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LABEL CURATORIAL, TIOH ARTS & CULTURE, & DUBLAB PRESENT THE CLOSING OF DILEXI MULTIVENUE RETROSPECTIVE
LABEL CURATORIAL, TIOH ARTS & CULTURE, & DUBLAB PRESENT THE CLOSING OF:
A PRIVATE PERFORMANCE BY
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Dilexi Foundation Film, Music with Balls (1969) First Performance of New Work, Chasing Satie
Sunday, August 11, 2019 7PM
Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 Join us for a free concert by composer and
performing musician, Terry Riley with a DJ Set by Gabie Strong
Capacity is limited
ABOUT TERRY RILEY
California Composer Terry Riley pioneered the Minimalist movement through interlocking repetitive patterns. Working with fellow pioneers Ramon Sender, Mor.ton Subotnick at their San Francisco Tape Music Center he performed IN C in 1964, a seminal work which subsequently revolutionized 20th Century music. In 1969 Riley performed a live set from his work A Rainbow in Curved Air for the Dilexi Foundation filmMusic with Balls with the kinetic sound sculpture of Arlo Acton currently on view at Parrasch Heijnen until August 10. Riley and La Monte Young scored the early per.formances of Anna Halprin’s Dancers’ Workshop. He also worked with Ken Dewey and The Living Theater which all see their Dilexi Foundation films currently showing at The Landing gallery courtesy of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Founda.tion. This event will witness a new direction for Riley as he has written new music for the Dilexi Retrospective’s closing performance. The state of the art sound architecture of TIOH will offer an unprecedented psychoacoustic experience to hear this work which the artist encourages lying down to mark this 50th anniversary.
ABOUT DILEXI MULTI VENUE RETROSPECTIVE
This Retrospective celebrates The Dilexi Gallery 1958-1969 and its aftermath through its founder Jim Newman who went on to co-found Other Minds and produce a documentary with Pandit Pran Nath, La Monte Young and Terry Riley. The Dilexi Mul.tivenue is a coalition between galleries Parrasch Heijnen, Parker Gallery, The Landing, Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles, and Crown Point Press and Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco. DUBLAB is designing a historic website for the Dilexi history to sup.plement the curatorial’s publication Dilexi: A Gallery and Beyond. Both projects present the little known convergence of experimental music and contemporary art in the 50s and 60s and how their pioneering efforts are pivotal to the West Coast story.
Music for The Never Quartet
an installation for a quartet of four
bowed acoustic guitars by Michael Morley
Sunday July 14th
Afternoon, Dusk, Night
4:30pm – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
free and open to the public
with special performances by Electric Sound Bath & CGRSM
Black Editions and Human Resources Los Angeles present the U.S. premiere of The Never Quartet, a new sound installation piece by Michael Morley.
Michael Morley is a New Zealand based sound artist and visual artist. His work across a range of genre conﬁrms his abilities as an artist, composer, improvisor, performer, and producer. Responsible for over 100 audio releases from 1985 to 2019 as: Gate, The Dead C, The Righteous Yeah, The Fuck Chairs, Sun Valley, and many other collaborations and solo recordings. The development of Music for The Never Quartet has come from a thirty year exploration of the guitar and of sound as art.
Music for The Never Quartet seeks to employ the resonating qualities of wooden acoustic guitars placed upon items of wooden furniture to reveal connections between time and space by sonically activating the instruments and the other wooden objects within architectural structures. Tonal drones are produced by acoustic guitars placed on the top of solid wooden furniture. The tones are generated in the guitars using electronic bows that are placed upon the steel guitar strings.
During the installation the audience will be encouraged to record and playback loops of the quartet on their personal mobile devices so as to contribute to the composition and performance in real-time.
The installation will be activated for three 1-hour intervals. Between these intervals there will be special performances featuring:
ELECTRIC SOUND BATH
Los Angeles-based duo comprised of Ang Wilson (modular synthesizer and singing bowls) and Brian Griffith (bass guitar and electronics). Inspired by the sound baths made famous by the Integratron, ESB uses singing bowls, as well as electric instrumentation to create similarly dense wombs of sound that envelop the listener.
