Los Angeles/SoCal Scene

From the wulf:

the wulf presents guitar (+1), a concert of Michael Pisaro‘s music for the guitar (2 duets and a solo) curated by Chaz Underriner, featuring Brendan Byrnes, Ingrid Lee and Chaz Underriner. Friday, December 9 at 8pm | the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles.

From SundaysLive:

The LOS ANGELES SONIC ODYSSEY (LASO) presents performances of concert music created with the aid of technology, including acoustic and electronic works, composed primarily within the past ten years. With 12 loudspeakers surrounding the audience, composer JENNIFER LOGAN performs a live spatial interpretation of each work, enveloping the audience inside moving architecture of organized sound. On this program is Art by Myron Dyal: Charon’s Pantheon, Jennifer Logan: electroacoustic selections, and Bryan Pezzone: piano improvisation. Friday, December 9 at 8pm | Neighborhood Church of Pasadena, 301 North Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena.

From MusicWeb UCSD:

UCSD’s newest new music ensemble, Knell, performs works by Scelsi, Boulez, Aplinger, Kurtag, and Feldman. Knell is Allison Roush (violin), Eric Moore (cello), Scott Worthington (double bass), Ran Duan (piano), Dustin Donahue (percussion), Rachel Beetz (flute), Curt Miller (clarinet), Nicolee Kuester (horn). Friday, December 9 at 8:00 pm | University of California San Diego, CPMC Recital Hall, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla.

From SundaysLive:

Beyond Baroque presents the Beyond Music Series, with the Formalist Quartet performing works by Wadada Leo Smith, Andrew Tholl, and others. The Formalist Quartet is Mark Menzies (violin), Andrew Tholl (violin), Andrew McIntosh (viola), Ashley Walters (cello). Saturday, December 10 at 9pm | Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice.

From FaceBook:

(the) Handbag Factory presents, “only an emperor can know the real meaning of loneliness”, a film by Jeremy Morelock, with a live soundtrack performed by the Deglet Noor Fakirs, +DOG+, the Cthulu’s, Conscious Summary, plus videos and live soundtrack by Obscurer. Saturday, December 10 at 8pm | (the) Handbag Factory, 1336 S. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles.

From SundaysLive:

The Royal T Café presents the Los Angeles-based new music collective WHAT’s NEXT? in a concert that will include Rain Spell (Toru Takemitsu), Warped (Laura Kramer), Varied Trio (Lou Harrison), Six Ways to Be Alone (Ben Phelps). Wednesday, December 14 at 8pm | Royal T Café, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City.

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From FaceBook Events:

Friday, December 2, 8pm
Glendale Moose Lodge, Ball Room (upstairs), 357 West Arden Ave., Glendale
Open Gate Theatre and The Loyal Order of the Moose present an evening of improvisation with Therese Wong (cello, voice), Jie Ma (pipa), Trevor Anderies (drums, percussion), Kio Griffith (video), Vinny Golia (winds), Bill Casale (bass), Will Salmon (flute, voice, keyboard).

Saturday/Sunday, December 3/4, 7:30pm
LEHRER ARCHITECTS, 2140 Hyperion Ave., Silverlake, Los Angeles
Burrow: A two-evening performance celebrating a month-long residency at Lehrer Architects, featuring:
CAROLE KIM (site-specific performance-based installation), THERESA WONG (voice, cello), PHIL CURTIS (electronics), SHEL WAGNER RASCH (dance), LYN HORTON (drawings). RSVP here.

Saturday, December 3, 7:30pm
Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Dr., West Los AngelesLAFMS (LA Free Music Society) Extravaganza at the Getty, featuring:
* Extended Organ (Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion)
* Tom Recchion solo
* Smegma (Ace Farren Ford, Dennis Duck, Oblivia, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Donkey Flybye, Rogue Iniki, Vetza)
* Le Forte Four (Chip Chapman, Susan Farthing-Chapman, Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Potts) – First apperance of all original members in 30+ years.
Free Concert, but reservations are required: Click here for reservations.

Saturday, December 3, 10pm
Max Steiners, 2500 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
Scott Heustis Trio: Scott Heustis (guitar), Breeze Smith (drums), Tony Green (contrabass)

From CalArts:

Sunday, December 4, 5pm
California Institute of the Arts, The Wild Beast Theatre, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia
CalArts presents: Feedback, nothing, six and memory
A concert with 45 simultaneous performances (more or less) of music by John Cage, David Tudor and Alvin Lucier.

From FaceBook Events:

Sunday, December 4, 7:30pm
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
Open Gate Theatre and the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present the Sunday Series
* ROSS HAMMOND QUARTET: Ross Hammond (electric guitar), Vinny Golia (saxophones), Steuart Liebig (contrabass guitar),
Alex Cline (drums, percussion)
* DEVIN HOFF (bass), NICK MAZARELLA (saxophones), ALEX CLINE (drums, percussion)

From Monday Evening Concerts:

Monday, December 5, 8pm
Colburn School, Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles
Monday Evening Concerts presents pieces by Heinz Holliger (Trema), John Cage (Seven), György Kurtág (…pas à pas – nulle part…), performed by Stephanie Griffin (viola), Movses Pogossian (violin) Karen Ouzounian (cello), Jonathan Hepfer (percussion), Alice Teyssier (flute), Brian Walsh (clarinet), Vicki Ray (piano), Nicholas Isherwood (bass-baritone).

