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LAFMS BOX BOX named in Artforum 2017 Top 10 list

on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 17:21

Noted artist and director Cameron Jamie has listed the LAFMS BOX BOX in his 2017 top ten list for Artforum magazine. The issue is on the stands now. Jamie calls the BOX BOX, a "beautiful behemoth." Copies of the box are available directly from The Box LA (

LAFMS at the LA Phil?!?! Yes, Saturday November 18, 2017

on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:34

Following last year’s extraordinary success, Noon to Midnight returns to Disney Hall for a day of pop-up performances featuring L.A.’s top new-music ensembles. 

SASSAS is pleased to present the soundShoppe Orchestra as its contribution to this year's Noon to Midnight. The Orchestra features regular performers from SASSAS's monthly soundShoppe workshop and noise jam. soundShoppe founder Joe Potts will be joined by Bernd Buerklin, David Hendren, Case Hudson, Susie Kozawa, Don Lewis, John Lewis, Jorge Martin, Cameron McNair, Rick Potts, Mike Ruiz, and Vetza. 

soundShoppe Orchestra at Noon to Midnight
Location: Keck Amphitheatre. Time: 7:15PM
Tickets are $10. 
Please visit for tickets and more information. 


Joe Potts & Tom Recchion Boston Debut - May 24 & 26, 2017

on Sun, 05/14/2017 - 15:40

Two central figures in the LAFMS, Tom Recchion and Joe Potts, are coming to Boston to play their first ever Boston shows, and their first East Coast appearance in many years. Tom will perform his drone piano piece, Dristi Point, at the Goethe Institut Boston on Wednesday, May 24 with support from electronic musician Brendan Murray. Joe will fill the Great Engine Hall of the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum with his massive drones, supported by Kate Village performing a piece for guitar and vocals. Both musicians have never played Boston and this is a rare treat for anyone within striking distance to see two seminal figures in modern experimental music. Presented by Non-Event.

Tom Recchion event page
Joe Potts event page



Rick Potts painting show at Greenspon in NYC through 4/15/17

on Sun, 03/12/2017 - 19:48

Rick Potts' first solo show outside of LA is happening now at Greenspon Gallery in Manhattan. There are 10 paintings on display along with some of Rick's altered TV Guide covers and other artifacts. A must see for anyone intested in art that pushes the boundaries of reality....



Le Forte Four "Bikini Tennis Shoes" (LAFMS 001) official reissue available now!

on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 19:00

Anouncing the reissue of the seminal first release on LAFMS from 1975: "Bikini Tennis Shoes" by Le Fore Four.  Pre-order now via Superior Viaduct. Available in stores March 24.

500 numbered copies on clear vinyl with a reproduction of the original insert and painstaking recreation of the original cover art. A true piece of art!


"The Rest Was Noise - Forty years of the Los Angeles Free Music Society"

on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:13

New LAFMS feature in Frieze magazine.

Free launch event for the LAFMS BOX BOX, Sunday Dec 18 2-5 PM

on Mon, 12/12/2016 - 19:46

Free launch event for the LAFMS BOX BOX. Plus panel discussion with Dennis Duck, Ace Farren Ford, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Vetza. Moderated by Oliver Hall of Dangerous Minds. Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 2-5. Panel at 3 PM. 365 S. Mission, DTLA. Co-presented by The Box LA, 365 Mission, Ooga Booga, and LAFMS.

LA Times says “Box Box” is quite the stunner"

on Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:59

The LA Times edition for Monday, December 12, 2016  in their year-end Box Set picks...

Los Angeles Free Music Society, “LAFMS Box Box” (Box Editions)

Founded in Pasadena in the early 1970s, the Los Angeles Free Music Society has served as the region’s hub for free improvisation across nearly 50 years. This dense, imposing set of music features seven hours of recordings made at the Box gallery in Los Angeles during the 2012 exhibition “Beneath the Valley of the Lowest Form of Music: The Los Angeles Free Music Society 1972-2012.” It features contributions by notables including visual and audio artists such as Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Jim Shaw, Rick Potts, Dennis Duck, Dani Tull and a dozen-plus others.

Who needs 13 albums worth of improvised music? With so many brilliant visual minds involved, you’d be surprised. As keepsake, “Box Box” is quite the stunner; it features a few posters, a download code and a wondrous 52-page book that documents the various sonic contraptions, Dr. Seuss-ian horns and amplified circuitry that propelled the mesmerizing – and occasionally dissonant – sounds within. The set is dedicated to Kelley, who died while the 2012 exhibition was happening, and the performances recorded in the wake of his passing are particularly resonant. $355 at Forced Exposure. 

The full article can be accessed here:


on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 21:58

Check out these newly released unboxing videos made by THE BOX LA for the LAFMS BOX BOX. Fun to make and fun to watch.






Thomas Bayrle/Bernhard Schreiner Record Launch Featuring Dennis Duck & Ted Byrnes Thurs. Oct. 20

on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 19:06

On Thursday October 20, 2016 at 356 Mission/Ooga Booga, join the Small World record label in launching their latest LP releases by Thomas Bayrle and Bernhard Schreiner. This free event will feature a performance of WARP WEFT with live drum accompaniment by LAFMS co-founder Dennis Duck and Ted Byrnes. The event begins at 7 PM. For more info visit