Lee Ranaldo and the Dust
Founding member of Sonic Youth, now in 30th year; composer/visual artist/writer etc. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer, Contre Jour, have been large scale, multi projection quadraphonic sound+light events, w Lee performing suspended electric guitar phenomena.
Following last years self-penned, song-based album “Between the Times and Tides” (Matador) – Lee Ranaldo and the Dust (touring band Steve Shelley, Alan Licht and Tim Luntzel) will have a new album out on Matador this fall.
Lee’s visual and sound works have been on view this year in gallery and museum shows in Vienna, Prague, Antwerp,Tampa, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City and in Brooklyn and Manhattan NYC.
Recent solo recordings include Glacial (LR/Tony Buck/David Watson) [Three Lobed, 2012]; Les Anges Du Peche: Thurston Moore/Jean-Marc Montera/Lee Ranaldo: guitar duets [Dysmusie, 2011]; and Afternoon Saints: The Shirley Jangle (with Christian Marclay, Gunter Muller, David Watson) [Kraak, 2009].
His latest collections of writings, How Not To Get Played On The Radio [SoundBarn Press 2011] and Against Refusing [Waterrow Press, 2010], enlist internet spam as a springboard for poetry.