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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Los Angeles Scene

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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Events in Los Angeles

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From Los Angeles New Music:

SCREAM Festival

January 27, 2010 from 6pm to 7pm – REDCAT $20/$16 Student with ID From the REDCAT website: Co-presented with the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music Global music forms meet the digital surge of the 21st century as the Ka… Organized by REDCAT | Type: performance

Rats, Missincinatti, and Just-Intoned Voices

January 27, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – Donald R. Wright Auditorium Pasadena Central Library From the Pasadena Creative Music website: Tonight’s concert opens with the world premiere of composer Cat Lamb’s Branches for just-intoned singers performed by a female choir assembled especially for… Organized by Pasadena Creative Music | Type: performance

KaiBorg CD Release Concerts!

January 28, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm – Metro Galleries From the Facebook event page: KaiBorg CD Release Concerts! Celebrating the release of their CD, “Harvesting Metadata.” San Diego, Bakersfield, Ventura KaiBorg is: David Borgo: soprano and sopranino… Organized by Jeff Kaiser | Type: performance

Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble

January 29, 2010 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm – REDCAT From the REDCAT Website: “If I were hired to score the picture today, I would hope that my score would come out sounding the way that Steve’s does.” David Shire “Invasion is an amazing journey throu… Organized by REDCAT | Type: performance

KaiBorg CD Release Concerts!

January 30, 2010 from 8pm to 10pm – San Buenaventura Artists Union From the Facebook Event Page: KaiBorg CD Release Concerts! Celebrating the release of their CD, “Harvesting Metadata.” San Diego, Bakersfield, Ventura KaiBorg is: David Borgo: soprano and sopranino… Organized by Jeff Kaiser | Type: performance

Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble

January 30, 2010 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm – REDCAT From the REDCAT Website: “If I were hired to score the picture today, I would hope that my score would come out sounding the way that Steve’s does.” David Shire “Invasion is an amazing journey throug… Organized by REDCAT | Type: performance

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Reminder: Los Angeles New Music Ensemble Presents Time, Minimalism, and Electronics This Week

From the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble:

Los Angeles New Music Ensemble-Time, Minimalism, and Electronics

Friday, August 7, 8pm
Santa Monica Art Studios
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica CA
$5 students, $10 adult
Website: LosAngelesNME.org
Phone: 505 270 4965

Program info:
This summer the Los Angeles New Music Ensemble is proud to present a summer series based on time, minimalism, and electronics. The program is centered around Terry Riley’s masterpiece of the minimalist movement, In C. In C has been lauded throughout the world as a seminal work in the history of contemporary music. Yet more importantly, the truly transcendent nature of the piece when heard live is something that we believe should be experienced by everyone. When played with skill, precision, and passion, Terry Riley’s visionary set of 53 musical cues becomes a transformative performance, and it is these attributes that we intend to bring to Southern California this summer.

We are also pleased to present two pieces especially commissioned for this series by Patrick Conlon and Dan Formidoni, and two older works by Evan Ziporyn and Dr. Marvin Lamb.

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A Duo With Phantom Contributors

A recent I Heart Lung performance is reviewed.

I Heart Lung, a guitar-and-drums duo from Southern California, makes music of calm comportment and shadowy effect. Its style combines minimalist repetition, free-jazz epiphany, noise-rock fervor and drone-music mystique: an avant-garde connoisseur’s blend, unsteadily but endlessly percolating. That may sound esoteric and precious, but I Heart Lung was neither of those things during an immersive performance at Death by Audio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Tuesday night.

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Upcoming Events in LA

Three shows coming later this month to Los Angeles.

February 27, 2009

Tribal presents three indie jazz bands: Slumgum, Whale Shark, & Colter Frazier/Matt Crane. Come sample an emerging SoCal modern jazz scene with bands from LA and Santa Barbara.

Tribal Café
1651 W. Temple St., #A
Los Angeles, CA., 90026-5026
(Echo Park)
no cover/$6 minimum delicious purchase

SLUMGUM combines elements of jazz, free improvisation, world music, and contemporary classical music to shape a unique voice as a band. Their exhilarating live shows take the audience through a sonic journey that is both communicative and provocative. Using an arsenal of compositions by all band members as a point of departure, Slumgum weaves original music and standards into a performance of fun, unpredictable improvisation. This band is committed to creating music that is innovative and visceral, yet accessible and rooted in the tradition of American music to create an exciting experience for any listener.

COLTER FRAZIER (tenor sax) and MATT CRANE (drums) perform music to uplift the spirit and instill positivity into the heart. Relatively isolated in Santa Barbara for many years, Colter Frasier has been honing a unique playing style and compositional sound that shines like a beacon of hope in a dark world of jazz that too often lacks individuality.

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