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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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45 Results for Rational | Sachertorte

Under this heading you might find work that arises out of a kind of proffessorial vibe; maybe august historian of the AACM George Lewis hanging out with Ultra-red at A Survey is a Process of Listening. Then there have been performances at Arika events that resonate with the old Second Vienese School of composition. Instrument builder / hacker Nicolas Collins once referenced Anton Webern’s music as inseperable from the taste of Sachertorte cake on Sauchiehall Street one summer’s evening. Maybe checking out Radu Malfatti’s composition for the Northern Sinfonia will help tie all that together.

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
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16 February 2008
The Arches

Translation

Jarrod Fowler

Jarrod Fowler creates a social space where layered one-to-one live encounters with the audience become sonic material.

INSTAL 08
Kenny Goldsmith holds a microphone wearing a white spotted jumper
16 February 2008
The Arches

Translation

Achim Wollscheid Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith reads extracts of his conceptual poetry and Achim Wollscheid manipulates mobile phone signals.

INSTAL 08
Robin Hayward and Radu Malfatti play brass instruments at the far end of a room
16 February 2008
The Arches

Wandelweiser

Antoine Beuger Manfred Werder Radu Malfatti

Expansive and considered, inclusive and deeply human minimalism: Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti, Manfred Werder.

INSTAL 08
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
Kai Faguchinski and Klaus Filip performing at MLFC on clarinet and laptop
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Los Glissandinos

Kai Fagaschinski Klaus Filip

Los Glissandinos work with clarinet and sine tones beating and thrumming in your middle ear, all beautifully paced and serene, but with just enough steely menace broiling under the surface to keep you on edge.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Layers of projection on a screen, a man's face with wig to the right
15 April 2007
DCA

LEVOX

eriKm Etienne Caire Gaëlle Rouard

Imagery, drawn from what seems like hundreds of different films is overlaid and combined in a promissory rainbow of new meanings and impossible scenarios, with the unsettling feel of daylight shadows.

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
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
Kiyoharu Kuwayama & Rina Kijima with friend at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Kuwayama & Kijima

Kiyoharu Kuwayama Rina Kijima

Using violin and cello the duo map out a twilight sonic world that seems to tread the faultlines between improvisation and composition.

INSTAL 06
Kiyoharu Kuwayama holding blocks of dry ice to a hot metal plate
14 October 2006
The Arches

Lethe

Kiyoharu Kuwayama

A performance for dry ice and four specially constructed steel tables, each one heated by a single candle until searingly hot.

INSTAL 06
Sparklers mounted on stands with microphones being lit with a gas burner
14 October 2006
The Arches

Sparklers and Table Top Set

Lee Patterson

Sonic ‘observations’ of the world, through micro recordings on a tiny scale and transformed into something musically compelling.

INSTAL 06