DSE is a platform created by artist David Schafer for the production and dissemination of electronic noise, processed recordings, live signal manipulation, no-input feedback, and voice. This includes live sound performances, collaborations, programming events, sound/transmission kiosks and sculptures. Dissemination and emission of sonic material encompass multiple formats including; live radio transmission, mp3 download sites, CD's, posters, records, and cassette formats. Utilizing both analogue and digital source material and processing techniques, DSE translates source material and data emphasizing an attack on the structural authority of intelligibility in language and sonic/spatial orientation. Focusing on the decay and mutability of signal, DSE performs both improvisational and composed events and works. The qualities and pursuit of noise stem from the interest in John Cages' ideas of determinate and indeterminate structures for composition and performance, as well as other philosophical and theoretical foundations centered around the discourse of noise.
DSE has performed at The Whitney Museum of American Art NYC, The Bronx Art Space, The Issue Project Room, Lumenhouse and Roulette in Brooklyn, Mildreds Lane in Penn, Control Room and L.A.C.E. in Los Angeles.