- New Commissions
- Music & Live Performance
- Symposia, Talks & Tours
- 24 Hour Launch
- Opening Weekend
- Slow Cinema Weekend
- Equinox Music Weekends
AV FESTIVAL 12: MUSIC & LIVE PERFORMANCE
Thu 1 March 2012 – Wed 28 March 2012
Our music programme ran across four special weekends in Newcastle and Gateshead. Leif Inge’s 24-hour performance 9 Beet Stretch was part of our 24 Hour Launch from Thu 1 – Fri 2 March 2012.
The Opening Weekend from Fri 2 – Sun 4 March 2012 included UK premieres by leading musicians focused on duration and minimalism, plus tributes to John Cage and Hanne Darboven. Including: Phill Niblock, Susan Stenger, Yoshi Wada, Tashi Wada, Rhodri Davies, Robert Poss and Kenneth Goldsmith.
The Equinox Music Weekends included newly commissioned work marking the time shift from spring to summertime. Starting with a remembrance event to Peter Christopherson, including Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Followed by Attila Csihar, The Caretaker, Forest Swords, :zoviet*france: and Steven Stapleton.
Highlights included: newly commissioned work by Yoshi Wada involving the City of Newcastle Pipeband; new work by Phill Niblock for performance by Rhodri Davies; the UK premiere of Hanne Darboven’s Requiem; and site-specific work by Attila Csihar and Steven Stapleton.
Various Artists: Lament for John Cage
Sat 3 March 2012, 8-10.30pmThe Sage Gateshead
Marking the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth and 20th anniversary of his death, this evening focuses on... more
Talk: Phill Niblock, Susan Stenger, Yoshi Wada
Sat 3 March 2012, 11am-12pmTyneside Cinema
A rare chance to hear these musicians talk about their work and shared histories, referencing the New York minimalist... more
Jem Finer: Slowplayer Live Mix
Sat 3 March 2012, 12-6pmThe NewBridge Project
Bring along your own vinyl records and hear them played live by the artist on his specially adapted slow record player, within his Slowplayer exhibition... more