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Man with long hair and glasses and headphones sits on a bed singing
18 February 2006
DCA

Film Programme 2: Sound

Various Artists Burkhard Stangl Werner Dafeldecker

The films in the programme take the essential and fundamental building blocks of cinema (combining sound and image through time) screw about with them, interrogate them and cast them anew.

Kill Your Timid Notion 06
Shuji Inaba playing acoustic guitar and singing on stage at MLFC 05
22 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Shuji Inaba

Shuji Inaba

A confrontational and somehow shamanic stance; introspective silences shattered by savage jabs at the strings, whirlwind strums dying into spartan chords

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Kazuo Imai playing an acoustic guitar on stage at MLFC 05
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Kazuo Imai

Kazuo Imai

One of the most arresting and unique improvisers in Japan, creating an original and powerful body of free music.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
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.

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Ben Chasney standing against a wall in a t shirt
16 October 2004
The Arches

Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance

Pitching Fahey inspired, eastern-infused folk vibrations, sad elliptical drones and oracle chants into one kaleidoscopic sound.

INSTAL 04
13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Una MacGlone, Peter Nicholson & Aileen Campbell

Aileen Campbell Peter Nicholson Una MacGlone

Glasgow. Free-playing quartet of bass/ cello/ voice from The Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra and Age Of Wire & String.

INSTAL 05
Tetusi Akiyama sitting with a guitar surrounded by audience
15 October 2005
The Arches

Tetuzi Akiyama

Tetuzi Akiyama

An contradictory guitarist, he’s equally at home in slow, halting acoustic improvisation or piercing minimal examinations of electric guitar.

INSTAL 05
Topias Tiheäsalo fanning a guitar at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Topias Tiheäsalo

Topias Tiheäsalo

A guitar solo of frugal wringing, of notes in the dark, an attitude of making everything count.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07