If you're going to be in London on the evening of Friday Sept 1st, here's a fun book launch for you to attend:
Sound / Stage
Performance and Installation by
Ken Ehrlich / Brandon LaBelle
at f a projects, 1-2 Bear Gardens, Bankside, London
Friday, September 1, 2006, 7 - 9 pm
To celebrate the release of Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art by Brandon LaBelle (Continuum Books) f a project presents Sound / Stage, a performance by Mark Schreiber and an installation by Ken Ehrlich and Brandon LaBelle.
Sound / Stage will bring together live sound performance with a specially constructed seating and staging. Working with field recordings and treated electronics, Schreiber's performance will create an atmosphere of textures and minimal tones. In conversation with the performance, seating and staging will be devised by Ehrlich and LaBelle as mobile units allowing audiences to recline and enjoy particular views onto the performance while inadvertently effecting the sound and its distribution through sensing devices responsive to movement. A play of perspectives, sound and its stage will become active in the making of a social music.
Copies of Background Noise will be available at a discount provided by Continuum Books.
Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, Brandon LaBelle (Continuum Books)
The rise of a prominent auditory culture, as seen in the recent plethora of art exhibitions on sound art, in conjunction with academic programs dedicated to "aural culture", sonic art, and auditory issues now emerging, reveals the degree to which sound art is lending definition to the 21st Century. And yet sound art still lacks related literature to compliment, and expand, the realm of practice. Background Noise sets out an historical overview, while at the same time shaping that history according to what sound art reveals - the dynamics of art to operate spatially, through media of reproduction and broadcast, and in relation to the intensities of communication and its contextual framework.
Ken Ehrlich is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles. He has exhibited internationally in a variety of media, including video, sculpture and photography. His work interweaves architectural, technological and social themes to play with ideas of invention and circumvention, superstructure and infrastructure, consumption and waste, and site, place and location. His recent project, the Elna Bakker Memorial Windmill, was installed in Elyria Canyon Park in Los Angeles. He is the co-editor of "Surface Tension: Problematics of Site" (2003). He currently teaches in the department of Art at U.C. Riverside and CalArts.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound and the specifics of location. His installation work has been featured in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including "Sound as Media"(2000) ICC Tokyo, "Bitstreams"(2001) Whitney, "Pleasure of Language"(2002) Netherlands Media Institute, and "Undercover"(2003) Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde. He presented a solo exhibition at Singuhr galerie in Berlin (2004), and an experimental composition for pirate drummers as part of Virtual Territories, Nantes (2005). His ongoing project to build a library of radio memories, "Phantom Radio", will be presented fall 2006 as part of Radio Revolten, Halle Germany. He is the author of "Background Noise" (Continuum 2006).
Mark Schreiber predominantly works with sound, seeking to encourage a focused listening experience and exploring ways to stimulate this within a spatial context. Since graduating from Middlesex University with a BA in Sonic Art in 2004, he has curated the concert event "Tone Debris" at the Whitechapel Gallery, participated in the exhibition "Technical Breakdown" in Copenhagen, and produced sound design for theatre. He contributed a catalogue text for the "Six Sites for Sound" exhibition in 2005. His soundtrack for Dan Perjovschi's "My World" (2006) slideshow was screened at a Royal College of Art "Again for Tomorrow" exhibition event, and his installation "Light's Thread" (2006) was exhibited at the National Museum of Kosovo. Recently he performed at the "Simultan" festival in Romania. He is currently preparing material for his first solo CD release.
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