Arika  Archive Menu
Accessibility Settings

text size

colour options

monochrome muted color dark

reading tools

isolation ruler
William Basinski in shirt and tie, blue screen behind, gold table to the fore
16 October 2004
The Arches

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.

INSTAL 04
Charlemagne Palestine seated at the piano in red light
16 October 2004
The Arches

Charlemagne Palestine

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of plush toys and ritual. Palestine performed a version of Strumming Music, a trance inducing investigation into overtone systems achievable on a Bosendorfer Imperial Piano.

INSTAL 04
Tony conrad bowing a violin in the foreground, Keiji Haino singing behind
14 October 2006
The Arches

Keiji Haino & Tony Conrad

Keiji Haino Tony Conrad

Although Tony had visited Haino in Japan, and they played together in private, this was the first time anyone other that Haino’s cat saw them perform together.

INSTAL 06
Ellen fullman's long string instrument : many strings strung across a long room
13 October 2006
The Arches

Ellen Fullman & Sean Meehan

Ellen Fullman Sean Meehan

Long Stringed Instrument performance involving up to 100 wires strung in tension over a 40m arch.

INSTAL 06
Ikuro Takahashi & Yoko Muronoi standing by a wall
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Anoyonodekigoto

Ikuro Takahashi Yoko Muronoi

A collaborative duo performance, Anoyonodekigoto sets up a sort of negotiation between a musician, a dancer, the audience and the space we’re all sharing.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Northern Sinfonia performing Radu Malfatti at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Gateshead 21

Northern Sinfonia Radu Malfatti

We commissioned Radu Malfatti to write a new piece for the 21-piece string section of the Northern Sinfonia: Music striving to discover the exact point at which sound resonates the clearest amidst long drawn out silences.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Kai Faguchinski and Klaus Filip performing at MLFC on clarinet and laptop
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Los Glissandinos

Kai Fagaschinski Klaus Filip

Los Glissandinos work with clarinet and sine tones beating and thrumming in your middle ear, all beautifully paced and serene, but with just enough steely menace broiling under the surface to keep you on edge.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Klaus sits at a table and plays electronics whilst Radu plays trombone
21 March 2009
The Arches

Klaus Filip & Radu Malfatti

Klaus Filip Radu Malfatti

Radu plays a trombone, Klaus creates pure sine waves: they sound on their own, or sometimes together and often with considerable space and silence.

INSTAL 09
Otomo Yoshihide seated between two upright pianos their interiors exposed
22 March 2009
The Arches

Filament: Sachiko M & Otomo Yoshihide

Otomo Yoshihide Sachiko M

Sachiko’s very simple, pure sine tones and structures. Otomo on double pianos. Filament’s music isn’t composed and it isn’t improvised: it’s a hybrid of the two.

INSTAL 09
A small audience looking at sean meehan's percussion and chair with no sean
5 May 2012
Whitney Museum of American Art

Sean Meehan

Sean Meehan

Percussion used to explore the social construction of space

A survey is a process of listening