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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
Rauhan Orkesteri performing on stage at INSTAL 05, bare feet, woolen hats
15 October 2005
The Arches

Rauhan Orkesteri

Rauhan Orkesteri

Captures the creak and rustle of the forest, with an exhilarating tension let loose in unconfined maniacal and bare-knuckle group thinking.

INSTAL 05
People playing instruments, some of them on the floor
15 October 2005
The Arches

Directing Hand

Directing Hand

A life force of ecstatic clarity capable of loquacious bursts of affirmation.

INSTAL 05
Oshiri Penpenz singer lit from above at INSTAL 06
13 October 2006
The Arches

Oshiri Penpenz

Oshiri Penpenz

No Wave, damaged garage jams and crazed instant vocal shrieks.

INSTAL 06
Jazkamer onstage at INSTAL 06
14 October 2006
The Arches

Jazkamer (metal music machine line-up)

Jazkamer

A black hole of dense heaviosity, full of slow motion riffage, tectonic pummel and massive planet destroying rock.

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15 February 2008
Stereo

Incapacitants

Incapacitants Junko Kazuo Imai

Ecstatic, scalding and ludicrously heavy, nobody matches Incapacitants for live noise energy. One of the most exhilarating live acts in underground music.

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An animated suduko is on the screen as players perform to it
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Palimpsest #1

Benedict Drew Chris Weaver John Butcher Mark Bain Michael Colligan Rhodri Davies Robin Hayward Sarah Washington John Bain Lee Patterson

Performance of a Sudoko based graphic score giving rise to a process of self cancellation.

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

Polwechsel

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
Northern Sinfonia performing Radu Malfatti at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Gateshead 21

Northern Sinfonia Radu Malfatti

We commissioned Radu Malfatti to write a new piece for the 21-piece string section of the Northern Sinfonia: Music striving to discover the exact point at which sound resonates the clearest amidst long drawn out silences.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Octante & Margarita Garcia standing in a group smiling
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Octante

Alfredo Costa Monteiro Ferran Fages Margarida Garcia Ruth Barberán

Acoustic turntable, engines, trumpet and accordion joined by Bassist Magarida Garcia: build long-form quietly detailed pieces that clatter and rumble, that expand and contract with the tension and release of deeply held breath.

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