Los Angeles artists Christopher Reid Martin and Gabie Strong combine forces as CGRSM to create long form drone music, focusing on harmonic sensory inundations to render spirited body resonances. The duo traditionally use a variety of electronic instrumentations, relying mainly on amplified guitars. For this performance, the duo will play accordion and harmonium to explore the spatial conditions of vibrational acoustics.
PETER J WOODS - Milwaukee artist Peter J Woods’ solo work resides within its own universe. Pulling equally from the worlds of harsh noise and absurdist theatre, Woods’ performances build a sense of terror from simple imagery, muted text and an unpredictable barrage of silence and sound. His most recent project, “Impure Gold,” represents this aesthetic and thematic sensibility through a multi-media approach that includes writing, theatre, concerts, photography and film.
CHRISTOPHER BURNS - is a composer and improviser whose works collage and layer musical trajectories, creating imaginative juxtapositions and innovative forms. His music embraces complexity and clarity, incorporating densely braided, rapidly shifting materials alongside gradually evolving, linearly directed textures. Recent projects add digital animation, choreography, and motion capture into this mixture, integrating performance, sound, and visuals into a unified experience. Christopher’s work as a music technology researcher shapes his creative output in both electroacoustic and instrumental chamber music. He writes improvisation software which explores a variety of unconventional musical interfaces, and facilitates the performance of multilayered electronic textures. In the instrumental domain, he uses algorithmic procedures to create and elaborate distinctive pitch and rhythmic structures.
ELLEN PHAN - works primarily In the field of computer music. Creating a distinctly psychoacoutsic sound sphere, Phan’s performances aim to open the subconscious mind by employing the teachings of hypnosis. Her approach to the sonic experience is abstract and disassociative.
CGRSM - Collaborative guitar project of Los Angeles based sound, visual and performance artists Gabie Strong and Christopher Reid Martin. Together they create longform drone music, focusing on amplified harmonic sensory inundations to render spirited body resonances.
Friday June 28 8 - 12pm
1815 S Main St. Los Angeles
A night of unorthodox improvised music, featuring an assemblage of local luminaries.
Derek and Brent Gaines (Jerkagram) + Rob Magill + Patrick Shiroishi + Kathleen Kim + Zachary Paul
Boisterous freedom from six leading lights of Los Angeles' improv circle: dual sax from Magill and Shiroishi, dual violin from Kim and Paul, and the Gaines brothers on guitar and drums.
Tyler Nolan + Ryan Weinstein
Duo accord from a Zebulon OG and a Cairo Gang collaborator.
Gabie Strong + Elaine Carey (Telecaves)
Heavy guitar, electronics, and all around engrossing noise from the founder of Crystalline Morphologies and half of Telecaves.
Genre-desecrating songcraft from Lauren Davis, surveying everything from opera to prog.
Wednesday, June 26
Doors: 8 PM
Music: 9 PM
Ende Tymes 9
Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation
6-8 April 2018
603 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn NY 11206
subway: J/M/Z to Myrtle-Broadway
tickets are $15/night, $40/weekend. weekend passes are available here:
evening of music by:
Gabie Strong/ Christopher Reid Martin
The Handbag Factory is proud to present:
Gabie Strong / Ted Bynes
Gabie Strong / Kozue Matsumoto / Caspar Sonnet
Kozue Matsumoto / Caspar Sonnet
Gabie Strong is a California artist and musician exploring spatial constructions of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. Strong uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, environmental installation, photography and video as a mediums for experimentation. Current themes in her work address the use of ritual acts and fetish collecting to expose constructions of feminine being. Her work has been presented at The Broad, UCLA Hammer Museum, MOCA, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Knowledges at Mount Wilson Observatory, LAXArt, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Human Resources, SASSAS, LACE, High Desert Test Sites, LACMA, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and Jabberjaw
Ted Byrnes is a drummer/percussionist living in Los Angeles.
