Southland Ensemble: Fluxus
ArtShareLA, Los Angeles, CA
$10 purchase at the door
Join us for our last concert of our 2014/15 season! We will be presenting iconic event scores from the 1960’s – music for oranges, melting ice, string instruments, drums, tea and nivea creme.
ERIC ANDERSON – GEORGE BRECHT – DICK HIGGINS – BENGT AF KLINTBERG – ALLISON KNOWLES
with special guests
JENNIFER BEWERSE & TODD LEREW
Southland Ensemble is:
Eric KM Clark & Christine Tavolacci, directors – Casey Anderson
Performed by Casey Anderson, Jon Armstong, Brendan Carn, Josh Gerowitz, Colin Wambsgans, Joe Westerlund.
Indexical presents Los Angeles composer Casey Anderson in a performance of “TALK RADIO (an opera),” for performers and handheld radios. Casey Anderson will also direct performances of “Trio (White on White)” and “She Was a Visitor,” by avant-garde composer Robert Ashley, who invented “opera for television” with his 1983 serialized opera Perfect Lives. Finally, Santa Cruz locals David Kant and Andrew C. Smith will round out the night with…
Here is the full performance of TALK RADIO from the voices and percussion program at the wulf. (Los Angeles, CA, April 19th, 2015).
Performed by Casey Anderson, Rick Bahto, Liam Mooney, Stephanie Smith, Christine Tavolacci, Colin Wambsgans, Michael Winter, Andrew Young.
Starting this upcoming Saturday the Experimental Music community in Los Angeles (lead by Michael Pisaro and Colin Wambsgans) will begin the 11th edition of the Dog Star Orchestra. The full schedule can be found here.
Below are three events that I am specifically involved in. This festival is a real highlight of the year, as far as I am concerned, so I hope to see some you at some of the shows.
Dog Star 11.0: territory
issue 2015 of the Experimental Music Yearbook, curated with guest editor Travis Just, launched publication a few weeks ago with Stephen Cornford’s Having Opened a CD Player. This morning we published our second entry, Paula Matthusen’s all lengths in between perhaps (TC-104, and other versions). The Cornford and the Matthusen feature incredible written analyses by the artists regarding their practice, as well as beautiful media to further illustrate the ideas at…
khalija is pleased to announce that physical copies of our 50th release, EVOL‘s “Rave Synthesis Approximations of György Ligeti’s Continuum, Part IV,” are now available (with immediate download), $7 plus shipping for purchase here.
April 19th, 2015
Rick Bahto, Liam Mooney, Stephanie Smith, Christine Tavolacci, Colin Wambsgans, Michael Winter, Andrew Young.
Notes: the “walk around freely” strategy
Video from a recent rehearsal of TALK RADIO ahead of the 4/19 performance at the wulf.:
Performed by Rick Bahto, Liam Mooney, Stephanie Smith, Christine Tavolacci, Colin Wambsgans, Michael Winter, Andrew Young.
casey anderson: voices, percussion
the wulf., Los Angeles
Four new and recent works:
TALK RADIO (2011), a radio-driven opera in which the actions taken by each performer are dictated via uncoordinated, quasi-random scanning of frequencies (monitored via headphones).
false positives (2015), an in-progress circuit for amplified percussion quartet and tuning forks.
SLIPS (2015), in which a text is distorted via loosely synchronized extensions to vowels or sibilants.
KARAOKE (2015), a loosely synchronized assemblage of “inside out karaoke” (or perhaps “car karaoke”) performances, i.e. quasi-private…
REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
$25 / $20 / $12
Southland Ensemble, L.A.’s fast-rising experimental music collective, offers an intense portrait concert of the early oeuvre of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), a restless innovator of American music. Although the composer is best known for his later operas and theatrical works, the group focuses on a collection of seldom-performed compositions from the 1960s— work thought to be more conceptual than musical. The ensemble sets out to…
The most recent iteration of an ongoing project based on “slicing” field recordings:
Damjan Rakonjac weighs in with a beautiful piece on the recent Southland Ensemble concert of works by James Tenney here.
The Wire lists “west coast soundings” as one of the top ten modern composition releases of the year (Winter 2014)
Rick Bahto and I performed on Alan Nakagawa’s Ear Meal web-cast series this wednesday. Video of our duo set can be seen here.