Bio

Lee Ranaldo 2012 bio:

Solo album “Between the Times and the Tides” released March 20, 2012 on Matador records, with contributions from Steve Shelley, Nels Cline, John Medeski, Alan Licht, Irwin Menken, Jim O’Rourke, Kathy Leiesen, Leah Singer and Bob Bert. Live dates with 4 piece band commenced in early 2012 and will continue in various far-flung spots around the globe for the foreseeable future, now with Tim Lüntzel on bass… New album completed June 2013, to be released on Matador in October 2013.

Continued works with partner Leah Singer (Sight Unseen; Contre Jour) have been large scale, multi projection quadraphonic sound+light events, w Lee performing ‘suspended guitar phenomena’ in various locations around the world. Also continued work with Glacial Project and Text of Light Group, which improvises to films by Stan Brakhage.

Leeʼs artworks and videos have been on view in the past couple years in gallery and museum shows in places such as Porto, Halifax, Miami, Tampa, Vienna, Prague, Gent, Bratislava, Auckland, Salt Lake City and in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Member of Sonic Youth, now in 30th year; visual artist, writer, producer etc. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer, sight unseen,

Sonic Youthʼs most recent recording: Simon Werner a Desparu, a film soundtrack [SYR9, 2011]. Archival release Live At Smart Bar, Chicago-1985 was released in Spring 2013.

Most recent books: Against Refusing [Waterrow Press 2010]; How Not To Get Played On The Radio [SoundBarn 2011].

SOLO/DUO EXHIBITONS:
Lee Ranaldo: Constellations. Galerie Jan Dhaese, Gent, Belgium. June 24, 2012-July 29, 2012. Selected drawings 2005-2011.
Lee Ranaldo: Endless Sleep. Monty Kultuurfactorij, Antwerp. May 17,18,21,24,25,26, 2012. A dual screen video piece, “Endless Sleep” w dual stereo sound, plus a group of videos from the last decade.
Lee Ranaldo: A Random Collection of Cells, Revisited. Gallery 16 ½, Victoria, B.C., Canada. As part of the Artlandia exhibition. September 22-October 10, 2010.
A Random Collection of Cells: Lee Ranaldo. Hogar Collection, Brooklyn NY. January 15-February 22, 2010. Solo show.
We’ll Know Where When We Get There: Leah Singer & Lee Ranaldo. CNEAI (Centre National De L’estampe Et De L’art Imprimé). Chatou (Paris) France. February 8–May 3, 2009. (prints, drawings, objects, video installation + an LR/LS curated forum of works by other artists).
ILOVEYOUIHATEYOU: Leah Singer & Lee Ranaldo. Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm. February 7–24 May 2009. (environment/installation with multiple image projections and surround sound. Catalog publication).
Space Within These Lines Not Dedicated: Leah Singer & Lee Ranaldo. Hudson Valley Community College Teaching Gallery, Troy NY. October 30—December 6, 2008. (prints, drawings, objects, video installation. Catalog publication).
Lee Ranaldo & João Paulo Feliciano. Fairfax Hotel/Country Club Gallery (Cincinnati). Miami Beach, Dec 6-9, 2007. Lge ink drawings.
The Peekskill Project 2006. Selected Artist. September 2006. Shibuya Displacement: a participatory soundwalk thru the town of Peekskill, a boombox ensemble.
DRIFT: Lee Ranaldo/Leah Singer. Gigantic Artspace, NYC. Nov 4, 2005-Jan 14 2006. (prints, drawings, objects, DRIFT video installation premiere).

