"There are places in the towns and cities where you live that exist not by planned design, but by circumstance. Their elusive ambience attracts those with nowhere else to go, and those who wish to go elsewhere,” reads the introduction at Arika’s site for the tour that took place during the summer of 2007. Playing and speaking were the musicians, Sean Meehan, Ikuro Takahashi, and Tamio Shiraishi, and Denis, the psychogeographer. The tour visited Aberdeen, Dundee, Easterhouse, Newcastle, Cumbernauld, and Edinburgh, playing in one or more shadowed spaces in each location.
For the music organization, Arika’s site about the tour, click here.
For Denis, click here. Here you can find the essay that spawned all this and links to other things.
For a collection of photographs taken on the tour by Bryony McIntyre, one of the Arika leads, click here.
For a description of the evening in Newcastle written from a local perspective try this.