From Angel City Arts:

Wednesday, December 7, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
* Slumgum: Jon Amstrong (saxophones), Rory Cowal (piano), Dave Tranchina (bass), Trevor Anderies (drums).
* Daniel Rosenboom Septet: Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet), Gavin Templeton (alto/soprano saxes, flute), Jon Armstrong (tenor sax, flute), Brian Walsh (bass clarinet, baritone sax), Rory Cowal (piano, keyboards), Hamilton Price (bass), Matt Mayhall (drums), and special guests: Alex Noice (electric guitar), Lindsay Claire (vocals).

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Mark Dresser - Trio M [50D-3837_1]
Mark Dresser image by Juan N Only via Flickr
From SundaysLive.org:

Friday-Saturday, November 18-19, 9pm (both nights)
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice
Beyond Music presents: WILD UP ENSEMBLE/CLARENCE BARLOW
Wild Up Ensemble will perform pieces by Clarence Barlow, George Antheil, Conlon Nancarrow, piano rags by Albright and Bolcom, the Misfits, x-ray specs, Fear, and an arrangement of an arrangement (Black Flag —> Dirty Projectors —> wild Up).
Wild Up Ensemble musician roster available here.

From musicweb.UCSD:

Saturday, November 19, 8pm
University of California San Diego, CPMC Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet (BIG band) performing new and old works
David Borgo, Vinny Golia, Emily Hay, Andrew Pask, Tracy McMullen (woodwinds); Dan Clucas, John Fumo, Brad Henkel, Daniel Rosenboom, Kris Tiner (trumpets); Michael Dessen, Michael Vlatkovich (trombones); Jonathan Piper, William Roper (tubas); Wayne Peet (piano, keyboards, theremin); Tom McNalley (acoustic guitars); Steuart Liebig (electric contrabass guitar); Jim Connolly (contrabass, musical saw), Mark Dresser (contrabass); Rich West, Brad Dutz (percussion); Jeff Kaiser (conductor).

From CalArts:

Saturday, November 19, 8pm
California Institute of the Arts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia
CalArts welcomes Russian visiting artist Roman Stolyar (piano) in a duo concert with Susan Allen (harp, kayagum) celebrating the release of their new CD Together. The duo also performs with guests Peni Candra Rini (voice) and alumnus Gene Coye (drums), along with CalArts Improvisation Ensembles.

From SundaysLive.org:

Saturday, November 19, 7pm and Sunday, November 20, 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica
Jacaranda: Music at the Edge presents an evening of music by Henryk Gorecki (1933–2010), on the first anniversary of his death. Included on the program will be his Four Preludes for piano Op.1 (1955), Quartet No.2 Op.64 “Quasi una Fantasia” (1991), Quartet No.1 Op.62 “Already it is Dusk” (1988), and Kleines Requiem für eine Polka, Op.66 (1993). Performing ensembles include CALDER QUARTET: BENJAMIN JACOBSON and ANDREW BULBROOK (violins), JONATHAN MOERSCHEL (viola), ERIC BYERS (cello); LYRIS QUARTET: ALYSSA PARK and SHALINI VIJAYAN (violins), LUKE MAURER (viola), TIMOTHY LOO (cello); MARK ROBSON (piano); JACARANDA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, MARK ALAN HILT (conductor).

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, November 19, 8pm
(the) Handbag Factory, 1336 South Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles
THIEF & MikeMeza Present: MELT, a low key psychedelic affair
Music by Wild Pack Of Canaries, Bad Dreams, Tapioca and The Flea, Bellwether Ambassadors, Karma The Mirror, Blac Jesus and the Experimentalists. Catch THE STRANGERS FAMILY BAND laying down the vibe on the rooftop of this 3 story venue spinning the very best in Psych/Garage/Shoegaze & International Noise. Melting Walls by THIEF. Live Art by Jason Lund. Photography by Will Tee Yang.

From musicweb.UCSD:

Sunday, November 20, 12pm (noon)
University of California San Diego, CPMC Theatre, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
Telematic Class Concert
Penta Locus connects performers at five universities around the world by internet for a live concert. Collaborating with UCSD are New York University, Concordia University in Montreal, Queens University in Belfast, and the Hamburg Hochschule of Music. Faculty and students have composed new works for the concert. The UCSD contingent consists of students in Mark Dresser’s Telematics classes. Telematics is Dresser’s ongoing project exploring ways to incorporate technology as a vital part of the production and performance process. Audiences at each location experience musicians who are standing in front of them and musicians whose images and audio are piped in by internet and blended into the concert. Under Dresser’s direction at UCSD, the performers are Kyle Blair (piano), Steven Solook (percussion), Yeung-ping Chen (clarinet), Yvette Jackson (trumpet), Tiffany Du Mouchelle and Bonnie Lander (voice), Adam Goodwin (bass), Kjell Nordeson (drums), Joe Cantrell (electronics/guitar), and Drew Ceccato (reeds). On the computer/technology side are Jason Ponce (director), Sami Nacach, Alex Segal, Luke Oskam, Torrance Carroll, Kyle Tice, and Michael Cheng.

