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Genre Non-Conforming

Dis.art exhibition at the DeYoung Art Museum in San Fransisco, CA.

Audio & Video samples available upon request

Presented by the New York-based collective DIS, Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network, (“The DIS Network”) is the first exhibition coinciding with the launch of dis.art, a new streaming platform for entertainment and education. The DIS Network reveals a “DIS-topian” take on the future of education—decentralized and open-access, yet communal and physically connected, inviting visitors to experience a twisted hybrid of entertainment and education. Played on a continuous loop on 36 large LED screens in the de Young’s atrium, the work is the result of collaboration with a group of international theorists, writers, and artists including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Darren Bader, Will Benedict and Steffen Jørgensen, CUSS Group, Aria Dean, Casey Jane Ellison, Ilana Harris-Babou, Ada O’Higgins, Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman and Daniel Keller, Ian Isiah, Chus Martinez, Babak Radboy, Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann, Ryan Trecartin, Amalia Ulman, McKenzie Wark, and Women’s History Museum with Jack Scanlan.

Many of the videos feature music and sound design created by Dis-affiliated composer Aaron David Ross.

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FASHION MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

Telfar – Nude

 

Installation soundtrack by Aaron David Ross & Ryan Trecartin
In collaboration with Telfar & Babak Radboy

Launching his eponymous line in 2005 at the age of 18, Liberian-American unisex prodigy Telfar Clemens has developed a strikingly original and democratic design vocabulary. Laying the blueprint for today’s black avant-garde, TELFAR was genderless a decade before it became a trend, launching projects with a remarkably horizontal cultural impact—from collaborations with Solange Knowles at the Guggenheim Museum to designing the nationwide uniforms for over 10,000 employees of the US fast-food chain White Castle. After winning the 2017 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund, TELFAR is poised to take its place in the foreground of America’s fashion future.

At Spazio Maiocchi, KALEIDOSCOPE presents TELFAR’s first project in Italy, Nude, a fashion presentation without a single garment, eloquent to the brand’s progressive aesthetics and artistic DNA. The exhibition centers around a 30-feet-tall nude image of the designer by photographer Rob Kulisek surrounded by ten nude and genderless sculptures designed by American artist Frank Benson and manufactured by German state-of-the-art mannequin factory Penther Formes—an updated version of the iconic mannequins presented by TELFAR in the 2016 Berlin Biennale. The show is completed by a short film about Telfar’s apartment building in Queens, New York, by filmmaker Finn MacTaggart; and a musical composition written for clapping by Aaron David Ross in collaboration with artist Ryan Trecartin.

TELFAR’s exhibition will also take over the 3x6m billboard in the courtyard of Spazio Maiocchi, and will be accompanied by a book of images by New York photographer Jason Nocito, a performance by South-African musical duo FAKA, and an exclusive limited-edition T-shirt.

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CAMPAIGN FASHION MEDIA MUSIC SOUNDTRACK

Prada FW18 Interactive

Music and sound design for Prada’s FW18 Mens interactive campaign

For the #PradaFW18 Men’s and Women’s Show, AMO converts the depositories of Viale Ortles, Milan, into an oneiric and surreal archive, where the multifaceted essence of Prada comes to life, turning the warehouse into a venue that both speaks of Prada’s accumulated identities and its place within the contemporary.⠀ Watch the Show live on Instagram January 14, 2018 at 6 PM CET.⠀ #PradaShows #MiucciaPrada #mfw

Additional Audio & Video samples available upon request



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MEDIA MUSIC PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

BUFFER

By Xavier Cha
Opera, Dance & Theatre work commissioned by BAM
2017 Next Wave Festival & Performa 2017

Xavier Cha’s perception-altering new work lays bare the intimate yet alienated relationships we have with the bodies on our screens.

  • Music and sound design by Aaron David Ross
  • Libretto by Juliana Huxtable
  • Stage design by Paul Kopkau, Felix Burrichter, and Michael Bullock
  • Screenplay by Xavier Cha and Robert Moulthorp
  • Lighting design by Joe Levasseur
  • Costume design by Avena Gallagher
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Audio and video samples available upon request

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MEDIA MUSIC SOUNDTRACK VIDEO

The Pike and the Shield

The Pike and the Shield: Five Paradoxes

Danced By Nozomi Iijima, inspired by CHANEL Nº5 L’EAU

Japanese ballet dancer Nozomi Iijima performs a self-choreographed video directed by Lola Partel Oliva, inspired by the paradoxes of Chanel’s latest fragrance campaign for Nº5 L’Eau. Equal parts surreal and spectacular, the film features Nozomi dancing the paradoxes of her own life and art through the streets of Tokyo and beyond.

  • Danced and choreographed by Nozomi Iijima
  • Written and directed by Lola Partel Oliva
  • Music by Lafawndah & BRRR with Aaron David Ross
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FILM MEDIA MUSIC SOUNDTRACK

Painting With History 4

by Korakrit Arunanondchai
2017, HD video, 23 minutes 32 seconds
Original Score by Aaron David Ross
Winner of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition at IFFR, 2017
Audio and video samples available upon request

Installed at Clearing Gallery with ‘Garden (2017)’,
Indigo powder, dad’s dirt, seafood waste, blown glass, clay, LED lights, fiber optics, electrical wires,
found wood, roots of dead trees, bamboo, banana leaves, coconuts, carpet, resin, prayer objects for the naga, IV bags, old car parts, dead pine trees, surround sound

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Audio & Video samples available upon request

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ADR MEDIA MUSIC

ADR – Every Node

“New York-based producer ADR, who also works as one half of the duo Gatekeeper, has shared a collage-based new video for “Every Node,” off his recently released LP Throat. The self-produced clip evokes the experience of scrolling through a Google image search for “mouth,” and builds on conceptual questions explored on the new album about the relationship between mediated communication and the voice. Every sound on Throat is a vocal sample of some kind; “Every Node” finds ADR using the technique to produce something that’s equal parts funny, gorgeous, and uncanny.”