Kozue Matsumoto Born and raised in Tohoku area in Japan and having lived in Tokyo and Vancouver, Canada as well, Kozue now lives in the Los Angeles, California. She has played koto since she was three years old under Ikuta-ryu Miyagi-kai and holds a semi-master title. She also plays shamisen and shinobue. Kozue has performed in both in Japan and North America. Other than performances and inter-disciplinary collaborations with various artists, she has a strong interests in exploring the potential of employing both Japanese traditional music with the performing arts beyond their conventional contexts.
Caspar Sonnet is a composer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Primarily self taught, Sonnet has been composing and performing music since 1996. Sonnet’s multi-instrumentalist abilities include: lap steel dobro, mouth organ & percussion. Native American mythology, pre-war blues, world music and minimalist composition are a few of his sources of inspiration. He has collaborated with numerous talented musicians such as Jean-Paul Jenkins, Jordan Dykstra & Jonathan Sielaff (Golden Retrievers) in recording, performing and improvising of music. He has also held residencies with MOCA & Redcat.
ZAIMPH - An artist whose alternately shimmeringly beatific and ucannily intense work has resonated through the underground world owing to her work with artists like Double Leopards and Hototogisu, Marcia Bassett is the exterminating and vivifying force who goes beyond boundaries of noise, free drone and dark psychedelia to arrive a place of heavenly radiance and hellish intensity.
Pod Blotz is a polymath artist researching the multi-dimensional interferences between haunted pulsations, tape textures, sonic resonance, electrical synthesis, video experiments and human/alien identities anomalies. They have performed at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Ende Tymes Festival, Colour Out of Space Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts, Berkeley Art Museum, Human Resources, The LAB and Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts. Pod Blotz has made releases with Chocolate Monk (UK), Nostilevo (LA), Conjunto Vacio (Spain), Clan Destine Records (UK) and Dungeon Taxis (NZ/NYC) and more.
Gabie Strong is a California artist and musician exploring spatial constructions of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. Strong uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, environmental installation, photography and video as a mediums for experimentation. Current themes in her work address the use of ritual acts and fetish collecting to expose constructions of feminine being. http://www.gabiestrong.com/
Christopher Reid Martin came to birth the solo project known as of Shelter Death, as it has evolved into a project in which performance and sound interplay to make for a personal reactionary experience in a perpetually decaying world.
Peter Kolovos is a free-improviser from Los Angeles; he plays the electric guitar. His playing has been described as abstract and massively a-formal- loud, intimate, unpredictable. His focus is on the immediacy and physicality of sound through performance. He has tried to wipe the slate clean of planned gestures, structures and expectations in the hopes of finding a sound language that is "authentically (subjectively) true". He has self released two albums "New Bodies" and "Black Colors" on Thin Wrist Recordings.
Saturday August 26
Summer Happenings at The Broad: Oracle
Programmed by Ron Athey
Raquel Gutiérrez & Gabie Strong
$25 advance tickets, $30 at the door.
Third Floor Galleries
221 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles
This Summer Happening is inspired by themes of globalization, surveillance and the underlying systems and forces at work in the world that make up the current exhibition Oracle. Oracle the Happening strives to reclaim that heightened experience and anxiety as artists pick up abundant stereotypes and play prophet, sage, historian and cheerleader. A Place to Bury Strangers performs what could be a soundtrack for the apocalypse, while Xiu Xiu make music for people opposed to and opposed by the horror and disquiet of life. Transformative performance artist Linda Mary Montano offers healings and blessings, and Keijaun Thomas will perform his work, “Distance is not Separation”. The third-floor galleries will feature a Xenolalia room – the Christian missionary spirit gift or ability to speak in an unlearned language – with poets Raquel Gutiérrez, Elliot Reed and Lisa Teasley, and musicians Gabie Strong, Pauline Gloss and David Harrow.
