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From Open Gate Theatre:

Friday, February 10, 8pm
Open Gate Theatre presents The Moose Herd: SOUND, MOVEMENT and LIGHT – Drama / dance / music improvisations, featuring the LA Collective and Open Gate players. The LA Collective features Ellen Burr (flute, conduction), Laura Osborn (flute), Ken Luey (clarinets), Robert Leng (sax), Alexander Vogel (sax), Steve Lockwood (keys), Oz (Chapman stick), Jeff Schwartz (double bass), Owen Green (electric bass), Charlie Lowrey (percussion), Tom Steck (drums, percussion), and Nicole Strafaci (poetry), with special guests Cheryl Banks-Smith and Roxanne Steinberg (movement), Kio Griffith (live video art), and Anet Ris-Kelman (performance art). The Open Gate players include Will Salmon (flute, voice, performance), Vinny Golia (winds), Brad Dutz (percussion), Jie Ma (pipa), and special guests Anet Ris-Kelman (performance art), Carmina Escobar (voice and performance), and Antony DiGennaro (prepared guitars). Glendale Moose Lodge, 357 West Arden Ave., Glendale | $10

From REDCAT:

Friday, February 10, 8:30pm
Vintage electronics share a stage with the newest sonic technology when acclaimed Dutch composer Thomas Ankersmit highlights a two-night festival celebrating the CalArts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (CEAIT). Friday is “Noise Night” featuring L.A.’s own Damion Romero and the pairing of noise pioneers Zbigniew Karkowski and Xopher Davidson. REDCAT, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, 631 West 2nd St., downtown Los Angeles | $20 / $16 / $10

From the wulf:

Saturday, February 11, 8pm
the wulf presents Voice and the Composer – Odeya Nini, Andrea Young, & Denis Kolokol: An evening of experimental solo voice and new instrumental music, performed by Tara Boyle (flute), Elaine Cho (flute), Clarie Chenette (oboe), Christin Hablewitz (clarinet), Derek Stein (cello), Archie Carey (bassoon), Cassia Streb (viola), Nic Salas (violin), and Betsy Rettig (cello). the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles | Free, donations accepted

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, February 11, 8pm
PiE (People inside Electronics) presents Nothing is Real: psychedelia for piano and electronics, a kaleidoscopic concert of fleeting sonic images, epic journeys and eerie doppelgangers. The program includes works from Shaun Naidoo, Pierre Jodlowski, Linda Bouchard,
Charles Dodge, Alvin Lucier, and Mike McFerron. Performers will include Aron Kallay, Vatche Mankerian, Vicki Ray, Rafael Liebich, Genevieve Lee, and Louise Thomas. Pierre’s Fine Pianos, 11039 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles | $20 / $10 students

From LAFMS:

Saturday, February 11, 12pm (noon)
The Box is host yet again to another ful day of LAFMS and related musical performances in support of the exhibition “Beneath The Valley Of the Lowest Form Of Music: The Los Angeles Free Music Society (1972-2012)”. Performances begin at noon and will conclude by 7pm, featuring Extended Organ (Tom Recchion, Paul McCarthy, Joe Potts and Fredrik Nilsen), Jim Shaw (with Dani Tull & Eddie Rusha), Marnie Weber’s F for Ache/Dolphin Explosion (Marnie Weber, Dani Tull, Doug Harvey…with Colette Weber Shaw and Ariel West), Feedback Waveriders (Antony DiGennaro, Michael Fink, Paul McCarthy, Chas Smith, Brian Walsh), Vetza & Joe Potts, Ace and Duce, and Dinosaurs With Horns. The Box, 805 Traction Ave., downtown Los Angeles | Free, donations appreciated

From REDCAT:

Saturday, February 11, 8:30pm
Vintage electronics share a stage with the newest sonic technology when acclaimed Dutch composer Thomas Ankersmit highlights a two-night festival celebrating the CalArts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology (CEAIT). “Ambient Night” on Saturday features the debut of a new work by Ankersmit created expressly for the historic Serge analogue modular synthesizer, originally developed by Serge Tcherepnin at CalArts in the 1970s. Ankersmit, known for abstract, intensely focused electroacoustic work using hyper-kinetic synth and computer improvisation, kicks off a program that also features work by zerfall_gebiete, the duo of electronic ambient soundscape veterans Thomas Köner and Ulrich Krieger. REDCAT, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, 631 West 2nd St., downtown Los Angeles | $20 / $16 / $10

From SASSAS:

Sunday February 12, 7pm
SASSAS and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present the Ad Hoc series, having the honor of presenting an evening with Fred Frith. As a songwriter, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist Fred is best known for the reinvention of the electric guitar. Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock | $12 advance / $10 for SASSAS and CFAER members / $15 at the door advance tickets available here

From REDCAT:

Wednesday, February 15, 8:30pm
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth, REDCAT hosts two nights of rarely played music – some of which is performed for the first time in Los Angeles. The CalArts New Century Players join forces with the CalArts Orchestra to open the festival with a program of large-scale pieces by the American visionary, including Dance/4 Orchestras, Fourteen, Etcetera, Ryoanji, and Renga. REDCAT, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, 631 West 2nd St., downtown Los Angeles | $20 / $16 students / $10 CalArts students, faculty, staff

From musicweb UCSD:

Thursday, February 16, 8pm
Violinist Andrew McIntosh and bassist Scott Worthington perform Wolfgang von Schweinitz’s concert-length duo in just intonation, Plainsound Glissando Modulation. University of California San Diego, CPMC Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla | Free

From REDCAT:

Thursday, February 16, 8:30pm
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth, REDCAT hosts two nights of rarely played music – some of which is performed for the first time in Los Angeles. The New Century Players center the festival’s second evening on Cage’s seminal graphic score Fontana Mix – a telling example of the composer’s fascination with the ideas of indeterminacy, chance, and silence. In addition to the original Fontana Mix tape music composition itself, the program consists of instrumental group works composed using the Fontana Mix score by James Tenney, David Behrman, Cornelius Cardew, and others responding to Cage’s benchmark. REDCAT, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex, 631 West 2nd St., downtown Los Angeles | $20 / $16 students / $10 CalArts students, faculty, staff