GROUP EXHIBITONS:
Let’s Begin With A Line. Dorsch Gallery, Miami. April 5-May 5, 2012. Group show.
Membra Disjecta for John Cage:Wanting to Say Something About John. Freiraum Quartier 21, International MuseumsQuartier, Vienna. February 17-May 6, 2012. DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague. May 25-August 20, 2012. Collaborative piece with Zeger Reyers, live mushrooms growing on music score paper to create compositions.
John Cage 33 1/3 – Performed By Audience, A Celebration of the Centenary of the Composer’s Birth. Tampa Museum of Art. January 28-May 6, 2012. Artists select records for audience participation DJ ‘score’ by Cage.
Things Not Seen Before: A Tribute to John Cage. Group show. Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL. January 14-February 5, 2012. Showing etched record prints.
Powderfinder. Group show curated by Michael Morley. rice and beans gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. August 11-27, 2011.
Transport: Tara Fracalossi, Thomas Lail, Leah Singer, Lee Ranaldo. Galeria Cypriana Majernika, Bratislava, Slovakia. July 6- Sept 4, 2011.
The Smithson Effect. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. March 10-July 3, 2011.
To Be Continued… Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY. February 11-27, 2011.
Social Photography. Carraige Trade, NYC. Jan 19-Feb 5, 2011. An exhibition of cell phone photographs.
Sight Unseen – Leah Singer & Lee Ranaldo. Nuit Blanche, Toronto. October 2-3, 2010. Twelve-hour large scale outdoor sound+projection installation/performance.
The Last Newspaper. The New Museum, NYC. October 6, 2010–January 9, 2011.
Open Light In Private Spaces. Biennale For International Light Art, Ruhr 2010. March 28-May27, 2010. Ruhr, Germany. (LS/LR DRIFT installation in private home space).
Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter. (Sonic Youth) PS1. October 8, 2009 – January 4, 2010.
Looking at Music: Side 2. (Sonic Youth) Museum of Modern Art, NYC. June 10–November 30. Group show.
Bad Moon Rising 4. Galerie Sans Titre, Bruxelles. 2009. June 3–July 11, 2009. Group show.
DARK FAIR. Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln April 23-26, 2009 6pm – Midnight. Drawings, shown in the booth of the Malmo Konstall Malmo.
ROCK, PAPER, SCISSOR. Robert Berman Gallery, Los Angeles. February 28–March 21, 2009. Group show w a music theme.
Bad Moon Rising 3. Boots Contemporary Art Center, St. Louis, Missouri. January 16th, 2009 – February 28th, 2009. Group show.
Bad Mood Rising Special. ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program). Brooklyn, NYC. September 12, 2008. Group show. LR contributes 1 drawing and lge Paperbox wall text piece.
SONIC YOUTH etc : Sensational Fix. LiFE, St. Nazaire, France. June 17-September 7, 2008. First venue of touring show examining cultural works of the past 3 decades thru the lens of Sonic Youth. Subsequent venues: Museion, Bolzano, Italy (10 October 2008 – 4 January 2009); Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (31 January – 10 May 2009); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (29 May – 20 September 2009), CA2M Centro de Arte dos de Mayo, Madrid (February 2-May 2, 2010).
Possibilities of Action. The Life of the Score. MACBA, Barcelona. June 16-October 5, 2008. A show on the visual possibililties of modern scores, musical and otherwise. (LR contributed 2 graphic scores. A performance of one of these scores accompanied the events around this show).
Paul Thek In the Context of Today’s Contemporary Art. ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, December 15, 2007 to March 30, 2008/ Sammlung Falckenberg Hamburg 17 May—14 September 2008. LR produces limited edition locked groove 12” vinyl w etchings for collaborative installation w Zeger Reyers “Tr äge Thorens”. 60 copies of record made available for sale w covers by Reyers.
The Visions Come. NADA Art Fair, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art Booth, Miami Beach. Dec 5-9, 2007. Works on show along with Leah Singer and Philippe Vandenberg.
PLAY BACK. (Sonic Youth). Arc/Musee D’Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris. 20 Oct 2007 – 6 January 2008. Videos.
L’amorce ou la partition des possibles. LIA Art Center (Lieu d’Images et d’Art). Grenoble, France. September 15-November 11, 2007. Group show. (Torn Photograph, video works, “Blind Piece text-of-light” projection, in collaboration w John Armleder).
SET IN CONCRETE: NYC & Southern Tier: Art/Sound/Exploration. Spool Mfg, Johnson City, NY. September 1-29, 2007. Group show. (A Way Out Of History, 6’ & 5”, 4x Noise Movies).
[silence]. Gigantic ArtSpace, NYC. . January 31-March 31, 2007. October 15, 2006. Group show. (Torn Photograph for SR &RS).
Old News. CNEAI (Centre National De L’estampe Et De L’art Imprimé). Chatou (Paris) France. October15, 2006—January 28, 2007.. group show, artists working w newspapers.
Sonic Landscapes. (SCENE) Metrospace. Detroit, MI. September 15-October 15, 2006. Group show. (6’ & 5” piece).
Infinity, Etc. Mercer Union. Toronto, Canada. Feb 42-Apr 1 2006. group show.
My Moleskine. Exhibition of artists working in Moleskine journals. Tokyo, Tower Records Shibuya (and various Tokyo bookshop locations). Oct 1-31, 2005.
The Needle and the Damage Done. Harbourfront Center, Toronto. Artists records. Sept 22-Nov 6, 2005. Curated by Dave Dyment/Mercer Union.
En/Of. Museum Kurhaus Kleve. Germany. 12 May-24 June 2005. Group show—record album collaborations between musicians and artists.
Crossed Circuits. Hogar Collection. Williamsburg NY. April 23-June 6, 2005. Group show on the theme of synaesthesia.
Handlungsanweisungen/Instructions for Actions (#62). Kunsthalle Wien, project space Karlsplatz, Vienna. Outdoor installation. 100 artists provide instructional placards in an outdoor park setting. 2004.
FutureSonic. Manchester, April-May 2004. exhibited 6’&5” soundwork.
Gen.R.8. Gigantic Artspace, NYC. Feb 6-Mar 20 2004. group show. Composed a composition for the LEMUR instrument, “GuitarBot”; presented Madonna Generation, a print project, and a series of video feedback pieces. Also New Winter Generations (1983), tape generation experiments
Angelo Ippolito Memorial Exhibition. Rosefsky Studio Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY. November 2003. Group show. Exhibited Lost Highway 2001 block print.
Go Johnny Go: Electric Guitar, Art and Mythus. Vienna Kunsthalle. Oct 23, 2003-March 20, 2004. 3 assemblage works and also Sonic Youth stage installation.
Here is New York. Oct-Nov 2001 (ongoing). Photographic exhibition; pictures by NYC photogs in response to the WTC attacks of 091109.
Art Music: Rock Pop Techno. Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art. 21 mar-24 June 2001.
Acoustic Architecture–Architectural Acoustics. Parsons School of Design, NYC. Sept–Oct 2000. El Oido—4 channel ‘soundbox’
Elysian Fields. Pompidou Center, Paris. Summer 2000. Performances with Leah Singer (5//27) and Sonic Youth (5/25); music for exhibition catalog (SY).
Volume: Bed of Sound. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Ctr, NYC. (Sonic Youth). July–Sept 2000. sound/art show.
Sonic Matters, Sonic Kollaborations. Printed Matter, NYC. May-Sept 2000. Printed ephemera: posters, album jackets, etc from Sonic Youth’s career.
Sonic Boom. Hayward Gallery, London. May-July 2000.
Sound works by artists.
Acoustic Architecture–Architectural Acoustics. Stichting Vedute. Nov/Dec 1999. El Oido—a ‘soundbox’ condensing to 4 channels the Studio 5 Beekman show.
SSSHHHHH. Copenhagen Contemporary Art Ctr. Oct 1999. Event Point 1&2 for Copenagen, and Hwy Song. 4 channels sound installation and vid/gtr piece.
TRACE. Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art. Liverpool, U.K. Sept-Nov 1999. internatinonal sound/visual art show.
We are Everywhere and Nowhere, all at Once. Studio Five Beekman, NYC. May 1999. Solo show including 10 channe lsound installation, Hwy Song #1(vid/gtr) and photos.
…Just What Do You Think You’re Doing, Dave? Williamsburg Art & Historical Society. June 1997. Group show.
Charles Eldred Memorial Exhibition. University Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY. October 1996. Group show.
Picture This… CBGB Gallery. Oct 1996. A Year and a Day. Photo wall piece in group photo show.
Can We Talk? Basilico Fine Arts, NYC. June 1996. Boxes of Self, installation, with Leah Singer.
The Winter of Love. P.S.1, NYC. summer 1995. Silent Fury. sound/video installation, with Leah Singer.
Group Photo Show. Max Fish Gallery, NYC. June 1995.
Group Photo Show. Flamingo East, NYC. 1994.
Art of Music Video. Long Beach Museum of Art. Aug 89. Travelling group show.
Extended Play. art/sound group show. Emily Harvey Gallery, NYC. Feb/Mar 1988.
Three Painters. Hiro Gallery, NYC. 1986. Group show.
Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, N.S. 1984. Artist-in-Residence (with Sonic Youth).
Record Cover show. White Columns, NYC. 1982. The Ascension (for Glenn Branca). group show.
Alumni Artists. University Art Gallery, SUNY Binghamton, NY. 1981
NoiseFest Art Show. White Columns, NYC. 1981. group show.
The Volcano Show. Stuart Wilson Gallery, NYC. 1981. group show.

