Collaborateurs & Projects
Saint Genet is a company that creates large scale, innovative environmental installations, image-based opera, body-based performance and dance. Our work has been presented at Frye Art Museum, On the Boards, the Donau Festival, the Luminato Festival, and in any number of abandoned buildings, alleyways, and secret locations. dl Salo and Brian Lawlor composed and performed live for several performances including Paradisical Rites, Frail Affinities and Sorrows.
Joy Wants Eternity
Ambient instrumental ensemble Joy Wants Eternity originated in a Seattle basement fall 2003 as a gathering of several musicians experimenting with instrumental walls of noise.
Joy Wants Eternity released three albums Must You Smash Your Ears Before You Learn to Listen with Your Eyes (EP - 2005), You Who Pretend to Sleep (2007), and The Fog is Rising (2012). Along with member dl Salo’s score, they performed on the soundtrack Mad Tiger.
A Story of Rats
A Story of Rats is a duo consisting of the Los Angeles/Seattle based artists Garek J Druss and dl Salo. This collaboration was formed to create environments and atmospheres that enable the listener to engage in a heightened experience that resembles an ecstatic awareness or transcendence.
Garek Druss is a Los Angeles based sound and visual artist who creates work that explores the balance between the physical being and the incorporeal or non-being. His aural works create active and engaged listening environments that allow for heightened states of self-reflection and phenomenological awareness. His work utilizes watercolor drawings, video, and vibrant soundscapes to create temporary ambient interactions that examine the human condition. Druss' interest in creating work that develops the public's sonic palette has lead him to several international residencies, multiple museum performances in the U.S. and Europe, album and sound art releases in conjunction with art exhibitions, installations, and live performances. He has collaborated in musical, dance, and performance-based projects, including the atmospheric electronic group, A Story of Rats
Earth and Ceremony
Earth and Ceremony is a performance art group created by Rachel Green and dl Salo in 2016. Their work includes an array of disciplines including dance, modern opera, sound installations, classical and electronic music, and film. The group often collaborates with other artists in producing new and exciting work.