Wednesday, December 7, 2011

At the BONE performance art fest (2011)

Dec 2 2011, in Bern Switzerland: While performing "Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage" Jessica King sat holding a small amplified suitcase on her head while GX Jupitter-Larsen pressed his larger amplified suitcase into hers. She was squashed downward, as GX leaned in. Noise, as if by a harsh hug.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


The mingwave is that nearly indiscernible pause between an idea and the language used to express that idea. The spark of an idea, and the words that would carry that idea forth do not spring out simultaneously. There is a lag, even if that idea never leaves the brain...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cultivating Calamities (1997)

Here's side A of the Cultivating Calamities 10 inch mini LP, released on Vinyl Communications in 1997. The sounds came from GX Jupitter-Larsen dragging a tin funnel on a turntable of sandpaper: HERE

Friday, October 14, 2011

No Comment Art Show (Oct 13, 2011)

Oct 13 2011 New York, Adel Souto and Ian McGillivray sat up a noise installation by GX Jupitter-Larsen at the No Comment Art Show at 23 Wall Street. The exhibition was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement at nearby Liberty Plaza. The installation was a hour of sounds from Occupy LA recorded and mixed by GX: HERE + HERE

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Grinding Gig (1992) / Building Empty Holes (1993)

The first time The Grinding Gig was performed outside of Europe was Dec 1992 in New York, in a dark warehouse basement full of junk. The main source of lighting was the blank static from a TV set hung just above the performers. During the whole 25 minutes, a petrol-like fragrance poured out from the grinder’s motor. As the microphone was slowly pushed into the grinding wheel, it turned into a fine black powder which filled the air. Just two weeks later, with a screwdriver in hand, GX Jupitter-Larsen quietly removed 100 screws from the Coney Island Boardwalk. Staged during most of the day, this performance was another variation of Building Empty Holes.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Changing The Tire (1995)

New York June 1995: A young girl in a gown was wearing an auto tire over their shoulder like a sash. Using an electric drill mounted with a sanding wheel, GX Jupitter-Larsen was wearing away at this tire for 30 minutes. A third performer was processing the resulting sounds. The smell of rubber filled the small club. Polite applause followed.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meuble pour Trous (1991)

Paris, Oct 24 1991: Two members of The Haters were involved as one performer tore paper while the other used an electric drill to build lots of little empty holes in an variety of large wooden objects. Entitled “Meuble pour Trous”.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Orbit About The Polywave

Since 2009, a team of artists and technicians, in Graz Austria, have been constructing a nanosatellite for low earth orbit. Mursat1 is scheduled to launch in late summer 2012.

In addition to its normal functions, the satellite will implement a performance piece by GX Jupitter-Larsen. Entitled Orbit About The Polywave, Mursat1 will count its steps while in space.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tattoo of Nothing (1991)

Dec 29th 1991, New York: tattooist Matthew Jankowski used needles empty of any ink to tattoo the mathematical equation “0 + 0 = 0” on GX Jupitter-Larsen's left arm. This was the second time GX did this! The first “Tattoo of Nothing” was performed in Amsterdam in 1982.

The thin lines of blood left behind by the empty needles would slowly fade over a few days till the tattoos completely disappeared.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Ventriloquist Act (1991 & 2011)

The Ventriloquist Act was performed only once by GX Jupitter-Larsen, in Denver in 1991. There will be an updated reenactment soon, in Hollywood.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Max Neuhaus & Times Square

On the morning of June 28 2011, Gen Ken Montgomery took GX Jupitter-Larsen, amk, and Damion Romero to visit the Max Neuhaus sound installation at Times Square. The unmarked block of sound, located on a triangular pedestrian island at Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets, is a thick harmonic texture that hovers over a large underground vault covered by heavy grating. GX commented that the tone seemed to him like a sheet of ice that all other street sounds were skating on. An excerpt of GX’s field recording of Times Square is HERE .

Monday, May 2, 2011

Andrew Novick saves everything...

Andrew Novick is both a horologist and an omniphilist. He has a collection of collections. Is collecting collections louder than just collecting a single type of thing? You should hear his CD of his phone conversations with telephone solicitiors! Is a collector of noise a sonituphilist?

Andrew is also a nemophilist.

Would a collector of cakes be a crustumphilist?

Could a collector of trays be called a patellaphilist?

Would a collector of chaos be called a nusquamphilist? I used to think of myself as a psammologist because I enjoy counting bits of sand.

Lately I’ve also become something of a transportophilist.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Denver about the Polywave (1986 - 2011)

This is the first place I stayed when I first came to Denver in 1986. The Haters had been invited by Paul Dickerson and Mark Metz of We Never Sleep to perform at their Exotic Arts Fest. It was the first time a performance of mine ended in a full scale riot. It was also the first time I actually felt at home somewhere. So much so, in my heart of heart, I still think of Denver as my hometown.

Denver is where both I and my work came of age. The next two years there saw my most outrages performances ever staged anywhere. The building where I stayed in 1987 isn’t there any longer, but the apartment building where I lived in 88 with Paul and company remains.

In the early 90s, travelling back and forth between California and Europe I would stop off in Denver for months at a time. This noisy house was both a home and an arts space. The only time Jello Biafra ever attended a Haters performance, was in the basement of this house in 1992.

After 1994 I wasn't able to get back to Denver untill 2011. Here's the original Denver cast of The Haters at The 2011 Denver Noise Fest: Bob Ferbrache, GX Jupitter-Larsen (myself), and Paul Dickerson.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Colin Upton

A page from Colin Upton’s Self-Indlgent Comics 22, recalling his time as a member of The Haters. You can find more Upton comics here and here.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Beverly Hills Film Festival (2011)

From left to right: Barbara T Smith, Daniela Ambrosoli, and GX Jupitter-Larsen at the Beverly Hills Film Festival for Ambrosoli’s screening of her Hermann Nitsch documentary: HN - Hermann Nitsch.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Static Poem (1986)

This is an early static poem from 1986. My static poetry should be understood in the same manner as the video static coming off an old TV set. The noise is random but the mind will always perceive patterns off the page. More static poems can be found HERE

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Polywelle Tykit (1994/2004)

Out of the archives is this 2004 remix of the 1994 EP Polywelle Tykit. The EP was released on Syntactic. The remix was done for a CD comp that never came out: HERE

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

With David Ireland (1999)

Here's the CD I recorded with David Ireland in 1999. I first met David in art school back in 78. He was a huge influence in my life. Getting to collaborate with him was a personal highlight for me.

Anti-Time: HERE
Kettleday: HERE
Xylowave: HERE

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage in Berlin (2011)

Michael Muennich's Photo of The Haters performing "Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage" at West Germany in Berlin. Part of the CTM.11 fest.