WRITINGS:
Books:
HOW NOT TO GET PLAYED ON THE RADIO. Chapbook. SoundBarn Press, NY. December 2011. Recent poems.
WATER DAYS/ JEAU D’EAU (with Leah Singer). Photo book and audio CD. Dis Voir, Paris. French Version and English version. 2010.
AGAINST REFUSING. Limited Edition Hardbound letterset book of poems, edition of 125. Water Row Press. 2010.
BURGLARPROOF WHEELBASE. Chapbook. Glass Eye Books, MA. June 2009.
HELLO FROM THE AMERICAN DESERT. chapbook. Silver Wonder Press, Chicago. November 2007. Poems dervised from Internet Spam emails. Illos by Curt Kirkwood.
SORRY MATT. Mimeo folio of 12 drawings+text, drawings of Jandek concert at Issue Project Room, NYC. Bastet (Arthur Magazine) Mimeo Series. Limited edition 100 copies. 2006.
ROAD MOVIES. Expanded 10th anniversary edition, included exclusive 60 min “Ambient for Vancouver” CD. Soft Skull Press/Important Records.. 2005.
ROAD MOVIES. Expanded 10th anniversary edition. Soft Skull Press. NYC. 2004.
LENGTHS & BREATHS, WaterRow Press, MA. September 2004.
JRNLS80s. Soft Skull Press. NYC. 1998.
MOROCCAN JOURNAL: JAJOUKA EXCERPT. Ring Tarigh Press, RI. 1997.
BOOKSTORE. Hozomeen Press. CT. 1995.
ROAD MOVIES. Soft Skull Press. NYC. 1994.
FIVE STORIES. Illiterati Press. LA. 1987.

