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24 February 2012
Tramway

Abject Music

Mattin Tim Goldie

Could they be one of the most ferocious live noise acts around, or a necessary and ludicrous parody of ferocious noise acts? Could they be both?

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
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24 – 26 February 2012
Tramway

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness

A festival asking how ideas of nihilism, darkness, subjectivity and abjection play out in experimental music, performance art, horror, neuroscience and philosophy?

Music Lover's Field Companion 05 publicity flyer
20 – 22 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Music Lover’s Field Companion 05

Taking our festivals south of the border to The Sage Gateshead we set out to offer a few cardinal pointers in the vast array of experimental music practices.

Music Lover's Field Companion 07 publicity flyer
10 – 13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07

A three-day celebration surveying all manner of diverse musical activities, which at their core share a basic kinship: one of exploration and the discovery of musical expresssion.

Kill Your Timid Notion 04 brochure cover
10 – 12 December 2004
DCA

Kill Your Timid Notion 04

A celebration of risk taking and adventure from some of the boldest pioneers of the past 40 years, melding avant garde and underground forms of music and moving image to create new experiments and experiences in sight and sound.

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9 October – 29 November 2008
DCA

Kill Your Timid Notion 08

Bringing together artists working with music, sound, film and the moving image, KYTN 2008 saw performances, improvisations, screenings and installations over three days at DCA.

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17 – 19 February 2006
DCA

Kill Your Timid Notion 06

A festival hewn from passions for experimental music, film and visual art and for a passion in figuring out how they can relate to, cross-fertilise and inspire and each other.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07 publicity flyer
3 – 15 April 2007
DCA

Kill Your Timid Notion 07

Investigating the border between the audible and the visible means looking at the margins, the edges of creativity where artists test out new boundaries and define them anew.

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29 November – 7 December 2008
BFI IMAX BFI Southbank ICA Spike Island Arnolfini CCA

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour

In 2008 we toured our Kill Your Timid Notion festival of experimental sound and image to London, Bristol and Glasgow, bringing audiences a taste of the previous 5 festival editions.

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5 – 15 July 2007
Union Terrace Gardens Bell Street Car Park The old public library in Easterhouse A concrete walkway ending in mid air The Megastructure The former Abbeyhill Station

Shadowed Spaces

There exist places in our towns and cities that are created not by design, but by circumstance. Shadowed Spaces was a tour of overlooked, bypassed and unconsidered nooks and crannies with 3 musicians.