the wulf.

upcoming events

04.20.2014 8:00 p.m.

new works by Todd Lerew & Ingrid Lee

Ingrid Lee presents a set of work exploring various types of focused listening:

On User-determined Listening
(for two lecturers)

Pink Noise Studies
(for binaural mics, pink noise, resonant vessels and various textures)

Codependence Suite
(for voices and piano)

Please bring headphones/earbuds for this performance. There will be a limited number of headphones and smart phones in case you do not have them. Performed by Todd Lerew, Ingrid Lee, Christine Tavolacci, James Klopfleisch, Jacqueline Gordon, Sariah Wong, Danny Wood, Christoffer Schunk and John Eagle.

Todd Lerew presents:

concerted pitching

(performed by Christine Tavolacci and Justin Scheid)
Two flute mouthpieces are connected by a long, clear tube. A ball inside the tube acts as a stopper which is sufficiently tight-fitting that it acoustically separates the chamber into two segments, yet remains free to roll laterally and alter both sounding sources simultaneously. Two performers act jointly to explore the sonic capabilities of this dependent system.

plus something else TBD, possibly involving balloons and/or water.

 Ingrid Lee is a Los Angeles based composer and performer. Her work is influenced by ideas of failure and hybridity through the use of illegitimate and inconsequential sounds: feedback, sympathetic resonance, beatings, noise.

Todd Lerew is a Los Angeles-based composer and instrument builder whose work deals with the physical properties of sound and the nature of perception, exploring the use of sound as a plastic medium, and revisiting relationships within a performance environment.


04.26.2014 8:00 p.m.

fare thee well california (Marcus Rubio & Michael Winter)

marcus rubio
may the infinity haunt me
 for 4 plucked instruments
new work for 2-3 vocalists and electric guitars
oooo for 3 or more iphones
a blues (barleywine) for voice/banjo/trombone/organ 
272727272727 for solo violin

michael winter
partition and gate for 2 recordings, 2 sine tones, and sustaining instruments
necklaces for ukulele and perhaps piano and/or clarinet

joe kudirka
fare the well california


05.04.2014 8:00 p.m.

Scott Perry presents...


05.09.2014 8:00 p.m.

Clay Chaplin presents...


05.11.2014 8:00 p.m.

Carolyn Chen presents...


05.14.2014 8:00 p.m.

Rob Holliday presents...


past events

04.04.2014 8:00 p.m.

casey anderson: new work

the premiere of "snow(2)" (for radios, tuning forks, electronics, and resonant objects), "territory" (participatory piece for radios), as well as a new, and currently untitled, laptop piece. the performers include Scott Cazan, Bill Hutson, Mike Winter, Casey Anderson, and the audience.

Note: the last piece will take place outside the wulf. (on the street nearby), so attendees may want to bring a jacket depending on the weather.


03.30.2014 2:00 p.m.

The Montreal-New York Quartet presents Brady, Cage, Encarnacao, Griswold, Lockwood, and Wolff

The Montreal-New York Quartet (Tim Brady, guitar; Thomas Buckner, voice; Lori Freedman, clarinet/bass clarinet; Pemi Paull, viola) brings together four internationally prominent new music soloists in special collaboration. The ensemble explores an expansive and challenging variety of musical language with the unusual combination of voice, electric guitar, bass clarinet and viola. American experimentalism is the point of departure, with works by John Cage and Christian Wolff, in contrast to Brady's own guitar-influenced post modern chamber music. New Zealand composer Annea Lockwood's meditative composition forms another counterpoint, balancing cutting edge premiers by two of Australia's leading younger composers, John Encarnacao and Erik Griswold.

John Cage - Music for Four
Tim Brady - Road Songs
Tim Brady/Pemi Paul - Improvisation for Guitar and Viola
Annea Lockwood - For Richard
Erik Griswold - Mendax Redacts
Intermission
Christian Wolff - Edges
Tim Brady/Lori Freedman - Improvisation for Guitar and Bass Clarinet
John Encarnacao - No Direction Home
Montreal-New York Quartet - Improvisation

Bios:
Brady regularly tours North America, Europe, Asia and Australia as an electric guitar soloist, performing his own music as well as new works which he commissions from other composers in his effort to create a new voice for the electric guitar.  In 2004 he was awarded the Prix OPUS for "Composer of the Year" by the Conseil québécois de la musique, for the outstanding quality of his work as a creative artist. In Nov. 2006 he was awarded the Jan V. Matejcek Award by SOCAN, for the most concert music performance royalties in Canada for 2005 (francophone category). Tim’s latest CD –  Atacama: Sympnonie #3  (ATMA Classique) – has been nominated for a prestigious JUNO Award in the category of Best Classical Composition of the Year.   (The JUNO Awards are the Canadian Grammy Awards.)  In January 2013 Atacama: Symphonie #3 was named "Best New Composition of the Year" at the Prix OPUS.