Programmed by Land and Sea
Robert Aiki Aubrey
Included with admission.
Seating for Full is limited.
2155 Center Street, Berkeley
Two solo performers feature their sonic experiments in our reverberant setting. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an artist and composer who works with voice in the realm of spontaneous music, often under the moniker Lichens. His recent live performances combine modular synthesis patches with his own tonal vocalizations. Gabie Strong, founder of the record label Crystalline Morphologies, explores spatial constructions of degeneration, drone, and decay as a means to improvise.
Elaine Carey & Gabie Strong
with dj Christopher Reid Martin
8:30 pm 10$
2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles
/// Carla Bozulich ///
Carla Bozulich is currently exploring the hole between twisted-melodic noise, gospel, anger and outer space. She comes from Ethyl Meatplow, The Geraldine Fibbers, Scarnella, Evangelista, and resides comfortably——6 records in——on Constellation. Bozulich has a history of 100’s of collaborations, mostly in Europe, which, in a way, keep her invisible in towns like her home-country and hometown, LA, where normally she lets off pressure playing sound and noise with her friends, using little voice and taking no pay. This night she will defiantly honor the arrival of ZEBULON to the west coast with actual tour songs and happy accidents.
/// Breadwoman ///
Breadwoman was created in the early 1980s, and the music released on cassette in 1985, then reissued on CD and LP by Brooklyn-based indie label RVNG last year to great acclaim from the Los Angeles Times, The Wire, Pitchfork, and other media.
Homler has since toured this material in Europe with various collaborators. The magazine Juno Plus described one of these performances as "comforting and repulsive, homely and other-dimensional," and the character as a “protective ancestor" evoking the work of David Lynch and Carl Jung.
For this show the performers will be: Anna Homler (voice and objects), Jorge Martin (electronics), and Maya Gingery (dance).
/// Elaine Carey & Gabie Strong (duo) ///
Elaine Carey performs both as a solo artist and collaborator, with a focus on texture, mood, and improvised composition, and an obsession with the esoteric and macabre. Experimental/extended use of instruments ranging from synth to singing saw.
Gabie Strong uses drone and effects to create improvised moments of here/now. Recent themes in her work address the use of ritual acts and fetish collecting to expose feminine constructions of being.
March 18—June 24, 2017
Gabie Strong’s vitrine installation “Given” references Duchamp’s “Étant donnés,” a Surrealist work created under fascism and completed upon his death. In “Given,” Strong presents relics, ritual objects, and sexual fetishes to create an oscillating feminist existentialism touching on the psyche of living in decay.
Gabie Strong is a California artist and musician exploring spatial constructions of degeneration, drone, and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. Her work has been presented at The UCLA Hammer Museum, Sierra Nevada College, Current LA: KPARK, MOCA, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Knowledges at Mount Wilson Observatory, Pitzer Art Galleries, University Art Gallery UC Irvine, LAXArt, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Human Resources, SASSAS, LACE, High Desert Test Sites, LACMA, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and Jabberjaw.
Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA), an experimental exhibition space founded by Alice Könitz in 2012, is a “platform for an organic institution that lives through participation.” LAMOA was featured in the Hammer Museum's “Made in L.A. 2014” and won the Mohn Award for artistic excellence. Gabie Strong’s “Given” is the fourth exhibition in LAMOA DS#3 at Commonwealth and Council.
