Thursday, December 23, 2010

Comb About Polywave (1994)


Why have a meaningless comb, when you can have one that's actually about something?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Drunk on Decay (1999)



Out of the archives is this unreleased 1999 recording of that tin funnel dragging on sandpaper: HERE !

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

England, Oct 7 & 10th... (2010)

The Haters performing as part of Dirk Bell’s light-installations:

Oct 7 @ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead



Oct 10 @ Sadie Coles HQ, London

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Personal Radio: A Los Angeles perspective on radio art

“Personal Radio: A Los Angeles perspective on radio art” is a radio series I curated for Kunstradio on the ORF. It starts this weekend. Everyone knows much of America is wide open empty space. In much of the nation still to this day, the only sound you'll going to hear is not wildlife, but that of radio. That's if you happened to have a receiver handy in the first place.

Not everyone however, fully comprehends how, in America, a city can be empty without being a ghost town. Los Angeles is one such town.

Both bright and dusty, Los Angeles is a checkerboard of vacant lots and parking spaces. The city is dotted with both Vacancy and Keep Out signs. Empty maybe, but the void that is the Los Angeles landscape remains buzzing under a condensation of radio buzz.

Radio has had a long history of being that constant reassuring background hum in the pop culture context of America. In the age of webcasting and digital satellite transmissions however, analog over-the-air radio has increasingly become the domain for the outer fringes of special interest groups. The background static is still there, but the noise is often distance and alien to
many listeners.

Radio, like traffic noise, is often just more sound pollution to the average listener.

So what are artists to do in such a cultural context? What is radio art within such a place? How does one make radio meaningful where there is no community? How does the artist make radio personal?

In this series I've invited five Los Angeles based artists to help answer these questions. Each of them has had an extensive involvement in radio, either by actively broadcasting over the air, or by repurporting the medium in a larger artistic frame of reference.

The series starts with Joseph Hammer taking a look at how cultural identity is manifested by radio.

AMK makes radio his turntable. He takes radio and cuts it up into little pieces much like he does with his flexi records in order to play back a very different tune.

Can radio signals physically change the shape of your receiver? Maybe...
Damion Romero affects resonate physical space as the tactile edges of harmonic equilibrium are explored with raw noise and feedback.

Gil Kuno listens in on the local Hispanic community.

There are china dolls, and there are paper dolls. There are also radio dolls, according to Hollywood based toy designer Jessica King, who will be joining me in a collaboration for the final broadcast of this series.

Details and links: HERE

Friday, August 13, 2010

After the Neon Marshmallow Fest!!!



After the Neon Marshmallow Fest in Chicago we'll be back in LA making noise with Dave & co. AMK will be sitting in with The Haters too!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Steve Meketa's new tattoos...

Steve Meketa's new tattoos are based on symbols from the Jupitter-Larsen Standard Ruler.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Untitled Title Belt (UTB)

The Untitled Title Belt (UTB) was based on the appearance of the traditional wrestling championship belt. This implement however, with its electronics installed inside the center plate, can function simultaneously as a microphone, distortion-pedal, & noise generator. GX Jupitter-Larsen has used the UTB in many of his live performances and most of his studio recordings since its premiere at a San Francisco show in 1999.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Forto (1988)


This is a 1989 remix of a 1988 recording that was used on ten different releases. The best known was the comp LP Zondig on Midas Music: HERE

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Burst (1997)


This is The Haters track from the 1997 CD comp Release Your Mind Vol 2 on Release Records: 9 MB mp3 HERE

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dirwyn 22 (2002)


This track was originally released in 2002 as The Haters side of a split LP with Lockweld on Gameboy Records. The audio is of an amplified calculator being pushed into a desk fan. 14 MB mp3 HERE.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Boston area & Holland (1999)


Oct 30, 1999 - The Boston area & Holland
Building empty holes to erect a noisy mess, two members of The Haters were performing at one city, while two others were performing at another. This was the first time The Haters performed in two different places at once.

