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Friday, March 24, 2006

Here to Disrupt

Posted by on March 24 at 14:56 PM

I wandered down to Westlake Center to check out the sound installation by Inphaseprod (aka Robb Kunz) funded by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and 4Culture. Kunz, a former member of the Infernal Noise Brigade, set up a circle of speakers that looked like this, playing field recordings from protests, festivals, and other noisy places where the INB has played.

Kunz built the speakers out of used car amps, 7-ply poplar boards, and found parts. Mostly, people glanced as they walked by, but this cop hung out for awhile, talking to Kunz, and asking about the INB, who are going to perform as part of the installation tomorrow and Sunday. Kunz said it would be a last hurrah for a pack of INB members who are quitting.

So is the Infernal Noise Brigade going to dissolve? Kunz shrugged under the weight of his blaring one-man noisebox:

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It ebbs and flows,” he said. “It ebbs and flows.”