From SASSAS:

Sunday, November 20, 1pm (load-in at 12:30pm)
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
SASSAS and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present soundShoppe
soundShoppe offers a means by which sound artists can hangout on a regular basis and informally explore their medium together. soundShoppe offers experienced sound musicians an opportunity experiment with different instrumentations and approaches and play outside of their comfort zone. soundShoppe also presents the opportunity for novice sound artists to interact with more experienced ones. soundShoppe at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock is a monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists.

From Angel City Arts:

Sunday, November 20, 7pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Duo Improvisations with Susan Allen (harp) and Roman Stolyar (piano), with special guest Vinny Golia (woodwinds).

From the wulf:

Sunday, November 20, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Avenue #203, downtown Los Angeles
* Sound for the wulf. by Nomi Epstein
* Stolen Synthesis Nos. 1-5 by Alejandro Acierto
* Species Endemic to a Hill by Colin Wambsgans

From Angel City Arts:

Wednesday, November 23, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
What’s Next Ensemble – LA Composer Project
The program will include pieces by Sean Friar: Fighting Words, Don Crockett: To Airy Thinness Beat, Wojtek Blecharz: Cartography, Louis Andriessen: Workers Union.

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Photo of Pauline at a dinner/concert in Oakland
Pauline Oliveros image via Wikipedia

 

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, November 12, 7:30pm
The Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Dr., (Westside) Los Angeles
PACIFIC STANDARD TIME PRESENTS: Carl Stone
CARL STONE (laptop, electronics), GLORIA CHENG (harpsichord), MIN XIAO-FEN (pipa).

From Metal Jazz:

Saturday, November 12, 9pm
blue whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, downtown Los Angeles
Larry Karush Group, Part II
Larry Karush (piano), Danilo Lozano (flute), Chris Colangelo (bass), Randy Gloss & Brad Dutz (percussion)

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, November 12, 9pm
Zephyr Vegetarian Cafe, 340 East 4th St., Long Beach
Zephyr and LVXEdge.com present 2nd Saturday Experimental Music Series with:
Scott Heustis (acoustic guitar), Orlando Greenhill (bass), Sander Roscoe Wolff (piano).

Monday, November 14, 8:30am-9pm
University of California Riverside, Center for Ideas and Society, INTS 1113, 900 University Ave., Riverside
“Improvisation, History, and the Past” a one-day conference
Speakers include Jayna Brown, Danielle Goldman, Anthea Kraut, George Lewis, Tracy McMullen, Pauline Oliveros, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Sherrie Tucker, Deborah Wong.
The conference concludes with a concert by Pauline Oliveros and Tracy McMullen.

From CalArts:

Monday, November 14, 2pm
California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Pkwy., Valencia
The Jazz Performance program presents visiting artists Vinny Golia, Dan Rosenboom, Gavin Templeton, Jon Armstrong, Alex Noice and Andrew Lessman.

From musicweb UC San Diego:

Monday, November 14, 8pm
University of California San Diego, CPMC Concert Hall, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
New Music UCSD presents Trio Kobayashi
Zara Teicher (french horn), Matt Barbier (trombones) and Luke Storm (tuba).
Trio Kobayashi specializes in the emerging field of just intonation music for brass.

From Angel City Arts:

Monday, November 14, 9pm
blue whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, downtown Los Angeles
Angel City Arts presents The Empty Cage Quartet
Jason Mears (saxophone, clarinet), Kris Tiner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Ivan Johnson (contrabass), Paul Kikuchi (percussion, drums).

Thursday, November 17, 9pm
blue whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, downtown Los Angeles
Angel City Arts presents Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch
Aaron Bennett (tenor saxophone), John Finkbeiner (electric guitar), Vijay Anderson (drums), Lisa Mezzacappa (acoustic bass).

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Christian Wolff at Subtropics
CHRISTIAN WOLFF image by alesh_ via Flickr

From the wulf:

Saturday, November 5, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles
First Appearance of the Elusive Gnarwhallaby which presents its first concert with music by Marc Sabat, Wtodzimierz Kotonski, Steffen Schleiermacher, Henry Gorecki, Edison Denisov and possibly Morton Feldman. The ensemble is a quartet using the work of Poland’s Warzstat Muzyczny as a starting point. Gnarwhallaby is Brian Walsh (clarinets), Derek Stein (cello), Matt Barbier (trombone), Richard Valitutto (piano).

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, November 5, 8pm
the Hive Gallery and Studios, 729 S. Spring St., downtown Los Angeles
Master Blasters of Sculpture 3 show!!!
Featured Artists Simon Lee and Jason Hadley, Tall Wall Artist John Haley III, Small Wall Artist Nathan Cartwright, Installation Artist Sam Koji Hale, and more, with music by Quangstuh, Astral Jubilee, Cinema Stereo, Salt Petal, Alejandro Gonzalez Gomez.

