G.X. Jupitter-Larsen

c/o P.O.Box 323, Fremont CA, 94537-0323, U.S.A.
http://radio.jupitter-larsen.com/
TEXTS by G.X. Jupitter-Larsen


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GX Jupitter-Larsen is an artist, based in Hollywood, California, who has been active in a number of underground art scenes since the late 1970s.

He has been involved in punk rock, mail art, cassette culture, the noise scene, and zine culture. During the 1990s he was the sound designer for the performances of Mark Pauline's Survival Research Laboratories. His best known work is as the founder of the noise act The Haters, who have performed all over the world, and appear on over 300 CD & record releases

Underlying all of Jupitter-Larsen's work is a peculiar mix of aesthetic and conceptual obsessions, particularly entropy and decay, professional wrestling, and a self-created lexicon consisting mainly of personalized units of measurement such as polywave, the totimorphous, and the xylowave.

In 1981, Jupitter-Larsen decreed all vacant lots in every city as monuments to entropy. So, regardless what city you're in, if you see a vacant lot, you'll be looking at an untitled readymade sculpture of his.

The transexpansion numeral unit (TNU) was invented in 1985 by Jupitter-Larsen to explore what he called "the distance & separateness in between linear counting locations that don't neighbor each other." When arranged in order, the TNUs form a spiral around the standard linear numbers. If one assumes that each individual linear number is a particular location along a counting order, then each individual TNU would be the distance between two selected linear number locations. Where the TNUs have been placed is unimportant. What is important is that anyone can make up their own personal numbers to symbolize any numeral interrelationship that Jupitter-Larsen's don't.
Instead of a way of doing arithmetic, what you end up with here is an emotional & philosophical barometer: I (pronounced a) is located in between 1&4 but not 2&3.

GX has worked in radio since 1983, and has done over 3500 hours of live radio art on 30 different stations in 11 countries.


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RADIOGRAPHY

KUNSTRADIO BROADCASTS:

1988, February 18, "Radio-Kunst bei CFRO Vancouver, I"
1990, April 19, "Final"
1991, December 5, "Building Empty Holes (I)"
1992, July 30, "Building Empty Holes (II)"
1995, October 5, "The Thinking Ross Did"
2006, October 22, "Tatsachen auf der Polywelle"
2010, Oktober 3, “Radiodolls”
2012, March 4, Kunstradio Classics 2 - "The Thinking Ross Did"
2012, September 2, Kunstradio @ Ars Electronica . Live on air – on line – on site "Loud Luggage / Booming Baggage" 



SELECTED LIVE RADIO-PERFORMANCES:

1983, Nov. 13-1987 Mar. 25, (Tuesdays 23h00 - 04h00) CFRO-FM, Vancouver, Canada
1987, Apr. 14, (21h30 - 22h15) Radio Banzai, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1987, Apr. 16, (18h30 - 19h00) Radio Rataplan, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1987, Apr. 21, (21h30 - 22h15) Radio Banzai, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1987, Apr. 26, (16h00 - 16h30) Radio Alize, Paris, France
1987, Aug. 12, (00h00 - 02h00) KPFA, Berkeley and KZSC, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
1987, Aug. 20, (20h30 - 00h30) KZSC, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
1987, Oct. 16, (02h00 - 02h15) KGNU, Boulder, U.S.A.
1987, Oct. 25, (00h30 - 01h15) KGNU, Boulder, U.S.A.
1988, June 9, (23h00 - 00h45) KZSC, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
1988, July 4, (20h10 - 00h10) KDVS, Davis, U.S.A.
1988, Aug. 11, (23h00 - 00h00) KZSC, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
1988, Sept. 8, (21h30 - 22h00) KZSC, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
1988, Oct. 2, (01h10 - 03h00) KGNU, Boulder, U.S.A.
1988, Nov. 11, (01h05 - 02h35) WRCT, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
1989, Jan. 20, (00h05 - 0h45) KZSC, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
1989, Jan. 26, (22h00 - 02h00) KFJC, Los Altos Hills, U.S.A.
1989, Dec. 5, (23h00 - 03h00) Radio Banzai, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1990, Oct. 4, (21h30 - 22h00) KZSC, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
1991, March 12, (00h30 - 01h30) KXLU, L.A., U.S.A.
1991, July 2, (00h30 - 01h15) KPFA, Berkeley, U.S.A.
1991, Aug. 27, (15h30 - 18h00) WFMU, Jersey, U.S.A.
1991, Aug. 30, (11h30 - 13h00) WFMU, Jersey, U.S.A.
1991, Oct. 8, (19h40 - 20h00) Radio Rataplan, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1991, Oct. 14, (22h00 - 23h30) Psychic Rally 104.5 FM, Zurich, Switzerland
1991, Oct. 31, (23h15 - 23h45) Frequence 4, Bordeaux, France
1992, Feb. 4, (01h00 - 01h30) KPFA, Berkeley, U.S.A.
1992, Mar. 19, (22h30 - 01h00) KFJC, Los Altos Hills, U.S.A.
1993, Mar. 6, (23h00 - 00h05) KGNU, Boulder, U.S.A.
1993, Mar. 18, (23h45 - 02h00) KFJC, Los Altos Hills, U.S.A.
1993, July 1 , (22h45 - 02h00) KFJC, Los Altos Hills, U.S.A.
1993, Aug. 19 , (23h35 - 00h05) KFJC, Los Altos Hills, U.S.A.
1993, Oct. 12, (01h00 - 02h00) KXLU, L.A., U.S.A.
1993, Nov. 30, (12h30 - 13h00) KUSF, San Francisco, U.S.A.
1994, June 21, (00h01 - 01h35) KXLU, L.A., U.S.A..
1994, June 22, (19h00 - 19h45) KSPC, Claremont, U.S.A.
1994, Oct. 27 , (22h00 - 02h00) KFJC, Los Altos Hills, U.S.A.
1995, Feb. 1, (00h30 - 00h50) KPFA, Berkeley, U.S.A.
1995, Apr. 27 , (22h00 - 02h00) KFJC, Los Altos Hills, U.S.A.


