Colour Out of Space Festival 2013

Published On October 16, 2013 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

Sat 2nd – Sun 10th November
Various venues

Colour Out of Space is one of UK’s leading festivals of experimental and exploratory music. It returns for its sixth edition in November 2013 with an expanded  programme that will run throughout Brighton in venues, galleries, village halls and outdoors.

The festival culminates in the Performance Weekend which features over seventy of today’s most visionary artists, musicians and film-makers, drawn from around the world. It’s the festival’s most ambitious and wide ranging programme to date and includes pieces from Dieter Schnebel performed by Ilan Volkov and Maya Dunietz, the collaged noise and field recordings of legendary Japanese musician Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro), a first UK performance from Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer’s Dinosaurs With Horns, the immersive sound cinema of Makino Takashi and much more.

Weekend Passes are available for £35. Visit for more information.


Dieter SchnebelDieter Schnebel in with Ilan Volkov & Maya Dunietz – Fri 8th Nov –  St. Andrew’s Church – 4pm – 5.30pm

Composer, theologian, teacher and musicologist Dieter Schnebel is among the most innovative and influential avant-garde composers of the second half of the 20th century.  He draws on historical forms to rediscover, reveal, expose, re-compose and further extend musical tools both traditional and new.



Makino TakashiMakino TakashiSat 9th Nov – Sallis Benney Theatre – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Takashi is at the forefront of a new generation of Japanese experimental film-makers. He began by working with Super-8 as a student at Nihon University and apprenticed under the Quay Brothers in London 2001. Takashi treats image and sound as elements of equal importance – working live with both 16mm and digital he merges immersive, layered abstract imagery with live sound collage. Plus – Ewa Justka & Lorah Pierre


Dinosaurs with HornsDinosaurs with Horns – Sat 9th Nov – The Old Market – 5.30pm – 12.30am 

Dinosaurs with Horns are Joseph Hammer and Rick Potts – key members of the LA Free Music Society – an amorphous free wheeling 70’s collective of unaligned improvisers, non musicians, instrument builders, proto punks, radical hippies and vinyl obsessives who pretty much set the blueprint for all DIY free music collectives to follow.



Hiroshi HasegawaHiroshi Hasegawa & Reiko.ASun 10th Nov – The Old Market – 6pm – 11.30pm

Hasegawa began working with freeform voice and drums before founding Japanese mass-noise outfit CCCC. Hasegawa has appearing on over fifty releases and continues to work prolifically in collaborations worldwide. Reiko A is a writer and performance artist whose interests now lay in dance, poetry, vocal performance, Theremin and electronic music. She was a member of Masami Akita’s power electronics outfit Merzbow. Plus a showcase of other talent.

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