• X-TRA 12.4 Launch Event with Brandon LaBelle and Benjamin Lord

    June 24, 2010 7:30 pm Human Resources
    510 Bernard Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    X-TRA SUMMER LAUNCH PARTY with Brandon LaBelle and Benjamin Lord  

    X-TRA is pleased to present artist and writer Brandon LaBelle in  conversation with X-TRA 12.4 feature contributor Benjamin Lord.

    In addition to the new issue of X-TRA, we’ll celebrate the release of Brandon LaBelle’s book Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life. LaBelle will present a performative reading aiming for the dynamics of sound culture and acts of listening.

    LaBelle will be joined by Benjamin Lord, LA-based artist and writer, who wrote the feature for Vol 12, no. 4, titled, No Ghost Appears: Luciano Chessa’s  Reconstructions of the Futurist Intonarumori.

    About Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life: From underground environments to the home, Brandon LaBelle traces the cultural and social movements of auditory life. Acoustic Territories continues the author’s interest in sonic culture and extends his earlier work, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, elaborating on the dynamics of sonic materiality and experience. LaBelle follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and ultimately queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social  transformation. http://www.continuumbooks.com/


    Human Resources is a new art space in Chinatown Los Angeles that seeks to foster widespread public appreciation of the performative arts by  encouraging maximum community access. Human Resources also serves as a  point of convergence for diverse and disparate art communities to engage in conversation and idea-sharing promoting the sustainability of  non-traditional art forms.


    We’ll draw the winner of our iPod Shuffle with a mix by Jan Tumlir.

    Go to www.x-traonline.org and click on Reader Survey Button on the right.

    Tell us why you read X-TRA. Win an iPod.

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