Klaus Lang at Monday Evening Concerts Reviewed

From latimes.com:

Monday Evening Concerts has, in recent few years, become a significant source for news of the uncompromising avant-garde from Western and Eastern Europe. This month, the subject was Klaus Lang, a 40-year-old Austrian organist and cryptic composer who has said that sound is sound just as mollusks are mollusks, that composing is different from coming up with a formula for LSD and that acrobatics belong in the circus. His music moves with self-conscious slowness and strangeness. He gets a lot of his ideas from John Cage and late 20th century American experimentalism. He approves, moreover, in provocatively enigmatic statements, of Donald Duck and Michael Jackson. But he is also a professor in Linz, Austria, who has not divorced himself from history. Far from it.

Upcoming Transparent Productions Shows

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From Baltimore’s Transparent Productions:

Andrea Parkins & IRIS (Sunday, February 12th)
Andrea Parkins – electric-accordion & laptop electronics
Didier Petit – cello, Hans Tamman – guitar
Edward Perraud – drums and percussion

The Tim Berne’s Snakeoil (Sunday, February 19th)
Tim Berne – reeds, Oscar Noriega – reeds
Matt Mitchell – piano, Ches Smith – drums, percussion

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (THURSDAY, February 23rd)
Kahil El’Zabar – drums, voice
Ernest Khabeer Dawkins – reeds, Corey Wilkes – trumpet
(A Thursday, our 15th Black History Month presentation)

Kamala Sankaram Profiled

From Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra:

Kamala Sankaram’s voice (and accordion!) is one you won’t forget. And, surely, you’ve heard her before. As a performer, Kamala has collaborated with and premiered pieces by the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Wooster Group, eighth blackbird, Phil Kline, Fred Ho and many others. Her compositions have been featured as part of the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the Santa Fe New Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Music With a View Festival at the Flea Theater, American Opera Projects’ series “Opera Grows in Brooklyn” and in the article “More Song, Less Art(ifice): The New Breed of Art Song” in New Music Box magazine. And, for the animation fans out there, she’s voiced many a character on the Cartoon Network and Comedy Central. Kamala sings the part of Helena in Trillium E and has always brought a truly joyful spirit to her work in the Tri-Centric Orchestra. Read on about her latest project, “Miranda,” opening on January 12th in New York.