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April 28th

Southland Ensemble: Anthony Braxton

TBA

$TBA

TBAPM

Info to follow


April 27th

Anderson, Kahn, Smith

BETALEVEL

$FREE

8PM

Performances by Casey Anderson, Jason Kahn, and Stephanie Smith.


March 18th

People Inside Electronics + bitpanic

TBA

$TBA

TBAPM

Info to follow.


March 6th

SACRED / PROFANE : MICHAEL PISARO and GUILLAUME de MACHAUT

Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles

$27 / 12

8PM

Ever since its earliest days in the 1930s, Monday Evening Concerts has striven to find kindred musical spirits from diverse historical epochs. In the third concert of our season, we pair the works of two composers: Michael Pisaro and Guillame de Machaut. Pisaro, who lives in Los Angeles, is one of the foremost representatives of the Wandelweiser Group. Writing pieces that feature microtonal electric guitar, bowed percussion, field recordings, rustling pine cones and choir, Pisaro has garnered wide critical acclaim. His counterpart on this concert, Guillaume de Machaut, was one of the great poets and musicians of 14th Century France. While the surfaces of these respective composers’ works differ greatly, by placing them side by side, we examine the deeper connections that exist between these sublime artists separated by seven centuries.

More information here.


February 17th

Jackson Mac Low: Poem as Score

UC San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center

7PM

Jennifer Bewerse is joined by Southland Ensemble to present her final recital at UC San Diego featuring the chance poetry of Jackson Mac Low. Mac Low’s dedication to systems of composition – which included chance, indeterminacy, and simultaneous performance – allowed him to create works of extreme openness. His poems represent a moment in poetry where truths of authorship were called into question and the very boundaries of music and poetry were pulled taut.

“I myself think that if it is a connection and it does something, it’s some kind of cause but it’s different from the time-linear cause going from past to future. It’s across any present, between any two things coexisting. … And I think that one thing that systematic chance does allow… is for something to happen on that synchronous plane.” - Jackson Mac Low

Featuring:

  • Tree Movie
  • 54th Light Poem: For Ian Tyson
  • The Five Young Turtle Asymmetries
  • Is That Wool Hat My Hat
  • Numbered Asymmetries

Conrad Prebys Music Center, Experimental Theater Admission is Free For more information visit www.southlandensemble.com or http://musicweb.ucsd.edu/concerts/


February 1st

Bent Duo

BETALEVEL, Los Angeles, CA

$FREE

800PM

Bent Duo is a new project by NYC-based performers Bill Solomon and David Friend.

The project explores a set of interwoven ideas including the further development of repertoire for the under-utilized instrumentation of piano+percussion duo, the queering of traditional relationships between musicians, their instruments, and their fellow performers, and collaboration with composers and musicians who are forging new paths in the world of music and sound.

In their program at Betalevel, Bent Duo will premiere a new work by Los Angeles-based Casey Anderson on a program that also includes music by Sarah Hennies and John Cage.

  • Casey Anderson: ghostses for speakers and objects PREMIERE
  • Casey Anderson: THE ARGUMENT for speakers
  • Sarah Hennies: Settle for two players on one vibraphone
  • John Cage: One for piano solo
  • John Cage: One4 for percussion solo


January 30th

Bent Duo with Inner Movements

Center for New Music, San Francisco

$ 15 / 10

730PM

  • Crystal Pascucci: Sonata for Prepared Piano & Vibraphone with Mixed Percussion PREMIERE
  • Hannah Lash: C for vibraphone and piano
  • Ted Hearne: One of Us, One of Them for percussion and piano
  • Aaron Siegel: Under Such Cover for cello, vibraphone and piano
  • Pauline Oliveros: One Word (Sonic Meditation XII) for speakers
  • Casey Anderson: possible round(s) for speakers


January 28th

Southland Ensemble: Jackson MacLow

Automata, Los Angeles, CA

$ 18 / 15

8PM

Southland Ensemble presents the chance poetry of Jackson Mac Low. Mac Low’s dedication to systems of composition - which included chance, indeterminacy, and simultaneous performance - allowed him to create works of extreme openness. His poems represent a moment in poetry where truths of authorship were called into question and the very boundaries of music and poetry were pulled taut.

  • 54th Light Poem: For Ian Tyson
  • the 5th biblical poem
  • Is That Wool Hat My Hat?
  • Young Turtle Asymmetries
  • Numbered Asymmetries

“I myself think that if it is a connection and it does something, it’s some kind of cause but it’s different from the time-linear cause going from past to future. It’s across any present, between any two things coexisting. … And I think that one thing that systematic chance does allow… is for something to happen on that synchronous plane.” - Jackson Mac Low


January 22nd

The Readers Chorus at the Museum of Jurassic Technology

The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Culver City

$15 / 12

730PM, 930PM

THE READER’S CHORUS is pleased to present an evening of performance throughout the rooms, chambers, hallways, niches, stairways, passages, and openings of the Museum of Jurassic Technology as the culmination of a generous invitation to engage with the Museum itself.

We invite you to move among our many voices stationed within the exhibitions and curiosities, as a chorus emerges from the abundance of texts and vertiginous spaces of the Museum.

The Reader’s Chorus consists of composers and musicians, visual artists and filmmakers, writers and poets. Inspired by the possibilities of timbre, rhythm, and spatialization with a group of speaking voices, Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren have recruited several editions of dedicated players to write for, experiment with, and perform the sound of reading.

THE READER’S CHORUS David Aguila, Casey Anderson, Tuni Chatterji, Danny Clarke, Drew Corey, Morgan Gerstmar, Pauline Gloss, Eric Heep, Jen Hutton, Cedric Tai, Haruko Tanaka, Tim Tsang, Argenta Walther, Christina Ward, Diane Ward

ORGANIZERS Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren