Family is proud to present:

100 Seven Inches By John Wiese

On the occasion of artist and composer John Wiese's 100th 7-inch record release, Family hosts a sound installation and retrospective exhibit. All 7-inches produced by Wiese over the last 13 years are presented, in addition to a sound piece featuring the 100th, entitled Exhausted Spectral Incantation — a one-sided record, featuring a single lock-groove. Many releases were published on Wiese's own label, Helicopter, as well as over 50 other independent labels from around the world, in editions from 6 to several thousand.

To coincide with the exhibition a hardcover monograph (b/w, 150 pages) will be published by Helicopter featuring essay's by Sam McKinlay and Brian Roettinger.

From the preface: "A 7-inch record is the best format. I spent the majority of my youth mail-ordering 7-inches and waiting, usually months, for them to arrive. 7-inches really are the best because, practically speaking, the only thing you can do while they play is listen to them." — John Wiese

John Wiese (b. 1977) is an artist and composer living in Los Angeles, California. He works primarily in recorded and performed sound with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions, as well as scoring for large ensembles. He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering the US, UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. He is also a founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek.

Opening reception October 17, 6–9pm

October 17–November 8, 2011, Open 1–9pm, Closed Mondays

Family 436 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036

Press Material

Exhausted Spectral Incantation 7-Inch—300 dpi
Exhausted Spectral Incantation 7-Inch—72 dpi

Exhausted Spectral Incantation 7-Inch on Turntable—300 dpi
Exhausted Spectral Incantation 7-Inch on Turntable—72 dpi

Exhausted Spectral Incantation—Video

100 Seven Inch Records By John Wiese—300 dpi
100 Seven Inch Records By John Wiese—72 dpi

100 Seven Inch Records By John Wiese—Video


John Wiese


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