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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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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

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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

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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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Sissy Spacek
Joe & Joe
Leah Purse

Feb 6, 2016
The Handbag Factory
9PM — $5

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Airway
Live At Mark Moore Gallery
Helicopter, CD
HEL 95121
Release Date: December 15, 2015

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. Airway’s discography to date includes the albums “Live At LACE”, “Beyond The Pink Live”, a split LP with Hijokaidan, and now Helicopter is very pleased to present “Live At Mark Moore Gallery”.

“Live At Mark Moore Gallery” was recorded June 21, 2014 in Culver City, California. The line-up includes: Don Bolles, Ted Byrnes, Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Michael Foster, Juan Gomez, Fredrik Nilsen, Joseph Hammer, Kevin Laffey, Jorge Martin, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Dani Tull, John Wiese, and Vetza. The multi-channel recording was engineered by Jorge Martin and Greg Lenczycki, and was mixed by John Wiese. The cover was designed by Tinytown with photographs by Don Lewis.

This release continues a series by the label documenting West Coast artists. Other editions so far include The Haters, Damion Romero, Hive Mind, Smegma, John Wiese, and Sissy Spacek.

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Upcoming Sissy Spacek 7-inch on Claimed Responsibility!

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JANCAR GALLERY is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by
JOSEPH HAMMER – “Either here nor there”
March 1 – April 4, 2015
Opening reception for the artist: Sunday, March 1, from 4 – 6 PM

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:

Sunday March 1st, 2015 4-6 PM
The Swinging Chandeliers (Sayo Mitsuishi and Joseph Hammer)
Provisional Riviera (William Leavitt and Joseph Hammer)

Friday March 13th, 2015 7-9 PM
Dinosaurs with Horns (Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer)
Joe&Joe (Joe Potts and Joseph Hammer)

J A N C A R G A L L E R Y
961 CHUNG KING ROAD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
TEL 213 625-2522
Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 5 PM (and by appointment)
www.jancargallery.com

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Joseph Hammer at Mata, Los Angeles, December 12, 2014

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Zbigniew Karkowski Remembered

GX Jupitter-Larsen
Ulrich Krieger
Kuno Kano
John Wiese
Joesph Hammer
Damion Romero

Dec 12, 2014
Mata, Los Angeles

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