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Yes, the end of the month once more approaches and that can mean only one thing - that Scaledown is upon us again. Performing for your edification this month are the following (in no particular order): Isnaj Dui - Making a welcome return to Scaledown, Isnaj Dui marries her definitive approaches to acoustic instruments and electronically manipulated effects. Concert and bass flutes are used alongside effects and looping devices. Ninki V - Thereminist/puppeteer extraordinaire Ninki V returns to Scaledown to present a short set of Melodica performed over electronics. Error - Error is a pioneer of Latvian harsh noise/power electronics/experimental noise and dark ambience. Started in 1996 as one big joke, unwillingly and uncontrolled even by its author himself, developed into one of the most beautifully extreme eastern European noise acts. Only this time he will scale down... a little Yusuf B'layachi - Having played previously at Scaledown in Dear Thief, Yusuf returns in a solo configuration to perform some of his new works - urgent and lyrical guitar songs. Ronald Fraser Munro - London-based writer, producer, digital performance and graphics-video artist Mr Fraser Munro will perform his most inimitable art which encompasses text, theatre, audio, photography, movement, video and digital art. John Zonn - The return of the excellent Mr Zonn, who has been described as "...half stand-up, half poetry, half music..." You may also wish to put Friday 9th May in your diary as this is the date of the next Orchestra Pit Live Musical Concert. Whilst the date may initially appear to be arbitrary it is actually the fifth anniversary of the very first Orchestra Pit event. Performing live will be Vic Godard and the Subway Sect, Trombone Poetry, Gary Smith and the Bottle Brunettes so come along and celebrate with us. For full details of all of the above visit our lovely website: http://www.theorchestrapit.com Also those nice people over at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment have asked us to mention one of their upcoming events. On the 28th April, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's splendid South Bank the third concert in their "Revolution" series will occur. This will feature music from Mozart, Gluck and Haydn conducted by phenomenal young conductor Robin Ticciati, for further details: http://www.oae.co.uk/