From Music and Conversations:

Saturday, November 5, 8pm
GAM Arts Center, 4975 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
Dia de los Muertos (a slightly belated celebration), with music by Mark Applebaum (Percussion Trio), Joseph Pereira (Percussion Quartet), Jane Brockman (new work for Violin and Piano), and more.

From REDCAT:

Saturday, November 5, 8:30pm
REDCAT, 631 West 2nd St., downtown Los Angeles
SCREAM Festival 2011: Sounding Images
Electroacoustic music merges seamlessly with electronically generated or enhanced imagery in this screening of 11 international works—a program that attests to the ongoing maturation of an electronic “inter-arts” that transcends disciplines, genres and geographies. More information is available here.

From FaceBook Events:

Sunday, November 6, 7pm
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
Open Gate Theatre Sunday Series and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present:
* BRUCE FRIEDMAN – EDGE STUDY (CD release): Bruce Friedman (trumpet), Motoko Honda (keyboard).
* MUSIC OF

: Eric K.M. Clark (violin), Alicia Byer (clarinet), Jeff Schwartz (contrabass), Breeze Smith (drums, percussion), Bruce Friedman (trumpet).
* SMALL FRY: Steuart Liebig (contrabass guitars), Bill Barrett (chromatic harmonica).

From the wulf:

Sunday, November 6, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown Los Angeles
UDP BIRTHDAYGANZA!!
UploadDownloadPerform.net is now 3 years old, and populated with over 1600 experimental scores contributed by more than 100 artists of various disciplines and demeanors. Join us to celebrate with a semi-randomly derived program of performances organized by Adam Overton and Francesco Gagliardi.

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Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith Image via Wikipedia

From CalArts:

Thursday, October 27, 6:30pm
California Institute of the Arts, B214a (The Machine Lab), 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
The Music Technology (MTIID) program presents visiting artist Trimpin. Trimpin will be giving a talk about his life and work as a electromechanical instrument sculptor and installation artist, followed by a Q&A session.

Thursday, October 27, 8pm
California Institute of the Arts, The Wild Beast, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
Guitar (+1): a concert of guitar solos and duets by Michael Pisaro, featuring Brendan Byrnes, Ingrid Lee and Chaz Underriner.

From MetalJazz.com:

Thursday, October 27, 8pm
Royal T Cafe, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
A benefit concert for OneLov.org, featuring Deux Sons, Walsh Set Trio, SlumGum, and the Brad Dutz Quartet. OneLov.org is dedicated to positively encourage & inspire underprivileged children through art. Admission is $2 plus a suggested donation of watercolor paints, colored pencils, markers, pastels, brushes, sharpeners, art paper, and erasers. More information about this event is available here.

From REDCAT:

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, October 28-30, 8:30pm
REDCAT, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, 631 W. Second St., downtown Los Angeles
REDCAT presents Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers
featuring the Golden Quartet: Wadada Leo Smith (composer, trumpet), Susie Ibarra (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano), John Lindberg (bass), and members of Southwest Chamber Music. A world-premiere epic journey performed over the course of three concerts, this major new opus by creative music luminary Wadada Leo Smith and commissioned by Southwest Chamber Music draws upon, and interprets, key events in the history of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 through 1964.
* Friday – First Collection: Defining Moments in America
* Saturday – Second Collection: What Is Democracy
* Sunday – Third Collection: Ten Freedom Summers

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm
Chapman University, Salmon Recital Hall, One University Dr., Orange
Chapman University Faculty Recital: Nicholas Terry (percussion), with guest artists Chapman Faculty Percussionist Justin DeHart, Pomona College Faculty Pianist Genevieve Lee, Cal Poly Pomona Faculty Pianist Nadia Shpachenko performing:
* George Crumb: Makrokosmos III – Music for a Summer Evening & Otherworldly Resonances
* Shaun Naidoo: Nigerian Spam: an opera for solo percussion, pre-recorded percussion, computer voices, and Nigerian Spam e-mails and other selections.

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, October 29, 9pm
Sancho, 1549 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, Los Angeles
BOW+ARROW PRESENTS (ONE OF A KIND PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION): NUKEWAVE BLASTZONE/ CLOWNS+FETUSES/DIVINEBRICK RESEARCH PROJECTS /GIMME UM+THE WALKING CORPSES plus DJ BADMAN BLASQUEZ, DJ ZSA ZSA VIDEO + MORE TBA

From Beyond Baroque:

Saturday, October 29, 9pm
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice
Beyond Music presents Walsh Set Trio: Brian Walsh (clarinet, bass clarinet), Trevor Anderies (drums), Colin Burgess (bass) exploring improvisation through contemporary classical music, jazz, and noise making.

From FaceBook Events:

Sunday, October 30, 5pm
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, Los Angeles
Wicked Nightmare Celebration!!! featuring: Timur and the Dime Museum, with special guests Noah and the MegaFauna, Ann Magnuson, Kristian Hoffman, Charles Bernstein, Ursula Knudson of Fishtank Ensemble, Veronique Chevalier, Dorian Wood, Liberty Larsen, Trio Kobayashi, Kari Rae Seekins, Peni Candra Rini.

