Brandon LaBelle

Brandon LaBelle is a musician, artist, writer, theorist, curator and editor (founder of Errant Bodies). His work is based on performance, sound installation, recording and use of found sounds. 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.

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Brandon LaBelle - The Other Citizen
English edition
Errant Bodies - Errant Edition
Drawing upon traditions of socially engaged poetics, Brandon LaBelle's The Other Citizen presents narratives of contemporary crisis and exclusionary politics—from American teenagers in the maze of neoliberal privatization to those caught between borders of nation-states—outlining the force of a planetary citizenry.
Brandon LaBelle - The Human Strike (CD)
Errant Bodies - Records (CDs / DVDs)
This recording stems from a collaborative sound experimentation developed as part of a project to create new forms for artistic research within the university. Invited artists, musicians, and researchers produced a series of sound actions focusing on questions of community, creative resistances, sonic agency and the créolité passing between Haiti and Quebec.
Brandon LaBelle - Overhearing and Interrupting (+ CD)
English edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
Errant Bodies
Organised in 8 “episodes,” Brandon LaBelle's reference monograph guides us through a number of his installation works and scripts from 2003 to 2014, raising questions of space and community, and further, to the direction of the social and its political potential. Three essays and an interview, as well as the recording on CD of a recent live performance, complete the book.
Brandon LaBelle - Room Tone
English edition
Errant Bodies - Audio Issues
The publication documents a project developed by artist Brandon LaBelle which attempts to instigate conversations between sound and architecture through a set of audio recordings of the artist's apartment in Berlin.
Brandon LaBelle - Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian
English edition
Errant Bodies - Doormats
Brandon LaBelle's revolutionary diary during the Arab Spring.
Brandon LaBelle - The Sonic Body - Figures 1-12 (CD)
Errant Bodies - Records (CDs / DVDs)
A collection of the audible traces of dancing bodies (audio CD with booklet).
Brandon LaBelle - Lecture on Nothing (CD)
Errant Bodies - Records (CDs / DVDs)
A recording of John Cage's original text as read by a deaf individual (audio CD with booklet).
Brandon LaBelle - Dirty Ear (CD)
Errant Bodies - Records (CDs / DVDs)
Dirty field recordings, found sounds, sound effects, archives, and sonorous dramas, composed as a series of micro-narratives each designed to intervene onto imagined settings or spatial locations, as a counter-sonorities.
Brandon LaBelle - Live Bootleg (+ CD)
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
An overview of sound installations and environments by the experimental artist-musician, with three essays and an interview, a specific project, installations views and performances on audio CD.
Brandon LaBelle - Radio Memory (+ CD)
English edition
Errant Bodies - Audio Issues
A project based on archiving people's memories connected to specific songs and radio broadcasts. Includes over 100 memories from around the globe, along with contributions by curators and theorists Bastien Gallet and Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz, and an audio CD of related work by the artist.
Brandon LaBelle - Site Specific Sound (+ CD)
English edition
Errant Bodies - Critical Ear (monographs)
sold out
Site Specific Sound documents a series of sound installations from 1998 to 2002 by sound-artist and writer Brandon LaBelle, exploring the relationship between sound and space.

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