Friday 23 March

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.


Steven Stapleton: Sleep Concert

Fri 23 March 2012, 9pm-9am

Centre for Life

The UK premiere and fourth ever Sleep Concert. Steven Stapleton performed live throughout the night manipulating... more


Susan Stenger and Attila Csihar: Full Circle Live

Fri 23 March 2012, 5.30-6pm

Newcastle Civic Centre

This live performance for voice makes use of the unique acoustics of the Civic Centre entrance dome. It represents the Equinox... more


:zoviet*france: The Newcastle Tour

Fri 23 March 2012, 8-9pm

Morden Tower

Formed in 1980 :zoviet*france: is a prolific music group based in Newcastle, who are pioneers of ambient and electronic... more