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Saturday, February 11, 2023

Music List 002

David Stanley Aponte, Sub- #5524, digital photograph, February 2023

Last 23 pieces of music listened to by Wheatboi Dave in the studio, 21.01.2023, Mendham New Jersey.

01 Luke Eargoggle - Worship Services 
02 Gong - Eat that Phone book Coda
03 Boards of Canada - Open the Light 
04 Christian Marclay - Maria Callas 
05 Magma - Spiritual 
06 Rhys Chatham - A Crimson Grail: Part Two 
07 Laibach - Dig it 
08 Wendy Carlos - Brandenburg Concerto #1 in F, BWV 1046 - 4 Menuetto, Trio, Polonaise, Trio 
09 PexbaA - Poscoce 10 Der Plan - Zur Alte Dschunke 
11 Terry Riley - Music for the Gift (Part 2) 
12 Piano Magic - Crown Estate 
13 Art Bears - Three Wheels 
14 Rapoon - Raising Earthly Spirits (full album) 
15 Ranking Levy - Mad Man Style 
16 Ranking Dread - Marijuana in my Soul 
17 Randall Hero (John Oswald)- Rainbow 
18 Ramblin’ Thomas - Poor boy blues 
19 Ralph River Band - Strange Vibration 
20 Raic - The Intergalactic Church of Kirk 
21 Raheem Hershel (Legowelt) - Gotta have the Pokey (full album) 
22 Musica Elettronica Viva - Unified Patchwork Theory 
23 Ween - Pure Guava (full album)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Music List 001


David Stanley Aponte, Sub- #5523, spraypaint on printed paper, 2023

Last 23 pieces of music listened to by Wheatboi Dave in the CBM Studio as of 2.2.2023, Mendham New jersey
23 Bach: Kantate BWV 106 - 2. Coro. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
22 PSS 2099 - Zero
21 Conlon Nancarrow, Study for Player Piano No. 19
22 Poison Girls - Another Hero
21 The Residents - Please Please Please: Live At The Appolo
20 Terry Riley - Music for the Gift (part 1)
19 Last Exit - Hard School
18 South Pacific Island Music - Pan Pipes Rereo Taba
17 John Oswald - Pretender
16 The Residents - Lizard Lady
15 Rufus Harley - Pipin' the Blues
14 Einstürzende Neubauten - Silence Is Sexy (full album)
13 Ween - Tender Situation
12 Monolake & Robert Henke - Avalanche
11 Biota - Circling These
10 Psychic TV - I. C. Water
09 Conrad Schnitzler - Blau (full album)
08 AMM - Generative Theme V
07 Hüsker Dü - All This I've Done For You
06 Phuture - Slam
05 The Legendary Pink Dots - The Pleasure Palace
04 Henry Cow - Arcades
03 Ground Zero - Crossing Snow Mountains With Yamaha Bike
02 Joseph Bodin De Boismortier - Suite No. 3 In G Minor: Rondeau: Gravement
01 Handel: Concerto Grosso #3 In G, Op. 3/3, HWV 314 - 2. Allegro
01 Tappa Zukie - Judgement Dub

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Music Odyssey


David Stanley Aponte, Sub- #4845 (Self Portrait), collage on paper, 2021

David Stanley Aponte’s musical odyssey has taken through the subaltern realms of four major cities.  Beginning as a teenager, Aponte honed his auditory prowess by maintaining one foot in the realm of deejaying and one foot in the realm of experimental music in Chicago, where he spent his formative years spinning records, creating beats, and founding the avant-garde music group MFM.  He then moved to Dallas, where the collaborative, experimental project of MFM took on new dimensions through collaborating with local musicians and delving into the underground clubs on the fringes of the city.  He also continued to explore techno, combining techno with the experiments conducted by MFM to produce tracks at Moontunes Industries in Dallas.  After further maturing as a musician, Aponte moved to Philadelphia to attend graduate school and receive his MFA.  While in Philadelphia, he continued to cultivate the experimental group MFM/FMF, while becoming acquainted with the underground scenes percolating the City of Brotherly Love.  In his post-graduate life, he moved to Berlin, which reaffirmed his investment in deejaying, as he started working intensively and extensively in the Berlin electronic and techno scene.  While continuing to cultivate a refined ear and sense of the sub-real, he polished his skills as a "Sub-real" DJ through the thriving club scene that makes Berlin a capital for musical exploration.  After two years in Berlin, Aponte has made his way back to Philadelphia, both to continue his work with MFM, but also to focus his energies on his activities as a DJ who spans and spins a diverse range of layered aural experiences from noise to minimalism, from electronic to psychedelic. His sets are not limited to forays into the subliminal sounds that pulse from his fingertips, but to an overall sensorial experience, including the visual and the physical, marking his work as a DJ not simply a matter of working with sound, but working with images, colors, and other sensations to create a transcendent, exhilarating environment for losing oneself in an ocean of sound waves.

- Dr. Malcolm K., Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 2015

David Stanley Aponte, Sub- #4011, Spray paint on art book, 2020

Friday, April 16, 2021

Sound Collages


David Stanley Aponte, Sub- #4844 (Remembering the Future II), collage on paper, 2021

I first explored and experimented sound in 1997 in Chicago, taking samples of waves of sound, tape loops, radio waves and field recordings to create an acousmatic sound pieces. These pieces would create an atmospheric space based the sounds created and the concept was based often on visual experience often inspired by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, films such as “Man with a Movie Camera”, “Haxan”, or “Passion of Joan of Arc”. There certainly is an influence from contemporary composers such as John Cage, John Oswald, Pauline Oliveros, and Terry Riley but I see these pieces more in the realms of a visual art experience dealing with the 4th dimension of time and space. I also intend these “Sound Collages” initiate a “Sub-real” experience and atmosphere for the participant. 

-David Stanley Aponte (aka Wheatboi Dave), Collective Brand Movement Studio, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 2010

David Stanley Aponte, Sub- #4842 (Man & Superman, Act III), collage on paper, 2021