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Z'EV performing with home made percussion instruments in a railway arch
16 October 2004
The Arches

Z’EV

Z’EV

US percussionist, poet, sound artist and instrument maker performing on self-made instruments constructed from industrial materials such as stainless steel, titanium, PVC plastics and various kinds of pipe.

INSTAL 04
Merzbow: Masami Akita looking at a computer screen
23 November 2003
The Arches

Merzbow

Merzbow takes the junk of sound and transforms it into blistering noise assaults with an incredible spectrum and impact.

INSTAL 03
A man in a cat mask operates musical equipment
15 October 2005
The Arches

Birchville Cat Motel

Birchville Cat Motel

Blissed-out sun-dappled drone ragas of the highest order, with a metal-tinged signature sound of plucked and bowed strings.

INSTAL 05
A man holding a flying v guitar above his head
14 October 2005
The Arches

Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel

Black Boned Angel’s is a rock sound, stripped of all extraneous detail right down to its core, stretched out and nailed to the ceiling.

INSTAL 05
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.

INSTAL 06
Kiyoharu Kuwayama holding blocks of dry ice to a hot metal plate
14 October 2006
The Arches

Lethe

Kiyoharu Kuwayama

A performance for dry ice and four specially constructed steel tables, each one heated by a single candle until searingly hot.

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.

INSTAL 06
Arrington plays a bass clarinet in blue light at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Arrington de Dionyso

Arrington de Dionyso

Solo performance on bass clarinet, jaw harp & voice by Arrington De Dionyso.

INSTAL 06
Michael Colligan is hunched over a table of objects and a lump of dry ice
15 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – Dry Ice With Metal

Michael Colligan

Michael Colligan pressing white hot metal into dry ice, causing the metal to sing and scream.

INSTAL 08
A guitarist and a drummer performing on stage
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Aufgehoben

A preposterously heavy, eye of the storm musical tug of war, in which two drummers, electronics and electric guitar fall over each other in a droning crush.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07