From Angel City Arts:

Sunday, October 30, 7:30pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
The Jeff Gauthier Goatette – ‘Open Source’ CD Release Party featuring:
Jeff Gauthier (violin, effects), John Fumo (trumpet, effects), David Witham (piano, keyboard, effects), Scott Walton (bass), Alex Cline (drums, percussion). Jeff Gauthier brings his “Goatette” into Royal T for a special album release and kickoff event for his two weeks curating The Stone in New York City.

From UC San Diego:

Wednesday, November 2, 7pm
University of California San Diego, CPMC Experimental Theatre, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
Inspiraling: Telematic Jazz Explorations 2011. A concert of new music and integrated video conceived for the telematic medium featuring renowned improvisers performing at UC San Diego and New York University. Composers are UCSD’s Mark Dresser along with Michael Dessen and Sarah Weaver. Performers in San Diego are Dresser (bass and conductor), Nicole Mitchell (flute), Michael Dessen (trombone), and Joshua White (piano). The New York ensemble includes Jane Ira Bloom (soprano saxophone), Amir ElSaffar (trumpet), Oliver Lake (alto saxophone), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Ikue Mori (laptop), and Sarah Weaver (conductor). Collaborators also include video artists John Crawford and Sarah Jane Lapp, as well as set designer Victoria Petrovich.

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Andrea Centazzo - Mandala Roma - Auditorium
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From Sundays Live:

Thursday, October 20, 12:45pm
Pierce College, Performing Arts Bldg. Main Stage, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills
Brad Dutz / Chris Wabich (percussion duo)

From Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles:

Thursday, October 20, 7pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Los Angeles, 1023 Hilgard Ave., Westwood
Andrea Centazzo will perform MILLE: A MULTIMEDIA CONCERT, with musical and visual connections related to Garibaldi’s Expedition of the Thousand

From MetalJazz:

Thursday, October 20, 7pm
The Talking Stick, 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice
music from Israeli postjazz peaceniks Maetar: Hagai (horns), Itai (bass), James Gadson (drums).

From Sundays Live:

Thursday, October 20, 8pm
California State University Fullerton, Performing Arts Center, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton
CSUF Lloyd Rodgers Group in concert, performing Discourse on the Measurement of Tones – Book IV and Catastrophe of Meaning. The ensemble consists of electric bass, electric violin, cheap electric keyboard, and two percussionists playing vibraphone, marimba and drums.

From The Codega:

Thursday, October 20, 9pm
King King Hollywood, The Gypsy Room, 6555 Hollywood Blvd. (@ Whitley), Hollywood
The Codega presents The Fishtank Ensemble and friends, including AK and her Kalashnikovs, The Dustbowl Revival, Califa, and PLOTZ! More info available here.

From MetalJazz:

Thursday, October 20, 9pm
The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St., Little Tokyo, downtown LA
* Tin Bag: Kris Tiner (trumpet), Mike Baggetta (guitar)
* The Walsh Set Trio: Brian Walsh (clarinet, bass clarinet), Trevor Anderies (drums), Colin Burgess (bass)
more information available here.

From FaceBook Events:

Friday, October 21, 8pm
Loyal Order of Moose, Glendale Lodge 641, 357 Arden Ave., Glendale
Open Gate Theatre and the Glendale Moose Lodge present, Tears of the Moosechaser
Born of wood and rusty metal and melding a slew of genres from Folk Bluegrass to Industrial Metal. TotM has become considered Avant-Americana, Apocalyptic Country, and a variety of other volatile things. Performing in this edition will be David Zink (guitar), and Dana Cooper (guitar), along with Tears of the Moosechaser players: Blanton Ross (vocals, composition, lyrics), Antony DiGennaro (composition, guitars, prepared instruments, vocals), Igor Korvolych (mandolin, mandocello), David Tranchina (bass), Ulrich Krieger (bass clarinet), Chris Stewart (violin, vocals), James Barry (cello), Daniel Corral (accordion),
Gabriel Deutsch (banjitar), Paul Fuller (banjo).

Friday, October 21, 8pm
Exhibit [A], 555 Pine Ave., Long Beach
Break the Mold series at Exhibit [A] presents:
Anthony Shadduck Double Quartet featuring the performance painting of Norton Wisdom
Tom McNalley (guitar), Brian Walsh (bass clarinet), Devin Hoff (contrabass), Alan Cook (drums), and
Jeff Kaiser (trumpet), Alex Sadnik (alto sax), Anthony Shadduck (contrabass), Ted Byrnes (drums), and
Norton Wisdom (performance painting).

From Sundays Live:

Friday, October 21, 8pm
Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena
Music At The Court presents: The New Sound of Silent Film
Classic Silent Film, F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu” (1922) with Live Score Performed by Bassist TOM PETERS

From the experimental music yearbook:

Friday, October 21, 8pm
BETALEVEL, 963 N. Hill St., Chinatown, downtown LA
the experimental music yearbook Concert 3 features performances by John Bischoff, Scott Cazan, GX Jupitter Larsen, and Mark Trayle.

