Wild Up Performs Xenakis and Messiaen January 14 in LA

Iannis Xenakis
Iannis Xenakis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From LA’s Monday Evening Concerts:

Local new music group wild Up, known for intense concert experiences, mix crazy-delicate string sounds by Xenakis, and the bright clamor of Messiaen’s mini-concerto for piano, winds, and percussion, with windows into the astonishing world of music in the Philippines. Being on the edges of continents, not Asian, not American, may have helped José Maceda and Jonas Baes find their own routes. Unorthodox instruments and combinations uncover the strange familiarity of nature, and the familiar strangeness – as happens, too, in Messiaen’s birdsong transformations and the music of English nomad Frank Denyer, whose work was a revelation of the 2009-10 season.

Iannis Xenakis – Ikhoor
Olivier Messiaen – Oiseaux exotiques
Jonas Baes – Patangis-Buwaya
Frank Denyer – Faint Traces
José Maceda – Strata