artist collective/netlabel

About Us

squib-box is an artist col­lec­tive and net­la­bel ded­i­cated to the pro­duc­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion of rad­i­cal and avant-garde music, regard­less of its genre.

Founded in 2010 by Adam de la Cour, Neil Luck and Fed­erico Reuben, squib-box has orga­nized and per­formed at live events around the UK, with a vari­ety of lead­ing musi­cians, artists and per­form­ers from a range of disciplines.

As a net­la­bel squib-box is com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing qual­ity record­ings of rad­i­cal and exper­i­men­tal music. squib-box’s recorded releases are divided into three main streams: squib-cake (exper­i­men­tal, but more pop-orientated music), squib-mongrel (uncat­e­goris­able, inbe­tween gen­res or prac­tices) and squib-toxic (more unortho­dox or ‘out-there’ projects). The idea of hav­ing three types of releases comes from an aware­ness that music can be appre­ci­ated and enjoyed accord­ing to very dif­fer­ent cri­te­ria and at the same time can still be uncom­pro­mis­ing and thought pro­vok­ing. Our hope is that peo­ple who lis­ten to the more pop-oriented music will also become curi­ous about the more unortho­dox releases and vise-versa.

squib-box has worked with artists and per­form­ers such as Loré Lix­en­berg, Mark Knoop, Carl Ros­man, Bruce McLean, Sam Belin­fante, Rebecca Birch, Javier Car­mona, Dominic Lash, Alexan­der Hawkins, Fiona Bevan, Jo Thomas, Ingrid Laubrock, boyle­AND­shaw and Steve Noble, and has shown work or put on events at the ICA, The Chelsea Space, Mod­ern Art Oxford, Schott Music Rooms, Mil­ton Keynes Art Gallery, Han­del House, Test­bed and Cafe Oto.

 
 

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Events »

Herakles!
Herakles!

New Music-Theatre Writ­ten and Directed by Neil Luck Per­formed by ARCO Her­ak­les! Is a new pie

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Releases »

New squib-box release: Troglodytes Troglodytes
New squib-box release: Troglodytes Troglodytes

squib-box are proud to present Troglodytes Troglodytes. This could be avant-garde sideshow music. Da

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On Violence
On Violence

Video of On Vio­lence by Fed­erico Reuben, for piano, live elec­tron­ics and inter­ac­tive sc

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Audio »

'Beat' Me (cut and perm' no.1)
Beat’ Me (cut and perm’ no.1)

‘Beat’ Me (cut and perm’ no.1) by Adam de la Cour for (out of tune) solo piano and alarm sam­

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Orwell Fragments - Free Release
Orwell Fragments — Free Release

squib-box presents Orwell Frag­ments, a live record­ing of a con­cert by Dominic Lash (Dou­ble B

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