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The LAFMS love runs deep - recently unearthed from the archives

on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 17:41

"Note left by a patron of South Pasadena's own Rialto Theater from 1978, after a performance by the South Pasadena Free Music Ensemble, who played their improvised sets behind the curtain during a screening of John Water's 'Desperate Living' and Andy Warhol's 'Bad'."--Ace Farren Ford

John Duncan NARCOMANTIC + solo events Oct/Nov 2013

on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:49


NARCOMANTIC is a nonstop all-night event with surround-sound audio and multiple video projection for a sleeping audience.  Two of them will be held in Germany, this week and next:  

26-27 October 23:00-06:00
Live sound: John Duncan
Live video: Ursula Scherrer

Friedenkirche, Mülheim (Köln)
Please book your place -- limited places available -- and bring all you need for the night.
Produced by Georg Dietzler



2-3 November 23:00-06:00
Live sound: John Duncan
Live video: Ursula Scherrer
Mindpirates e.V.
Falkensteinstr. 48, Berlin
Please book your place -- limited places available -- and bring all you need for the night.
Produced by Manuela Benetton with support from Pro Helvetia


There are also several solo concerts and events in November:

1 November
Solo concert
CodaLunga, Vittorio Veneto
Produced by Nico Vascellari

6 November
John Duncan New Video
Liebig 12, Berlin
Produced by Allegra Solitude

7 November
Solo concert
Also included: Stephen O'Malley, Bill Orcutt
Hvitfeldtsplatsen 6, Gothenburg
Produced by Joachim Nordwall

8 November
Solo concert
Also included: Stephen O'Malley, Mats Gustafsson, Mary Shelley & St Catharina, Henrik Rylander, Rune Lindblad (tape piece)
Fylkingen, Stockholm
Produced by Joachim Nordwall

9 November
Solo concert
Produced by Tobias Kirstein

13 November
Solo concert
ZKM Klangdom, Karlsruhe
Produced by Till Kniola

14-15 November
ZKM, Karlsruhe
Produced by Till Kniola

19 November
Solo concert
Einsteinstr. 42, München
Produced by Horst Konietzny

Blorp Esette Gazette CD release party 10/23/13 at Hyperion Tavern

on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 17:05

In honor of the CD release of The Blorp Esette Gazette - Volume One - Fall 2013 (Ace & Duce / Transparency)—the new quarterly LAFMS audio magazine. (available here)—a record release party will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:00 p.m. at the Hyperion Tavern (1941 Hyperion Ave.)

Performers include Blorp curator Ace Farren Ford and GX Jupitter Larsen together for the first time; David Cotner performing live his opening track on the Volume One CD titled 'I I I'; and Rick Potts testing out new material in preparation for shows in England with Dinosaurs With Horns at Cafe Oto in London and the Colour Out of Space festival in Brighton next month.

Dinosaurs With Horns at Colour Out of Space Nov. 8-10, 2013

on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 12:18

Dinosaurs With Horns shares the stages with dozens of other amazing artists during the Performance Weekend of Colour Out of Space in Brighton, England on Nov. 8-10, 2013.

Brighton's experimental international sound and art festival returns for ten days of performances, screenings, readings, workshops and more.

“Slow Spirit of the Cassette” & “Slow Life Avant-garde” event in Tokyo, Sept. 22

on Sat, 09/14/2013 - 13:21

“Slow Spirit of the Cassette @ Restaurant ” & “Slow Life Avant-garde”

at Nagi Shokudo (means Calm Restaurant in Japanese), Shibuya, Tokyo

September 22, 2013

NOTE: Please make a reservation to participate in this project due to limited capacity. For reservations please post your comment on the following Facebook wall:
Thank you.


From event organizer and longtime LAFMS supporter Takuya Sakaguchi:

“Slow Spirit of the Cassette” is a cassette-listening party featuring fantastic audio works from Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS, California, USA), Pinakotheca Records (Tokyo, Japan), Ptôse Production Présente (Nior, France) and others. We had it at gallery and café in the past and the newest program is brought in the very nice and popular vegan restaurant Nagi Shokudo. Various cassettes which were made in periods ranging from 70’s to 10’s will be replayed.

On this occasion, “Slow Life Avant-garde”, the series of programs featuring representation of LAFMS-related and other attractive video and music works, which was started 7 years ago, is combined. And it will result in a presentation using multiple media.

Vegan curried rice will be served and good sake (Japanese wine) will be prepared. This program begins at 11am and is completed at 5pm. Number of audience is limited to 20.

Takuya Sakaguchi curates and FUKUGAN GALLERY (Osaka, Japan) assents this program. Akinobu Oda of Nagi Shokudo who has released number of cooking books for vegan serves the great vegan curried rice.



Added to the LAFMS store: new Lightbulb anthology, t-shirt, Pigface cassettes

on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 16:12

Recently added to the LAFMS webstore are copies of all the new Pigface Records cassettes (including volume two of Ju Suk Reet Meate's solo works from 1978/1979 and The Tenses) plus LAFMS at the Getty t-shirt.... and copies of the brand new Second Life: Light Bulb (1977-1981) magazine anthology in a box published in conjunction with East of Borneo.

Fredrik Nilsen in Norway, August 2013

on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 16:13

LAFMS alum Fredrik Nilsen is Sondreland, Norway currently doing an artist residency at the annual Kunstland program in which he is doing an installation of both his historic LAFMS photographs and his current series of photographs related to water. Additionally Nilsen will give a talk and slideshow on his art practice on August 10, 2013.

LAFMS summer shows at The Box LA - July 25-27, 2013

on Sun, 07/21/2013 - 04:32

FREE LAFMS concerts at The Box LA, July 25, 26, 27, 2013

Come celebrate the summer with some LAFMS concerts at The Box LA (

805 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013
T: 213.625.1747

Thursday July 25
7pm Small Drone Orchestra
8pm Rick Potts
9pm Smegma

Friday July 26
7pm Waxy
8pm Joseph Hammer

Saturday July 27
7pm XEXP
8pm Hanger Quartet 
9pm Extended Organ

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Extended Organ at MOCAD 11/8/13 - tickets on sale NOW

on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 14:01

A rare appearance for Extended Organ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Tickets on sale now, only $10. ExOrg (Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, and Tom Recchion) will be joined by Detroit local favs Princess Dragon Mom.

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LAFMS at Pasadena Museum of California Art - June 1, 2013

on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 00:03

Join the LAFMS (performers to be announced) at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) on June 1st for Make Music Pasadena. FREE concerts (closing performance by members of the LAFMS)! Discounted museum admission! Food trucks + beer!

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