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FREE SHOW IN LOS ANGELES
Wednesday July 25th at 9pm

John Wiese (OH)
Jake Meginsky (MA)
JH1.FS3
Ellen Phan

Zebulon Café Concert
2478 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
https://www.facebook.com/events/1726001930770156/

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JOHN WIESE
(Gilgongo, Helicopter)

John Wiese’s digital incisions and perpetual bricolage have laid a path from the extremities of the American underground, around the earth, and to the studios of Ina-GRM at Radio France – the birthplace of musique concrète. Via a long running practice of recycling sounds from the room recordings of previous performances, he drags the acoustic trace of one space into the next, layering up a dense palimpsest of sound. Or – just as easily – Wiese can diffuse new manipulations and inventions, pulling apart and reconfiguring the core characteristics of traditional instruments such as horns and drums. After nearly two decades of touring and recording as a solo artist, as a serial collaborator, and at the core of the noise-grind-concept act Sissy Spacek, Wiese has been a perennial figure of experimental music activity in Los Angeles, but early last year found a new headquarters in Ohio. This is his first local solo headline performance since.
http://www.john-wiese.com

JAKE MEGINSKY
(Open Mouth, NNA Tapes – Northampton, MA)

Jake Meginsky is a rarefied percussionist who can embrace, eschew, or simply chew on rhythm. Jake’s tour rig may now be a shuffle of bits and bytes, but his instincts as a hitter-of-things are intact. His digital concrète has opened the possibility of a spectralized batterie: recombining elements into a new flow, or – just as easily – reducing them to crackle. Jake has rattled, pulsed, and swung with a set of collaborators wild and diverse including Bill Nace, Alvin Lucier, Joan La Barbara, Greg Kelley, Joe McPhee, Paul Flaherty, and John Truscinski. He is also a filmmaker, having just completed a new feature documentary about a key collaborator and mentor: Milford Graves Full Mantis.
https://soundcloud.com/jmeginsky
https://vimeo.com/233406372

JH1 . FS3
(iDEAL Recordings)

JH1.FS3 is the duo of Frederikke Hoffmeier and Jesse Sanes. Though each figures heavily in the now-generation of power electronics – as Puce Mary and Leibestod respectively – JH1.FS3 delineates a more subtle “cinema of the ear.” Here, their words are spoken amidst a savvy re-assembly of 20th century avant-sonics: music concrète, technique extension, and pure electronic sound. Indeed, their live sets – and their Visions of a Scene LP on Sweden’s iDEAL Recordings – utilize hypnotic material they synthesized while in residence at Stockholm’s Elektronmusikstudion EMS and hi-res field recordings that they somehow managed to smuggle out of REM sleep.
https://soundcloud.com/ideal-recordings/jh1fs3-visions-of-a-scene-ideal148-lp

Ellen Phan
(Bánh Mì Verlag)

Dithered out over the country are those that know what flows when Ellen Phan’s face is lit by her laptop screen: cascades of concrète and jagged valleys of squelch, with an intention set to nothing less than brainwave state change. This will be her first L.A. performance since the release of her debut Ideomotor Response on the Queens, NY based label Bánh Mì Verlag.
https://soundcloud.com/banhmiverlag/ellen-phan-ideomotor-response-excerpt

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Airway
Live At MOCA
Helicopter, CD/Digital
HEL 98071
Release Date: August 8, 2018

Airway began as a solo project of Los Angeles Free Music Society member Joe Potts. The first release was the Airway 7-inch, which featured subliminal messages to coincide with an art exhibition in Tokyo. Since their August 1978 live debut at the LACE Gallery, the group has performed many concerts with different large lineups, always with Joe Potts’ subliminal message experiments as a central feature. Airway’s “Live At LACE” LP, first released in 1978, and introduced to Japan by Takuya Sakaguchi, was a direct influence on the projects Hijokaidan and Merzbow. In their 42-year history Airway’s discography to date includes the albums “Live At LACE”, “Beyond The Pink Live”, a split LP with Hijokaidan, “Live At Mark Moore Gallery”, and now “Live At MOCA”.

