Saturday 24 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.


Attila Csihar: A Scrying: First and Second Action (NCL)

Sat 24 March 2012, 7-9pm and Sun 25 March 2012, 8-10pm

Tyne Bridge North Tower

Attila Csihar, the baritone voice of Sunn 0))) and Norwegian black metal pioneers Mayhem, created... more


Various Artists: The Time is Out of Joint

Sat 24 March 2012, 9pm-2.30am

Star and Shadow Cinema

Three live performances embrace the concept of Hauntology at the moment we skip an hour to mark the beginning of British... more