Harry Partch and Andrea Centazzo Performances Coming to the Santa Monica Public Library

Source: Santa Monica Public Library.

ANDREA CENTAZZO SOLO PERCUSSION, ELECTRONICS, AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE AT SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Improviser, composer, and percussion innovator Andrea Centazzo performs “Cycles of Life,” a set of pieces for percussion, electronics, and video on Wednesday November 6, 2019, at 7:30 pm, with a concert at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium of the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

A pioneer of European free improvisation and an early part of the New York Downtown scene, Centazzo has made dozens of albums as a leader and collaborator, with artists from Steve Lacy and Derek Bailey to John Zorn and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet.

MUSIC OF HARRY PARTCH AT SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY

On Thursday November, 7 2019, at 7:30 pm, the Soundwaves new music series at the Santa Monica Public Library welcomes John Schneider and TJ Troy of the Grammy-winning Partch ensemble to the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium of the Main Library at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

The Partch ensemble specializes in the music of composer/theorist/inventor Harry Partch (1901-1974) using expert re-creations of his handmade instruments. Schneider and Troy will show films of Partch, demonstrate their replica instruments, and play several short pieces.

This performance is a partial preview of the November 9 Jacaranda Music concert which features the compete Partch ensemble and distinguished guests performing “The Wayward,” “Castor & Pollux,” and “Dark Brother.” Tickets are available through jacarandamusic.org Since 2003 Jacaranda has presented world-class artists playing imaginative programs of contemporary and canonical classical music, primarily at Santa Monica’s First Presbyterian Church. Soundwaves offers free previews of excerpts with artist talks the week before most Jacaranda shows.