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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.

Taku Unami looks moodily at a computer screen darkness all around
22 March 2009
The Arches

A Signature of the Room

Jean-Luc Guionnet Taku Unami

Simple maths and stringent scored instructions move precise frequencies and clicks to create a dense, fluctuating environment of standing waves and physical sound.

INSTAL 09
22 March 2009
The Arches

Sean Meehan & Taku Unami

Sean Meehan Taku Unami

Sean and Taku share an interest in structure, space and time. A spartan, abstract, considered and surprisingly musical set.

INSTAL 09
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
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
Cardboard boxes suspended in bunches from cords
15 May 2010
Tramway

Inferno Quiz Show

Taku Unami

Cardboard boxes, metal guitar, critical homage, attempts to describe things you can’t describe. A one-man Grand Guignol school play.

UNINSTAL
A shadow crouches on the floor amongst mic stands and boxes, one light source
28 February 2010
DCA

Taku Unami

Taku Unami

Taku’s actions strip back musical performance to one of its original proposals: what is an action and how does it create a situation for spending time together, for paying attention?

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Taku Unami standing against a wall
22 February 2010
DCA

Investigation – Taku Unami

Taku Unami

With Taku we’ll carry out some simple proposals for doing almost nothing, for re-thinking sound with whatever comes to hand.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A long distance shot of a dark theatre stage piled high with cardboard boxes
26 February 2012
Tramway

Inhuman Grand-Guignol Theatre

Taku Unami

Inspired by the supernatural horror of H. P. Lovecraft, black metal and a sense of worry as to what constitutes an object, or a world.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness