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Instal 04 publicity flyer
16 – 17 October 2004
The Arches

INSTAL 04

Now a two day festival, INSTAL 04 was borne of a desire to open eyes, challenge audiences and expand musical horizons. This was also the year in which a certain representative from Corwood Industries made his first ever live appearance.

Instal 03 publicity flyer
23 November 2003
The Arches

INSTAL 03

INSTAL’s third outing saw performances by AMM, Cosmos (Sachiko M & Ami Yoshida), Voreboms, Vibracathedral Orchestra with Matthew Bower and John Godbert, Paragon Ensemble, Merzbow and Ryoji Ikeda.

Instal 08 Poster Graphic
14 – 17 February 2008
The Arches

INSTAL 08

A cast of pioneering and provocative spirits who exist outside the mainstream, between borders and definitions; a series of events that each explore different aspects of music that doesn’t quite fit any given category. INSTAL 08 included the Self-Cancellation project.

INSTAL 05 Publicity Flyer
14 – 16 October 2005
The Arches

INSTAL 05

A cast of pioneering spirits over an expanded three day festival including Jandek (one year on from his first ever show at INSTAL 04), JO-JO, Tetuzi Akiyama,Tom Bruno, Pauline Oliveros, a legendary Hijokaiden performance and Henri Chopin.

A Special Form of Darkness Poster Graphic
24 – 26 February 2012
Tramway

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness

A festival asking how ideas of nihilism, darkness, subjectivity and abjection play out in experimental music, performance art, horror, neuroscience and philosophy?

Music Lover's Field Companion 05 publicity flyer
20 – 22 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05

Taking our festivals south of the border to The Sage Gateshead we set out to offer a few cardinal pointers in the vast array of experimental music practices.

Music Lover's Field Companion 07 publicity flyer
10 – 13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07

A three-day celebration surveying all manner of diverse musical activities, which at their core share a basic kinship: one of exploration and the discovery of musical expresssion.

Turquoise and Brown text reads Kill Your Timid Notion
17 – 19 October 2003
DCA

Kill Your Timid Notion 03

Taking over the gallery spaces at Dundee Contemporary Arts, the first Kill Your Timid Notion presented a 3 day programme of live immersive experiences and specially curated film programmes.

Kill Your Timid Notion 04 brochure cover
10 – 12 December 2004
DCA

Kill Your Timid Notion 04

A celebration of risk taking and adventure from some of the boldest pioneers of the past 40 years, melding avant garde and underground forms of music and moving image to create new experiments and experiences in sight and sound.

Black serif font reads Kill Your Timid Notion on a mottled white background
17 – 19 February 2006
DCA

Kill Your Timid Notion 06

A festival hewn from passions for experimental music, film and visual art and for a passion in figuring out how they can relate to, cross-fertilise and inspire and each other.