Kchung Radio is pleased to present a dynamic lineup featuring performers from our community at large who engage in discursive themes relating to body-politics, identity representation, gender fluidity, and poetic expression. http://kchungradio.org
Saturday 2/25 11am - 7pm
Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Outdoor courtyard stage
11.00 Bana Haffar
11:45 Julius Smack
12:30 Body of Water
1:05 George Ducker
1:15 M Kitchell
2:45 Jasmine Nyende
3:30 Gabie Strong + Ted Byrnes
4:15 J. Gordon Faylor
5:00 Christopher Reid Martin
5:45 Pod Blotz
Kchung DJ’s spinning tunes between sets -
Pod Blotz mixes electronics, modular synth recordings, vox, rhythmic elements, tape manipulation, metals, field recordings and organ swells. Industrial music dark in context, bright in texture inside of multi-dimensional environments with shattered mirrors, sculptures, video and light. Her performances have been witnessed at the Berkeley Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Masonic Temple at Hollywood Forever, Teragram Ballroom, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, 23five Incorporated, The Lab, Queen's Nails Projects, Southern Exposure, San Jose Museum of Art, Transmodern Festival and Portland Institute of Art. Pod Blotz has also played in various warehouses and clubs throughout the US and in Europe and has played other festivals such as Trip Metal Fest, Katabatik Kampout, No Fun, Colour Out of Space, INC and Neon Marshmellow Fest.
Haffar is an LA-based multi-instrumentalist and modular synth aficionada. Haffar is also the co-organizer of Modular on the Spot, a monthly outdoor synth happening on the LA river.
Julius Smack is a statue awoken from antiquity who performs in the vogue tradition. He has released two albums on Practical Records and will release a new single on 7” later this year.
Performance artist Jasmine Nyende works largely within the realm of ephemeral media, focusing on deleted posts from a range of social media platforms as an exploration of individual subjectivity and the shame in public memory. For ALAC 2017 Nyende presents new poetry alongside home movie footage reflecting on her childhood experiences in South Los Angeles’ Leimert Park and how the neighborhood has developed since that time. Her performance weaves between a subjective personal history and a consideration of how public memory influences the construction of self.
Gabie Strong + Ted Byrnes
Gabie Strong is a California artist and musician exploring drone, decay and noise to create self-reflexive, feminine meaning. Strong uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, environmental installation and video as a mediums for experimentation.
Ted Byrnes is an improviser/percussionist living in Los Angeles. An alumnus of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he comes from a jazz background and has since made his home in the worlds of free improvisation, electro-acoustic music, and noise. Ted plays in a variety of aesthetic circumstances and has played with: Ulrich Krieger, John Wiese, Jeff Parker, Alfred Harth, Jaap Blonk, Torsten Mueller, Mazen Kerbaj, William Hutson, Charlemagne Palestine, Chris Cooper and others. www.tedbyrnesdrums.com
Christopher Reid Martin
Christopher Reid Martin is a multidisciplinary artist, currently residing in Los Angeles. He first began working with sound in Orange County in 2004, layering sounds from various field recordings of daily life which convey living truths and over processed instrumentation as the reactionary expression. These expressions came to birth the solo project known as of Shelter Death, as it has evolved into a project in which performance and sound interplay to make for a personal reactionary experience in a perpetually decaying world.
Body of Water - Chris Duncan and Rich Jacobs
BODY OF WATER is a sonic collaboration between bay area artists Rich Jacobs and Chris Duncan. Leaning heavily upon geometric abstraction, BODY OF WATER's improvisational compositions combine an array of electronic and acoustic gestures-staying open- being open.
M Kitchell is an extremely gay artist and yogi. Most recently, his book Hour of the Wolf was published by Inside the Castle. He lives in Oakland. Kitchell will be reading/performing a short text accompanied by an audio piece.
J. Gordon Faylor
J. Gordon Faylor is the author of Registration Caspar (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), The Sycophant (TROLL THREAD), and Disgruntled 1234567890 (Basic Editions), among other works. He edits Gauss PDF and is the managing editor of SFMOMA's Open Space.
The performance will include Faylor’s own writing and samples of texts, interpolated with samples collected from various sources, including YouTube, performances by fellow poets and musicians, and field recordings.
George Ducker's work has appeared in The Awl, The Rumpus, The Believer and DumDum. A former writer for the Los Angeles Times, he lives in a cottage by the freeway. You're welcome over anytime.
