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Robin MacKay sits on a panel of 4 people. He leans forward to speak into a mic
13 November 2010

Before or after finitude?

Arika Catherine Christer Hennix Florian Hecker Robin MacKay

Electronic music, time, thought, the word, and consecutive matters

Projection of a distorted signal in blues and greens on a wall
15 April 2007


Billy Roisz Toshimaru Nakamura

AVVA sees the internal feedback of Toshi’s no-input mixing desk is fed to Billy, and transformed into bright and variegated patters, striations and blooming colour, before being fed back to Toshi and manipulated on route to the PA.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
Ken Jacobs portrait against a brick wall
15 April 2007

Ken Jacobs & Edwin Carels Talk

Edwin Carels Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs chats to Edwin Carels: Edwin is a curator based in Ghent, responsible for some fantastic programmes of experimental film and art at the Rotterdam Film festival (amongst others).

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
15 April 2007

Ken Hollings Talk

Ken Hollings

A talk entitled ‘The Conquest of the Universe’: which delves into the connections between the underground filmmakers and musicians in New York in the early 1960s

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
13 April 2007

KYTN Salon: Post Consideration

Andrew Lampert Edwin Carels Eric La Casa John Harris Prof. Heike Sperling Zoe Irvine

Post consideration and post rationalisation… How do we think about experimental music and film after the performance?

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
Keiji Haino talking to Alan Cummings
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

The Secret of Music – discussion

Alan Cummings Keiji Haino

Journalist and underground music champion Alan Cummings talks to Keiji Haino about his career and his performance the previous evening.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Alan cummings wearing a cardigan and talking at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Talk by Alan Cummings: A personal history of the Japanese Underground

Alan Cummings

Talk charting the radical history of experimental music in Japan + the lowdown into the careers of many of the artists appearing at MLFC.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Total Music Meeting

David Keenan

Discussion with David Keenan: an author, critic and musician based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is best known for the reviews and features he has contributed to The Wire.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Metzger and students seated at table
17 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – A project for voices

Gustav Metzger Kenneth Goldsmith Simon Morris

A performed self-cancelling discussion, with artists from the festival, invited speakers and local artists talking at once, over each other, or straining to be heard over the din.

Shards of light on a black background from Sound Cuts projection
12 October 2008

Optical Sound Film Talk

Guy Sherwin

Guy Sherwin gives a kind of annotated, chat through his optical sound films

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