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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
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
Diamanda Galas singing at a piano on stage at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás

Solo performance by Diamanda Galás one of the great artists of the last forty years. Hers is an emotional expressionism of demonic shrieks, operatic falsettos, glottal clicks and diabolical growls.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Peter Evans backstage at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Peter Evans

Peter Evans

A sound of buzzing and flickering metallic drones, glottal stops and guttural growls, and also an explosiveness and purity of sound that reminds you as much of Bill Dixon as anyone else.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Topias Tiheäsalo fanning a guitar at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Topias Tiheäsalo

Topias Tiheäsalo

A guitar solo of frugal wringing, of notes in the dark, an attitude of making everything count.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Gary Smith playing a guitar at MLFC 07
11 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Guitar solo where inscrutable, minute electric sounds are excavated by palms that smother and strangle, that wring sound from the fretboard, from behind the bridge.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
William Parker talking during his performance at MLFC 07
13 May 2007

William Parker

William Parker

William cradles, hammers, and rains down blows, plucking and using 2 bows to attack the strings above and below the bridge, all in the service of a fiery and passionate creativity.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07