Andrew Raffo Dewar at the Santa Monica Public Library, February 22

Source: Santa Monica Public Library.

On Thursday February 22, 2018, 2018 at 7:30PM, the Soundwaves new music series at the Santa Monica Public Library welcomes saxophonist and composer Andrew Raffo Dewar to the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Dewar will perform and discuss his composition “Anabolism,” for soprano saxophone and live biofeedback electronics. In this piece, data from sensors monitoring the performer’s brainwaves and muscle movements is sent to a synthesizer, which interacts with the soloist based on both the sounds of the saxophone and on the performer’s physical and mental state.

Currently faculty at the University of Alabama, Dewar has studied and performed with Anthony Braxton, Andrea Centazzo, Bill Dixon, Steve Lacy, and Alvin Lucier, among other major composers and improvisers, and has published widely on experimental music.

Soundwaves is a concert series presenting artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders. Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at