Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
On April 25 2002, in Bremen Germany, GX Jupitter-Larsen did an 18 minute variation of the “Dirwyn” performance with his noise belt (the U.T.B.) used for additional sounds. The roar-like buzz led to some long hard throbbing. Hear a short excerpt of the noise HERE !
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
On April 20 1996 in Northampton MA, GX Jupitter-Larsen used a staple-gun to break and shatter a stack of 91 LP records. Placed on a small table, the records had been bolted together. The longer the stapling went on, the shorter the stack got. Staples and cracked vinyl sprayed everywhere. The staple-gun was mounted with two contact-mics. Hear a short excerpt of the resulting distortion HERE !
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
On April 18 1998 in San Francisco, The Haters did The Ginding Gig at the Purple Onion. It was the very stage that Phyllis Diller and Tiny Tim made famous back in the 1960s. Two performers each had an electric drill mounted with a grinding wheel. They both pushed the spinning grinders into a live microphone being held up by a third performer. The mic was slowly worn down to a stub.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
On April 15 1991 in San Francisco dirt was flying! While one member of The Haters used an amplified shovel to dig dirt from a wheelbarrow to a large shallow box, another member used an unamplified shovel to dig dirt from the same box back to the wheelbarrow. Collaterally, two other members tore paper. Throwing the pieces over the two that were digging. Off to one side, a fifth member did a live mix of the amplified shovel with pre-recorded sounds of fire, glass smashing, auto crashes, and explosions. During this ten minute performance, the audience quickly became inspired to an enraptured silliness. Running amok while covering most of the club in a thin layer of dirt and torn bits of paper.
Out of the archives is this excerpt of a live recording of The Haters 50th performance. It took place at Cafe de Plak in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, April 15th 1987. While the pre-recorded sounds of auto-crashes were being amplified for 24 minutes, GX Jupitter-Larsen & Frans De Waard performed by tearing paper, breaking wood and shattering glass: HERE !
Thursday, April 12, 2012
On April 12 1986, the original ATA space, on 7th Street in San Francisco's South of Market area, was dressed up as your typical living room. Four members of The Haters took turns damaging phonograph records and then playing them on your typical home stereo set. After having been played for a bit, each record would then be hurled into the audience. After awhile, people started throwing the records back at the performers. The flying vinyl lasted 25 minutes. Listen to a brief excerpt HERE
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
On April 11, way back in 1987, in Den Bosch in The Netherlands, four members of The Haters sat with their backs to the gallery audience, watching blank static on an analog TV set. When one watches an analog TV broadcast, one is really watching the distance that the broadcast had to travel in order to reach the set. But with the unorchestrated static of an empty analog TV channel there is no effect of distance. This blank static has such a physical presence that it functions as a hole in the very condition that is the nature of distance itself.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Later this year LEM will be publishing an updated expanded version of GX's first novel, Raw Zed & The Condor. On April 4 1994, a preliminary edition of Raw Zed, along with some raw eggs being tossed about, was the core focus of a poetry reading in San Francisco.