SASSAS is no longer active. From 2002 – 2019, SASSAS (Society for the Activation of Social Spaces through Art and Sound) produced and supported experimental music programming throughout Los Angeles. Its flagship concert series, sound., began three years prior to SASSAS incorporating as a 501(c)(3), and it ran for twenty years. This website remains online as an archive of the sound. concert series, SASSAS programming and associated projects, as well as the artists, venues, and personnel who helped make it all happen.

PRE-ORDER SASSAS Records V1.4: Julia Holter / Yoshi & Tashi Wada / Sharon Lockhart & Alex Slade

SASSAS Records V1.4 features an unreleased track by Julia Holter, who will select a performance from the SASSAS archives for the B side. The cover by Sharon Lockhart & Alex Slade is signed and numbered in a limited run of 110 copies.

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SASSAS Records LogoUpcoming SASSAS Records release: Julia Holter / Yoshi & Tashi Wada / Sharon Lockhart & Alex Slade

Price upon request.

SASSAS Records builds upon the organization’s sixteen years of producing innovative programming that operates at the nexus of experimental sound and art practices. V1, the introductory first volume, includes three LPs featuring tracks by Aaron Dilloway, Nels Cline, and Lee Ranaldo, with covers by Dave Muller, Sterling Ruby, and Analia Saban.

Each release features a B-side selected from the SASSAS archive by the A-side artist. Packaging for each album includes a 12” LP on 180 gram vinyl with SASSAS Records label and logo designed by Tom Recchion, the signed and numbered cover artwork, an insert with details on the tracks, digital download code, and an archival sleeve.

dicky_ekstasis2JULIA HOLTER

Julia Holter is an American artist, singer, songwriter, producer and composer based in Los Angeles. A CalArts graduate, she released her first studio album, Tragedy, in 2011. A second album, Ekstasis, followed in 2012. Holter also collaborates with other musicians including Nite Jewel, Linda Perhacs, and Michael Pisaro. In 2013, she released her third album, Loud City Song, to resounding critical acclaim. Her newest album, Have You In My Wilderness is out September 2015.


Sinclockharte the 1990s, Lockhart has memorialized specific, quotidian moments in particular communities using film and photography. She has been a Radcliffe fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, and a Rockefeller fellow. Her films and photographic work have been widely exhibited at international film festivals and in museums, cultural institutions, and galleries around the world. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Arts and lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


sladeAlex Slade is a Los Angeles artist working in both photography and sculpture. Photographic series have focused on images of large-scale real estate projects such as a social housing project in Berlin, housing development-sized vacant lots, abandoned shopping malls, and suburban development in the Inland Empire. His work has been included in exhibitions throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is currently the Assistant Chair of the Fine Arts Program at Otis College of Art and Design.


Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 12.5 × 12.5 × 2.5 in