Saturday, August 17, 2013
sound. at 365 Mission is pleased to present the first-ever Los Angeles performance of electro-acoustic duo Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet on Saturday, August 17 at 8:00pm in a new venue created by renowned artist Laura Owen. Dilloway and Lescalleet, both highly accomplished in their own right, will also perform solo sets in addition to performing together as a duo.
Opening for Dilloway and Lescalleet is Los Angeles-based John Wiese, founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek and an alum of SASSAS’s recent Tape Music Concert.
356 S. Mission Rd. is a new creative space started by artist Laura Owens. The warehouse once served as the artist’s studio. Twelve of her paintings are on exhibition in the space through June 2013. In addition to her show, Owens and partner Gavin Brown invited Wendy Yao to install the second edition of her independent art/fashion/book store Ooga Booga (dubbed Twooga Booga) in the front room. Together, they also host community events such as readings, performances, and a bi-weekly Scrabble Sunday.
356 South Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Advance tickets $15; SASSAS members / Students / Seniors $12;
Tickets at the door $18.
About Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet
Dilloway and Lescalleet, both highly accomplished in their own right, will also perform solo sets in addition to performing together as a duo. Dilloway, a tape/electronic composer, improviser, and founding member of Wolf Eyes, received widespread critical praise for his album Modern Jester. Pitchfork writes that the album “feels like a major statement.” It was named one of the Top 10 Outer Sound Albums of 2012 by NPR. Lescalleet, an electro-acoustic artist who merges noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics, released the album Songs About Nothing in 2012, which won critical acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and was ranked number five on The Wire’s Top 50 Releases of 2012.
Dilloway and Lescalleet’s performance as a duo continues a recent and fruitful collaboration between the pair that resulted in the highly-praised album Grapes and Snakes. Using purely analog synths and tape manipulation, the artists build a foggy psychoacoustic mass that lies between dynamic yet patiently treated tape music and industrial howl.
Aaron Dilloway is an improviser and composer who works with the manipulation of 8-Track tape loops in combination with voice, tape delays and various organic and electronic sound sources. A founding member of the industrial noise group Wolf Eyes (1998 - 2005), Dilloway resides in Oberlin, OH where he runs Hanson Records and Mailorder. Since 1994, Hanson has been releasing LPs, cassettes, and CDs from artists Wolf Eyes, Emeralds, The Haters, Kevin Drumm, Twig Harper, Andrew Wilkes-Krier, Darksmith, and more. His album Modern Jester (Hanson Records) received critical praise on Pitchfork and was named one of the Top 10 Outer Sound Albums of 2012 by NPR.
Jason Lescalleet makes music using a collection of vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders and simple electronics, running loops of crumpled tape between machines. His work explores a sound world that occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. He blends layers of found sound, amplified silences, and artifacts of everyday noise, all transformed through various microphones and speakers. In 2012, he released Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile), which received critical acclaim by Pitchfork, NPR, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and was ranked number five on The Wire’s Top 50 Releases of 2012. Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment, his work focuses on microscopic audio detail set awash in exaggerated and exploited site-specific acoustics. In addition to Dilloway, he has also collaborated with Graham Lambkin, Phill Niblock, Joe Colley, John Hudak, Greg Kelley, Rafael Toral, Thomas Ankersmit, Ron Lessard (as Due Process), and nmperign. He has released recordings on such labels as Erstwhile, RRR, Intransitive Recordings, Kye, Celebrate Psi-Phenomenon, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound, and his own label, Glistening Examples. Jason Lescalleet has built a solid reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances. He lives in Maine.
About John Wiese
John Wiese is an artist and composer living in Los Angeles. 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, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. He is also a founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek. His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek. He has collaborated with GX Jupitter-Larsen, Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Evan Parker, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Yellow Swans, Cattle Decapitation, No Age, C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), and Kommissar Hjuler und Frau. He recently performed in the 52nd Venice Biennale with artist Nico Vascellari. Wiese also was featured in SASSAS’s Tape Music Concert in 2012.
sound. 2013 is curated by: Cindy Bernard, Steve Elkins, Danny Gromfin, Kassandra Kocoshis, Gregory Lenczycki, Joseph Potts, and Dawson Weber.
The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) is supported in part through grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission,the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, and the support of our members. For further information on SASSAS: www.sassas.org or contact us at 323.960.5723.
Contribute to SASSAS at the $50 level and receive discounts for sound.
Designers from left to right: Djego Padilla (2008); Hedi El Kholti / Channa Horwitz (2007); Wendy Furman (2006); Linda Nishio (2005, 2004); Tom Recchion (2003,2002, 2001); Cindy Bernard (2000; 1999). 2009 anniversary logo by Cindy Bernard.