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Nikos and Rhordi wood chipping a cello near a projector
17 – 22 March 2009
The Arches

World Music Documentary

Eva-Maria Houben Fritz Welch Hermann Nitsch Jean-Luc Guionnet Jean-Philippe Gross Jerome Noetinger Joan La Barbara Klaus Filip Michael Pisaro Mico Nikos Veliotis Otomo Yoshihide Phil Minton Radu Malfatti Rhodri Davies Sachiko M Sean Meehan Seymour Wright Steve McCaffery Taku Unami Tamio Shiraishi Tetsuo Kogawa Toshimaru Nakamura

Greek TV company Onos Productions came to INSTAL 09 to document the festival and report on Nikos Veliotis’ Cello Powder performance.

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
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
Michael Pisaro smiles into the camera against a light background
21 March 2009
The Arches

An Unrhymed Chord

Aileen Campbell Eva-Maria Houben Jean-Philippe Gross Jerome Noetinger Klaus Filip Michael Pisaro Neil Davidson Nikos Veliotis Radu Malfatti Seymour Wright Taku Unami Toshimaru Nakamura

From really simple, open instructions, An Unrhymed Chord creates a kind of half-way point between composition and improvisation.

INSTAL 09
Klaus sits at a table and plays electronics whilst Radu plays trombone
21 March 2009
The Arches

Klaus Filip & Radu Malfatti

Klaus Filip Radu Malfatti

Radu plays a trombone, Klaus creates pure sine waves: they sound on their own, or sometimes together and often with considerable space and silence.

INSTAL 09
A wooden carved monkey smokes a pipe
20 March 2009

Extra Friday Set

Klaus Filip Radu Malfatti Sean Meehan Taku Unami

Quartet improvisation by Klaus Filip – laptop, Radu Malfatti – trombone, Sean Meehan – snare & cymbals, Taku Unami – rice and dish.

INSTAL 09