAL 08
Daniel Carter, Andrew Barker & Sabir Mateen performing at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Daniel Carter, Andrew Barker & Sabir Mateen

Daniel Carter Sabir Mateen

Daniel Carter & Sabir Mateen’s trio with percussionist Andrew Barker; incessantly driving forward through sweat-drenched bursts of pure ecstatic freedom.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
William Parker talking during his performance at MLFC 07
13 May 2007

William Parker

William Parker

William cradles, hammers, and rains down blows, plucking and using 2 bows to attack the strings above and below the bridge, all in the service of a fiery and passionate creativity.

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
Octante & Margarita Garcia standing in a group smiling
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Octante

Alfredo Costa Monteiro Ferran Fages Margarida Garcia Ruth Barberán

Acoustic turntable, engines, trumpet and accordion joined by Bassist Magarida Garcia: build long-form quietly detailed pieces that clatter and rumble, that expand and contract with the tension and release of deeply held breath.

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
Daniel Carter sitting backstage at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Talk Hosted by Byron Coley

Byron Coley Daniel Carter Sabir Mateen

Free-jazz chat with Sabir Mateen, Daniel Cater, Andrew Barker – hosted by Byron Coley.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
John Butcher and Michael Moser playing saxophone and cello at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Polwechsel

Burkhard Beins John Butcher Martin Brandlmayr Michael Moser Werner Dafeldecker

With a signature spartan sound and long term preoccupation in structural tactics (subtle shifts in density, drawn out stasis) Polwechsel blur the boundaries between individual instruments.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07