¡Socorro! is folk pop distortion founded in Pasadena, CA by Guy Valdez. Socorro’s music is inspired by a mixture early 90s shoegaze and mid to late 60s jangle pop. The word socorro translates to “help” or “SOS”. Released album "Flavor of the Day" on Lolipop Records.
The title of this exhibition refers to the ancient belief that the raven is a messenger between the spirit and mortal worlds. As it soars overhead, clicking and squawking, it communicates back to the gods about the plight of human existence. The title is also a dry, ironic reference to the human-subsidized predatory bird which thrives on excess consumption. It observes with scrutiny, reporting back to the patriarchy whilst pursuing garbage. In some cultures, when the raven ﬂies overhead, it signiﬁes good fortune; in others, it predicts death. Thus the raven can either guide or impair the weary traveler as she negotiates the land. This exhibition asks the viewer to consider a subjective human relationship between the animal, the land, and self.
The work in this exhibition depicts Southern California’s urban ecology and the ongoing severe drought. Photographs, audio recordings and video were created by the artist whilst hiking in theSan Gabriel Mountains, urban parks, city streets, and greater Mojave region. Dead urban plants were collected and saved, brought back to the studio, and washed, dried, and painted as a sequence of burial rites. The presentation of this work is an improvised, experimental sequence of tactics used to create new associations of meaning through self-reﬂection and analysis.
IN REAL LIFE: PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY OCT 1, 2016 3:00PM - ANNEX THEATER - HAMMER MUSEUM
Los Angeles–based artist and musician Gabie Strong’s improvisational performance explores spatial constructions of degeneration, drone, and decay.
This program is organized by Leslie Cozzi, curatorial associate, and Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, curatorial associate.
Black Editions presents:
The DEAD C
w/ BURNING STAR CORE and GABIE STRONG
The Echo, Los Angeles
THE DEAD C
For the first time in nearly 15 years, New Zealand’s The Dead C is returning to Los Angeles for an incredibly rare performance. Since they first began over 30 years ago, Michael Morley, Bruce Russell and Robbie Yeats have together blazed an uncompromising path through the worlds of underground music. Confounding the concepts of “rock” and "music" - The Dead C have bent and blurred traditional song forms, their music expanding to harness the sonic possibilities of free improvisation, noise / feedback / drone, punk rock, psychedelia, the blues and beyond…
Delirious, chaotic, heart rending their recordings and performances have made them the unlikely forefathers of what some call "noise rock" but what in reality is a far more open and expansive free noise....
BURNING STAR CORE
Emerging from Cincinnati during the early 90's and continuing through present day in New York, Burning Star Core (BxC) revealed the first signs of the expansive, constantly engaging music and art of C. SPENCER YEH. Never easy to pin down, BxC's music is the vivid realization of sound ideas forging rock and pop music with the practices and materials of the avant garde, vocal and electronic music. BxC is Yeh's longest running project and perhaps his most enigmatic.
Currently based in New York, Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer in forums including MoMA NYC, The Walker Art Center, The Whitney, The Kitchen, D-CAF in Cairo Egypt, Bordeline Festival in Athens Greece, and All Ears in Oslo Norway.
GABIE STRONG is a California artist and musician exploring spatial constructions of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. Strong uses sound performance, radio broadcasting and video as a mediums for experimentation. She has two LPs coming out this fall on the new label Crystalline Morphologies.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW: bit.ly/DeadCEcho
GATE (Michael Morley with Gabie Strong + Christopher Reid Martin)
Gabie Strong + Christopher Reid Martin (duo)
Marcia Bassett + Barry Weisblat (duo)
1563 Decatur St. Ridewood NY
September 19 2016
Monday / 8:30 pm / $10 donation
AFTER 5: RENÉE PETROPOULOS, 'CHEEK BY JOWL'
25 AUG 2016, 7 PM
‘Cheek by Jowl’ is a performance created in response to the exhibition ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016.’ The exhibition and its themes comprise this libretto. Current events, world history, domestic life and private life, as well as the exhibition catalogue essays all inform this layered work. Throughout the piece, performers interact and cajole one another into a structured and precise, yet improvisational investigation of the exhibition.
