posted Jul 30, 2012, 11:32 PM by Robin Enrico   [ updated Dec 29, 2013, 7:52 PM ]
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We found it.  The Silent Barn has nearly closed on a ten year lease with extension option on our new home.  Located in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn, this 10,000 sq. ft. space can house eight legal residents in apartments above a first floor with a large concert hall opening to a yard as well as rooms large enough to fit at a dozen art studios.  

But right now we need YOU to help us fill our studio and residential spaces with awesome people. Learn more right here . Tell your friends, have them tell their friends. We're excited to get the new Silent Barn of the ground, but even more excited to have YOU be apart of it

We've already had people coming up with ideas such as a Barbershop / Records Store and a Comic Book Shop to add to usual stew of projects. Check out our map of the space and imagine all the cool things you do in out new space..

And hey, we're not the only ones who are pumped. Check out these write ups in The Village Voice and Impose Magazine.


Tapes are being meticulously duped! 
Posters are about to print!
We're dreaming up a crazy tape dinner!

Stickers and shirts have been sent out- if you haven't received yours, we swear it's not Oscar's fault.


If your address has changed in the last year, please get in touch with Ginny! She's trying her best to get all the rewards to all our wonderful donors. Her email is She's also happy to field any and all questions!

DiTKO! Zine Library  


Party Lab  

Hey everyone, we just had our 4th DiTKO! Zine Reading at The Ho_se (current home of the DiTKO! Zine Library). In fact, Jordan and Robin even built the first of what looks to be MANY shelves to house the library.

The particular favorite zine this time was Oh No / Oh My by Kseniya Yarosh.

Detailing her ridiculous email correspondences after posting various W4M ads on craigslist in the mid 2000's, the 'zine was a source of much hilarity. And discussion among the attendees about their own on-line dating experiences.

Although few seemed to enjoy the 'zines as much as resident The Ho_se cat, Mr. Please.

Stay up to date on all DiTKO! happenings at


Silent Barn's other resident project, Party Lab has recently taken up a new home at the Clocktower Gallery. But if your wondering where you can listen to a bunch of old Party Lab recordings, wonder now more.

A large selection of the back catalog is available at

Also, many dedicated technicians have been filling out lab reports on Party Lab tapes all of which can be found here

So you could for example download the 4.8.11 show featuring Preston Spurlock / El-G / The Beets / Jeffery Lewis. Or watch a video of it and remember the good old days.


Silent Barn Lore     Baby Castles

Speaking of the good old days, did you ever have a good time at The Silent Barn? Of course you did. And we're tired of talking about ourselves so much. So why don't you tell us about an awesome time you had there.

We've been trying to collect old photos and download videos from shows and events we put on there. But if you have any of either, or just a good story you'd like to share about being at The Silent Barn please email us so we can add your story to our next newsletter.

In the mean time, check out our youtube playlist,our vimeo page and out Picsa album. And help us add to the Silent Barn archives.


We are also happy to report that former Silent Barn project Babycastles has teamed up Keita Takahashi, the free-thinking creator of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy to turn several of Takahashi's brainstorms into real-world, physical games for an exhibition opening in Manhattan in late August.

You can learn more on their official Facebook page.

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