Instal 10

May we recommend this forthcoming Instal 10 music festival in Glasgow 12-14 November 2010. Subtitled “Braver Newer Musics”, it’s fair to say that the organisers are going all-out to really expand the envelope of a music festival in all possible ways. In fact, perusing the 32pp booklet which is rife with philosophical and scientific footnotes, I am somewhat baffled as to whether there will be any performances, in what location they may or may not be happening, how long they will last, or even if music is involved in any way. All told, I think this is a very good thing.

From the flyer:


Braver Newer Musics

Friday 12, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 November 2010
Tramway, Glasgow

Full programme online at
Book on 0845 330 3501 or at
Day Pass £10 – Festival Pass £25 – Early Bird £20 (book before Fri 15 Oct)

Music is about more than just music.

In fact, any radical music has always been provoked by something from outside: by non-musical ideas, ideas from and about our situation. And it only stays radical if it keeps saying something back to that situation, if it tries to change it.

An experimental festival of experimental music, INSTAL 10 addresses itself to these and subsequent concerns.

What to expect

3 days of events that explore un-average ideas about sound and music; INSTAL features unrepeatable, unmissable gigs and performances, in-depth discussions, readings, films, installations. Local, national and international musicians, artists and thinkers. Some of the most intriguing young artists in the world alongside some of the most influential of the last 50 years.

A festival should be a bunch of intense experiences. INSTAL will have thrilling performances, (dry) humour, extremes of volume/ silence, immersive environments, and multiple permutations of kicks ‘vs’ contemplation and emotion ‘vs’ intellect… It might be gentle or inspiring. It might be challenging or troubling. The only specialist knowledge required is the knowledge that no specialist knowledge is required.


  • Brandon LaBelle
  • Catherine Christer Hennix
  • Christopher DeLaurenti
  • Christian Kesten
  • Diego Chamy
  • Eric La Casa
  • Florian Hecker
  • Glasgow Open School Situation
  • Iain Campbell
  • Jean-Luc Guionnet
  • Lucio Capece
  • Mark Sanders
  • Matthieu Saladin
  • Mattin
  • Neil Davidson
  • Pascal Le Gall
  • Ray Brassier
  • Resonance Radio Orchestra
  • Robin Mackay
  • Seijiro Murayama
  • Steven Anderson
  • “                  “ [sic] Tim Goldie
  • Vanessa Place
  • A radical handing over of control of the last 4 hours of INSTAL 10
  • and you…

For full line-up and event diary check

All events at Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
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