[BIOGRAPHY] [RADIOGRAPHY]

DISCOGRAPHY

G.X. Jupitter-Larsen (The Haters)

[Vinyl] [Conceptual&Cassette]

C.D.:

THE TOTIMORPHOUS
CD featuring a series of 16 noise collages. Each individual piece made from the sounds of things falling apart; some being partly or completely silent. Some of the gaps between the pieces are silent, while others are of noise. So while some pieces of silence are interrupted by gaps of noise and some pieces of noise are interrupted by gaps of silence, other pieces of noise are followed by gaps of more noise and other pieces of silence are followed by gaps of more silence. The theme being the role that uncertainty plays in knowledge. (V2 Archief, 1992)

BLANK BANNER
CD: "Noise as the Blank Banner of an Untitled Ideology", "The Facts On Polywave", "Strength Through Emptiness". (We Never Sleep, 1993)

WIND LICKED DIRT
Blank CD & sample of dirt packaged together with instructions which state that one plays the disc by rubbing dirt on it. Bypassing any need for a stereo. (Self-released, 1993)

URBAN SENSITIVITY
CD: "The Stuff Twitching", "Touch Upon Inappropriateness", "Accidental Similarity", "Slipping Between Slight". (Commercial Failure, 1994)

ORDINARILY NOWHERE
CD: "Smack", "Fireback", "Mangle Whack", "Make A Fire And Be Happy". (Released as part of the PURE Series by RRRecords, 1995)

MIND THE GAP
CD: "Mind The Gap #6", "Mind The Gap #8", and "Things Can Only Get Hater". All three tracks were produced from stapling records together with an amplified staple-gun. (Vinyl Communication, 1996)

DRUNK ON DECAY
CD: "Drunk On Decay 3", "Drunk On Decay 4", and "Drunk On Decay 5". All three tracks were produced from an amplified funnel eroding on rotating sandpaper. (Relapse/Release, 1997)

HEARING MUD DRY
Mini-CD: "Hearing Mud Dry". (V2 Archief, 1997)

CULTIVATING CALAMITY
CD: "Predetermined By Accident 8", "Predetermined By Accident 12", "Drop Ascending One", "Drop Ascending Two", "Drop Ascending Three", "Drop Ascending Four", "Cultivating Calamities" and "Cultivating Calamities Again". Liner-notes tell the tale of ŒFarmer-X & The Piggy Girls¹. (Vinyl Communication, 1997)

HATERS' VOICE OF VICTORY
CD: the clici-clic, smash-up, and auto-crash versions of "Haters¹ Voice of Victory", "Mind The Gap #11" and "Mind The Gap #12". (Self Abuse Records, 1998)



[CDs] [Conceptual&Cassette]



VINYL:

THE HATERS
Silent EP which comes with instructions which informs the holder that he must first complete the record by scratching it before he can listen to it on his stereo. (Self-released, 1983)

THE HATERS, IN THE SHADE OF FIRE
LP of 10 noise compositions made from the sounds of things falling apart. (Silent Records, 1986)

WIND LICKED DIRT
Blank LP & sample of dirt packaged in a transparent bag with instructions which state that one plays the record by rubbing dirt on it. Bypassing any need for a stereo. (RRRecords, 1988)

FUCHAIT
Flexi disc: "Fuchait". (vis'a'vis, 1988)

TRACTOR
LP of 3 recordings taken from live performances. Grooves on one side run from edge to centre, while the grooves on the other side run centre to edge. (Alamut Records, 1988)

