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Strips of 16mm laid horizontally to show red and yellow flares of light
12 October 2008

Film Programme: Feedback

John Butcher Luis Recoder Paul Sharits Various Artists Toshiya Tsunoda

The pieces in the programme switch between silent film/ imageless sound, but we wanted to have a think about how ideas can take up residency on either side of the sound/ image border, without having to inhabit both at the same time.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Kjell Björgeengen, Keith Rowe & Philipp Wachsmann with equipment and screens
29 November – 7 December 2008
ICA Spike Island CCA

Kjell Björgeengen, Keith Rowe & Philipp Wachsmann

Keith Rowe Kjell Björgeengen Philipp Wachsmann

An immersive environment where sound is looped through oscillators, radio, guitar pick-ups and video amps to create dense strobing images and colours

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
My Cat Is An Alien at MLFC 05 Gateshead
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

My Cat Is An Alien

My Cat Is An Alien

Italian duo of brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio utilising an array of acoustic and electric guitars, various toy-instruments and toy-microphones.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Exias J playing guitars and double bass on stage at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
The Arches



The Experimental Improvisers Association of Japan, [EXIAS-J] are a loose collective of musicians and dilettantes who seem to represent an entire and self sufficient scene in one band.

Ingar Zach & John Butcher playing drums and saxophone at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
The Arches

John Butcher & Ingar Zach

Ingar Zach John Butcher

Originally billed as a duo of Ingar Zach and Derek Bailey, John Butcher stood in for Bailey at the last minute.

Tetsuya Umeda operating a machine next to an audience
15 October 2006
The Arches

Tetsuya Umeda

Tetsuya Umeda

Umeda is a Japanese artist who is as fascinated in setting up interesting situations to observe, as he is in creating performances.

A bare chested man with a bandana of their face writhes on a floor with a torch
16 February 2008



Kylie Minoise Vs Nackt Insecten feedback/ vocal physical threat ‘vs’ ecstatic electronic cloudbursts

John Butcher holds and plays a saxophone
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Asymptotic Freedom / Feedback Wire Drawing

Benedict Drew John Butcher

John Butcher plays and manipulates a feeding back saxophone. Benedict Drew on electronics, broken cables and standing waves.

Jean Philippe Gross sitting at a small table covered in electronics
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Jean-Philippe Gross

Jean-Philippe Gross

Solo by Jean-Philippe Gross, a French electro-acoustic improviser, working with mixing board, cheap mics, small speakers and an analog synth, built around a honed interest in feedback.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Jean-Luc and Toshi sitting near an organ
20 March 2009
Glasgow University Chapel

Jean-Luc Guionnet & Toshimaru Nakamura

Jean-Luc Guionnet Toshimaru Nakamura

Brain boiling duo improvisation by great Japanese no input mixing desk pioneer Toshi Nakamura and french organ philosopher Jean-Luc Guionnet.