DINOSAURS With HORNS (LAFMS)----------sKOZEY fetISCH----------Vagina Mine District Co Recycling (feat. Thom Blum and Charles Kremenak)------------- DIMMER (Thomas Dimuzio and Joseph Hammer)-----------Bonus Beast---------------- Cypress Bill and Ted Zeppelin's Bogus Journey

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Noon. Doors at 11:30 a.m.
$5 - $10 sliding scale or FREE with membership

Dinosaurs with Horns

Dinosaurs with Horns
Since 1983’s self-titled cassette release on The Solid Eye label, Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer have delicately dispensed laughing-gas-balloon-animals-go-pop-music as Dinosaurs With Horns. The cryptic LAFMS-related group occurred in between periods of playing with Points of Friction, Le Forte Four, Steaming Coils and Solid Eye. The group works with found prerecorded cultural detritus and electronic sounds weaving  a hypnoogogic fever dream of audio animation. Antique instruments and current technologies are let loose to help with the mesmerizing ad hoc compositions. Like-minded artists Tom Recchion, Joe Potts, Mitchell Brown, Spencer Savage and Danny Cohen  have been collaborators in their improbable sonic concoctions. 

Joseph Hammer, a Time-Based artist from Los Angeles, has actively created experimental works since 1980. Operating at the interface between music making and performance art, he creates compositions using a tape recorder, employing a looping technique originally developed for radio and television sound effects. The tape recorder is also a documenting device. Its use draws simultaneously on the qualities of recording/listening and playback/performing.

The sound sources come from both popular and avant-guard culture. Using no digital processing, he transforms with a tape recorder, the digital audio from a laptop, manipulating the recording physically.

His practice draws on the complexities of the process of listening and playing, reflecting on the role of the audience versus the performer, and music as it influences our notion of time, memory and intimacy as the basis for improvisation and abstraction.

In various collaborations, solo, and as a member of the trio Solid Eye, Hammer has performed widely throughout North America, Europe and Japan and is an influential contributor to the Los Angeles underground scene.
Joseph Hammer

Rick Potts is an improviser and instrument maker who has been on the musical fringe of Los Angeles the last 35 years. A home-made sound scientist and founding member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (L.A.F.M.S.), Rick produces sounds which are unique, alarming, and funny with custom hinge-neck guitars, musical saws, synths, samplers and random objects. He has a knack for finding the 'voice' of ordinary household products and adding them to his musical vocabulary of sounds.

Rick has recorded and performed with Solid Eye, Airway, Le Forte Four and others. Solo performances and collaborations with other experimental musicians have taken him around the U.S., Japan and Europe.

Rick Potts