Saturday, October 22, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203, downtown LA
the experimental music yearbook Concert 4 features performances by Casey Anderson, John P. Hastings, Albert Ortega, and C. Spencer Yeh.

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, October 22, 7pm
Tribal Cafe, 1651 W. Temple St. #A, Echo Park, LA
Creative Alarm Inventions: an evening of creative music curated by Jonathon Grasse
* 7:00pm – Other Criteria: Robert F. Leng (saxes), Tom Steck (drums, percussion)
* 8:10pm – Christian Rosales (sax), Steve Abbott (trumpet)
* 8:50pm – trio: Jonathon Grasse (guitar), Emily Hay (flute, vocals), Tom Steck (drums, percussion)
* 10:00pm – Scott Heustis (guitar), Breeze Smith (drums, percussion), Ben Rosenbloom (keys), Tony Atherton (sax), Ellen Burr (flute)
and other surprises throughout the evening!

From CalArts:

Saturday, October 22, 7pm
California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
Wild Beast Concert Series presents Four Pianos and a Wedding
Two avant-garde classics: George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique (1924) and Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces (The Wedding, 1923).

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, October 22, 8pm
Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena
Music At The Court presents: California E.A.R. Unit
Vicky Ray (piano), Eric KM Clark (violin), Amy Knoles (percussion) performing new works by Macedonian composer Darija Andovska, Portuguese composer Miguel Azguime, Berlin’s Michael Maierhof, New York’s Lisa Coons, Rhode Island’s Todd Winkler, and CSULB faculty composer Alan Schockley.

From FaceBook Events:

Saturday, October 22, 8pm
Pieter Studio, 420 West Avenue 33 Unit 10, Lincoln Heights, LA
Open Gate Theatre presents an evening of improvisation, featuring:
Jie Ma (pipa), Alex Cline (percussion), Kio Griffith (video), Will Salmon (flute, voice, movement), Mitsu Salmon (movement, voice).

From SASSAS:

Sunday, October 23, 1pm (12:30 load-in)
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, 2225 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock, LA
soundShoppe is a monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.

From CalArts:

Monday, October 24, 2pm
California Institute of the Arts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
The Jazz Performance program presents visiting artist Nicole Mitchell, as part of the Jazz Forum class.

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Philip Glass
Philip Glass (Image via RottenTomatoes.com)

From SASSAS:

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home St., LA
SASSAS and Human Resources LA present: AD HOC #3: Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings, and Casey Anderson
Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings have performed together as a duo since meeting within Boston’s “lowercase” improvising community in 2005. Their music explores an unpredictable relationship with making sounds, achieved by elaborate preparation and extension of acoustic soundboxes, such as drums or cello, and expanded via original electronic instruments, ranging from naked circuitboards to amplified kitchen objects. Casey Anderson is an artist working in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations.

From Angel City Arts:

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Angel City Arts presents Dromedary & Tone Drift Trio
Dromedary is: Ross Hammond, guitar; Steuart Liebig, bass; Alan Cook, drums
Tone Drift Trio is: G.E. Stinson, guitar & electronics; Steuart Liebig, bass; Kris Tiner, trumpet

From FaceBook Events:

Thursday/Friday/Saturday, October 13/14/15
San Diego BRAINBOMB 2 Festival of 4D Sound and Visuals
* Thurs., Oct. 13, 8pm
The Tin Can Alehouse, 1863 5TH AVE (between Elm & Fir), San Diego
Michael Trigilio vs. Kyle Wright (Total synth smackdown!), Nicey Nice World, Hing, Sean Francis Conway, Memorial Cervix, with Psychedelic Light Projections By Monsterpussy
* Fri., Oct. 14, 7pm
Til2 Club, 4746 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
Brian Ellis Group, Riververb, Joy, Conscious Summary, with Liquid Light Projections by Operation: Mindblow
* Sat., Oct 15, 7pm
Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
Tit Wrench, Prizehog (San Francisco), Actuary (Los Angeles), Buzz or Howl (SD/LA), Echo Beds (Denver, CO), PSYCHO MAGIC (SD), with Liquid Light Projections by Operation: Mindblow

From the wulf:

Friday, October 14, 8pm
the wulf, 1026 South Santa Fe Ave. #203 (entrance on Sacramento St.), Los Angeles
dedicated to experimental arts, the wulf presents:
the experimental music yearbook, Concert 2: The music of Hans W. Koch

From blue whale:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday, October 14/15/16, 8:30pm
blue whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles
in concert: Kneebody – Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Kaveh Rastegar (electric bass), Nate Wood (drums), Shane Endsley (trumpet).

From Sundays Live:

Saturday, October 15, 8pm
Boston Court, 70 North Mentor Ave., Pasadena
Music At Boston Court presents OperaWorks – THE NEWEST RECITAL IN THE WORLD
Watch what happens when the OperaWorks ensemble invents a custom recital right in front of your eyes with made-to-order music at your request. This is a one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-repeated evening of entirely improvised arias, duets, trios, and scenes complete with improvised accompaniment, and performed without any prepared or printed music.
OperaWorks ensemble artists Ann Baltz, Kristina Driskill, Wendy Hillhouse, Patrice Pastore, Enrique Toral

From Jacaranda Music:

Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm / Sunday, October 16, 6pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second St., Santa Monica
Jacaranda presents: A Vast Clearing, the music of Phillip Glass and Nico Mulhy
Glass’ String Quartet No. 5 and Another Look at Harmony IV, as well as Mulhy’s Clear Music will be performed by Cecilia Tsan (cello), Maria Casale (harp), Aron Kallay (celesta), Lyris Quartet (Alyssa Park and Shalini Vijayan – violins, Luke Maurer – viola, Timothy Loo – cello), Mark Alan Hilt (organ), Jacaranda Chamber Singers, Scott Dunn (conductor).

