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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
Tetusi Akiyama sitting with a guitar surrounded by audience
15 October 2005
The Arches

Tetuzi Akiyama

Tetuzi Akiyama

An contradictory guitarist, he’s equally at home in slow, halting acoustic improvisation or piercing minimal examinations of electric guitar.

INSTAL 05
14 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Red Kites

Red Kites

Brother and sister stumble over the early morning horizon in a spectral haze of emotionally devastating lunar vocals and oblique, lithium-soaked folk.

INSTAL 06
13 October 2006
The Arches

Infest – Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee

Cask-strength electrohypnol/ shroom damaged folk croonings by Lapsed Electronics empire builder responsible for recent Tremors blowouts.

INSTAL 06
Sachiko performing in blue light at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Sachiko

Wordless, reverb drenched voice, ghosted electronics, seething and ferocious electronic damage and Patty Waters style vocal mania.

INSTAL 06
Kan Mikami & JO JO Hiroshige playing guitars and singing at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Kan Mikami & JO JO Hiroshige

JO JO Hiroshige Kan Mikami

Folk poet, actor and bon viveur Kan Mikami in duo with Jojo Hiroshige, a founding member of Japanese Noise band Hijokaidan.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Mick Flower and Matt Valentine play guitar my two amplifiers
17 February 2008
The Arches

Golden Cherry Ball

MV & EE The Cherry Blossoms

An event exploring anarchic and communal situations of musical creation with MV, EE and The Cherry Blossoms.

INSTAL 08
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 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.