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From CalArts:

Thursday, October 27, 6:30pm
California Institute of the Arts, B214a (The Machine Lab), 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
The Music Technology (MTIID) program presents visiting artist Trimpin. Trimpin will be giving a talk about his life and work as a electromechanical instrument sculptor and installation artist, followed by a Q&A session.

Thursday, October 27, 8pm
California Institute of the Arts, The Wild Beast, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
Guitar (+1): a concert of guitar solos and duets by Michael Pisaro, featuring Brendan Byrnes, Ingrid Lee and Chaz Underriner.


Thursday, October 27, 8pm
Royal T Cafe, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
A benefit concert for, featuring Deux Sons, Walsh Set Trio, SlumGum, and the Brad Dutz Quartet. is dedicated to positively encourage & inspire underprivileged children through art. Admission is $2 plus a suggested donation of watercolor paints, colored pencils, markers, pastels, brushes, sharpeners, art paper, and erasers. More information about this event is available here.


Friday-Saturday-Sunday, October 28-30, 8:30pm
REDCAT, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. Second St., downtown Los Angeles
REDCAT presents Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers
featuring the Golden Quartet: Wadada Leo Smith (composer, trumpet), Susie Ibarra (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano), John Lindberg (bass), and members of Southwest Chamber Music. A world-premiere epic journey performed over the course of three concerts, this major new opus by creative music luminary Wadada Leo Smith and commissioned by Southwest Chamber Music draws upon, and interprets, key events in the history of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 through 1964.
* Friday – First Collection: Defining Moments in America
* Saturday – Second Collection: What Is Democracy
* Sunday – Third Collection: Ten Freedom Summers

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm
Chapman University, Salmon Recital Hall, One University Dr., Orange
Chapman University Faculty Recital: Nicholas Terry (percussion), with guest artists Chapman Faculty Percussionist Justin DeHart, Pomona College Faculty Pianist Genevieve Lee, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performing:
* George Crumb: Makrokosmos III – Music for a Summer Evening & Otherworldly Resonances
* Shaun Naidoo: Nigerian Spam: an opera for solo percussion, pre-recorded percussion, computer voices, and Nigerian Spam e-mails and other selections.

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, October 29, 9pm
Sancho, 1549 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, Los Angeles

From Beyond Baroque:

Saturday, October 29, 9pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice
Beyond Music presents Walsh Set Trio: Brian Walsh (clarinet, bass clarinet), Trevor Anderies (drums), Colin Burgess (bass) exploring improvisation through contemporary classical music, jazz, and noise making.

From FaceBook Events:

Sunday, October 30, 5pm
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, Los Angeles
Wicked Nightmare Celebration!!! featuring: Timur and the Dime Museum, with special guests Noah and the MegaFauna, Ann Magnuson, Kristian Hoffman, Charles Bernstein, Ursula Knudson of Fishtank Ensemble, Veronique Chevalier, Dorian Wood, Liberty Larsen, Trio Kobayashi, Kari Rae Seekins, Peni Candra Rini.

From Angel City Arts:

Sunday, October 30, 7:30pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette – ‘Open Source’ CD Release Party featuring:
Jeff Gauthier (violin, effects), John Fumo (trumpet, effects), David Witham (piano, keyboard, effects), Scott Walton (bass), Alex Cline (drums, percussion). Jeff Gauthier brings his “Goatette” into Royal T for a special album release and kickoff event for his two weeks curating The Stone in New York City.

From UC San Diego:

Wednesday, November 2, 7pm
University of California San Diego, CPMC Experimental Theatre, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
Inspiraling: Telematic Jazz Explorations 2011. A concert of new music and integrated video conceived for the telematic medium featuring renowned improvisers performing at UC San Diego and New York University. Composers are UCSD’s Mark Dresser along with Michael Dessen and Sarah Weaver. Performers in San Diego are Dresser (bass and conductor), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Michael Dessen (trombone), and Joshua White (piano). The New York ensemble includes Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone), Amir ElSaffar (trumpet), Oliver Lake (alto saxophone), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Ikue Mori (laptop), and Sarah Weaver (conductor). Collaborators also include video artists John Crawford and Sarah Jane Lapp, as well as set designer Victoria Petrovich.

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