LAWRENCE ENGLISH + TAYLOR DEUPREE at Art@12
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Non-Event in cooperation with Studio Soto and FPAC presents

LAWRENCE ENGLISH + TAYLOR DEUPREE
with Xela

ART@12 (Studio Soto)
12 Farnsworth Street (off of Congress Street)
Boston, MA
8 p.m./$10 suggested donation

LAWRENCE ENGLISH is a media artist, composer, and curator based in Brisbane, Australia. Working across a broad range of aesthetic investigations, English’s work is eclectic characterised by long-term explorations into themes surrounding audio/visual environments, found sound/vision, subtle transformation of public space and sonic art works that exist at the very edge of perception. For over a decade, English’s audio explorations have sprawled across a range of areas with releases on such respected labels as Touch, 12k, Winds Measure and his own Room40 imprint. Sonically, his work calls into question the established relationships between sound and structure—traversing experimental soundscapes and free improvisation to sheering rhythmic works and musique concrete-influenced compositions, his published works span a dynamic array of fields.

TAYLOR DEUPREE is a sound artist, graphic designer, and photographer residing in New York. In 1997, he founded 12k, a record label that focuses on minimalism and contemporary hybrids of acoustic and electronic music. In 12k’s 12 years of existence Deupree has released over 70 CDs by a roster of international sound artists and has developed 12k into one of the most respected experimental music labels in the world. Rooted in minimalism 12k’s sound has evolved over the years to incorporate the hyper-synthetic elements of minimal techno to acoustic avant garde and instrumental post-rock. In September 2000, Deupree and sound artist Richard Chartier formed LINE, a sublabel of 12k that curates its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism.

Originally from the UK’s Black Country (the glottal rich manor of Walsall to be exact), John Twells is now based in Boston, where he runs his Type imprint and casts out dark, yet never suffocating, compositions under the XELA pseudonym. As Xela, Twells incorporates a vast palate of sounds and influences that ranges from the sublime to the noisily daemonic.