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Kill Your Timid Notion 03

A celebration of the cutting edge and the avant garde in experimental music, sound and film.

Taking over the gallery spaces at DCA, KYTN presented a programme of live immersive experiences and specially curated film programmes.

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Performances and expanded installations came from Cyclo (Ryoji Ikeda and Carsten Nicolai), Steve Roden, Alva Noto, Philip Jeck, [the user], Mirror, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Akaten, Zoffy and Zubi Zuva X, Ruins, Ian Helliwell, Acid Mothers Temple and Phonographics (Gustav Deutsch, Martin Siewart, Fennesz, Werner Dafeldecker and Burkhard Stangl). Film programme highlights included screenings by Michael Snow, Ira Cohen, Oskar Fischinger, Takahiko Iimura, Lis Rhodes, John and James Whitney, Hy Hirsch, Jordan Belson, Norman McLaren, Wojciech Bruszewski, Guy Sherwin, Woody and Steina Vasulka, Michaela Grill and Billy Roisz, reMI, Michaela Schwentner, Samuli Alapuranen, James Elaine and William Basinski, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Anouk de Clerq and Joris Cool, Kurte Ralske and Mika Taanila.

KTYN 03 was reviewed by Jay Richardson for the Scotsman here and Neil Cooper for The Wire here

Programme Events

Steve Roden seated on stage at DCA Dundee
17 October 2003
DCA

Steve Roden

Steve Roden

By focusing on the things that most people don’t notice or pass by uncaring – Steve Roden crafts gentle, sparse and metaphorically loaded compositions.

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Computer screen revealing some data and a green shape
17 October 2003
DCA

Cyclo

Carsten Nicolai Ryoji Ikeda

Two figureheads of the minimalist electronica pulse, Ikeda and Nicolai have been responsible for some of the most innovative and ground-breaking music of the last decade, redefining experimental electronica.

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Carsten Nicolai operating some equipment near a projection
17 October 2003
DCA

Alva.Noto

Carsten Nicolai alva.noto

60 cycle hums, jagged static cracklings, and clipped electron pinpricks, mutating them into sublime, post-techno grooves

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Several bands of colour in blue pink and turquoise
18 October 2003
DCA

Short Film Programme 1: Retrospective

Various Artists

The first of two short film programmes featuring works that blur the boundaries between music and film from artists who cross and redefine those long held divisions. This programme focuses on the forebearers of filmic and musical innovation over the last 70 years.

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A film still of a set of a living room filled with pictures and a couple
18 October 2003
DCA

Corpus Callosum

Michael Snow

Part old-fashioned Renaissance man, part hardcore avant-gardist, the Canadian painter-photographer-filmmaker-musician gives full vent to his genius in the exhilarating perceptual vaudeville, named after the ‘central region’ of tissue that acts as a conduit between the brain’s two hemispheres.

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Philip Jeck backstage working with old turntables
18 October 2003
DCA

Philip Jeck

Philip Jeck

Equal parts spectacle, installation and performance, his set for us is a specially developed work, ‘turning’, which features an orchestra of multiple turntables, 4 projections and a collection of old, and, quite probably, misfiring analogue kit.

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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.

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Inter title from the film Haxan
18 October 2003
DCA

Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages

Mirror Phantom Engineer

Mirror and Phantom Engineer performing an improvised soundtrack to Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 horror film prototype, Haxan: Witchcraft through the Ages.

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a man in green clothes is wrapped to a drum kit by red tape
18 October 2003
DCA

Sunburned Hand of the Man

Sunburned Hand of the Man

First live show outside the USA featuring one-off film pieces and live theatre from the ringleaders of the ‘weird new America’ psych folk explosion.

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silmukka06
19 October 2003
DCA

Short Film Programme 2: Contemporary

Billy Roisz Various Artists William Basinski

The second of two short film programmes featuring works that blur the boundaries between music and film from artists who cross and redefine those long held divisions. This programme highlights contemporary works.

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Multiple versions of several mythical looking characters look up at the camera
19 October 2003
DCA

Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

Ira Cohen

Beat poet Ira Cohen’s now infamous and wildly psychedelic film odyssey feeds one’s own seeing apparatus through beautifully warped and distorting mylar mirrors, resulting in a film dense and rich with visual arcana and poetry.

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Ruins drummer at KYTM 03
19 October 2003
DCA

Ruins & Ian Halliwell

Ian Helliwell

Giants of the Japanese avant-rock scene Ruins are a hardcore prog rock bass + drums duo led by drummer extraordinaire Tatsuya Yoshida and joined in Dundee by Sasaki Hisashi.

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Makoto Kawabata playing electric guitar in front of a projection
19 October 2003
DCA

The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

Acid Mothers Temple

Freak-out group for the 21st century perform a live soundtrack to Ira Cohen’s infamous psychedelic masterpiece ‘The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda’

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Burkhard Stangl silhouetted against a projection of an eye
19 October 2003
DCA

Phonographics, Live

Burkhard Stangl Fennesz Gustav Deutsch Martin Siewert Werner Dafeldecker

A live installation of the ‘Film Ist’: projected on 4 huge screens and an improvised soundtrack from 4 figureheads of the Austrian experimental music scene.

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