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Screening
Always the Sun
International video screening event
Paadman Projects, Tehran, Iran

Exhibition
Works on Paper
Fine Art Faculty Show at Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA, 2019

Radio
Pink and Blue included in a curated radio program on Radiophrenia
Glasgow, Scotland, 2019

Award
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award 2018-2019

Exhibition
The Eros Effect
Bridge Red Project Space
Miami, Florida, November 2018

Project
Pink and Blue
Project at Richard Telles Gallery
Los Angeles, March 2018

CD Release
Dermis
Contour Editions
Curated by Richard Garet

Art Fair
Sound Positions
Context Art Fair, Miami Art Basel

Cassette Release
Geweih Ritual 
cassette release of remixed Hex Horizontal tracks
Los Angeles, 2017

Press
Psychic Liberation: Fine Arts Sound Lab Makes Waves of Noise
DOT magazine, by Solvej Schou

Exhibition
More Light
JOAN, Los Angeles
Curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando

Project
Not Quite Underground
Muenster Sculpture Project, Muenster, Germany
Curated by Mike Smith

Performance
Noise Action at Island of Misfit Toys
La Cita Bar, Los Angeles, 2017

Web 
Notes from Sub-Underground
a compilation of music, sound, and ephemera in protest of Inauguration Day

Interview
Yale Radio interview with Brainard Carey for WYBCX Yale radio. 

Art Fair
Istanbul Art Fair, Space Debris Gallery

Art Fair
NADA Art Fair, Five Car Garage 
New York, NY

Art Fair
Seattle Art Fair, Diane Rosenstein Gallery
Seattle WA

Cassette Release
DBY Records 
Czech Republic, 2016

Group Show
Siren
Five Car Garage
Los Angeles, January 22 – March 18, 2016

Press
Curate LA: A Conversation with Five Car Garage’s Emma Gray
January 21, 2016

Art Fair
Instanbul Art Fair, exhibited with Space Debris
Instanbul, December 2015

Group Show
Peace, Love, Freedom, Happiness, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, December 12, 2015 – January 16, 2016

Performance
Live Webcast on Ear Meal, LAartstream, May 6, 2015

Solo Exhibition
Models of Disorder 
Diane Rosenstein Gallery
Los Angeles, CA. January 31 – March 14, 2015

Public Project
Schoenberg Soundways
A three part dissemination of Arnold Schoenberg’s work through multiple formats and venues on USC campus
March 2-7, 2015

Performance
DSE at Human Resources LA, with Bastard Noise, Witches of Malibu, Amps for Christ, Relay for Death, Jason Wade, and Conscious Summary
January 10, 2015

Award
USC Visions and Voices Arts Initiative Grant Award 
For the Schoenberg Soundways, a three part dissemination of Arnold Schoenberg’s work through multiple formats and venues on USC campus
Los Angeles, March, 2014

Exhibition
In Exile
Space Debris, Istanbul, Turkey
Curated by Seyhan Musaoglu

Project
The Stranger That is Next to Me
Live Radio Performance, Echoes Place, stress.fm, Lisbon, Spain; Audio Diffusion, Errant Bodies, Berlin, Germany
Curated by Brandon LaBelle

Performance
Noiseconomy
Printed Matter, New York, NY, 2014

Performance
Deferred Action
Silent Barn, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, 2014

Exhibition and Performance
Dewey Ambrosino, David Galbraith, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, David Schafer
Sam Freeman Gallery
Los Angeles, CA, January 11 – February 8

Lecture
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Performance
Verklarte Nacht Processed
Studio 10 Gallery, NY, December 2013

Radio
Dermis, curated by Richard Garet for Dominique Balay’s online radio program “websynradio,” Paris, France, 2013

Exhibition
FOUR LETTERS TO MAHLER
Studio10, Bushwick
New York, NY, 2013

Performance
INTERSIST
David Kordansky Gallery
Los Angeles, CA, July 21, 2013

Performance
MATÉ
Sound Festival at Invisible Dog
Brooklyn, NY
Organized by Richard Garet

CD Release
David Schafer’s DSE 12 month CD project available for download and purchase at the following digital distribution sites: iTunes, SoundCloudbandcamp.

Workshop
Practicum at CalArts on sound art installation
January, 2013

Press
METROPOLIS, Mention in interview with Machine Histories. December 14, 2012

Press
METROPOLIS, Q&A on Point of View Blog. December 14, 2012

Performance
YANN MARUSSICH: Bleu with David Schafer and Dominick Fernow
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
Los Angeles, CA. August, 2012

Exhibition and Silent Auction
FIX-IT-UP TOO
SASSAS
Los Angeles, CA. August, 2012

Radio
120 HOURS FOR JOHN CAGE, “Staticage”, live radio stream on free103point9 and broadcast on WGXC 90.7, organized by Transmissionarts and the John Cage Trust, 2012

Performance
MUSICIRCUS
DSE performaned as part of MUSICIRCUS
Roulette, Brooklyn, NY 

Performance
NEURO
Night of noise including DSE, Chelsea Rector, Two Legged, Pedestrian Deposit, Damien Romero
Control Room, Los Angeles, CA, April 20, 2012

Project and performance
Radio Break, April 14-27, 2012 – Two weekends of Artists’ low-power radio transmissions and live performances. Curated by USC Roski School of Fine Arts, M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere 2012.