“Live At MOCA” was recorded January 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The line-up includes: Ama, Ted Byrnes, Chip Chapman, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Juan Gomez, Joseph Hammer, Kevin Laffey, Maya, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Dani Tull, Vetza, John Wiese, with additional sounds contributed by Team Airway Japan: Takayuki Hashimoto, Jojo Hiroshige, Kazuya Ishigami, Katsuyoshi Kou, Toshiji Mikawa, Masahiko Ohno, Atsushi Reizen, Takuya Sakaguchi, Shizuo Uchida. The recording was made by Tamaki Ueda, and was mixed by John Wiese. The cover was designed by Tinytown.

Joe & Joe
s/t
Helicopter, CD/Digital
HEL 98072
Release Date: August 8, 2018

Joe & Joe is the duo of Los Angeles Free Music Society staples Joe Potts and Joseph Hammer. Utilizing the Chopped Optigan and phonomontage techniques respectively, they create an immersive environment of great detail and gravity. Their performance at this year’s No Response Festival in Cincinnati marked the project’s first excursion outside LA. Their subsequent midwest tour is documented by this release.

Joe Potts has composed electro-acoustic music exclusively since 1973, creating art/sound installations and performances internationally. A founding member of the LAFMS, he is also the man behind the curtain in Airway, combining walls of sound with subliminal treatments, utilizing both live musicians and the audience itself as electronic signals which are processed and manipulated. For the past 20 years he has been composing for an instrument known as the Chopped Optigan, a seventies optical sampling console organ that he has customized and rewired in order to create dense undulating chords of up to 64 notes at a time.

Joseph Hammer has focused on tape loops since the early 80s, using phonomontage as a live process to assemble source material by hand with vintage magnetic audio gear. As part of the LAFMS, his groups Solid Eye, Points of Friction, Dimmer, and Dinosaurs with Horns have had an active presence alongside his constant solo practice.

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https://helicopter.bandcamp.com

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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit + LAFFS & DANGER Presents

Joe & Joe
John Wiese
Monday, June 25, 7pm
Admission: 10 ($8 for MOCAD Members)

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – MOCAD
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

https://www.facebook.com/events/259029548175328/

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Joe & Joe
John Wiese
Midwest Tour
2018

June 21 — Cincinnati, OH (Joe & Joe at No Response Fest)
June 23 — Bellevue, KY (Hammer-Wiese)
June 23 — St. Louis, MO
June 24 — Chicago, IL
June 25 — Detroit, MI
June 26 — Cleveland, OH

Joe & Joe is the duo of Los Angeles Free Music Society staples Joe Potts and Joseph Hammer. Utilizing the Chopped Optigan and phonomontage techniques respectively, they create an immersive environment of great detail and gravity. Their performance at No Response Festival in Cincinnati will mark the project’s first excursion outside LA. The subsequent tour is an extremely rare opportunity to witness their work unfold—it is not to be missed!

Joe Potts has composed electro-acoustic music exclusively since 1973, creating art/sound installations and performances internationally. A founding member of the LAFMS, he is also the man behind the curtain in Airway, combining walls of sound with subliminal treatments, utilizing both live musicians and the audience itself as electronic signals which are processed and manipulated. For the past 20 years he has been composing for an instrument known as the Chopped Optigan, a seventies optical sampling console organ that he has customized and rewired in order to create dense undulating chords of up to 64 notes at a time.

Joseph Hammer has focused on tape loops since the early 80s, using phonomontage as a live process to assemble source material by hand with vintage magnetic audio gear. As part of the LAFMS, his groups Solid Eye, Points of Friction, Dimmer, and Dinosaurs with Horns have had an active presence alongside his constant solo practice.

John Wiese began his experiments with recording as a teenager, and has since gone on to present his work internationally in the world of contemporary sound art and experimental music. His work can be completely serene and sublime while at the same time being equally frenetic and irregular, utilizing a plethora of sounds to build captivating aural works.

