Born in Buffalo, New York, Lary 7 is a multimedia alchemist who coaxes profane, inscrutable sounds and images from various mysterious devices. His work mainly features vintage and forgotten electronic instruments and technologies. In the past he has taken the unique approach of modifying household appliances in order to give them a musical voice. As an artist, he uses analogue equipment whenever possible, steering away from digital.
Lary 7’s work has been related to the uncertain outcomes of a magician or scientist determined to see his projects through to their (il)logical ends. (as well as embracing failure and “irritainment”). He is a co-founder of Plastikville Records and has been a major figure in the New York experimental underground music scene since the 1970’s. In the course of the past decades he has worked on exceptional musical projects with diverse artists, such as Jimi Tenor, Jarboe, JG Thirlwell, Tony Conrad, Alexander Hacke, Larry Mullins, Dorit Chrysler, Bernhard Gal, Jacob Kirkegaard, Ken Montgomery, Michael Evans and Gordon Monahan.
A Tip of the Hat (to the 20th Century) is his evolving laboratory of sound and curiosities at the Clocktower. Throughout September 2013, Lary 7 will be in residence, working on a selection of experimental sound recordings in collaboration with other sound artists. Stop by to see his tower of rotating speakers and his strange and wonderful array of equipment.