Publications/Catalogs etc:
PERFORMA ’09-BACK TO FUTURISM. Roselee Goldberg, ed. A conversation btwn Mike Kelley and Lee Ranaldo about Noise Music, and a piece on Text of Light’s Performa performance of that year’s festival. Sept, 2011.
SONIC YOUTH ETC: SENSATIONAL FIX. Catalog of the touring European show (includes many works photos and texts by LR). November 2008.
ILOVEYOUIHATEYOU: LEAH SINGER & LEE RANALDO. Magasin3 Stockholm Konsthall, exhibition catalogue no 40. Catalog to accompany exhibition of same name. Extensive interview and photos. Published in cooperation with Libraryman. 2008.
STOMACH RAINBOW. Catalogue of works by Davide Balula, the title taken from my included text, ‘Naval Milk Prison’. 2008.
[PHILIPPE VANDENBERG catalog] 2007. Included my text ‘Hairstyle Assasination’.
En/Of. Museum Kurhaus Kleve. Germany. 2005.
DRIFT: LEAH SINGER & LEE RANALDO. Catalog for exhibition of same name at Gigantic Art Space, NYC. Published in association with Plexifilm. Slipcase containing DVD and hardcover book w photos poems essays. 2005.
GEN-R-8. Gigantic Artspace, NYC. 2004.
GO JOHNNY GO: DI E-GITARRE-KUNST UND MYTHOS. Steidl Kunsthalle Wien. 2003. (LR: HWY SONGS 1-3; SY: The Destroyed Stage)
SONIC YOUTH de A a Z. Bertrand Dermoncourt. Les Guides MusicBook (F). 2002.
VEDUTE 1991-2001. Vedute (NL). 2001.
SONIC BOOM: THE ART OF SOUND. Hayward Gallery, London. 2000.
SONIC YOUTH: LETTER FROM NYC. Little Cockroach Press #20. Art Metropole, Toronto. 2000.
ACOUSTIC ARCHITECTURE-ARCHITECTURAL ACOUSTICS. Vedute (NL). 2000.
SSSHHHHH….. Lydbutikken og Nikolaj Udstillingbygning, Kobenhavn. 1999.
SONIC YOUTH. Rafa Cervera. Editorial La Mascara. 1995.
CONFUSION IS NEXT: THE SONIC YOUTH STORY. Alec Feoge. St Martin’s Press. 1994.
I DREAMED OF NOISE. Ignacio Julia/Jaime Gonzalo. Ruta 66. 1994.
SONIC LIFE: SONIC YOUTH. Guido Chiesa. Stampa Alternativa/Nuovi Equilibri. 1992.
WHO’S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BRAIN? INTERVIEWS POST PUNK. Judith Ammann. Edition Suhrkamp. 1987.