Exhibition
What Should An Astronaut Painter Do?
Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA, March 10-April 28, 2012
Curated by Roger Dickies

Lecture
Penn State University Fine Art Dept. Pittsburg, PA

Exhibition
UEBA/Roundabout
Studio 10
Brooklyn, NY, 2012

Exhibition
LaLaLand
Edinburgh College of Art
Scotland, 2012

Archive
The SOMN Archive in Murcia, Spain

Web
Werk.by
Glendale College Art Gallery, December, 2011

Lecture
Cornell University Art Department, September 2011

Lecture
Pratt Institute Sculpture Department, October, 2011

Project
Floating Points
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, NY
Collaboration with Stephan Moore of the Issue Project Room and Volume (IV), an improvising quartet featuring electroacoustic harpist Shelley Burgon, turntablist Maria Chavez, laptop artist Stephan Moore and electroacoustic flutist Suzanne Thorpe.

Exhibition
Chain Letter
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Curated by Doug Harvey and Christian Cummings

Web
Bodies in Space blog feature artist. July-August. Curated by MA Greenstein

CD
Sad Pavilion, What Should A Museum Sound Like? and x10R
1 & 2 CD’s are now available at Printed Matter Bookstore, NYC

Book Review
Separated United Forms Book Review for Amazon by Jenn Joy, Visiting Lecturer RISD

Exhibition
LOL: A Decade of Antic Art
Contemporary Museum
Baltimore, MD, June 10 – September 4, 2011

Exhibition
Collective Show: Cruise, School Nite at the Old School
A Project by THE THEY CO. in participation with the Festival of Ideas for the New City, organized by THE NEW MUSEUM.  

Book
Site of Sound Volume 2, edited by Brandon LaBelle, published by Errant Bodies, forthcoming release 2011, includes a chapter on my recent sound works.

Book Launch
Separated United Forms
Charta Art Books
Mandrake in Los Angeles.

CD Releases
What Should A Museum Sound Like?, David Schafer
Sad Pavilion, MDSE
{SØNiK}Fest, MDSE 

Lecture
Syracuse University Department of Art, April 2011

Lecture
Irvine Department of Studio Art University of California, Irvine

Teaching
Visiting Critic, Art Culture and Technology, February 2011
Cornell University Art and Architecture Program, NY Spring 2011

Exhibition/Sound
A Path of Souls, Sound Chandelier Constellation
Splatterpool, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

Exhibition/Sound
An Exchange With Sol Lewitt
MASS MoCA from January 22, 2011-March 31, 2011
Cabinet from January 20, 2011-February 19, 2011
Curated by Regine Basha

Exhibition/Sound
from one side to the other, I’ve dreamed that too
VOLUME / 323 Projects
323 Projects is a telephone gallery that can be accessed by calling 323-843-4652.
Curated by Robert Crouch

Exhibition
Collective Show 2010
The Silver Shed and Participant INC. NY

Exhibition
SYNAPSE
2/20 Gallery. NY. 2010

Exhibition
Day Job
The Drawing Center, NY

Performance
SASSAS SoundShoppe
Center for the Arts
Eagle Rock, CA, 2010

Book
Separated United Forms
Edited by Lisa Mark, published by Charta Books, 2011

Press
Crawdaddy! The Online Journal of Music, review of the Transparency Label, featuring a short text on “x10R.1/2″

Performance
{SØNiK}Fest 2.0
BronxArtSpace
Bronx, NY, July 2010
Curated by Seyhan Musaoglu.

Performance
Sad Pavilion
Mildred’s Lane
Scranton, PA, June 2010
Curated by Bret Schneider.

Exhibition
Scores
Diapason
Brooklyn, NY, December 2010

Performance/Exhibition
What Should a Museum Sound Like?
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, NY, 2010

Exhibition
Materia
Cabinet Exhibition Space
Brooklyn, NY, Opens April 21, 2010
Collaboration between David Schafer and Michelle Stroebe (nutritionist).

Exhibition
EcoArtSpace
Exit Art
New York, NY, 2010

Lecture
Harvard, Cambridge, MA, March 29, 2010.

Exhibition
4.01162010
MVSEVM
Chicago, IL, 2010
Curated by Bret Schneider

Exhibition
Think Pink
Sarah Gavlak Gallery
Palm Beach, FL, February 13-March 20, 2010
Curated by Beth de Woody

Auction
Little Red School House, Art Auction, NY, March, 2010

Edition
New Editions Art: print edition, LA, CA
An edition of a suite of prints representing language.

Exhibition
Implausible Structures
Castlebraid, Brooklyn, NY.

Screening
Implausible Structures
Castlebraid, Brooklyn, NY.

Performance
Home Listening
Mildreds Lane, Scranton, PA
Curated by Brett Schneider

CD Release
Two of the Beatles Have Died
Grand Parade, Brighton, UK.

Exhibition
Visionary Drawings
Harvard Incident Report Viewing Station, Mass MOCA, MA. 

Exhibition
Full Screen: Six Data Points in the Image
School of Visual Arts, NY

Exhibition
Scores
Lawrimore Gallery, Seattle, WA
Curated by VOLUME

Exhibition
Endurance: Visualizing Time
Abington Art Center: PA

Public Commission
Separated United Forms
One Percent for the Arts, public sculpture, Pasadena, CA

Exhibition
Pinkslips
George Adams Gallery, NYC

Auction
MoCA Benefit Auction: LA, CA

Visiting Critic
Yale School of Architecture, Guest critic for Joel Sanders class. New Haven, CT.

Web
Lament
Web based sound project for Viralnet and Calarts, CA

Web
I Want Your Texts…
United Nations Plaza Radio Network in Berlin reading project, by Karl Holmqvist

Web
In the Year 2525
Web based sound collaborative project, Radio Grenouille, Marseille