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Dermis, audio CD edition, curated by Richard Garet, Contour Editions.


Dermis project focuses on the sonic studio practice of artists making works that
are currently in process; consequently obscure, unheard of and not accessible by
the public.

Artists include:
Sabisha Friedberg, France Jobin, Brendan Murray, Maria Chavez, Andy
Graydon, Alfredo Marin, David Velez, Jim Haynes, Doron Sadja, Melissa F.
Clarke, Gill Arno, Carver Audain, Katherine Liberovskaya, Jesse Kudler, David
Schafer, Tristan Shepherd, Christopher Delaurenti, Bonnie Jones, Wolfgang Gil,
Gil Sanson, Byron Westbrook, Victoria Keddie, MV Carbon, Lesley Flanigan, Ben
Owen, Seth Cluett, Richard Garet, Stephanie Loveless, Martin Craciun, Daniel
Neumann, Tristan Perich.

Five Works
ed. 100

This album has five tracks, four are from related sculpture projects, and one is a live recording of a performance at La Cita as part of Misfit Toys organized by Michael T. Ruiz. Liner notes briefly describe the other tracks. Available on Bandcamp as download or CD.



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Sound Positions creates immersive and intimate situations for listening to work by an international selection of emerging and established sound artists. The exhibition will feature 4 listening stations, each dedicated to the work of each artist.

Contributing Artists:
Seth Cluett, Luza Quiceno, Mileece, David Schafer





for Michael Smith’s Not Quite Under_Ground Tattoo Studio
Skulptur Projekte Münster

This ear drawing references two sound artists. One is Max Neuhaus who did a project in New York City in the 1970’s called LISTEN where he would offer guided tours of NY based on the sounds of the city. The other is the composer Pauline Oliveros who developed a theory of Deep Listening. Both of these ideas extend John Cage’s idea of Silence and listening. This simple sign of an ear as a tattoo, offers one an opportunity to add a symbolic sensory device to your body and to demonstrate that you are a deep listener and appreciate the sounds of the world.

Not Quite Under_Ground aspires to bring together communities young and old, and by targeting a clientele 65 years and up (who can get inked for free, or at least at a drastically reduced rate).

Skulptur Projekte Münster


The title of this work, Gate, refers to a movable barrier, a closing or an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure, an opening permitting passage through. William Burroughs refers to language as a mechanism of control, an enclosure, and he used the cut-up technique to open it, to break through it. It allowed him to enter into the text, and access language beyond to an alternate world. Gate physically and sonically references a William Burroughs cut-up text collage. He further cut up this particular text with a line drawing, fragmenting the text even further. Gate is based on this drawing, using it as a plan for the sculpture, which is connected to the wall of the gallery at a right angle. The transcribed text was processed using a digital voice program. The computerized reading pronounces the words, but also sometimes pronounces single letters or just punctuation, depending on the way this cut-up was originally created.

Listen to the sound component on Soundcloud.


September 9 – October 29, 2017
Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando
JOAN is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit space for exhibitions, performances, and screenings.

Loren Abbate
C.P. Badger
Michael Carter
Manny Castro
Michael Genovese
Marcos Lutyens
Adam D. Miller
Christina Ondrus
Ali Prosch
David Schafer
Katie Shapiro
Astri Swendsrud
Mungo Thompson
Landon Wiggs

DSE Noise Action at Island of Misfit Toys #27
La Cita Bar, Los Angeles, CA

With X EYES, DSE, BURNT DOT, SOUNDSHOPPE, VJ Astralviolet, dj DYSKITTEN, and dj Maneesh Raj Madahar.


Organized by Kara Feely and Travis Just (Object Collection)

January 20th is Inauguration Day. To mark this new, challenging, political inflection-point we, the artists involved in this compilation, are releasing Notes from Sub-Underground a collection of material: music, sound, and assorted aural ephemera. It is a project put forth by over 50 artists from across multiple disciplines and practices.

Artists included:
Brian Adler, Casey Anderson, Ranjit Bhatnagar, G. Douglas Barrett, Bob Bellerue, Lea Bertucci, Christopher Botta+String Noise (Conrad Harris+Pauline Kim Harris), Jason Cady, Mallory Catlett/Black-Eyed Susan, Scott Cazan, Carolyn Chen, Tom Chiu, Steve Dalachinsky, Bill Dietz, Dither Guitar Quartet, Brendan Dougherty, Shayna Dunkelman, English (Bonnie Jones +Joe Foster), Kevin Farrell, Jim Findlay, Richard Foreman, iT Boy, Nick Hallett, Brian Harnetty, John Hastings, Ryan Holsopple/31 Down James Ilgenfritz, Jantar, Dan Joseph, David Kant, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Jonathan Marmor, Christopher McIntyre, Brian McCorkle, Paula Matthusen, Devin Maxwell, Aaron Meicht, MIL KDU DES, Phill Niblock, Object Collection (Kara Feely+Travis Just),Ensemble Pamplemousse, Fulya Peker, Michael Pisaro, Dean Rosenthal, Matana Roberts, Ric Royer, David Schafer, Aaron Siegel, Andrew C. Smith, Matthew Evan Taylor, Suzanne Thorpe, Quentin Tolimieri, Michael Vincent Waller, Philip White+Melissa Hughes, Owen Weaver+Tristan Perich, Jeremy Woodruff, and more.


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Cassette Tape
Edition includes, cassette, poster, zine, and sticker
Edition of 30.
DBY Records, Czech Republic


January 22 – March 18, 2016

5 Car Garage
Santa Monica, CA

“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”.