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Smegma の活動は、3 つにカテゴリー分けすることが出来ます。

その最初期形態、まだ LAFMS に合流する以前に発生し終焉を迎えてしまった Smegma を、今月 19 日の『LAFMS 塾』第 3 セッションで紹介しましょう。

これらは、1973 年 11 月から 1975 年 9 月まで存在した彼らの録音を含む作品群。これから出版されるものもあり、既発のものも全て所有している訳ではありませんが、データは揃えています。

本当にスポンティニアスなこの時期の Smegma、とても面白いとしか言えません。

お時間ございましたら、是非お越しください。

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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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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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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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Smegma—Mutant Stomps LP
Helicopter, HEL 94111

These American legends of outsider avant-garde need little introduction. Since becoming core members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society over four decades ago, they have retained their focus, determination and unmatched originality, influencing generations and never ceasing to advance further avenues of progress. Mutant Stomps is a result of Smegma’s living room recording sessions at their pink house in Portland. All tracks were produced 2012–2013, with one dating back to 1975 for good measure. The line-up of Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Rock and Roll Jackie, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Madellyn Villano, John Wiese and Donkey Flybye deliver a consistently amorphous, surreal-concrète sound.

The full length LP comes in an edition of 100 copies.

Tracklist:

1. Vout #9
2. Mutant Stomps
3. Hot In There
4. Variations VII
5. Code 61
6. Jug Band Waltz

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1972 年から現在まで
日常に前衛を融合させてしまうユル~い音楽共同体
LAFMS こと Los Angeles Free Music Society と
そのフレンズの展覧会を催します。

タイトルの『羅府夢衆』とは私の造語。
米国日系人の方々が用いる『羅府』を引用しました。
それは Los Angeles を表す言葉。
“Dreamers” を意味する夢衆をそこに融合。
ロサンジェルスの夢見人達を表します。
発音は『ラフムス』。
もちろん LAFMS の方々を指しています。
それに留まらず彼らの精神的友人をも含むでしょう。

会場の TOKI ART SPACE は 1977 年と 79 年に
LAFMS の中核である Joe Potts の個展を
当時銀座に在ったルナミ画廊で催すことに尽力された
トキ・ノリコさんの画廊。

新旧とりまぜた作品を展示すると共に
LAFMS の音楽を常時紹介するなど
濃厚ながらユル~く進行いたしますのでご期待ください。

期間 – 8 月 21 日 (木 ) ~ 24 日 (日)
時間 – 11:30 ~ 19:00 (24 日のみ 16:00 終了)
場所 – 〒150-0001
東京都渋谷区神宮前3-42-5サイオンビル1F
TOKI ART SPACE

作品を展示あるいは映像に登場する作家

Mitchell Brown, Chip Chapman, Sue Chapman, John Duncan, Ace Farren Ford, Kazuo Fuijimoto, Juan C. Gomez, Takayuki Hashimoto, Joseph Hammer, Doug Henry, Atsushi Horiki, Hideo Ikeezumi, Michael Intriere, Kazuya Ishigami, Kosuke Kawamura, Jun-icki Kawara, Katsuyoshi Kou, Krystine Kryttre, Kiyoharu Kuwayama, Paul McCarthy, Dennis Mehaffey, T. Mikawa, Chie Mukai, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Potts, Tom Recchion, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Reizen, Jonathon Rosen, Takuya Sakaguchi, Harold Schroeder, Migiwa Shimitzu, Jackie Stewart, Ken-ichi Takeda, Steve Thomsen, Shizuo Uchida, Vetza, John Wiese, Noriko Toki

8 月 23 日に下記メンバーが演奏を行います。
時間は 14:00 ~ 16:00。
ユニット名は “Orchestra Le Matin”。

Takayuki Hashimoto, Katsuyoshi Kou, Toshiji Mikawa, Atsushi Reizen, Migiwa Shimizu, Shizuo Uchida

その後トーク・ショーに移行するでしょう。
参加者は前記演奏者の方々。
そして Takuya Sakaguchi。
スペシャル・ゲストも予定しています。

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Extended Organ at MOCA Contemporary, Los Angeles, July 19, 2014

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Airway at MOCA, Los Angeles, January 30, 2014. Photo by Stacey Allen

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Extended Organ at MOCA, Los Angeles, January 30, 2014

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Ted Byrnes and John Wiese at MOCA, Los Angeles, January 30, 2014. Photo by Stacey Allen

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