Simultaneously at both the Boston & Dutch stagings of this intercontinental performance, The Haters used amplified electric drills to make sawdust out of wood. In the Boston segment the U.T.B. was used as an extra sound source, while in the Dutch half a third and forth member progressed the live sounds of the drilling. About 50 people were in attendance at both stagings. Outside before the Dutch event commenced, some computers were cast into four cement-mixers. The computers crushed themselves to pieces rolling about in the rotating barrels which acted as loud-speakers for the breaking.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Weatherbeaten, a poem...


Weatherbeaten
by Anne Drenalyne


Anti-time displaces
What The Totimorphous replaces.

The xylowave is elsewhere
While the polywave’s everywhere.

Rot & decay is the trash
If the permawave’s the thrash.

And a Sky Snag swills
Like every other Kettleday drills.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Adventure on the High Seas just published!


My latest novel, Adventure on the High Seas, is now available from createspace. It's a noise novel about wrestlers, elevators, and anti-time written sporadically between 1992 and 2008:
createspace.com


The Kindle Edition is here:
amazon.com/Adventure-High-Seas


For free excerpts of all my novels, go here:
jupitter-larsen.com/ebooks/index.html

Friday, May 21, 2010

Amplified Aerosol Discharging at The Hammer (2010)


13/5/2010 Los Angeles: GX Jupitter-Larsen and Gil Kuno amplified and treated the sound of an aerosol can being discharged. The image of the "Amplified Aerosol Discharging" was projected behind the performers to deliver the audiovisual articulations of erosion and entropy. When the small can emptied, it was quickly replaced with a large amplified fire extinguisher. Staged at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, this premier last 17 minutes. It was GX's 350th performance.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

NOW OUT: ZELPHABET - J with John Duncan, John Wiese


NOW OUT!!! ZELPHABET - Vol J with John Duncan, John Wiese, Jon Rose, Joseph Hammer, and Justice Yeldham !

$8 (usa) and $9 (world).

The first nine volumes of this series are also still available individually or by subscription.

A Life-time Subscription is $200 (usa) / $234 (world)

Life-time Subscribers get all the previous released volumes all in one go and then each forthcoming one as they are released.

Discounts on subscriptions given to those who already have some volumes. Contact me for details.

paypal to gx at zelphabet dot com

Friday, February 26, 2010

Galactic Hits


Galactic Hits is a new CD put together to complement the music and science fiction exhibition at Maison d'Ailleurs. Compiled from an open call for submissions, the CD features a wide-range of well-known artists including synth-pop legend Jean-Jacques Perrey, noise pioneer GX Jupitter-Larsen, key figures in electronic music such as Staalplaat Soundsystem and Scanner, surf-rockers the Nematoads and a host of other auditory delights.

It is produced in partnership with the magazine Vibrations. You can order a copy from Maison d'Ailleurs exclusively (8.- CHF or 6.- Euros, postage not included), along with the March 2010 edition of the magazine: jbochud at ailleurs dot ch


The Maison d'Ailleurs (translated as "House of Elsewhere"), is a museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland). It is a non-profit foundation functioning both as a public museum and a specialized research center.

The Maison d'Ailleurs is the only public institution of its kind in the world.

Monday, February 22, 2010

LA: Feb 26—THE HATERS, SISSY SPACEK, AMK...


February 26, 2010

The Haters
Sissy Spacek
AMK
Gerritt Wittmer/Paul Knowles


This show will be the book launch for Drilling A Hole Through The Sky: 30 Years Of The Haters, as well as Sissy Spacek and Gerritt Wittmer/Paul Knowles US tour kick-off. Thin Wrist will also release a special show-only 10" acetate collaboration between GX Jupitter-Larsen and Sissy Spacek for this event.

The Smell
427 S. Main St
Downtown Los Angeles
(Enter through the back)

9pm, $5

Thursday, February 4, 2010