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Phil Minton conducts a large choir
22 March 2009
The Arches

Century FC

Phil Minton

A 100 strong Feral Choir of people who’ve never improvised with their voices before, conducted by composer Phil Minton.

INSTAL 09
Three performers stand next to each other whilst singing and using their voices
21 March 2009
The Arches

Free-form hook up

Aileen Campbell Dylan Nyoukis Phil Minton

GIO’s bottomless throat, Blood Stereo’s slobber gobbler and the Mouth Of The South tangle tonsils over Steve McCaffrey’s Carnival

INSTAL 09
Joan La Barbara sings mouth open, eyes closed, hand up
21 March 2009
The Arches

Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara presents works exploring the colour spectrum of a single pitch resonating in her skull, an evocation of bird song and circular singing.

INSTAL 09
A B&W shot of M Lamar prostrate and seemingly screaming
27 September 2014
Tramway

Speculum Orum

M Lamar

A queer black operatic requiem for piano and voice that asks us to stay in the hold of the slave ship, that tries to understand the connection from the slave ship to the prison.

Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way
Junko singing into a microphone against a dark background
25 February 2012
Tramway

Junko

Junko

Harrowing but musical confrontations with the very real, physical and aural trauma of a woman screaming.

Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness
Instal 04 publicity flyer
16 – 17 October 2004
The Arches

INSTAL 04

Now a two day festival, INSTAL 04 was borne of a desire to open eyes, challenge audiences and expand musical horizons. This was also the year in which a certain representative from Corwood Industries made his first ever live appearance.

Instal 03 publicity flyer
23 November 2003
The Arches

INSTAL 03

INSTAL’s third outing saw performances by AMM, Cosmos (Sachiko M & Ami Yoshida), Voreboms, Vibracathedral Orchestra with Matthew Bower and John Godbert, Paragon Ensemble, Merzbow and Ryoji Ikeda.

Instal 09 poster
20 – 22 March 2009
The Arches

INSTAL 09

Looking at and listening to different ideas about sound and music, INSTAL 09’s collection of artists included Tetsuo Kogawa, vocalist Joan La Barbara, Phil Minton (and his Century FC feral choir), Austrian Actionist Hermann Nitsch, Steve McCaffery and many more.

Instal 08 Poster Graphic
14 – 17 February 2008
The Arches

INSTAL 08

A cast of pioneering and provocative spirits who exist outside the mainstream, between borders and definitions; a series of events that each explore different aspects of music that doesn’t quite fit any given category. INSTAL 08 included the Self-Cancellation project.

INSTAL 05 Publicity Flyer
14 – 16 October 2005
The Arches

INSTAL 05

A cast of pioneering spirits over an expanded three day festival including Jandek (one year on from his first ever show at INSTAL 04), JO-JO, Tetuzi Akiyama,Tom Bruno, Pauline Oliveros, a legendary Hijokaiden performance and Henri Chopin.