WHISTLE, MINOTAURE! 02 (Matthew Vollgraff and Brandon LaBelle) © Laura Gianetti
"Whistle, Minotaure! 2", curated by Francesco Cavaliere & Marcel Türkowsky
GRIMMUSEUM
April 14 - April 18
Opening/Performance: Wednesday 14. April 2010, 19.00
Performance by Brandon LaBelle, 20.00

Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound and the specifics of location. Through his work with Errant Bodies Press he has co-edited the anthologies “Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear”, “Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language”, “Surface Tension: Problematics of Site” and "Radio Territories". He initiated and curated the Beyond Music series and festivals from 1997 – 2002 at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center in Los Angeles, and in 2001 he organized “Social Music”, a radio series for Kunstradio ORF, Vienna. Throughout the 90s he played drums in various bands in Los Angeles, notably Farflung and Purse, and worked as idbattery (with l. chasse) producing experimental performances and field recordings. His work has been featured in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including "Sampling Rage"(1999) Podewil Berlin, “Sound as Media”(2000) ICC Tokyo, "Bitstreams"(2001) Whitney Museum New York, “Pleasure of Language”(2002) Netherlands Media Institute Amsterdam, and “Undercover”(2003) Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, and his writings appear in various books and journals, including “Experimental Sound and Radio” (MIT), “Soundspace: Architecture for Sound and Vision” (Birkhäuser) and "Reinventing Radio" (Revolver). 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”, was presented fall 2006 as part of Radio Revolten, Halle Germany and at Casa Vecina, Mexico City in 2008. He is the author of “Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art” (Continuum 2006).
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