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Site Specific Sound (+ CD)

Brandon LaBelle - Site Specific Sound (+ CD)
Site Specific Sound documents a series of sound installations from 1998 to 2002 by sound-artist and writer Brandon LaBelle. Each installation was created as part of the Beyond Music Sound Festival in Los Angeles, an annual festival on sound practice at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center. Functioning site-specifically, and drawing upon the architectural structure of the building, the installations explore the relationship between sound and space by staging social and spatial interventions.
In documenting these five installations over the course of five years Site Specific Sound pries open architecture, and the specifics of locality, as a contingent form whose relationship to sound extends well beyond acoustical phenomena. It suggests ways to understand the fabrication of space through sound as a central lens, and architecture as a strategy for the construction of sound events.
Including writings by LaBelle, an interview by the Frankfurt-based media-artist Achim Wollscheid, and a Compact Disc of audio work.
Brandon LaBelle is a musician, artist, writer, theorist, curator, educator and editor based in Berlin. His work, based on performance, sound installation, recording and use of found sounds, focuses on questions of agency, community, pirate culture, and poetics, which results in a range of collaborative and para-institutional initiatives, including: The Listening Biennial and Academy (2021-), Communities in Movement (2019-), The Living School (2014-16), Oficina de Autonomia (2017), The Imaginary Republic (2014-19), Dirty Ear Forum (2013-), Surface Tension (2003-2008), and Surface Tension (1998-2002). LaBelle reflects fluently on his artistic practice, drawing attention to the social dimensions of listening and manner in which sounds, in multiple variations, play upon public spaces, and drawing connections across media and incorporate video, as well as architectural and sculptural vocabularies into an expanded field that embraces rhetorical and spatial challenges.
In 1995 he founded Errant Bodies Press, an independent publishing house supporting work in sound art and studies, performance and poetics, artistic research and contemporary political thought.
Texts by Brandon LaBelle, entretien avec Achim Wollscheid.
published in 2004
English edition
19 x 22,8 cm (softcover)
80 pages (31 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-0-9655570-6-1
EAN : 9780965557061
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