Noise | No Signal

Grouped under this theme we are including performances that are explicitly drawing on or related to Noise as a 'musical' genre but also as a concept from information theory. Alongside this we're looking among the archive for work where the idea of 'no signal' seems a key element. This theme will become more populated as documentation from INSTAL and KYTN festivals is uploaded. In the meantime Keiji Haino's torrential solo vocal performance from Episode 2: A Special Form of Darkness offers a way in.

These paired theme ‘terms’ are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism. And to facilitate exploration and discovery.