‘Cheek by Jowl’ is created by Renée Petropoulos. The work is comprised of three speaking voices, one voice as metronome, one vocalization of sounds, two instruments, and the final voice is that of a spirit chronicler. Read and performed by Kathrin Burmester, Janet Dandridge, Elif Erkan, Margaret Honda, Jorge Martin, Jasmine Orpilla, Gabie Strong, and Rebecca Tull, this work is 47 minutes in length.
The full performance is scheduled for Thursday 25 August, 7 pm. Two further unannounced performances will take place between the 26 – 28 August, during normal gallery hours.
This event is free, but reservation is required. Click here to reserve a place.
I'll be doing a site-specific sound performance at the Artillery Theater, Angels Gate, in Point Fermin, San Pedro.
In collaboration with Angels Gate Cultural Center, KChung Radio presents experimental, musical, and/or interactive performances and temporary one day installations at Point Fermin Park overlooking the Pacific in San Pedro.
The Box is proud to present two days of wondrous free sound from your friends at LAFMS!
Saturday July 16, 2016, 2-9pm
2-3pm Artificial Art Ensemble
4-5pm Gabie Strong
5-6pm Jorge Martin & Greg Lenczycki
6-7pm Rick Potts & Joe Potts
7-8pm Fat & Fucked-Up
8-9pm Extended Organ
Sunday July 17, 2016, 2-9pm
2-3pm The Tenses
3-4pm Metal Rouge
4-5pm Laura + Mark Cetilia
6-7pm Dinosaurs With Horns
Gate/ Gabie Strong/ Christopher Reid Martin
West Coast Tour 2016
7/3 - Los Angeles - Non Plus Ultra w/ Metal Rouge, Telcaves, and Peter Kolovos (Gate to play as a trio) https://www.facebook.com/events/1603583843266360/
7/5 - Oakland - Land and Sea Gallery w/Michael Morley (of Gate) duo with Bill Orcutt, and Sanaz performing Project Shiir
7/6 - Los Altos - KFJC radio hosted by Black Horizons (2-6 pm) http://www.kfjc.org/
7/6 - San Francisco - Hemlock Tavern ( Gate to perform as a trio) w/ Meg Baird and Jim Haynes https://www.facebook.com/events/640001422815418/
7/7- Arcata - the Miniplex (located in Richards Goat tavern) w/ Ghoulhand https://www.facebook.com/events/1702198890035157/
7/8 - Portland - S1 - with Grouper
7/9 - Olympia - Dub Narcotic - w/ Malaikat dan Singa (Gabie Strong and Christopher Reid Martin performing as a duo)
7/10 - Seattle - Hollow Earth Radio w/ Dialing In https://www.facebook.com/events/1706005619649055/
7/12 - Los Angeles - Club Pro - w/ Carla Bozulich's Bloody Claws, and Nick Malkin ( Gabie and Christopher to perform as a duo)
Gate is a free noise project of New Zealander Michael Morley, which began in the mid-'90s.Morley, who has also played in Dead C. and Precious Metal Inc., performed the thick, sonic improvisations that are characteristic of Gate on a tour with Keiji Haino and Thurston Moore in 1994. One of Gate's more widely available recordings, Live in Boston/NYC 1994 (Poon Village), comes from that year and features Lee Ranaldo and Zeena Parkins. Ranaldo and Morley also recorded in the studio, although this material has yet to be released. Gate has several subsequent releases on the Table of the Elements label, including Monolake (1997) and The Wisher Table (1999), as well as other releases on smaller independent labels such as Go For It and Siltbreeze.
