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June 30th - July 2nd

“The Music of Casey Anderson: Indeterminate Language”

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

TBAPM

$TBA

Bent Duo presents a program of my work as part of Performing Indeterminacy: An International Conference. Their program includes THE ARGUMENT, ghostses (which was written for them), and possible round(s).


June 9th

Silent Saxes of Lampedusa (as part of Dog Star 13)

BETALEVEL, Los Angeles

8PM

$FREE

  • Radu Malfatti: wurzel lamapundus
  • Antoine Beuger: carthamrosa

Los Angeles Saxophone Ensemble (LASE: Ulrich Krieger, Casey Anderson, Casey Butler, Marta Tiesenga)


June 7th

Ear Piece (as part of Dog Star 13)

Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica

730PM

$FREE

Southland Ensemble and members of The Dog Star Orchestra present an evening of text scores by the late, pioneering composer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016):

  • Ear Piece
  • Pebble Music
  • Papericity
  • Arctic Air
  • Rock Piece


June 4th

radios (as part of Dog Star 13)

Debs Park, 4235 Monterey Rd Los Angeles, CA 90032

1PM (hike up at 1230PM)

$FREE

An outdoor, participatory performance with radios, led by Casey Anderson. Meet at 12:30 pm for a short hike to location in Debs Park. Lemonade provided.

RSVP at radios@caseyanderson.com for specific directions.


June 3rd

Manifestos and Harmony (as part of Dog Star 13)

MOCA Geffen

3PM

$FREE

The Readers Chorus led by Sara Roberts and Jordan Biren performs a set of pieces derived from artist manifestos, including James Tenney’s new discovered Valentine Manifesto.

Michael Pisaro leads a chorus performing new works written by Laura Steenberge, Carolyn Chen, Colin Wambsgans, Scott Cazan, and Michael Pisaro.


May 27th

TBA, Pauline Gloss, Steve Flato/Casey Anderson

BETALEVEL

8PM

$FREE


May 5th

the wulf presents Open Source: Eva Aguila, Alex Cooper, and Casey Anderson

the wulf. at Coaxial, Los Angeles

8PM

$FREE

Eva Aguila

Alex Cooper (AHC, Body Boys) https://soundcloud.com/body-boys

Casey Anderson http://caseyanderson.com/

Open Source is a series of events over the course of two weekends dedicated to music and works using technologies in novel and innovative ways. Brought to you by the wulf.


April 29th

The Experimental Music Yearbook presents: Carolyn Chen and the Happy Valley Band

Human Resources

8PM

$5

The Experimental Music Yearbook’s 2016 issue is celebrated with a performance of Carolyn Chen’s Signs of Struggle as well as a special Los Angeles appearance by David Kant’s Happy Valley Band.

Carolyn Chen’s Signs of Struggle is a piece for people listening and reacting to different degrees of uncertainty when given a series of variably cooperative, weight-sharing tasks. Using Antonioni’s Blow Up and Coppola’s The Conversation as sonic and procedural references, a choreography of sound, listening, and movement is explored by a frequently-blindfolded quartet.

The Happy Valley Band is the Great American Songbook heard through the ear of a machine. Composer / bandleader David Kant uses custom-built machine learning software to “unmix” pop songs and transcribe them back into musical notation. Imagine James Brown backed by a simmering Sun Ra Arkestra, Madonna with a jittery freak-out synth rhythm section, and Herb Alpert with a Tijuana Brass that must have been led by Charles Ives.


April 28th

Southland Ensemble: Anthony Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music

ArtShareLA

8PM

$15 / $20

“events that start but do not end”

Southland Ensemble presents an evening of Anthony Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music. Written between 1995 - 2006, Braxton created over 100 of these compositions that serve as pathways between different notation systems and musical idioms.

Composition No. 228 Composition No. 245 Composition No. 358

with special guests:

Corey Fogel, Chris Foss, Andrew Munsey, Leah Paul, Kathy Pisaro, Stephanie Richards, Bill Roper, Jake Rosenzweig, Dave Tranchina & Argenta Walther

“In my system, every piece is an orchestra piece, every piece is a chamber piece, every piece is a solo piece. But that’s just on one plane. On the second plane, the bass part of “Composition 83” can itself be extracted and played by four hundred flutes with tambourines. Or it can be taken and played backwards, and hooked to something else. Finally, every composition of mine can be placed in a summation logic context, where it will aid the predominant voices of whatever identity it is aligned with. This is a context of structural connections that can be viewed in the same way that we talk of an erector set, that can be put together in different ways depending upon the needs of the moment.” - Anthony Braxton, 1995 interview


April 27th

Anderson, Kahn, Smith

BETALEVEL

8PM

$FREE

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


March 18th

People Inside Electronics + bitpanic

Boston Court Performing Arts Center

8PM

$TBA

Info here


March 6th

SACRED / PROFANE : MICHAEL PISARO and GUILLAUME de MACHAUT

Zipper Hall, The Colburn School, Los Angeles

8PM

$27 / 12

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

$FREE

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

8PM

$FREE

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

730PM

$ 15 / 10

  • 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

8PM

$ 18 / 15

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

730PM, 930PM

$15 / 12

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