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Jean Philippe Gross sitting at a small table covered in electronics
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Jean-Philippe Gross

Jean-Philippe Gross

Solo by Jean-Philippe Gross, a French electro-acoustic improviser, working with mixing board, cheap mics, small speakers and an analog synth, built around a honed interest in feedback.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Alan cummings wearing a cardigan and talking at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Talk by Alan Cummings: A personal history of the Japanese Underground

Alan Cummings

Talk charting the radical history of experimental music in Japan + the lowdown into the careers of many of the artists appearing at MLFC.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Hisato Higuchi backstage at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Hisato Higuchi

Hisato Higuchi

Some of the most breathtaking, delicate and smoke filled guitar playing this side of Loren Connors or the quieter sides of Keiji Haino.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Angharad Davies, Tisha Mukarji, Andrea Neuman performing at MLFC 07
12 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Angharad Davies, Tisha Mukarji, Andrea Neuman

Andrea Neuman Angharad Davies Tisha Mukarji

Improvising violinist Angharad Davies performing with pianists Tisha Mukarji and Andrea Neumann.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Total Music Meeting

David Keenan

Discussion with David Keenan: an author, critic and musician based in Glasgow, Scotland. He is best known for the reviews and features he has contributed to The Wire.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Daniel Carter, Andrew Barker & Sabir Mateen performing at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Daniel Carter, Andrew Barker & Sabir Mateen

Daniel Carter Sabir Mateen

Daniel Carter & Sabir Mateen’s trio with percussionist Andrew Barker; incessantly driving forward through sweat-drenched bursts of pure ecstatic freedom.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
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
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.