On this episode our guests are Mark Allen and Zut Lorz. Mark Allen is the founder and director of machine project which is a storefront space in Echo Park, Los Angeles. And It’s so much more than that and you should go right now to MachineProject.com and watch the short animation on the home page there about “What is Machine Project.” It will give you a real sense of the space, but we can say that Machine Project is a project space that brings together fine art and performance with maker culture and community engagement and everything else in the universe.
Zut Lorz is an archivist at machine project and has a history in performance work. She is currently working on developing the machine project archive into a comprehensive online history of the space.
Later in the show we begin tapping into the vast machine project archive in a new segment of notes from the people to bring you a recording of Anthony McCann reading the first few poems from his recent book, Thing Music on Wave Books.
And we close out this episode with a track called Wash, by ING one of the many musical acts that have been regulars at machine over the years. ING is Max Markowitz and John Wood and the piece you'll hear is from an immersive underwater sound installation they did in 2013 as part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to LA Architecture. You can find out more about ING at INGisMaxandJohn.com
and the name of the song is Wash
Ep 43 Samira Yamin & Gina Osterloh: The People
On this episode our guests are Gina Osterloh and Samira Yamin. Gina Osterloh is a Los Angeles artist who works with elements of performance and drawing in photography. She has recently shown at Ms. Barbers, Francois Ghebaly, Armory Center for the Arts in Los Angeles among many other and she is in an upcoming group exhibition at Arizona State University Museum entitled Energy Charge: Ana Mendieta and her influences.
Samira Yamin is an artist and a native Angelena who has recently shown at the Craft and Folk Art Museum and at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Her work explores issues of representation through photography.
In a new edition of Notes from the People we have Harold Abramowitz reading from his new book Blind Spot at Skylight Books in Los Angeles on September 2nd, 2016. You can and should find and purchase a copy of Blind Spot from Civil Coping Mechanisms press at CopingMechanisms.net
And we close out the episode with a song by Los Angeles artist Geneva Skeen from her forthcoming album Dark Speech, available September 23rd, 2016 from Dragon’s Eye Recordings. You can find it online at DragonsEyeRecordings.com ... and the name of the track is Ambivalence
Ep 42 Daniel R. Small & Greg Curtis: The People
On this episode our guests are Greg Curtis and Daniel R. Small. Greg Curtis is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. This past June 2016 he curated an exhibition, In Chambers at the gallery Ms. Barbers and in May his solo show Event October Horizon was at Monte Vista Projects. Daniel R. Small moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to work on a project that is currently a part of the Made in L.A. Biennial exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum.
In a new edition of Notes from the People we have two poems by Lara Glenum from a reading she did at the PRB, the Poetic Research Bureau, on March 27, 2015 as part of the &Now offsite readings. There were many other great readers and you can find full recordings on our SoundCloud page just search for The People Radio on Sound Cloud.
And we close out the episode with a song by Los Angeles band Forget Me Nauts from their new album "Whoash" released on cassette by Wiener Records on July 31st. Find out more about the band and their music on their site at forgetmenauts.bandcamp.com And the name of the track is Sand Buckets Challenge.
Ep 41 Asher Hartman & Chelsea Rector: The People
On this episode our guests are Asher Hartman and Chelsea Rector. Asher Hartman is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary artist who primarily works in the context of theater. Chelsea Rector is a Los Angeles based interdisciplinary poet.
Our conversation centers around Asher Hartman and the Gawdafful National Theater’s production of The Silver, the Black, the Wicked Dance, recently at LACMA’s Bing theater this past May 13th and 14th, 2016. This dark comedic play about predation in American life was written and directed by Asher and Chelsea Rector was one of the performers in the production.
You can hear a couple audio excerpts from the production of The Silver, The Black, The Wicked Dance at LACMA which we'll play during the middle of the show. And we close out the episode with music from LA band Zig Zags, with the title track from their recent EP, Slime.
Ep 40 Margaret Wappler & David P. Earle: The People
On this episode our guests are Margaret Wappler & David P. Earle. Margaret Wappler lives in Los Angeles and has written about the arts and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Elle, The Believer, The Village Voice and several other publications. Her work has appeared in Black Clock, Public Fiction and The Anthology Joyland Retro. Her first novel, Neon Green, is coming out from Unnamed Press in July 2016.
David P. Earle is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. He also is a co-director of Elephant Art Space here in Glassell Park, Los Angeles. http://www.davidpearle.com
This episode in our Notes segment we feature a short radio piece by David Earle called The Searchers (Based on a True Story) which was produced for the 2008 Third Coast International Audio Festival.
