From January 14 – February 25, 2012, The Box in LA is inaugurating its new location with Beneath The Valley of The Lowest Form of Music: The Los Angeles Free Music Society ‘1972-2012’, a comprehensive exhibition of LAFMS’s history which includes black & white photos, archival flyers, film, video and sound installations. Check out their website for an impressive programming schedule. If it’s anything like last night’s opening reception, you’ll definitely want to go to all the events.
Formed in the early 1970s, Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) is a loose collective of experimental-music anarchists who were joined by an aesthetic based around radicalism and playfulness. They’ve had a great influence on the spread and evolution of noise, avant-garde music and DIY culture in the past 40 years.
Also check out their upcoming performance on January 20th at the Getty Center as part of PST’s Performance and Public Arts Festival.
Archival images taken by LAFMS‘s website: