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Takehisa Kosugi bowing a violin between two screens showing waves
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Catch-Wave ’05

Takehisa Kosugi

A new interpretation of Kosugi’s Catch-Wave, producing a cloud of fluctuating, hypnotic drones, in front of a backdrop of projected waves.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Kazuo Imai playing an acoustic guitar on stage at MLFC 05
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Kazuo Imai

Kazuo Imai

One of the most arresting and unique improvisers in Japan, creating an original and powerful body of free music.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
My Cat Is An Alien at MLFC 05 Gateshead
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

My Cat Is An Alien

My Cat Is An Alien

Italian duo of brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio utilising an array of acoustic and electric guitars, various toy-instruments and toy-microphones.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Bridget Hayden playing a violin with Vibracathedral Orchestra
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Vibracathedral Orchestra

Vibracathedral Orchestra

Veterans of the psych-infused UK free noise scene, the Vibracathedral Orchestra is a hypnotic ur-drone group hailing from Leeds.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Keiji Haino talking to Alan Cummings
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

The Secret of Music – discussion

Alan Cummings Keiji Haino

Journalist and underground music champion Alan Cummings talks to Keiji Haino about his career and his performance the previous evening.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Keiji Haino's face and hands blurred in circular movement on stage at MLFC 05
20 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

The Secret of Music

Keiji Haino

Haino exceeds expectation with a 4 hour solo performance on a collection of more than forty instruments from all over the world.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
A microphone wrapped in white paper on a mic stand on stage
20 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

MICRO 1

Takehisa Kosugi

MICRO 1 – Wrap a live microphone with a very large sheet of paper. Make a light bundle. Keep the microphone live for another 5 minutes. T. Kosugi – (1961)

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Charlemagne Palestine seated at two pianos surrounded by soft toys
21 May 2005

The Golden Mean

Charlemagne Palestine

An extravagant debauch of huge pianos, plush toys, cognac and ritual.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05
Burkhard Stangl silhouetted against a projection of an eye
19 October 2003
DCA

Phonographics, Live

Burkhard Stangl Fennesz Gustav Deutsch Martin Siewert Werner Dafeldecker

A live installation of the ‘Film Ist’: projected on 4 huge screens and an improvised soundtrack from 4 figureheads of the Austrian experimental music scene.

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Philip Jeck backstage working with old turntables
18 October 2003
DCA

Philip Jeck

Philip Jeck

Equal parts spectacle, installation and performance, his set for us is a specially developed work, ‘turning’, which features an orchestra of multiple turntables, 4 projections and a collection of old, and, quite probably, misfiring analogue kit.

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