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Current 93 on stage at INSTAL 04
16 October 2004
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Current 93

Current 93

One of the most revered and legendary underground acts of the past 20+ years, Current 93 is the constantly evolving creation of David Tibet.

INSTAL 04
A packing case with the word ALIVE painted on it sits on stage
16 October 2004
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Baby Dee

Baby Dee

Former street performer, organist, performance artist, circus performer, harpist, accordion player, tree surgeon and tricyclist performing solo.

INSTAL 04
Exias J playing guitars and double bass on stage at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
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Exias-J

Exias-J

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.

INSTAL 04
Steffen Basho-Junghans backstage standing by a wall
17 October 2004
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Steffen Basho-Junghans

Steffen Basho-Junghans

Repetitive, mesmerizing rhythmic workouts, to pieces of stark and rigorous introspection, where notes picked and slid in isolation, scatter like mercury around the listener.

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

INSTAL 04
Kan Mikami playing guitar and singing at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
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Kan Mikami

Kan Mikami

A voice that can vault from an elegantly whispered insinuation to asphyxiated and murderous barks or squalls in a heartbeat.

INSTAL 04
Masayoshi Urabe portrait in black and white
17 October 2004
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Masayoshi Urabe

Masayoshi Urabe

Tormented and drawn-out high-pitched yelps and drones, all interleaved with periods of torpid silence.

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Vajra : Kan Mikami & Keiji Haino on stage at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
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Vajra

Kan Mikami Keiji Haino Toshiaki Ishizuka

Vajra are a Japanese psychedelic rock supergroup, hewn from the collective consciousness of Fushitsusha’s Keiji Haino, folk radical Kan Mikami and percussionist Toshiaki Ishitsuka.

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William Basinski in shirt and tie, blue screen behind, gold table to the fore
16 October 2004
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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.

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Richard Youngs standing with a microphone at INSTAL 04
16 October 2004
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Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs

One of the most incessantly experimental musicians in the UK, Youngs’ aesthetic is entirely unique, never really part of any scene [whilst influencing many], steadfastly unafraid and honest

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