On the occasion of artist and composer John Wiese's 100th 7-inch record release, The Taut And Tame hosts a sound installation and retrospective exhibition. All 7-inches produced by Wiese over the last 13 years are presented, in addition to a sound piece featuring the 100th, entitled Exhausted Spectral Incantation — a one-sided record, featuring a single lock-groove. Many releases were published on Wiese's own label, Helicopter, as well as over 50 other independent labels from around the world, in editions from 6 to several thousand.
To coincide with the exhibition a hardcover monograph (b/w, 150 pages) will be published by Helicopter featuring essay's by Sam McKinlay and Brian Roettinger.
From the preface: "A 7-inch record is the best format. I spent the majority of my youth mail-ordering 7-inches and waiting, usually months, for them to arrive. 7-inches really are the best because, practically speaking, the only thing you can do while they play is listen to them." — John Wiese
John Wiese (b. 1977) is an artist and composer living in Los Angeles, California. He works primarily in recorded and performed sound with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions, as well as scoring for large ensembles. He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering the US, UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. He is also a founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek.
Opening reception Wednesday, February 15, 18:00 – 20:00
February 16 – 18, 2012, Open 12:00 – 18:00