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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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46 Results for Closed System | Composition

With this theme we’re aiming to highlight compositions that worked within very defined terms and situations, not necessarily musical, but formally closed in some way. Check out Mattin and Ray Brassier’s bamboozling scored performance about the limits of improvisation and freedom.

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
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
Projection of LIGHT MUSIC by Liz Rhodes in DCA Dundee
19 February 2006
DCA

Expanded Cinema: LIGHT MUSIC

Lis Rhodes

Light Music is a dizzying celebration of the pivotal nature of sound in film; a direct and powerful transcription of film as sound.

Kill Your Timid Notion 06
A circle of light from a projector circles audience members
12 December 2004
DCA

Sachiko M & Anthony McCall

Anthony McCall Sachiko M

Film and sound stripped of ‘content’ and experienced spatially, to be looked at not on the screen but in the space of the gallery

Kill Your Timid Notion 04
Instal 03 publicity flyer
23 November 2003
The Arches

INSTAL 03

INSTAL’s third outing saw performances by AMM, Cosmos (Sachiko M & Ami Yoshida), Voreboms, Vibracathedral Orchestra with Matthew Bower and John Godbert, Paragon Ensemble, Merzbow and Ryoji Ikeda.

Ryoji Ikeda operating a laptop surrounded by amplifiers
23 November 2003
The Arches

CCI Sound System

Ryoji Ikeda

CCI Sound system: a performance in which new material will be mixed and phased between two huge PA’s, one a precise Meyer system, the other a huge wall of Marshall amps

INSTAL 03
Two performers silhouetted against a projection of blue light
18 October 2003
DCA

Silophone

[the user]

Live ISDN drone performance resonating between Dundee and an empty Montreal Grain Silo.

Kill Your Timid Notion 03
Koji Asano and friend backstage at INSTAL 02
1 December 2002
The Arches

Eclipse of the Moon from the Backyard

Koji Asano Paragon Ensemble

Work for cello, percussion, contra bassoon and cherbulum commissioned for Instal in collaboration with Paragon

INSTAL 02
Image with the words: Paragon Ensemble / David Fennessy
9 December 2001
The Arches

Paragon Ensemble / David Fennessy

Paragon Ensemble

The Scottish based Paragon Ensemble has commissioned David Fennessy to compose music for Instal, which will be performed during the evening.

INSTAL 01
Image with the words: Paragon Ensemble
9 December 2001
The Arches

Paragon Ensemble

Paragon Ensemble

The program of composed music including Feldman’s Instruments III, Ligeti’s piece for 100 Metronomes Poeme Sympathetique, and Rebonds B by Iannis Xenakis.

INSTAL 01