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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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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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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

 

 

Noise is known as the source of dissonance and power. According to the music critic Simon Reynolds, noise occurs when language is broken down and is in a wordless state. He says that the pleasure of noise lies in the obliteration of meaning and identity, which he calls ecstasy. Jacques Attali writes about noise as a subversive disorder that can reveal the codes of life and relations among individuals. 

SENTINEL is a two night performance series in conjunction with Roundabout/UEBA. Schafer selected the sound artists, musicians, composers and turntablist; DSE, Neg-Fi, Richard Garet, and Maria Chavez with Daniel Neumann.

Sentinel DSE Track 1

Sentinel DSE Track 2

Sentinel DSE Track 3

Floating Points: Volume (IV) with David Schafer

Collaboration with Stephan Moore of the Issue Project Room and Volume (IV), an improvising quartet featuring electroacoustic harpist Shelley Burgon, turntablist Maria Chavez, laptop artist Stephan Moore and electroacoustic flautist Suzanne Thorpe. A space-frame structure was built, utilizing modular scaffolding, in the center of the performance space that the musicians performed inside of. The multi-channel speaker system was mounted to the outside of the frames and the entire structure/event was seen as a sculpture sited within the venue.