Brandon Labelle (USA) & Domenico Sciajno (Italy) play Maximum Arousal this Sunday!

Sun Sept 28
The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne

Maximum Arousal presents:


An incredible evening of sounds from 3 of the world's finest exploratory exponents!

Brandon LaBelle is a sound artist and writer from Los Angeles. Working in the field of sound- performance- and installation-art since 1992, LaBelle's work aims to draw attention to the dynamics of sound as it is found within spaces and objects, public events and interactions, language and the body. Through a performative interaction with objects, found-sound, and minimal electronics, the work draws attention to the quality and nature of what is already there through an emphasis on and displacement of listening and interaction, as a technological and architectural glitch. LaBelle's interest in site-specificity reflects a desire to consider the relationships and tensions between art and a broader social environment.
He is the author of "Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art" (Continuum 2006) and co-editor of the "Surface Tension" (Errant Bodies) series.

Domenico Sciajno is a composer, electronic musician and double bass player and lives in Palermo, Sicily. His work frequently addresses indeterminacy and the live processing of acoustic instruments by electronic devices or computers. He frequently uses texts, electronics, and visual projections in combination with a choreographic use of the space. From 1992 he has participated as a composer and improviser in a series of contemporary and experimental music festivals, and has released recordings with a variety of independent labels including Leo Records (UK), Fringes, Bowindo, Takla (Italy), and Ersthwhile (USA). Since 1994 he has assisted and collaborated with the American electro-acoustic composer Alvin Curran. In 2002, he was commissioned by Steim (Center for Development of Interactive Systems for Performance in Amsterdam, Holland) to create a multi-channel sound spatialization system. In 1997 he formed the Fringes record label with Giuseppe Ielasi, and
in 2003 he began the Bowindo label with Valerio Tricoli. He has performed and collaborated with musicians including Keith Rowe, Atau Tanaka, Jim O'Rourke, Elliot Sharp, Fred Frith, John Butcher, Kaffe Matthews, Kim Cascone, Toshimaru Nakamura, Otomo Yoshide, Lionel Marchetti, and Eric M.

Also appearing is Melbourne wunderkind Qua bringing to mind the playfulness of Mouse on Mars, the sophistication of Ennio Morricone and the warm lush pops of Architecture in Helsinki.


Upcoming Arousals:
Tue Sept 30 - Spartak CD launch + ii + Part Timer
Sun Oct 5 - KK Null (Japan) + Philip Samartzis + Chris Smith
Sun Oct 12 - An evening with Matt 'Skitz' Sanders featuring Skitz + Sean Baxter/Poletapra (Anthony Pateras/Marco Fusinato)/Oren Ambarchi/Rob Mayson