From Sundays Live:

Sunday, October 16, 3pm
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, 6300 Hetzler Rd., Culver City
SASSAS presents: sound.
sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook features new compositions by percussionist Alex Cline, experimental collective Lady Noise and brass specialist William Roper. These new SASSAS commissions will be played by more than 30 Los Angeles area musicians arrayed in different locations across the historic topography of the Overlook. SASSAS invited each composer to make a field recording at the Overlook and respond to it with a new work focusing on percussion (Cline), electronics (Lady Noise) and lip reeds (Roper).

From California Institute of the Arts:

Monday, October 17, 2pm
CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts presents visiting artists: Kneebody in concert
Adam Benjamin (Fender Rhodes piano), Ben Wendel (saxophone), Kaveh Rastegar (electric bass), Nate Wood (drums), Shane Endsley (trumpet).

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From Angel City Arts

Wednesday, October 5, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Slumgum with Special Guest Dwight Trible
Vocalist Dwight Trible collaborates with Slumgum, for an memorable evening of adventurous music. Slumgum is: Jon Armstrong, Tenor Sax; Rory Cowal, Piano; Dave Tranchina, Bass; Trevor Anderies, Drums.

From FaceBook Events

Thursday, October 6, 7pm
The Battery Books and Music, 1005-b Mission St., South Pasadena
A new trio, Base 4, plays Jazz standards interpreted in somewhat ‘free’ style. Derek Bomback – guitar, Alan Cook – Drums, Bruce Friedman – trumpet.

From MetalJazz.com

Thursday, October 6, 9pm
The Mint, 6010 West Pico Blvd., LA
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey carry their eruptive ambition to the realm of concept album with their new “Race Riot Suite,” simultaneously old-timey, modern and autobiographical. A horn section featuring Peter Apfelbaum augments the quartet to reproduce the record.

From FaceBook Events

Thursday/Friday, October 6/7, 8pm
Wind Tunnel Gallery, Art Center South, 950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena
AxS Festival 2011 presents:
IGNITE / FLOW, Curated by Steve Roden
three commissioned works by Mark So, Yann Novak / Robert Crouch and Carole Kim
CAROLE KIM – direction/video installation, OGURI + ROXANNE STEINBERG – dance, AARON DRAKE – sound, JESSE GILBERT – video processing, MOSES HACMON – live-feed video, BILL BALLOU – co-technical direction / design, JANELLE WEATHERFORD – co-technical direction / lighting design

Friday, October 7, 9pm
Bootleg Theatre Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd., LA
The Bootleg Theatre presents Chicago’s Mucca Pazza, and Los Angeles’ own Timur and the Dime Museum, and AK and Her Kalishnakovs in concert.

Saturday, October 8, 1pm
Inner-City Arts, 720 Kohler St., Los Angeles
World Festival of Sacred Music, Los Angeles presents:
Right Here, Right Now: Cristian Amigo and Surrealestate
In an exhilarating synthesis of styles and sounds, New York composer-guitarist Cristian Amigo joins Los Angelenos Surrealestate for the premiere of Amigo’s Right Here, Right Now, written specially for the long-standing L.A. music collective. This improvisational piece focuses on the mindful and empathic experience that performers and audiences share as they both shape and transform the music. With group passages, individual solos, extended techniques and electronics, Right Here, Right Now encompasses multiple artistic and cultural perspectives, overlapping planes of time and space. Surrealestate is: Jonathon Grasse – electric guitar, David Martinelli – percussion, Jeff Schwartz – bass; Charles Sharp – winds and small instruments. New music champion Gustavo Aguilar joins the ensemble on drums and percussion.

Saturday, October 8, 9pm
Zephyr Cafe, 340 East 4th St., Long Beach
Alan Cook – drumset/percussion with Steuart Liebig – bass guitars/applied tools and technology

From SundaysLive.org

Sunday, October 9, 4pm
The Broad Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica presents:
Portals: A Multi-Media Exploration of Longing in the Digital Age
Performances by TIM FAIN violin, and appearing on screen: NICHOLAS BRITELL, piano; FRED CHILD, spoken word actor; CRAIG BLACK / JULIA EICHTEN / HAYLEE NICHELE, dancers. Composers featured in this event include Philip Glass, William Bolcom, Aaron Jay Kernis, Nico Muhly, and Kevin Puts.

From Angel City Arts

Tuesday, October 11, 9pm
Blue Whale, 123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, downtown LA
Angel City Arts and the Blue Whale present the New York avant-jazz quartet Endangered Blood, featuring Chris Speed on Tenor Sax, Oscar Noriega on Alto Sax and Bass Clarinet, Trevor Dunn on Contrabass, and Jim Black on drums.

