• SASSAS Presents
    und. at 356 S. Mission Rd.:
    Aaron Dilloway / Jason Lescalleet / John Wiese

    On Saturday, August 17, 2013

    At 356 S. Mission Rd. in Los Angeles

    LA Debut of Underground Experimental Noise Duo
    Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet
    At New DIY Venue Created by Artist Laura Owens

    LOS ANGELES, CA – June 20, 2013 – The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) is pleased to present sound. at 356 S. Mission Rd.: Aaron Dilloway / Jason Lescalleet / John Wiese.  The first-ever Los Angeles performance of electro-acoustic duo Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 8:00pm.  Part of the SASSAS sound. series, the concert features two of the most respected American underground experimental/noise artists performing at 356 S. Mission Rd., a new venue created by renowned artist Laura Owens.  Opening for Dilloway and Lescalleet is Los Angeles-based John Wiese, founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek and an alum of SASSAS’s recent Tape Music concert.  356 S. Mission Rd. is located at 356 South Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033. Tickets are $15 in advance, $12 for SASSAS members/students, $18 at the door on the night of the show, and are available here.  For more information on SASSAS events, please call 323-960-5723 or visit http://www.sassas.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/147777102080450/.

    Dilloway and Lescalleet, both highly accomplished in their own right, will perform solo sets in addition to performing together as a duo.  Dilloway, a tape/electronic composer, improviser, and founding member of Wolf Eyes, received widespread critical praise for his album Modern JesterPitchfork writes that the album “feels like a major statement.”  It was named one of the Top 10 Outer Sound Albums of 2012 by NPR.  Lescalleet, an electro-acoustic artist who merges noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics, released the album Songs About Nothing in 2012, which won critical acclaim from Pitchfork, NPR, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and was ranked number five on The Wire’s Top 50 Releases of 2012.

    L-R: Aaron Dilloway, Jason Lescalleet, & John Wiese.
    (Photo courtesy of SASSAS)

    Dilloway and Lescalleet’s performance as a duo continues a recent and fruitful collaboration between the pair that resulted in the highly-praised album Grapes and Snakes. Using purely analog synths and tape manipulation, the artists build a foggy psychoacoustic mass that lies between dynamic yet patiently treated tape music and industrial howl.

    John Wiese, who works primarily in recorded and performed sound, with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions, as well as scoring for large ensembles, will perform a solo set. Describing Wiese in a Pitchfork review, Grayson Currin writes, “It’s as though he collects a world of sound and spits it out piecemeal – methodically, dramatically, emphatically – through a morphing matrix designed for ricochets.”

    Aaron Dilloway –

    Aaron Dilloway is an improviser and composer who works with the manipulation of 8-Track tape loops in combination with voice, tape delays and various organic and electronic sound sources.  A founding member of the industrial noise group Wolf Eyes (1998 – 2005), Dilloway resides in Oberlin, OH where he runs Hanson Records and Mailorder.  Since 1994, Hanson has been releasing LPs, cassettes, and CDs from artists Wolf Eyes, Emeralds, The Haters, Kevin Drumm, Twig Harper, Andrew Wilkes-Krier, Darksmith, and more.  His album Modern Jester (Hanson Records) received critical praise on Pitchfork and was named one of the Top 10 Outer Sound Albums of 2012 by NPR.

    Jason Lescalleet –

    Jason Lescalleet makes music using a collection of vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders and simple electronics, running loops of crumpled tape between machines.  His work explores a sound world that occupies a space between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics.  He blends layers of found sound, amplified silences, and artifacts of everyday noise, all transformed through various microphones and speakers. In 2012, he released Songs About Nothing (Erstwhile), which received critical acclaim by Pitchfork, NPR, The New York Times, Time Out New York, and was ranked number five on The Wire’s Top 50 Releases of 2012.  Using decidedly primitive tactics and equipment, his work focuses on microscopic audio detail set awash in exaggerated and exploited site-specific acoustics.  In addition to working with Dilloway, he has also collaborated with Graham Lambkin, Phill Niblock, Joe Colley, John Hudak, Greg Kelley, Rafael Toral, Thomas Ankersmit, Ron Lessard (as Due Process), and nmperign.  He has released recordings on such labels as Erstwhile, RRR, Intransitive Recordings, Kye, Celebrate Psi-Phenomenon, Hanson Records, Chondritic Sound, and his own label, Glistening Examples.  Lescalleet has built a solid reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances.  He lives in Maine.

    John Wiese –

    John Wiese is an artist and composer living in Los Angeles.  He works primarily in recorded and performed sound with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions, as well as scoring for large ensembles.  He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering the US, UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.  He is also a founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek.  His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek.  He has collaborated with GX Jupitter-Larsen, Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Evan Parker, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Yellow Swans, Cattle Decapitation, No Age, C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core), and Kommissar Hjuler und Frau.  He recently performed in the 52nd Venice Biennale with artist Nico Vascellari.  Wiese also was featured in SASSAS’ sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music in 2012.

    365 S. Mission Rd. –

    356 S. Mission Rd. is a new creative space started by artist Laura Owens.  The warehouse once served as the artist’s studio.  Twelve of her paintings are on exhibition in the space through June 2013.  In addition to her show, Owens and partner Gavin Brown invited Wendy Yao to install the second edition of her independent art/fashion/book store Ooga Booga (dubbed Twooga Booga) in the front room.  Together, they also host community events such as readings, performances, and a bi-weekly Scrabble Sunday.

    sound. 2013 is curated by: Cindy Bernard, Steve Elkins, Danny Gromfin, Kassandra Kocoshis, Gregory Lenczycki, Joseph Potts, and Dawson Weber.

    Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) –
    The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as a catalyst for the creation, presentation and recognition of experimental art and sound practices in the Greater Los Angeles area.  Inspired by the resonance that occurs when experimental music is combined with unconventional performance environments, SASSAS seeks to foster new collaborations and improvisation to spark further exploration in the field.  Programs include the sound. concert series; soundShoppe, a monthly workshop for experimental musicians; Ad Hoc, a project supporting touring musicians seeking to perform in Los Angeles, online concert archives at www.sassas.org and http://www.youtube.com/sassasdotorg; and soundNet recordings, CD compilations drawn from sound. concerts.  The organization is supported in part through grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Good Works Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, and the West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.  SASSAS thanks Laura Owens and 356 S. Mission Rd. for donating the space to make this sound. concert possible.  All money from ticket sales goes to SASSAS for paying artists on the stage and behind the scenes.

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    For more information, images, to request an interview, or to hear recordings, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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