RECORDINGS:
Sonic Youth:
SYR9: Simon Werner a Disparu. Original Film Soundtrack. Sonic Youth Recordings. February 2011.
THE ETERNAL. Matador CD/LP. June 2009.
HITS ARE FOR SQUARES. Starbucks Music. June 2008. Compilation.
SYR8. Sonic Youth Recordings. June 2008.
SYR7. Sonic Youth Recordings. April 2008.
DAYDREAM NATION DELUXE EDITION. Geffen/Universal. August 2007.
THE DESTROYED ROOM, B SIDES AND RARITIES. Geffen. CD. Dec 2006.
RATHER RIPPED. Geffen. CD. June 2006.
HELEN LUNDEBERG/EYELINER. 7” single. Goofin. June 2006.
MELBOURNE DIRECT. Saucerlike Records. 2005.
SYR6. Sonic Youth Recordings. October 2005.
GOO DELUXE EDITION. Geffen/Universal. August 2005
SONIC NURSE. Geffen. May 2004.
DIRTY DELUXE EDITION. Geffen/Universal. August 2003.
DEMONLOVER OST. Labels France, Nov 2002.
MURRAY STREET. Geffen. June 2002.
NYC GHOSTS & FLOWERS. Geffen. May 2000.
SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century. Sonic Youth Recordings. November 1999.
A THOUSAND LEAVES. Geffen Records. 1998.
SILVER SESSION: FOR JASON KNUTH. SKR1. June 1998. SF Suicide Hotline Benefit record.
SYR3. Sonic Youth Recordings. March 1998.
SYR2. Sonic Youth Recordings. September 1997.
SYR1. Sonic Youth Recordings. June 1997.
WASHING MACHINE. Geffen. 1995.
EXPERIMENTAL JET SET, TRASH AND NO STAR. Geffen. 1994.
DIRTY. Geffen. 1993.
GOO. Geffen. 1991.
DAYDREAM NATION. Blast First. 1989.
Ciccone Youth: THE WHITEY ALBUM. LP. Blast First/Enigma/Capitol. Sept. 1988.
SISTER. LP. SST/Blast First. June 1987
Ciccone Youth: INTO THE GROOVE(Y). 12″ single. Blast First/New Alliance. 1986.
STARPOWER. 7&12″. SST/Blast First. 1986.
EVOL. LP. SST/Blast First. 1986.
(OVER)KILL YR. IDOLS. 7″ single. Forced Exposure #1. 1985.
DEATH VALLEY ’69. EP. Homestead/Blast First. 1985
BAD MOON RISING. LP. Homestead/Blast First. 1985.
DEATH VALLEY ’69. 7″. Iridescence. 1984.
KILL YR. IDOLS. EP. Zensor . 1983.
CONFUSION IS SEX. LP. Neutral. 1983.
SONIC YOUTH. EP. Neutral. 1982.

Compilations (Sonic Youth):
AN ANTHOLOGY OF NOISE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC. Sub Rosa, 2002.
OHM: Electronic Music, Ellipsis Arts 2001.
PLATO’S CAVE/w Mike Kelley. Tellus 12. Music for Theatre. Tellus Cassette. 1988.
KILL YR. IDOLS. Sub pop 100. LP. 1987.
HALOWEEN. A Diamond Hidden in the Mouth of a Corpse. Giorno Poetry Systems. 1985.
DIG THIS! Speed Trials LP. Homestead Records. 1985.
DEATH VALLEY ’69(version). Plow LP. Organik Records. 1985.
SCREAM TAPE. Tellus Cassette Magazine #1. 1984.

