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Mix for Level Radio
A mix recorded following the Brooklyn White Material label showcase & ACLU benefit. Featured in Pitchfork’s 11 Best DJ Mixes of November 2016




Effortlessly controlled even when it tips toward mayhem.Pitchfork





2016, Format: MP3 (1:59:27)  Stream





Brooklyn, November 19, 2016






Études Studio - Mix 15

A mix for Études’ AW16, which explores the zeitgeist of the hallucination generation and revisits the introspective tribalism of 90s subculture.




2016, Format: MP3 (1:06:40)  Stream






Berlin Atonal

DJ set @ Berlin Atonal, Saturday August 27, 2016




2016,  Berlin Atonal






rejected mix for dekmantel – Studio OST

Featured in Pitchfork’s Top 10 Mixes of June 2016




2016, Format: MP3 (1:05:50)  Stream






Studio OST is a collaboration with Galcher Lustwerk and Alvin Aronson. Their debut LP Scenes 2012-2015 pairs cinematic ambience alongside Rust Belt club tracks. “These are not so much songs as spatial fields: You enter and walk around, admiring the ingenious architecture.” 



Studio OST – Scenes: 2012-2015 (LWKMUS 003)
A1 Prelude
A2 Speed City
B1 Above the Waves
B2 Bent Light
C1 ITCZ
C2 Unnatural City
D1 1 Parsec
D2 Session
D3 Whitesands


One of the year’s most generously proportioned techno long-players — one far more sumptuous than its modest profile would ever suggest.Pitchfork






2016, Format: Digital, 2x12”   Stream  Vinyl  Digital  Merch





As close to perfect as any set I’ve heard in a good while.

Pitchfork




2016, Format: MP3 (1:07:57)  Stream






Los Angeles, January 8, 2016






An EP for Danish label Nord compiling original tracks alongside collaborations with Morgan Louis and Galcher Lustwerk. Sonifying vertigo in the high rise city.



Alvin Aronson - High Rise [NORD009]
A1 Brain Gray (ft. Galcher Lustwerk)
A2 Black Car
B1 High Rise (ft. Morgan Louis)
B2 Mat


A dangerous talent.RA




2015,  Format: 12”  Stream  Buy





Alvin Aronson’s debut EP on White Material Records



Alvin Aronson - City EP [WM007]
A1 Aevus
A2 Fog City
A3 Extension
B1 Hominid
B2 Drone Techno
B3 City 2


It’s got cool, instant classic written all over it.RA




2015,  Format: 12”  Stream  Buy





Other Projects



Army of Love (stills, installation view) 2016

Alexa Karolinski and Ingo Nierman’s Army of Love is docu-fictional video exploring utopian solutions to the societal malady of loneliness in the era of romantic commodification. Score composed by Alvin Aronson. Part of Berlin Biennale 9. Watch it on Ubuweb



2016,  Format: Looping Video Soundtrack (40:07)  K-W Institute Berlin  Ubuweb  Info  Exhibition





Negative Entropy — Mika Tajima, 2014

Mika Tajima’s Total Body Conditioning takes its name from a physical conditioning program developed to adapt the body to an exercise regimen emphasizing endurance, flexibility, and performance through the seriation of time and the partitioning of bodily space. The exhibition’s three scenes—display, work, and fitness— invoke technologies developed to control and affect the body, from factory assembly lines to therapeutic “after work” locations. 

The soundtrack, created by Alvin Aronson in collaboration with Tajima’s band New Humans, uses the same industrial field recordings from Toyota-powered Jacquard looms, a Toyota car assembly line in Japan, and a server colocation center (the same recordings used to generate the Negative Entropy acoustic panels, shown above). The field recordings are broken into extremely short sound particles and re-sequenced into washes of placid sound, through which cardiac drum machines periodically surface. Here the compositional process mimics the principle of “jidoka”—the core of Toyota’s production method of lean manufacturing that defines the relationship between machines and workers (referred to as “automation with a human touch.”) Through extreme organization of both sonic and rhythmic time, the soundtrack expands on Tajima’s exploration of the tensions between the natural body and the machinic body.



2014,  Format: Looping Audio (16:00)  Eleven Rivington NYC  Stream excerpt  Catalog









Alvin Aronson is an American musician and DJ.