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Kill Your Timid Notion 04

Equal parts love music, avant garde cinema and visual art, KYTN is a celebration of artists whose vision transgresses traditional boundaries of media or genre.

Equal parts live music, avant-garde cinema and visual art, KYTN is a celebration of artists whose vision transgresses traditional boundaries of media or genre; be that cinematic auteurs with notions of synaesthesic noise or free folk hipsters with a penchant for radical moving imagery, KYTN offers a unique insight into some of the most exciting experiments in performance and cinema today.

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The second edition of the KYTN festival offered up a celebration of risk taking and adventure from some of the boldest pioneers of the past 40 years, melding avant garde and underground forms of music and moving image to create new experiments and experiences in sight and sound. The live programme this year included AMM and Malcolm Le Grice, Mirror (with a film by Bill Morrison), Thuja and Keith Evans, Perlonex and Ulrike Flaig, Text of Light (with Lee Ranaldo, Alan Licht, Ulrich Krieger and Tim Barnes) performing to the films of Stan Brakhage, Tower Recordings (with Matt Valentine, Erika Elder, Samara Lubelski, S Freyer Esq., Tim Barnes, Nemo & Dean Roberts), La Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine, Jürgen Reble and Thomas Köner performing Tabula Smaragdina and Sachiko M performing to a specially devised expanded film screening of Light Describing a Cone by Anthony McCall.

6 Programmes of experimental films included screenings by Charlemagne Palestine, Peter Tscherkassky, Martin Arnold, Emily Richardson, Bruce Conner, Kurt Kren, Rob Gawthrop, Bruce Baillie, Ryszard Wasko, Chris Garratt, Jud Yalkut, Thom Andersen, Kenneth Anger, Peter Kubelka, Beverly and Tony Conrad, Paul Sharits, Pat O’Neill, Joost Rekveld and Stan Vanderbeek.

In addition there was an exhibition by Grönlund-Nisunen that followed on from the festival, curated by Katrina Brown at DCA. The exhibition displayed four installations in four different exhibition spaces. “The Music Box”, “Radiation Sensitive Sound Installation”, “3D-led installation” were versions of old works adapted to DCA. “Pneumatic Lanscape” was a new work made for the show.

KTYN 04 was reviewed by Neil Cooper for The List here and by Brian Morton for the Wire here

Programme Events

a close up of a music box and stylus surrounded by acoustic padding
10 December 2004

The Music Box (2004)

Petteri Nisunen Tommi Grönlund

Finnish duo Grönlund Nisunen are known for their extraordinary work fusing incredible sounds with stunning objects in large scale sculptural installations.

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Eddie Prevost and John Tilbury against projection of a large red bus
10 December 2004
DCA

AMM & Malcolm Le Grice

Malcolm Le Grice AMM

One of the most influential groups in improvised music, with the collective understanding that comes from listening keenly to each other for decades

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Mirror performing in front of a projection at KYTN 04
10 December 2004
DCA

Mirror with a film by Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison Mirror

Andrew Chalk & Christoph Heemann return with their diaphanous, impressionistic drone duo; their slowly evolving and enthralling works flutter and quiver with elegantly restrained, miniature sound events.

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Thuja performing among tree branches at DCA Dundee
10 December 2004
DCA

Thuja & Keith Evans

Keith Evans Thuja

Thuja specialise in a unique and abstract folk music, a devoutly organic tapestry deeply rooted in the sway and bow of nature.

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Two frames from a 16mm film with blocks of red, green, pink and yellow
11 December 2004
DCA

Film Programme 1: Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine

This programme is a celebration of Charlemagne Palestine; passionate, extravagant, visceral. Including two sections from Ritual dans le Vide, an extension of his ‘running camera’ works of the 70’s and Pip Chodorov’s vibrant workout of a live version of Strumming Music.

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A film still image is distorted, turning the image of a couple into liquid
11 December 2004
DCA

Film Programme 2: Celluloid

Bill Morrison Guy Sherwin Jürgen Reble Thomas Köner Various Artists William Basinski

Each film in this programme celebrates process; the decay of emulsion, the properties of dust and dirt, the manipulation of time. Post the dawn of the digital age, we reflect on our love of the film form, celluloid as an object, a medium and a physical entity.

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A flowering bush next to a fence in front of a clear blue sky
11 December 2004
DCA

Film Programme 3: Place

Various Artists Benedict Drew

Each of these films addresses place, landscape or location and the personal reaction to their magical or concrete properties. Watch out for Kren’s structural, throbbing investigation of a forest and Baillie’s intimate and humble essay on a blind guitarist and the relationship between songs of Mexican revolutionaries and the people and places they looked to inspire.

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Ulrike Flaig operating equipment by a cathode ray television
11 December 2004
DCA

Perlonex & Ulrike Flaig

Burkhard Beins Ignaz Schick Joerg Maria Zeger Ulrike Flaig

Real-time video feedback loops submerged in laminal sheets of sound soaked in gauzy timbral detail and multi-valenced, buzzing overtones.

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Guitar player silhouetted against projection of a film
11 December 2004
DCA

Text of Light and Films by Stan Brakhage

Alan Licht Lee Ranaldo Stan Brakhage Tim Barnes Ulrich Krieger

As opposed to suggesting soundtrack’s to Brakhage’s works [which are almost entirely silent] Text of Light use his works to stimulate improvisation, enveloping them into the structure of the group much like an additional musician.

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Heads of musicians silhouetted against a film projected on a wall
11 December 2004
DCA

Tower Recordings

Tower Recordings

The Tower performance at KYTN throws into that mix the 70’s fluxus light shows and films of Jeff Perkins and other filmic interventions tuned to their unique frequency.

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A whirl of blurred coloured lights make an abstract pattern
12 December 2004
DCA

Film Programme 4: Pop

Various Artists

A riot of 60’s psychedelia, magick, ritual and tight black leather, this programme highlights underground innovators who use and subvert pop music for their own experimental ends; and be warned, in Anger, there’s real darkness.

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Tens of strips of 16mm film, visible are hundreds of frames, black or white
12 December 2004
DCA

Film Programme 5: Form

Thomas Köner Tony Conrad Various Artists alva.noto

Reveling in the geometric, mathematical and perceptual relationship between sound and form, this programme features a landmark work of experimental film in Kubelka’s Arnulf Rainer; a complex, enduring and expressive of structuralist or flicker films.

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Several frames of different saturated colours of a horse in motion
12 December 2004
DCA

Film Programme 6: Perception

Malcolm Le Grice Paul Sharits Various Artists

Psychedelic and intense, and featuring some of the most visually stunning, mesmerizing and transcendent experiences you can imagine, batten down the hatches for some of the boldest, most immersive and abrasive works in experimental cinema.

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Projection of a pink and gold form above a man operating another projector
12 December 2004
DCA

La Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine

Metamkine

Adamantly analogue, inspiring and frequently chaotic in performance, Metamkine draw no distinction between image and sound; during their intuitively improvised performances music and images are created simultaneously and equitably.

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Two shafts of light, one red, one blue come from two 16mm projectors
12 December 2004
DCA

Tabula Smaragdina

Jürgen Reble Thomas Köner

Dual projections of pulsating shards of film, treated in crystallized salts and dyes merge with the whirring of projectors, distilled into particles of sound.

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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

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Programme Schedule