FIRE
EP featuring the fire soundtracks "Fire 20" and "Fire 21". Pressed on translucent flame-coloured vinyl. Packaged in a clear transparent sleeve marked with black fire motif. (Silent Records, 1990)

A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO THE T.N.U.
Enclosed in this special third printing is an EP featuring four tracks of Jupitter-Larsen reading from the said text. Record has standard grooves on one side, and random grooves on the other. Booklet printed on grey card; record pressed on grey vinyl. (Alamut Records, 1990)

DISSOLVING METAL ZEROS
Single featuring two collaborations by Jupitter-Larsen & David Jackman. Both individual pieces are entitled "Dissolving Metal Zeros". (Banned, 1993)

K2 & THE HATERS
EP featuring two collaborations by Jupitter-Larsen & Kimihide Kusafuka; "Smell of Shovel" and "Will for Junk Foods". (Jointly released by K.M.I. and Banned, 1994)

POLYWELLE TYKIT
Single-sided EP: "Polywelle Tykit". (Syntactic, 1994)

TRUNCATED FORMICA
EP: the smash and clici-clic versions of "Truncated Formica". (Self Abuse Records, 1995)

SWEET AUSTERITY
Mini-LP: "Kaboom", "Kapow", "Random Cross Sections", and "Brisk Blaze". On each side the outside track plays inwards while the inside track plays outwards. Both end at a silent lack groove in the middle of the record. (Commercial Failure, 1995)

PREDETERMINED BY ACCIDENT
EP: "Predetermined By Accident 8" and "Predetermined By Accident 12". (Vinyl Communication, 1995)

ROT
EP: "Rubbish Often Tears" and "Reflections Off Trash". Pressed on white vinyl. (Apraxia, 1995)

A FURTHERED PAUSE
EP: "A Furthered Pause 2" and "A Furthered Pause 3". (Robot Records, 1995)

BREAKTHROUGH
Single featuring two recordings of the sound of breaking glass. Pressed on clear vinyl. Produced & engineered by David Jackman. (Banned, 1995)

DROPS ASCENDING
Double EP: "Drop Ascending One", "Drop Ascending Two", "Drop Ascending Three", and "Drop Ascending Four". First 200 pressed on translucent green vinyl. (Vinyl Communication, 1995)

NIRGENDS
Picture Disc EP: "Nirgends 2" and "Nirgends 3" (Syntactic, 1995)

A FURTHERED PAUSE
EP: "A Furthered Pause 2" and "A Furthered Pause 3". (Robot Records, 1996)

NIKUMU
Single: "Nikumu Ni" and "Nikumu San". Half were pressed on translucent red vinyl, while the other half were pressed on clear vinyl. (kubitsuri Tapes, 1996)

AUTOFICIAL
Compilation-EP compiled by Jupitter-Larsen, and featuring "Rectal Mucus Popsicle" by Smell & Quim, "Flint" by Chop Shop, "Calldown" by Com-Dom, and "Rough" by The Haters. (Noisopoly 1996)

BLOTCH
Single: "Stain" and "Smear". Produced by Mark The 3 Kord Scissor King, sounds of destruction were sampled, edited, and processed beyond all recognition. (Behemoth Records, 1996)

HELLO HATER
Single: "Disconnected Number" and "Unlisted Number". Pressed on greenish-copper coloured vinyl. (Pinch A Loaf, 1997)

CULTIVATING CALAMITY
Mini-LP: "Cultivating Calamities" and "Cultivating Calamities Again". Liner-notes tell the tale of ŒFarmer-X & The Piggy Girls¹. (Vinyl Communication, 1997)


[CDs] [Vinyl]
CONCEPTUAL AND CASSETTE

CONCEPTUAL


OXYGEN IS FLAMMABLE
A broken piece of plastic packaged in a small box. Enclosed are instructions which state that the broken plastic is a record. And that it's played by pouring water over it. The instructions also call attention to possible similarities between the sounds of water falling and fire rising. (Self-released, 1990)

SHEAR
Ball of cotton batting packaged in a small box. Rapped around the contents are instructions on three thin strips of paper. Instructions which informs the holder that the cotton batting is a recording. And that this record is played by being squeezed. The sound this record gives being a "sharp fluffy slightness" and a "thin fluffy pressed". (Self-released, 1991)

CASSETTE:

THE WHIPPING
C60 featuring a noise collage in two parts. A sound-poem made from the shrieks & cackle of a young girl being whipped by her lover. (We Never Sleep, 1987)

CLICI-CLIC
C60 containing a two-part collage of clici-clicing. (S.P.H., 1992)

BUILDING EMPTY HOLES
C60 featuring a two-part collage of clici-clicing. (Old Europa Cafe, 1993)

SILENT SHOVELS SMASHING SUT
C30 containing a two-part collage made from the sounds of things falling apart. Included is a 12 page booklet, published in Chinese, containing text about The Haters by the editors of the Taiwanese magazine Noise. (Noise, 1994)


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