solo work:
BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES-ALTERNATE MIXES. Lazy8 Records. 7” single. May 2012.
BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES-DEMOS. Lazy8 Records. LP. May 2012.
BETWEEN THE TIMES AND THE TIDES. Matador Records. LP/CD. March 2012.
WE’LL KNOW WHERE WHEN WE GET THERE. special pkg 12″ vinyl record/catalog-soundwork created for Ranaldo/Singer art show at Cneai, Paris. 500 copies limited edition. Feb. 2009.
COUNTLESS CENTURIES FLED INTO THE DISTANCE LIKE SO MANY STORMS. 12” LP w one side etched by Savage Pencil. Table of the Elements. May 2008.
MAELSTROM FROM DRIFT. CD. Three-Lobed records. May 2008. A compendium of various, mostly solo, tracks.
ALL THE STARS IN THE SKY. Lee Ranaldo/Zeger Reyers. Special pkg 12” vinyl record, each track an infinte loop. Sound and etching by Ranaldo/cover by Reyers. Created for Paul Thek exhibition at ZKM, Karlsruhe. December 2007.
VANCOUVER AMBIENTS 1-4. (with screenprint, edition of 500 signed, numbered copies). Important Records. 7” single. 2006.
AMBIENT LOOP FOR VANCOUVER (packaged with special edition of ROAD MOVIES, 10th Anniversary Edition). Important Records, CD. 2006.
MUSIC FOR STAGE AND SCREEN. DSA CD. November 2004.
NORTH SIX. Carlos Giffoni/Lee Ranaldo/Jim O’Rourke. Antiopic 3” CD. June 2004.
NEW LIFE AFTER FIRE (for Tom Thomson). With Dave Dyment. Art Metropole. 2003.
MONSOON. Ranaldo/Hooker/Roger Miller trio. Atavistic 2003.
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW THE CITY IS NEVER SILENT: A BESTIARY. LP, Chocolate Monk/Hell’s Half Halo. Collage of various 90s works, made for Belgian radio. May 2002.
FUCK SHIT UP. Marclay/Moore/Ranaldo trio. Victo. Nov. 2000.
BOUQUET. Hooker/Marclay/Ranaldo trio. Knitting Factory. 2000.
DIRTY WINDOWS. CD. Barooni/Atavistic.. spoken word and music. April 1999
AMARILLO RAMP (for Robert Smithson). solo guitar, etc. Released by Starlight Furniture, USA. 1998.
CLOUDS–VICTORIAVILLE CONCERT, MAY 1997. CD. Victo, Dec 1997.
Live Victoriaville festival concert also featuring Jim O’Rourke and Gianni Gebbia.
THE GIFT OF TONGUES. With William Hooker and Zeena Parkins. CD. Knitting Factory Works, 1996.
EAST JESUS: SOME RECORDINGS: 1981-91. CD. Blast First/WIRE magazine, 1994; Atavistic May 95.
SCRIPTURES OF THE GOLDEN ETERNITY. CD/LP. Drunken Fish/Father Yod, 1994-5.
ENVISIONING: Lee Ranaldo/William Hooker. CD. Knitting Factory Works, 1995.
BROKEN CIRCLE/SPIRAL HILL. CD/7”. Starlight Furniture Company, 1995.
GATE: BOSTON & NYC. MICHAEL MORLEY, LEE RANALDO, ZEENA PARKINS. CD. Poon Village, 1995.
SILICON. 7”. Table of the Elements, 1994.
A PERFECT DAY. CD EP, saw-blade shaped 7” . Musical Tragedies, 1994.
SPOKEN FOR GERALDINE. 7”. Precious Metals 1994.
FROM HERE TO INFINITY. real time re-edit for cassette/CD release. SST/Blast First records. June 1988.
FROM HERE TO INFINITY. locked-groove record. SST/Blast First records. June 1987.

Text of Light
MUSICWORKS MAGAZINE (TORONTO). 3 pieces on CD included with Magazine.
UN PRANZO FAVOLOSO. FinalMusik, Italy. January 2007.
012805 ROTTERDAM 1. Room40, Australia. January 2007
COSMIC DEBRIS VOL 1. Split 12” with My Cat Is An Alien (limited 100 copies). Italy. Dec 2006.
METAL BOX. 3xCD. Dirter Promotions. September 2006.
REEL 1. Archive CD release, limited to 200 copies. May 2005
TEXT OF LIGHT. CD. Starlight Furniture. June 2004.
TEXT OF LIGHT—Piece for Harry Smith. Vinyl w screenprint in clear pkg. Table of the Elements Lanthanides series. May 2004.
EN/OF #21—collaboration with visual artist Tacita Dean, limited to 100 copies. Bottrop boy, Germany. Vinyl. April 2004

Glenn Branca:
INDETERMINATE ACTIVITY OF RESULTANT MASSES. Performer. Atavistic CD. 2007.
SYMPHONY #1. producer and performer. ROIR cassette. 1983.
SYMPHONY #2. producer and performer. Atavistic CD. 1994.
SYMPHONY #3. Neutral Records. 1983.
WHO YOU STARING AT? Giorno Poetry Systems. 1982.
THE ASCENSION. 99 Records. 1982.

