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Image with the words: Koji Asano
9 December 2001
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Koji Asano

Koji Asano

Koji Asano, Japanese composer and sound-artist performing slow groaning burbling tones, moaning echoes and drones.

INSTAL 01
Koji Asano and friend backstage at INSTAL 02
1 December 2002
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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

INSTAL 02
Ryoji Ikeda pictured against a dark background
1 December 2002
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Formula [ver 1.1]

Ryoji Ikeda

Exploring the interplay between punk sinewave aggression, high-speed video sequences and stroboscopic lighting

INSTAL 02
Stephan Mathieu backstage at Instal 02
1 December 2002
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Stephan Mathieu

Stephan Mathieu

Work that focuses in on the static hiss and background noise of recording and pushes it to the fore.

INSTAL 02
1 December 2002
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John Wall

John Wall

Tiny fragments of sound recombined and woven into spare and precise, violent yet beautiful pieces

INSTAL 02
Francisco Lopez wearing a hat at INSTAL 02
1 December 2002
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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
Ryoji Ikeda operating a laptop surrounded by amplifiers
23 November 2003
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CCI Sound System

Ryoji Ikeda

CCI Sound system: a performance in which new material will be mixed and phased between two huge PA’s, one a precise Meyer system, the other a huge wall of Marshall amps

INSTAL 03
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
AMM in a hallway or a hotel foyer leather jackets and smiles
23 November 2003
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AMM

Eddie Prevost John Tilbury Keith Rowe

AMM have undoubtedly been among the most important contributors to the UK free improv scene for nearly 40 years and we are extremely proud to be able to be working with such distinguished musicians who still rarely play live in the UK.

INSTAL 03
Jandek on stage wearing a hat & playing an electric guitar
17 October 2004
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Jandek

Alex Neilson Jandek Richard Youngs

Jandek’s first ever live performance. Unannounced, the performance was a total surprise for everybody at the festival.

INSTAL 04