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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
Pauline Oliveros holding an accordion while reading information from a laptop
16 October 2005
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Pauline Oliveros & David Dove

David Dove Pauline Oliveros

Since the 1960’s Oliverios has had a profound influence on generations of musicians through her work with myth and ritual, improvisation and meditation.

INSTAL 05
Loren and Alan playing electric guitars
16 October 2005
The Arches

Loren Mazzacane Connors & Alan Licht

Alan Licht Loren Mazzacane Connors

An utterly deep introspection told in aching, weeping guitar lines; melodic, simple, always minimal but somehow entirely epic.

INSTAL 05
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16 October 2005
The Arches

Tom Bruno

Tom Bruno

Bruno’s liberated improvisational approach stretches beyond the lyrical, tough as nails rhythmic bursts and expressive, swinging attack of his drumming.

INSTAL 05
A masked figure holds a microphone in stark lighting
15 October 2005
The Arches

Sun City Girls

Sun City Girls

Perhaps the paradigm of America’s covert musical subculture, Sun City Girls operate just over the border of raucous delirium.

INSTAL 05
a man playing drums behind a woman playing a pedal steel guitar
14 October 2005
The Arches

Jandek

Jandek

Jarringly beautiful and often maniacal expression of hallucinatory and very personal visions.

INSTAL 05
A close up of  trombone horn
14 October 2006
The Arches

Creative Music Workshop

David Dove

Dave will lead a session created for teenagers and designed to stimulate a supportive environment for artistic exploration through music improvisation.

INSTAL 06
Steve Baczkowski and Ravi Padmanabha performing on stage
14 October 2006
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Steve Baczkowski and Ravi Padmanabha

Ravi Padmanabha Steve Baczkowski

Sax/Drums duo of raucous, pealing noise, and cries of beguiling lyricism, whispered sax phrases float in a timbral cloud of bowed metal and rumbling toms.

INSTAL 06
Tony conrad bowing a violin in the foreground, Keiji Haino singing behind
14 October 2006
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Keiji Haino & Tony Conrad

Keiji Haino Tony Conrad

Although Tony had visited Haino in Japan, and they played together in private, this was the first time anyone other that Haino’s cat saw them perform together.

INSTAL 06
Eye Contact group on stage in pink light at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
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Eye Contact

Eye Contact

Free Jazz group comprising Matt Lavelle, Matt Heyner (TEST, No-Neck Blues Band) and Ryan Sawyer (Tall Firs).

INSTAL 06