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Henri Chopin on stage smiling and operating a tape recorder
16 October 2005
The Arches

Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin

Renouncing the bind of the written word, Chopin’s sound poetry is a magical evocation of the pure powers of the voices, stripped bare of language.

INSTAL 05
Kiyoharu Kuwayama holding blocks of dry ice to a hot metal plate
14 October 2006
The Arches

Lethe

Kiyoharu Kuwayama

A performance for dry ice and four specially constructed steel tables, each one heated by a single candle until searingly hot.

INSTAL 06
Sparklers mounted on stands with microphones being lit with a gas burner
14 October 2006
The Arches

Sparklers and Table Top Set

Lee Patterson

Sonic ‘observations’ of the world, through micro recordings on a tiny scale and transformed into something musically compelling.

INSTAL 06
Kiyoharu Kuwayama & Rina Kijima with friend at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Kuwayama & Kijima

Kiyoharu Kuwayama Rina Kijima

Using violin and cello the duo map out a twilight sonic world that seems to tread the faultlines between improvisation and composition.

INSTAL 06
Ellen fullman's long string instrument : many strings strung across a long room
13 October 2006
The Arches

Ellen Fullman & Sean Meehan

Ellen Fullman Sean Meehan

Long Stringed Instrument performance involving up to 100 wires strung in tension over a 40m arch.

INSTAL 06
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16 February 2008
The Arches

Translation

Jarrod Fowler

Jarrod Fowler creates a social space where layered one-to-one live encounters with the audience become sonic material.

INSTAL 08
Kenny Goldsmith holds a microphone wearing a white spotted jumper
16 February 2008
The Arches

Translation

Achim Wollscheid Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith reads extracts of his conceptual poetry and Achim Wollscheid manipulates mobile phone signals.

INSTAL 08
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
Kai Faguchinski and Klaus Filip performing at MLFC on clarinet and laptop
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Los Glissandinos

Kai Fagaschinski Klaus Filip

Los Glissandinos work with clarinet and sine tones beating and thrumming in your middle ear, all beautifully paced and serene, but with just enough steely menace broiling under the surface to keep you on edge.

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