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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
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.


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. A sonification of the city in cartesian rhythms, abrasive percussion and vertiginous chords.

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. Premeired at Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art during 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 comprises three scenes—display, work, and fitness—that invoke technologies developed to control and affect the body. Each scene traces the management of the body in different spaces and temporal contexts from factory assembly lines to therapeutic “after work” locations.

Featured in the exhibition alongside painted hot tub objects, Tajima’s machine-woven Negative Entropy acoustic panels portray spectrograms of field recordings from Toyota-powered Jacquard looms, an assembly line at a Toyota car factory in Japan, and a server colocation center. Using the same industrial source recordings, Alvin Aronson collaborated with Mika’s band New Humans to create a soundtrack for the exhibition.

Using microsound processes, the field recordings are recombined into washes of placid sound, through which cardiac drum machines periodically surface. The compositional process mimicking 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 control of time and space demonstrated by this global production system, the natural body comes in tension with the machinic body.

Opening performance

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

Alvin Aronson is an American musician and DJ.