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Ludo bellowing into a microphone at INSTAL 06
13 October 2006
The Arches

Blood Stereo & Ludo Mich

Blood Stereo Ludo Mich

Blood Stereo & Ludo Mich: linking past and present generations of DIY intuitive expression in a post fluxus ‘big mess’.

INSTAL 06
Richard Youngs stamps his foot and gesticulates as he sings energetically
17 February 2008
The Arches

Personal Space

Luke Fowler Richard Youngs

For musical chameleon Richard Youngs both his creative and family life are focused in the room that many of us consider the centre piece of our lives.

INSTAL 08
Three performers sit on a red lit stage, a tuba player, a singer and a guitarist
16 February 2008
Stereo

Neil Davidson, Aileen Campbell & Robin Hayward

Aileen Campbell Neil Davidson Robin Hayward

Sparse and miniature free thought workouts involving guitar, vocals and tuba.

INSTAL 08
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16 February 2008
The Arches

Translation

Aileen Campbell Dylan Nyoukis Junko

Trio vocal performance of a score by Achim Wollscheid with Aileen Campbell, Junko and Dylan Nyoukis.

INSTAL 08
Three performers on stage, two on electronics and one sings
15 February 2008
Stereo

Blood Stereo

Blood Stereo Heather Leigh Murray

Goofily deformed, deeply thought vocal jams: like the sound of your own breath rushing through your head.

INSTAL 08
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
Junko singing into a microphone & Masayoshi Urabe playing a saxophone
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Junko & Masayoshi Urabe

Junko Masayoshi Urabe

Junko’s screaming vocal in a nuanced, piercing duo with Urabe’s fuming and convulsive saxophone, far removed from the codes of musical tradition.

Music Lover’s Field Companion 07
Junko, Ikuro Takahashi & JO JO Hiroshige performing at MLFC 07
13 May 2007
The Sage Gateshead

Junko, Ikuro Takahashi & JO JO Hiroshige

Ikuro Takahashi JO JO Hiroshige Junko

Three iconic figures from the Japanese underground assembled as a trio to stand in for the advertised duo of Junko and Jerome Noetinger who was unable to attend the festival due to illness.

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
Metzger and students seated at table
17 February 2008
The Arches

Self Cancellation – A project for voices

Gustav Metzger Kenneth Goldsmith Simon Morris

A performed self-cancelling discussion, with artists from the festival, invited speakers and local artists talking at once, over each other, or straining to be heard over the din.

INSTAL 08