Originally posted at IMPOSE Magazine on October 2, 2012:
LA’s GANGI released their album “gesture is” from their Office of Analogue and Digital imprint. The following is a manifesto compiled by the band’s Eric Chramosta and Matt Gangi who present the creativity of the future from their Southern Californian backyards beginning with an introductory to the films of Jordan Belson.
BY ERIC CHRAMOSTA AND MATT GANGI » Matt and Eric bring lots of that ‘something in the nothingness of Los Angeles.’
Belson’s films are represented by Center for Visual Music (CVM) in Los Angeles where they’re currently being digitized and transferred. Our friend Jimi Hey turned us onto his amazing work.
We at the Office of Analogue and Digital love where contemporary poetry is going. Christian Bok.
Suburban Lawns from Los Angeles — “Most of our songs are rags. I mean we’re talking about outmoded sensibilities and redundant type mind… [outmoded sensibilities] like surf culture.”
Survival Research Laboratories — A Plan For Social Improvement — Based on achieving complete freedom from the restraints of civilization.
Our friend Jon of the Threee Geniuses and Supreme Dicks. Los Angeles Public Access Television.
Time Traveler, Von Lmo.
Paul McCarthy… there’s a lot of something in the nothingness of Los Angeles.
Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the fathers of sampling and cut and paste / collage in modern music. The text of this composition is presented in a carefully devised scale of seven degrees of comprehensibility… just like our video list here. Gesang der Jünglinge.
Détourning the IMPOSE Selector feature. “All life in societies where modern conditions of production reign, announces itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. All that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.”
Chantal Mouffe in Oslo, 2009 speaking on sustainable politics and how “the free trade dogma” has led to the growing level of global unemployment — “Things could always have been otherwise and every order is predicated on the exclusion of other possibilities. Every order is by necessity a hegemonic one… there is no order beyond hegemony… The alternative is to pluralize hegemony… Through the establishment of a Multipolar World… There are no recipes which are valid for all countries independently of the concrete situation…”
GANGI’s album gesture is is out now from the Office of Analogue and Digital. Here is the opening track, “Railways nos. 1-27″.