with GATE:
GATE: BOSTON & NYC. MICHAEL MORLEY, LEE RANALDO, ZEENA PARKINS. CD. Poon Village, 1995.

with William Hooker:
THE CELESTIAL ANSWER: William Hooker / Lee Ranaldo. CD. Table of the Elements/Xeric. Dec. 2005.
CLOUDS–VICTORIAVILLE CONCERT, MAY 1997. CD. Victo, Dec 1997.
Live 1997 Victoriaville festival concert also featuring Jim O’Rourke and Gianni Gebbia.
THE GIFT OF TONGUES. CD. Knitting Factory Works, 1996.
trio improvisations with William Hooker and Zeena Parkins.
ENVISIONING. CD. Knitting Factory Works, 1995.

Plus Instruments:
PLUS INSTRUMENTS: FEBRUARI-APRIL 1981. LP. Kremlin Records. 1981 (reissued 2012 on Poutre Apparente (France).
PLUS INSTRUMENTS. Vynil Magazine. (Flexi-disk) 1981.

Other Collaborations:
GLACIAL: ON JONES BEACH. Three Lobed Records. LP. Trio with Tony Buck and David Watson. July 2012.
LES ANGES DU PECHE. Thurston Moore/Jean-Marc Montera/Lee Ranaldo. Dysmusie. July 2011. Ranaldo and Moore, each in duo with Montera.
BACK TO LA TOMATE. Hifiklub with Lee Ranaldo & Jean-Marc Montera. EP. Parallel Factory. November 2010.
ALL IS LOST IN TRANSLATION. My Cat Is An Alien with Ramona Ponzini and Lee Ranaldo. Atavistic Records CD. November 2010.
AFTERNOON SAINTS: The Shirley Jangle (with Christian Marclay, Gunter Muller, David Watson). . 2xLP w etched disc side 4. Kraak. 2009.
NOTHING MAKES ANY SENSE:CLINE/GIFFONI/LICHT/RANANDO. No Fun Records CD. Nov 2007.
RANALDO/GIFFONI/MOORE/CLINE: FOUR GUITARS LIVE. Important Records CD. Feb 2006.
OASIS OF WHISPERS: Hall/Hooker/Ranaldo. Alien8. 2005.
30 DECEMBER 2004. BIRCHVILLE CAT MOTEL WITH LEE RANALDO. CD. Celebrate PSI Phenomena. 2005.

9 Responses to Bio

  1. maarten says:

    belgium

  2. gonçalo says:

    Lee,

    i´m Gonçalo from Barcelona, well, the portuguese who lives in Barcelona.
    thanks for the great/freak/noise/poetry show and also for the signature in my guitar, the converted fender jaguar.
    i would like to send you the photos. how can I send them?

    it was a pleasure to finally meet you. after all these years and after so many gigs.

    thanks for all.

    Gonçalo.

  3. Carlos says:

    Great pic. Maybe you need a guitar in that place.

  4. Alex says:

    You are my hero..Mr Lee…

  5. Tin Veil says:

    tinveil@myspace.com

    enjoyed your book and music through the years

  6. Juan De Cicco says:

    Great show on Saturday in Buenos Aires!!!

  7. Flavio says:

    Lee, 3 words… Show + Sao Paulo + Brazil

    …one result: all tickets sold out + lots and lots of people with a big smile in their faces for the rest of their existence.

    Thanx for all these years of great noisy entertainment!

  8. Dan Halstead says:

    Lee, I’m hoping you remember me from our early teens (14-16) when we would sit in your Oyster Bay apartment and play guitar. Even then you really impressed and influenced me with your fast learning and style, and I’ve been playing acoustic ever since – over 42 years!

    I left OB long ago, married Susan Higgins (remember that name in 2008) and we recently retired and live in Escondido now.

    Anyway, I have an old “hand written” songbook we entered current (early 70′s) song lyrics into and then we would try and find the appropriate chords. I would love to return it to you, if possible, after all these years. I think you would get a kick out of having it back in your hands.

    I’ve been watching your career and I am very proud of your accomplishments.

    Please contact me at the email address attached to this message.

  9. Ed Alvarado says:

    Hi Mr Ranaldo love your work! Ed Alvarado

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