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Projected images of black and white textures and green forms on a screen
11 October 2008
DCA

Charles Curtis & Raha Raissnia

Charles Curtis Raha Raissnia

A beautifully crisp, slowly evolving duo for cello and projected images. Abstract but still figurative; change only noticeable after the fact.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
An alto saxophone lying on a red cloth along with various small objects
22 March 2009
The Arches

Seymour Wright

Seymour Wright

A saxophone. Handheld fans. Shrill squeaks. Splutters, gargling. An incredible diversity of sounds, intensely focused by an inventive musician.

INSTAL 09
Rolf Julius leans forward over a large white box and mixer and performs
22 March 2009
The Arches

Music for a Long Time

Rolf Julius

Julius’ “small music” features simple snatches of found sound, played back through small speakers, often set in bowls of pigment and dirt which shimmies in the vibrations.

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
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
Craig Dworkin standing by a microphone giving a talk
16 May 2010

FACT

Craig Dworkin

Dworkin asks: What would a non-expressive poetry look like? A poetry of intellect rather than emotion?

UNINSTAL
Loic Blairon Sits at a table
15 May 2010
Tramway

It Doesn’t Say What It Says

Loïc Blairon

Open-ended, paradoxical and performed investigations into: misunderstanding, language games, form saturated with sense, and consecutive matters…

UNINSTAL
14 May 2010
Tramway

Used Sound

Jean-Luc Guionnet Ray Brassier Seijiro Murayama

A full-blooded, emotional attempt to reinvigorate improvisation from a musically inclined philosopher and two philosophically inclined improvisers.

UNINSTAL
Portrait of John Mullarkey in black and white
22 February 2010
DCA

John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey sets in a wider context our understanding of Alain Badiou and Francois Laruelle, two of the most radical philosophers in Europe today.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10