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LAFMS weekend 1/28 and 1/29 in LA and Eagle Rock

on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 01:20

On Saturday, Jan. 28, from 12pm-7pm at The Box in the arts district of downtown LA, a day of performances will take place in support of "Beneath The Valley of The Lowest Form of Music: The Los Angeles Free Music Society '1972-2012'".  Scheduled to perform: Airway, Artificial Art Ensemble, Doo-Dooettes, Le Forte Four, The Tenses (actual order not yet determined).

Then on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 4pm-10pm there will be a recreation of the infamous Pyramid Headphone concert of 1976 as part of Welcome Inn Time Machine:

"The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), the banner heading of a loose collective of experimental musicians founded in the early 1970s, have had immeasurable influence on the spread and evolution of noise and avant-garde music and DIY culture over the past almost 40 years. In July of 1976, Le Forte Four, one of the earliest groups in the collective, created an installation at the Brand Library Art Center in Glendale, California, which consisted of forty-four black, pyramid-shaped, stereo headphones, with lights on the top, through which were played an audio collage entitled Box Your Ears (which was released in 1976 as part of the double LP LAFMS: Live at the Brand). This installation recreates the original utilizing the twelve extant original pyramid headphones.