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Francisco Lopez wearing a hat at INSTAL 02
1 December 2002
The Arches

Francisco Lopez

Deliberately blurred drones, absent of definite structure or rhythm, framed in silence and devoid of any distraction from the pure matter of sound.

INSTAL 02
Vibracathedral Orchestra on stage in red light
23 November 2003

Vibracathedral Orchestra & Matthew Bower & John Godbert

John Godbert Matthew Bower Vibracathedral Orchestra

For this one off performance Vibracathedral Orchestra are joined by Matthew Bower and John Godbert from mighty UK heavy/drone/psych free-noise behemoths Skullfower, Sunroof! and Total.

INSTAL 03
William Basinski in shirt and tie, blue screen behind, gold table to the fore
16 October 2004
The Arches

William Basinski

William Basinski

Improvising using nothing so much as the passage of time as his instrument, Basinski creates works of great melancholic depth and fragile beauty.

INSTAL 04
Charlemagne Palestine seated at the piano in red light
16 October 2004
The Arches

Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of plush toys and ritual. Palestine performed a version of Strumming Music, a trance inducing investigation into overtone systems achievable on a Bosendorfer Imperial Piano.

INSTAL 04
13 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Opaque

Opaque

Glasgow. Low-end drone guitarage army in praise of the open chord.

INSTAL 05
12 October 2005
The Universal

Stalled at Universal – Box & Nimrod 33

Box Nimrod 33

Dundee. Progressive rhythmical guitar squall vs. post-highland discorporate dusk-jockey.

INSTAL 05
Pauline Oliveros holding an accordion while reading information from a laptop
16 October 2005
The Arches

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
A man holding a flying v guitar above his head
14 October 2005
The Arches

Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel’s is a rock sound, stripped of all extraneous detail right down to its core, stretched out and nailed to the ceiling.

INSTAL 05
14 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Ben Reynolds

Ben Reynolds

An LSD trip gone right via dense explorations of post-Fahey steel and low level drone.

INSTAL 06
14 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Opaque

Opaque

Low-end drone guitarage army since 1997: nobody has done more on this occasion by a gaggle of sludge-lovers from the Scottish underground.

INSTAL 06