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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

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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

NOISECONOMY

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

DEFERRED ACTION FINAL

Solo show and live performance at Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles CA.

The installation included “Four Letters to Mahler” and “DSENOISE” box set installation. Performances the night of the opening included DSE, David Galbraith, and Dewey Ambrosino with Jacqueline Gordon. Samuel Freeman Gallery is host to three simultaneous solo shows of sound and sculptural installation by David Schafer, David Galbraith, and a collaboration by Dewey Ambrosino & Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon.

http://samuelfreeman.com/exhibitions/ambrosino-galbraith-gordon-schafer/

Performance Photo Credit Steven Hall.

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Live, unmastered recording: 

Studio 10
Brooklyn, NY
December 2, 2013

David Schafer performed the third in a trilogy of electronically processed Schoenberg compositions. This performance references Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklarte Nachte” from 1899. Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4, is a string sextet in one movement; a composition inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem of the same name along with Schoenberg’s strong feelings upon meeting his future wife Mathilde von Zemlinsky (the sister of his teacher Alexander von Zemlinsky). Dehmel’s poem describes a man and a woman walking through a dark forest on a moonlit night, wherein she reveals to her new lover that she bears the child of another man. The stages of the poem are mirrored throughout the composition, beginning with the sadness of the woman’s confession, a neutral interlude wherein he reflects upon the confession, and a finale, in which he forgives her and accepts the child as his own.

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FOUR LETTERS TO MAHLER
Studio10 Gallery
November 15 – December 8, 2013

Four Letters to Mahler is a solo exhibition at Studio10 gallery in Brooklyn. The aluminum sculpture supports an eight channel sound work referencing the letters that Arnold Schoenberg wrote to Gustav Mahler in 1909 and 1910.

Four Letters to Mahler has been reviewed by wordsinspace.net.

Photo credit Kevin Noble, installation view at Studio 10 Gallery

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

C60 Cassette. Ed 30.
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

 

Face Cutter

 

 

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.

Dagon Product Shot

An evening of six live noise performances by

DSE
Chelsea Rector
Shane Stritesky
Unica
Crowhurst
Witches of Malibu

David Schafer was invited by David Kordansky to perform and curate an evening of live noise entitled INTERSIST at the David Kordansky Gallery on Smiley Drive, Culver City.

In Sartre’s “Nausea”, the character Roquentin experiences an existential crisis that is referenced as interstitial. To coexist, resist, subsist, persist, obsist. To intersist – and live in between signification. Similar to Roquentin’s crisis, Jacques Atalli wrote in “Noise: A Political Economy of Music” to think of the idea of noise as the mutation of code, a carrier of death, but simultaneously a carrier of new information. “The absence of meaning is in this case the presence of all meaning”.

DSE live-processed Arnold Schoenberg’s work entitled “Erwartung”. Erwartung (translation: Expectation), Op. 17, 1909. A one-act 30 minute monodrama, an opera for a single soprano with orchestra, epitomizes Schoenberg’s early atonal style. The story is a psychological snapshot of the moment a woman comes across the dead body of her lover in the woods. Schoenberg’s description of Erwartung was as follows: “In Erwartung the aim is to represent in slow motion everything that occurs during a single second of maximum spiritual excitement, stretching it out to half an hour”.

Photo Credits Zaid Yousef and Kristina King

 

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