Gabie Strong is a California artist and musician exploring spatial constructions of degeneration, drone and decay as a means to improvise new arrangements of self-reflexive meaning. Strong uses sound performance, radio broadcasting, environmental installation, photography and video as a mediums for experimentation. Her work has been presented on Kchung TV at the Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. 2014 biennial exhibition, MOCA, the wulf, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Human Resources, SASSAS, High Desert Test Sites, LACMA, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, and Jabberjaw. In 2010 Strong founded the all-female free-psych group Lady Noise, concluding with a series of durational performances for Dawn Kasper’s installation in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Currently she is performing solo, free-noise music under her own name. She is releasing two eps this summer.
Christopher Reid Martin is a multidisciplinary artist, currently residing in Los Angeles. He first began working with sound in Orange County in 2004, layering sounds from various field recordings of daily life which convey living truths and over processed instrumentation as the reactionary expression. These expressions came to birth the solo project known as of Shelter Death, as it has evolved into numerous projects in which performance and sound interplay to make for a personal reactionary dramatization.
Organized by Greg Curtis
Featuring Sarah Bostwick, Malisa Humphrey, Gina Osterloh, Rachel Roske, and Katie Shapiro
Opening Saturday June 4th 7-10pm
Performance by $3.33, Geneva Skeen, and Gabie Strong on Friday June 24th
The perception of photographic space is produced by two interiors: that of the camera and that of the interior mind of the Cartesian subject. These interiors form a totalizing set of relations between the observer and the external world, separating the act of seeing from the physical body in order to create images as objective document. The ability of photography to articulate fixed, common, and authoritative knowledge fulfills the Enlightenment dream of a universal language, but even as it tries to represent our material encounters as fixed shots of reality, the photograph leaves itself vulnerable to creative manipulations, editorial captions, and aesthetic engagements. The works in this exhibition address visual perception as a phenomena that is dominated by photographic space, knowing that vision is both a historical product and a site of subjectification. By using photography to recode other practices (painting, sculpture, collage, performance), these works undermine the prerogative of photography to veraciously depict the outside world, allowing the photographic object to be recoded in turn.
The next Eternal Telethon, “Eternal Telethon: 55+” will broadcast non-stop from 1:00pm on April 29th through the evening of May 1st. The broadcast can be watched live online at EternalTelethon.com and will feature a wide range of creative contributions from over 150 artists.
An ongoing series of collectively-organized live web-casts, the Eternal Telethon raises money to create a convalescent home for retired and ailing artists in need of a break. The telethon functions both as a showcase for artists to present new, experimental work in a low-pressure environment, as well as a demonstration of how a community can effectively define its needs and empower itself.
~Friday Evening 04/29/2016~
5:40- Lainey Racah
6:00- Alan Hiroshi Nakagawa
6:20- Maypole construction
6:40- David Gilbert
7:00- Slam Dunx w/ Lady C
7:20- Jasmine Nyende
7:40- Cocktail hour
8:00- Finishing School
8:20- Stephanie Hutin
8:40- Elonda Billera
9:00- Christy Berkowitz
9:20- Joseph Mosconi
9:40- Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal
10:10- Retirement home amenities brainstorm
10:20- Margie Schnibbe and Gregory Barnett
10:40- Kim Calder
11:00- Düber (Trenton Szewczyk, Christine Wang, Sally Spitz)
11:40- Visions (Gabie Strong & David Nuss)
Sunday, April 10th at Basic Flowers,
Last Visible Dog Records Presents
+ Christopher Reid Martin playing selections between
Basic Flowers Gallery
242 S. Broadway St. DTLA
$7. Door at 8, Sets will begin at 8:30
This Will Be An Early Show.
Poster by Victoria Darlington
Kenji Kuroda |Makiko Sakurai|Joe Potts|Rick Potts|Joseph Hammer|John Wiese|Gabie Strong|Ted Byrnes|Vetza|Mitchell Brown
Bluewhale + 9rpm proudly present
Monday April 4 2016
curated by Kio Griffith
Doors open at 8PM
Sets • 9pm + 10:30pm
$10 | 21+
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St Suite 101
Los Angeles CA
Gabie Strong (with video by John Pearson)
+ ZEBULON DJ's ! FREE!!!