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Image with the words: Koji Asano
9 December 2001
The Arches

Koji Asano

Koji Asano

Koji Asano, Japanese composer and sound-artist performing slow groaning burbling tones, moaning echoes and drones.

INSTAL 01
Stephan Mathieu backstage at Instal 02
1 December 2002
The Arches

Stephan Mathieu

Stephan Mathieu

Work that focuses in on the static hiss and background noise of recording and pushes it to the fore.

INSTAL 02
Carston Nicolai standing over a mixing desk
1 December 2002
The Arches

alva.noto

alva.noto

Patented 60 cycle hums, static pops, and terse electron pinpricks mutated into perfect, post-techno grooves and synaesthesic video

INSTAL 02
Vibracathedral Orchestra on stage in red light
23 November 2003

Vibracathedral Orchestra & Matthew Bower & John Godbert

John Godbert Matthew Bower Vibracathedral Orchestra

For this one off performance Vibracathedral Orchestra are joined by Matthew Bower and John Godbert from mighty UK heavy/drone/psych free-noise behemoths Skullfower, Sunroof! and Total.

INSTAL 03
Steffen Basho-Junghans backstage standing by a wall
17 October 2004
The Arches

Steffen Basho-Junghans

Steffen Basho-Junghans

Repetitive, mesmerizing rhythmic workouts, to pieces of stark and rigorous introspection, where notes picked and slid in isolation, scatter like mercury around the listener.

INSTAL 04
William Basinski in shirt and tie, blue screen behind, gold table to the fore
16 October 2004
The Arches

William Basinski

William Basinski

Improvising using nothing so much as the passage of time as his instrument, Basinski creates works of great melancholic depth and fragile beauty.

INSTAL 04
Charlemagne Palestine seated at the piano in red light
16 October 2004
The Arches

Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of plush toys and ritual. Palestine performed a version of Strumming Music, a trance inducing investigation into overtone systems achievable on a Bosendorfer Imperial Piano.

INSTAL 04
13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Opaque

Opaque

Glasgow. Low-end drone guitarage army in praise of the open chord.

INSTAL 05
13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee

Edinburgh. Cask-strength electrohypnol and shroom damaged folk croonings by Lapsed Electronics empire builder.

INSTAL 05
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