From SASSAS

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Human Resources LA, 410 Cottage Home St., LA
SASSAS and Human Resources LA present: AD HOC #3: Tim Feeney, Vic Rawlings, and Casey Anderson
Tim Feeney and Vic Rawlings have performed together as a duo since meeting within Boston’s “lowercase” improvising community in 2005. Their music explores an unpredictable relationship with making sounds, achieved by elaborate preparation and extension of acoustic soundboxes, such as drums or cello, and expanded via original electronic instruments, ranging from naked circuitboards to amplified kitchen objects. Casey Anderson is an artist working in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations.

From Angel City Arts

Wednesday, October 12, 8pm
Royal T, 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Angel City Arts presents Dromedary & Tone Drift Trio
Dromedary is: Ross Hammond, guitar; Steuart Liebig, bass; Alan Cook, drums
Tone Drift Trio is: G.E. Stinson, guitar & electronics; Steuart Liebig, bass; Kris Tiner, trumpet

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From California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Friday, Sept. 30, 11am
CalArts, Main Gallery Conference Room, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
CalArts Office of International Relations presents:
CalArts Plays Itself @ PACT Zollverein in Essen, Germany
Live U-Stream of the Performance Program:
* DARK FARE is an experimental performance trio comprising Chiara Giovando (film/video), Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir (music) and Stephanie Smith (music). DARK FARE utilizes live interactive processing with video and sound. The Trio’s instrumentation includes violin, viola, electronics and voice. The music merges extended technique on strings and vocals with traditional folk ballads, classical training and “dark noise.”
* Set within a simple world of spherical objects and light, Luminis Sphaera is a performance group that incorporates sound, movement, interactive technology and projection. The piece utilizes graphical scores that reference the elemental building blocks of the iron and steel industries central to PACT’s history. Luminis Sphaera is Archie Carey (music), Kerstin Hovland (film/video), Heather Lockie (music), Natalie Metzger (dance), Kalean Ung (theater).
* “2” is a performance for piano and multimedia projections composed by Milen Kirov (music). Utilizing animation and film elements created by Kerstin Hovland and Emilie Sabath, “2” employs the sounds of an electric piano together with prerecorded and live-triggered sounds.

From LA Times blogs

Friday, Sept. 30, 8pm
Zipper Hall, Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., downtown LA
The Angel City Jazz Festival 2011 presents:
Edmar Castaneda Quartet and Nick Mancini Trio with Otmaro Ruiz
The festival tilts toward the sound of Latin America with a date with the young Colombia-born harpist Castaneda, whose unique sound carries a nimble, flamenco-jazz drive. Venezuelan pianist Ruiz should also throw sparks in a pairing with Mancini’s swinging vibraphone.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 5pm
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, LA
The Angel City Jazz Festival 2011 presents Global Jam:
Featuring a stacked roster of international talent including Downbeat’s “alto sax player of the year” Rudresh Mahanthappa, vocalist Dwight Trible, Paris-based trio The Kandinsky Effect, young pianist Tigran Hamasyan, the sprawling improvisations of Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura and local jazz institution the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 7pm
REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street (in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex), downtown LA
The Angel City Jazz Festival 2011 presents:
A night dedicated to the ongoing legacy of avant-garde composer Roscoe Mitchell, who will perform in a trio featuring drummer William Winant and fellow woodwind player James Fei. An expansive improvisor as part of Chicago’s groundbreaking Assn. for the Advancement of Creative Musicians scene, Mitchell will also be celebrated in a star-packed large ensemble led by percussionist Alex Cline, who will reinterpret For People in Sorrow, a piece Mitchell composed for the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

From California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Saturday, Oct. 1, 4pm
CalArts, Wild Beast Outdoor Amphitheatre, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia
Wild Beast Concert Series presents CalArts Capitol Jazz, an eclectic line-up of ten CalArts jazz bands in lively performances of their hottest repertoire. Each one will play one number: Latin, world-inflected, free, experimental, traditional, be-bop, fusion. For the past 22 years, Capitol Records, a subsidiary of EMI, has sponsored the annual CalArts Jazz CD, a selection of the most compelling performers and works coming out of the CalArts Jazz Program in the previous year, recorded and mastered in the legendary Capitol Records Studios in Hollywood.

From SundaysLive.org

Sunday, Oct. 2, 6pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA
SUNDAYS LIVE Chamber Music Series and World Festival of Sacred Music present:
LOS ANGELES ELECTRIC 8 with Javanese vocalist PENI CANDRA RINI
The LOS ANGELES ELECTRIC 8 is a chamber octet in which eight guitarists reclaim classical music for the electric guitar. Their latest program, Interlocking Textures, juxtaposes Indonesian gamelan with American minimalism. The LAE8 is: HUGO AGUAYO, TOM FARRELL, PHILIP GRAULTY, CHELSEA GREEN, KAI KUROSAWA, MARC NIMOY, FELIX SALAZAR, JOHNPAUL TROTTER.

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