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. LaBelle's interest in site-specificity reflects a desire to consider the relationships and tensions between art and a broader social environment.
His work has been featured in the exhibitions:
"Undercover: sound/art and social space", Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde Denmark (2003),
"Pleasure of Language", Netherlands Media Institute (2002),
"BitStreams", Whitney Museum (2001),
"Amplitude of Chance", Kawasaki City Museum Japan (2001) and
"Sound as Media", ICC Tokyo (2000).
He is the co-editor of the publications:
"Surface Tension: Problematics of Site",
"Site of Sound: of Architecture and The Ear" and
"Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language".
In 2001 he curated "Social Music", a radio series commissioned by Kunstradio, Vienna.