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Adventures In Modern Music 25 August 2011: Pan

Bill Kouligas's Pan label has been run from London and Berlin for the last four years and its LPs – or actions – are instantly identifiable with their clean geometric designs and gliding PVC covers. Pan has faithfully documented some of the weirdest and wildest corners of modern musique concrete, Noise, sound poetry and synthesizer abuse, with records by Keith Fullerton Whitman, Trevor Wishart and Los Angeles Free Music Society's Joseph Hammer.

But the label also traces connections between the most unexpected areas of modern music, delving into the bastardised House of Heatsick, the outsider songforms of Ghédalia Tazartès, and collisions of acoustic/electronic improvisation and noise with Evan Parker and John Wiese. Mixing high art and gutter sound terrorism, Derek Walmsley will be playing new, old, unreleased and forthcoming music from the full gamut of the Pan spectrum. Music from Kouhei Matsunaga/NHKyx, Heatsick, Eli Keszler, Ben Vida, Andre Vida, Bill Kouligas, and Marginal Consort (their last performance from 2008).

A trio of Pan's artwork has been featured on The Wire's Tumblr, Sleeves Received.

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