Read full article on THUMP

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The Present in Drag

 

Speculative Ambience/Narrative Devices

A series of videos for the 9th Annual Berlin Biennial
By DIS and Babak Radboy
Produced by Iconoclast + Julia Burlingham
Music and Sound Design by Aaron David Ross








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A distracted path toward extinction

 

There’s a word I’m trying to remember, for a feeling I’m about to have
(a distracted path toward extinction) 

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Premiered at the 9th Annual Berlin Biennale, 2016
On a Boat sailing up and down the Spree River, Berlin

Audio and Video samples available on request

Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic have created a site-specific video installation on the Blue-Star sightseeing boat of Reederei Riedel, the Berlin Biennale’s only itinerant venue, that travels up and down the Spree River throughout the period of the exhibition. The boat’s exterior décor includes images of a giant rat hugging Arunanondchai’s grandfather, in reference to the film shown on board, There’s a word I’m trying to remember, for a feeling I’m about to have (a distracted path towards extinction). Inspired by previous large-scale extinctions in the history of the earth and the likelihood of the next, human extinction as well as the event of Arunanondchai’s older brother getting married, the film uses multiple narrative threads to frame a relationship between being alive today and the collapse of the natural systems around us. In addition to the video, an audio guide made in collaboration with the music producer Aaron David Ross and boychild accompanies passengers as they experience the main route frequented by tour boats on the Spree, passing Museum Island and the city’s government district. During the running time of the Berlin Biennale from June 4 to September 18, 2016, events and performances take place on the upper deck of the boat every Saturday evening.

 

 

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COLLABORATIONS LAFAWNDAH MEDIA MUSIC

LAFAWNDAH – ALLY

Official Music Video for ALLY from the ‘Tan’ EP on Warp Records
Produced by Aaron David Ross, Nick Weiss & Lafawndah
Written by Lafawndah
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Telfar SS16 x Culturesport

Original Music for Telfar SS16 show + video assetts by Aaron David Ross
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XAVIER CHA – ABDUCT

Conceived & Directed by Xavier Cha
Sound Design by Aaron David Ross

A new video work commissioned by MOCA Cleveland and Frieze Projects that captures seven actors as they battle conflicting emotions. Extremes of rage, glee, confusion, and terror appear like foreign agents attempting hijack the actors’ faces and bodies. Inspired by sci-fi and horror films, the spare set design, minimal costumes, and dynamic camera work add to the unsettling tone of the work.

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ADR MEDIA MUSIC

ADR – Deceptionista


Album + Videogame available as a Limited Edition SD Card + DL via PAN Records December 11th, 2015

Preview: http://delinear.p-a-n.org/0088fee45a

SELECTED PRESS
Tiny Mix Tapes | The Fader | Resident Advisor | FACT | Thump

Special Thanks Tabor Robak

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COLLABORATIONS LAFAWNDAH MEDIA MUSIC

LAFAWNDAH – TAN

WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY LAFAWNDAH, NICK WEISS AND TAMER FAHRI
DIRECTED BY LAFAWNDAH & NICK WEISS

From the TAN EP out on February 5th on Warp Records.
TAN EP Produced by Lafawndah, ADR, L-Vis 1990, Nick Weiss & Tamer Fahri

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TELFAR S/S 2016

TELFAR S/S 2016

Creative Direction by Babak Radboy
Animation by Culture Sport
Music Composed + Produced by Aaron David Ross
(c) 2015 – scored animated movie available 2016

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Thinkspiration – Dis Magazine

Music Composed, Orchestrated, Produced & Recorded by Aaron David Ross

Video by DIS & Capture This, installed at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland 2014

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Richard Burbridge for Italian Vogue

Sound Design, Original Music by GKFX

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Love Focused Like a Lazer


Documentation of “Love Focused Like a Laser”
A Hybrid Opera & Art Collective by Matthew Stone

View on New York Times

“Last week in Miami, just as Art Basel was beginning to feel like a desert of the truth, the British artist and mystic Matthew Stone arrived to create a spiritual oasis. … Stone’s optimism feels at once rainbowy and post-apocalyptic.” – NY Times

Performance credits:
Director – Matthew Stone
Music Director – James Connolly (L-Vis 1990) of Night Slugs
Costume Design – Shayne Oliver & Paul Cupo for Hood By Air
Vocalists – Kelela, Zebra Katz & Michele Lamy
Performance – boychild, Andre J, Matthew Stone
Choreography – Madeline Hollander
Environmental Design – AJ Gvojic of Thunder Horse Video
Producer – Vivan Thi Tang
Sound Engineer – Jim Toth of Timbre Tech
Music Collaborators: Aaron David Ross, Girl Unit, Helix, Matthew Stone, Massacooraman
Andre J costume: Renato Dicent

Video credits:
Producer: Lauren Siegel
Music by: L-Vis 1990, ADR & Girl Unit
Cinematography: William Graydon

Presented by The Hole gallery at Shore Club Miami on Dec 4th 2013.

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GATEKEEPER MEDIA MUSIC

Sword of the Gathering Clouds of Heaven

Video Directed by A.J. Gvojic + Gatekeeper

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GKFX MEDIA PERFORMANCE SOUNDTRACK

Fruit Machine 2


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Sound Design and Live Performance for Xavier Cha‘s Fruit Machine
at the New Museum, 2013