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Paragon Ensemble on stage in the arches at INSTAL 03
23 November 2003
The Arches

Paragon Ensemble

Paragon Ensemble

Glasgow based contemporary music group Paragon Ensemble performing an improvisation with Pete Dowling, Nick Fells, Robert Irvine and others.

A blurry projection screen has the words "Try to play out of focus"
14 April 2007

Andrew Lampert with Steve Beresford, Okkyung Lee & Mark Saunders

Andrew Lampert Okkyung Lee Steve Beresford

A performance for projectionist, musicians and audience, which plays with references to Oscar Levant and Gershwin: apparently a series of small doses of chaos.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
Tony Conrad, Angarad Davies, Nikos Veliotis and Mark Wastel performing
17 February 2006

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plane

Angharad Davies Mark Wastell Nikos Veliotis Tony Conrad

A trance inducing, flickering investigation of structural and minimalist droning from one of the key thinkers in sound and image over the last 50 years

Kill Your Timid Notion 06
Image with the words: Paragon Ensemble / David Fennessy
9 December 2001
The Arches

Paragon Ensemble / David Fennessy

Paragon Ensemble

The Scottish based Paragon Ensemble has commissioned David Fennessy to compose music for Instal, which will be performed during the evening.

Koji Asano and friend backstage at INSTAL 02
1 December 2002
The Arches

Eclipse of the Moon from the Backyard

Koji Asano Paragon Ensemble

Work for cello, percussion, contra bassoon and cherbulum commissioned for Instal in collaboration with Paragon

Current 93 on stage at INSTAL 04
16 October 2004
The Arches

Current 93

Current 93

One of the most revered and legendary underground acts of the past 20+ years, Current 93 is the constantly evolving creation of David Tibet.

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.

Kiyoharu Kuwayama & Rina Kijima with friend at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Kuwayama & Kijima

Kiyoharu Kuwayama Rina Kijima

Using violin and cello the duo map out a twilight sonic world that seems to tread the faultlines between improvisation and composition.

John Butcher and Michael Moser playing saxophone and cello at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead


Burkhard Beins John Butcher Martin Brandlmayr Michael Moser Werner Dafeldecker

With a signature spartan sound and long term preoccupation in structural tactics (subtle shifts in density, drawn out stasis) Polwechsel blur the boundaries between individual instruments.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Projected images of black and white textures and green forms on a screen
11 October 2008

Charles Curtis & Raha Raissnia

Charles Curtis Raha Raissnia

A beautifully crisp, slowly evolving duo for cello and projected images. Abstract but still figurative; change only noticeable after the fact.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
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