To close out the show, we have music from Chris Cohen, the title track from his new album As If Apart, released May 6, 2016 on the Captured Tracks label.
David P. Earle
8.5" x 9"
Hand cut, limited edition
Ep 39 Malisa Humphrey & Diana-Sofia Estrada: The People
On this episode our guests are Malisa Humphrey & Diana-Sofia Estrada. Malisa Humphrey is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and Diana-Sofia Estrada is also an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles who is also an avid cyclist and animal lover.
This episode in our Notes from The People we’re featuring a contribution from long time friend of the show Andrew Choate, an audio collage titled "Dope As Self Control" compiled from sounds he recorded on a recent trip to New Zealand.
To close out the show, we have music by Peter Brotzman brought to us by Los Angeles' own Andrew Choate / The Unwrinkled Ear. He has produced a concert on May 16th, 2016, which is coming up if you’re listening to this near the original air date, that will be at the Echoplex featuring legendary German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann. Brotzmann is bringing a band to Los Angeles for the first time since the 1970s, and that band is none other than the stellar London rhythm section of Steve Noble on drums, John Edwards on doublebass and, Chicago's finest, Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone. We'll hear an excerpt from their album "Mental Shake", recorded at a recent live date at Cafe Oto in London.
Ep 38 Catherine Wagley & Dan Suess: The People
On this episode our guests are Catherine Wagley & Dan Suess. Catherine Wagley writes about art in Los Angeles. She has written for the LA Weekly, CARLA and Art News among other venues. Dan Suess is an Inorganic chemist. He is currently a post-doctoral scholar at UC Davis and he’s looking to start his own lab soon.
This episode in our Notes from The People we’re featuring a piece by the writer Divya Victor. Her book UNSUB is available from Insert Blanc Press and you can find out more about her work at divyavictor.com. The piece she’ll be reading here, Paper Boats is from her forthcoming book Kith which will be available in 2017 from Fence Books.
And we close out the show with a piece by Los Angeles artist and musician Corey Fogel. You can find more of Corey’s work at knitdrums.tumblr.com. This piece was recorded live at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock on May 3rd, 2014 as part of the Terra Firma art show.
Ep 37 Phil Chang & Peter Holzhauer: The People
On this episode our guests are Phil Chang & Peter Holzhauer. Phil Chang is an artist and photographer who was born in Indiana and has lived and worked in Los Angeles for over two decades. Peter Holzhauer is a photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles. Originally from Maine, he did his MFA at UCLA and is an adjunct instructor at USC.
In a new installment of Notes from the People this episode, we’re featuring a piece by Jacob Wick an artist, improviser, and writer who lives in Mexico City. You can find out more about Jacob and his work at jacobwick.info. We’re going to hear an excerpt from his piece Visualization Exercise. This group exercise is intended to assist participants in locating the role past impressions play in horizoning everyday experience.
And we close out the show with an excerpt from a live performance by Jacob Wick who you heard from in our Notes from the People segment. This recording was made in collaboration with San Francisco-based Iranian artist Arash Fayez in 2015 at Héctor, in Mexico City and the name of this piece is Mil Disculpas.
Ep 36 Gabie Strong & Michael Morley: The People
On this episode our guests are Gabie Strong & Michael Morley. Gabie Strong is a Los Angeles based artist, noise musician and designer. Michael Morley is an experimental musician and visual artist from New Zealand.
During the show we listen to an excerpt from a recent track by The Fuck Chairs or TFC - which is Michael Morley & Morgan Oliver from Dunedin, New Zealand - and the name of the track is Major Blues 001
And we close out the show with an excerpt from a live performance of a piece titled "Peak Experiences," by Gabie Strong recorded at Shangrila, Joshua Tree, California. September 9 2015. The recording was released on the cassette "Mineralism", in January 2016. as a Limited edition of 100 and was Mastered by Mark Wheaton at Catasonic Studios.
The People: Nikki Darling & Sam Cohen Ep 35
On this episode our guests are Nikki Darling and Sam Cohen. Nikki Darling is a writer and critic in Los Angeles, and she describes her work as investigating notions of power, identity, lust and drive. Joining our conversation is Los Angeles writer Sam Cohen whose chapbook Gossip is available from Birds of Lace Press.
Later in the show we also hear Anne Boyer read a poem from a recent performance here in Los Angeles.
And we close out the show with a recent Godley and Creme flip from friend of the show DJ Sí Sí Sí Gracias, alter ego of SUN ARAW. You can hear more of his music at www.sunaraw.com - and the name of the track is SAM CREME.