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Two generations of noisy oddballs from the LA underground descend on Chicago
By Peter Margasak

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/two-generations-of-noisy-oddballs-from-the-la-underground-descend-on-chicago/Content?oid=50460489

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A C U S M O N I U M

AUDIOR/Macao 2018
Concerti Acusmatici
18/19 maggio 2018

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Macao, Milan, Italy, May 18–19, 2018
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John Wiese
Europe 2018

May 09—Paris, France, Instants Chavirés
https://www.facebook.com/events/232116804192494/
May 10—Rotterdam, Netherlands, De Player
https://www.facebook.com/events/1881016318856695/
May 11—Geneva, Switzerland, Cave 12
May 12—Basel, Switzerland, Flatterschafft
May 13—Vienna, Austria, Alte Schmiede
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May 17—Rome, Italy, La Fine
May 18—Milan, Italy, Macao
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Sissy Spacek “Pitched Intervention” CD (Helicopter)
Recorded in Los Angeles in February 2018 and consists of two sessions with Don Bolles (The Germs) and Mitchell Brown (Gasp), and one session with Mitchell Brown and Joseph Hammer (Solid Eye, Joe & Joe, LAFMS).

Sissy Spacek “L/L” CD (Helicopter)
Recorded on Sissy Spacek’s ensemble tour in January 2018, combining sets from Louisville with Tim Barnes, Bret Barry, and Margo Morley, and Lexington with Robert Beatty.

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PIANO-GRAPHS: New Music for the Player Piano
Inspired by Paper Promises: Early American Photography

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Entrance Hall
Admission: Free; no reservations required.

Photography—the mechanical box that is the camera, and the intricate image it renders—bears unexpected and fascinating relationships to another technology that emerged in the mid-19th century: the player piano.

While one object concerns vision and the other sound, they both surpassed the abilities of the human hand. Just as few artist’s brushes rival a photographic presentation of reality, even the most virtuosic fingers lag behind the automated capacity of a player piano.

This debut of new compositions by contemporary experimental musicians for the player piano complements “Paper Promises: Early American Photography,” an exhibition that traces a period marked by experimentation with photography on paper.

Translated into a visual poetry of dot-and-dash perforations, these new scores, punctured into paper rolls, push the almost-obsolete mechanical instrument to its limits. Presented in juxtaposition with the early photography in the exhibition, this program invites reflection on the cultural impact of 19th-century shifts in automation, reproduction, the commodification of the arts and entertainment, and the representation of time.

PIANO-GRAPHS brings together a group of musicians both connected and disconnected to the piano. Functioning as an early robot, the player piano reads data via a pneumatic device: air passing through the holes on the paper sheet inflates a bellows that triggers a key strike. In this sense, its mechanized programming links it to proto-electronic music. Some of the commissioned musicians typically work with electronics, or translate their traditional instruments through them. Some are keyboard players, but others are composing on the instrument for the first time. Several of these musicians approached their compositions visually, generating sounds from specific shapes or symbols on the paper.

Contributing artists include electronic musicians and visual artists John Wiese and Celia Hollander, experimental percussionists Corey Fogel and Dean Spunt (of No Age), harpist Mary Lattimore, Nashville guitarist William Tyler, and musician and graphic designer Jeremiah Chiu.

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The program’s custom paper piano rolls are manufactured by Atlanta-based player-piano collector and enthusiast Timothy Baxter, owner of Meliora Music Rolls, who is among the very small number of people still manufacturing new player piano rolls in the world. His “perforator” makes rapid punches in paper rolls via a computer interface and circuit board. Baxter has created interpretations of a wide variety of classical, ragtime, and popular music for the player piano in an artistic setting. These include the realization of custom piano rolls of music composed by Ramin Djawadi for the first season of HBO’s Westworld, Gershwin’s centennial celebration at Carnegie Hall, and the feature film The Greatest Showman with Hugh Jackman.

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At the Saturday evening event, several of the artists will be present to introduce their compositions on player piano in person. A cash bar with local beer, wine, and snacks will be available.

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Special thanks to Rosali Middleman and James Merle Thomas.

https://www.facebook.com/events/955586224610421/

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