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Siren
January 22 – March 18, 2016

5 Car Garage
Santa Monica, CA
info@emmagrayhq.com

“Two One of a Kind” is based on a cassette tape recording of the author Umberto Eco lecturing at Stanford University in 1987 on “Fakes and Originals”. For this project the cassette tape was digitized and is emitted in full length as an mp3. On side A of the tape recording, a sample of ‘garage-rock’ drumming was added and looped for the duration; on side B a ‘garage-rock’ guitar sample was added and looped. As an mp3, the recording is heard continuously as there are no sides. The shift from drums to guitar signify the change in sides of the cassette, but the lecture continues uninterrupted, creating the idea of music or a song. The accompanying poster is inspired by an ad for Jim Beam bourbon from the mid 1970’s featuring the actor Sean Connery endorsing the product and reads, “You can’t improve on the original”.

 

Peace, Love, Freedom, Happiness
December 12, 2015 – January 16, 2016

Diane Rosenstein Gallery
831 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Included in this group exhibition are “Sparrow Fantasy Study” (2003, inkjet collage on paper), “Untitled Expression #5 – Dark Blue” (2005, powder coated, welded steel), “Untitled Expression #8 – Purple” (2005), and “Untitled Expression #1 – Cream” (2005).

 

DSE performed a live webcast on May 6, 2015 for Ear Meal, which presents live, weekly performances by experimental musicians on LA Artstream, a live streaming and archived webcast platform from the Los Angeles art scene.

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The Schoenberg Soundways
March 2-7, 2015
USC Campus
Los Angeles, CA

“The Schoenberg Soundways” was a dissemination of Arnold Schoenberg’s work presented through multiple formats and venues seventeen years after the Schoenberg Archives were moved from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, to Vienna, Austria.

“The Schoenberg Soundways” embodied intermittent audio emissions of five compositions that played as the mobile exhibition. Each composition were ‘performed’ by five USC Hospitality Vehicles, as they deliver services and goods throughout the USC campus. A bronze plaque, containing a quote from Schoenberg represents a commemorative gesture that was installed on the grounds of the Thornton Music School. The project included an evening of presentations and concerts at the Ramo Recital Hall including a lecture by Paul Chaikin, followed by Aron Kallay performing Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstucke, Opus 11. Karen Dreyfus led the Thornton School of Music Ensemble for the performance of “Verklarte Nacht.”

A Visions and Voices Arts and Humanities Initiative project.

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Models of Disorder
January 31st – March 14th

Diane Rosenstein Gallery
831 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Click here to read the full Press Release.

LA Times Review
Visual Art Source Review

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January 10, 2015
HUMAN RESOURCES LOS ANGELES

Featuring:

Amps for Christ
Bastard Noise
Witches of Malibu
Conscious Summary
DSE
Jason Wade with Relay for Death

Listen on Soundcloud

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The Stranger that is Next to Me: a collaboration between Brandon LaBelle and Echoes

Broadcast on stress.fm and 88.3 FM (Campo de Santa Clara) between 7 and 9 March 2014, Lisbon, Portugal.

Errant Bodies, Audio Diffusion, Berlin, Germany, June 12, 2014.

“Noise Action for Radio”, 10:00, edited for radio program Echoes.

A collection of audio works from practitioners around the world concerned with and focused on The Stranger ….

“That is over there, that is right in front, that is moving away, that is fast approaching, at the next table, sitting across, staring into space, with nothing to do, that brushes passed, or that bumps into me, outside, on the beach, that interrupts, and that suddenly lends a hand, as the embodiment of city life, that I cannot overlook, whose fortune is to remain on the periphery, who dislikes being a stranger, riding his bike, that stops to look into the window, on her phone, that is no one and everywhere, that I do not know nor ever will, whose eyes never stop moving, that smiles at us or that seems threatening, that loves to sing in public, without a home, and that I wish to meet, that I overhear, and as a question of community.” -Brandon LaBelle

Click here for full list of contributing artists

 

 

“Noir Telos” featured on Dominique Bailey’s online radio program “websyncradio”, Paris, France, 2013

Curated by Richard Garet.

Jean Luc Godard’s film “Alphaville” and the electronic voice of Alpha 60 in addition to the science fiction atmosphere that permeates the film was considered. I wanted to create a track that was musically spatial and somehow cinematic.

Click here for more info. And a direct link to full playlist.

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March 8, 2014

DSE performed live at the event NOISECONOMY at Printed Matter in NYC.

NOISECONOMY poster was printed in an edition of 100 off-set litho.

Other performers were Marcia Bassett and Matthew Regula.

www.printedmatter.org

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March 6, 2014

DSE  performed live at the event DEFERRED ACTION at Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.

The DEFERRED ACTION poster is in an edition of 100 off-set litho prints.

Other performers were Richard Garet, Private Language, & Nathan Cearley.

http://www.silentbarn.org

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