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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”.

 

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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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

 

 

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

NOISECONOMY

A 12 CD signed edition box set, including double-sided poster, insert, sticker and die cut hand-assembled box. Designed in collaboration with Shiffman&Kohnke, Los Angeles. Edition: 50

This edition is the culmination of a one-year project from November 2011 to October 2012 in which one CD was released each month. The 64 tracks total 10 hours of electronic noise created in studio and at NY and LA venues.

The box set will be available for purchase through DSE studio and Studio10 gallery, Brooklyn.

www.dsenoise.com

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DSEnoise Compilation

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Green Records and Tapes

Face Cutter is a compilation cassette featuring 13 tracks from the DSE noise project of studio recordings and live performances.

Green Records and Tapes, Ypsilanti, MI. July 2013.

Mastered at Catasonic, LA.

Bandcamp
dsenoise.com

Photo Credit: Kristina King

 

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C60 Cassette. Ed 30.
Green Records and Tapes

Dagon is a live studio recording of the noise collaboration between DSE and Witches of Malibu. This cassette contains the extended track Constrictor and the track Naga.

Green Records and Tapes, Ypsilanti, MI. July 2013.

Mastered at Catasonic, LA.

Witches of Malibu is the noise project of Richard Skott Rusch. This project is comprised of violently psychedelic electronics, American industrial power of suggestion, and meditations on relaxation through noise mongering.

Scott Rusch has been associated with the bands Hunting Lodge, Screw Machine, and Farflung.

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ForYourArt
April 14-27

Two weekends of artists’ low-power radio transmissions and live performances. Curated by USC Roski School of Fine Arts, M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere 2012.

Radio Break is an exhibition on the air, presenting twelve artworks in locations throughout Los Angeles conveyed through low-power radio transmissions during two weeks and live events held on two consecutive weekends. Radio Break connects participants with the ambient sounds of the city, inviting them to tune in to its history, noise, narratives, and music.

Featuring: Brandon LaBelle, Alyce Santoro, Lincoln Tobier, Pedro Reyes, Brendan Threadgill, Arnoldo Vargas, 2 Headed Dog, Vanessa Place, Lucy Raven, Elana Mann and ARLA, David Schafer, Richard T. Walker.

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