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Dirty Ear (CD)

Brandon LaBelle - Dirty Ear (CD)
Brandon LaBelle's Dirty Ear was recorded and produced over the last year using 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.
Initially tracks 1-4 were composed for the installation work Prototypes for the mobilization and broadcast of fugitive sound shown at the Enrico Fornello Gallery, Prato.
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.
published in 2008
13 x 13 cm (gatefold sleeve)
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