For more than 40 years, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the world of new and improvised music. Buckner has collaborated with a host of new music composers including Robert Ashley,  Noah Creshevsky, Tom Hamilton, Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Leroy Jenkins, Bun Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, Chinary Ung, Christian Wolff and many others. He has made appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Herbst Theatre, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Ostrava Days Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Buckner is featured on over 40 recordings, including 6 of his own solo albums. He also created the Mutable Music record label to produce new recordings and reissue some important historic recordings, previously unavailable in CD format.

One of Canada's most prominent new music soloists, Lori Freedman is equally comfortable with complex chamber and orchestral works and with jazz, free improvisation and music with electronics. She was the 1998 recipient of the Freddie Stone Award for the "demonstration of outstanding leadership, integrity and excellence in the area of Contemporary Music and Jazz".   She has played as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, at the DuMaurier Jazz Festival (Toronto) , the Guelph Jazz Festival, as well as international collaborations with the Gaudeamus Muziekweek and STEIM in the Netherlands. She is also an accomplished composer for theatre and chamber music.

Pemi Paull studied viola at McGill University, followed by further studies at the University of Indiana, where he received a full scholarship to work with the acclaimed Atara Arad. A two-time winner of the National Arts Centre Competition, he can be heard frequently as a chamber musicians with the Redpath Quartet on CBC Radio. In 2000 he premiered the viola concerto "Débacle" composer by Denis Dion, with the Orchestre symphonique du Québec. In 2002 he was the recipient of the CBC Prix Galaxie Award for chamber msuic, and in February 2003 he gave the Quebec première of Gyorgy Ligeti's "Sonata for Solo Viola".


  • 03.29.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Bob Bellerue with Jonathan Borges and William Hutson

    Bob Bellerue performs "Damned Piano" (solo for amplified piano)

    Jonathan Borges and William Hutson
    An intermittent collaborative project centered around alternating / overlapping electronics and crude noise implements -- harsh and stuttered, still and swarming. Noise concrète.

    Bob has been an active part of the experimental music scene since the late 1980s, performing under various names as a percussionist and noise artist.  He has toured extensively in the US, Europe, and Indonesia. He produces the Ende Tymes Festival in outer NYC, and was formerly based in LA where he ran the sub-garde venue the Il Corral.
    http://bobbellerue.net
    http://halfnormal.com

    In addition to running the long-standing Monorail Trespassing cassette imprint, Jonathan Borges has been active since the early 2000's with his projects Pedestrian Deposit, Emaciator, Everyday Loneliness, and the more recent Vasculae.
    http://www.monorailtrespassing.com

    William Hutson is known for his project Rale, and is also a member of the hip hop trio clipping., in addition to writing about experimental music for various publications.
    http://www.itsclippingbitch.com

    • Damned Piano

      by Bob Bellerue
    • --listen--

    • Untitled set (2014_03_29)

      by William Hutson by Jonathan Borges
    • --listen--


  • 03.26.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Nomi Epstein

    Chicago-based composer Nomi Epstein is joined by L.A musicians in a concert of her works.  Epstein will be joined by Michael Pisaro and James Klopfleisch to premiere her Trio for guitar, piano, and double bass;  Other works on the program will include her her Text Series performed by Odeya Nini, Ellen Reid and Heather Lockie, and an improv set with Colin Wambsgans.

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.


  • 03.22.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Reinier van Houdt

    At the wulf., pianist Reinier van Houdt will present a program with music that seems to question the act of composing, making it part of more existential questions that somehow bring the composer, listener and musician closer together.

    Andrew Young : Melody:Continuum  2013
    Casey Anderson : Radio + Piano       2013
    Mark So : (Nichts, das ist)   2006
    Michael Winter : Meditation for Solo Piano 2002
    Jürg Frey : Klavierstück 1995
    Leo Svirsky : Preludes   2013 (selection)
    Antoine Beuger : Y todos cuantos vagan 2013
    --short break--
    Walter Marchetti: Natura Morta

    Reinier van Houdt is fascinated by matters that challenge notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise - points beyond interpretation and improvisation.

    He acquired himself an unusual repertoire, giving first performances of music by Robert Ashley, Charlemagne Palestine, Maria de Alvear, Francisco López, Walter Marchetti, Jerry Hunt, Alvin Curran, Yannis Kyriakides, Kaikhosru Sorabji, Michael Pisaro and many others. He worked with pioneers like John Cage, Luc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier and Christian Marclay on performances of their work.

    Reinier van Houdt also plays in David Tibet's outsider-band CURRENT 93, recently presenting an album in collaboration with John Zorn, Nick Cave and Antony Hegarty.

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

    • Radio + Piano

      by Casey Anderson

    • Melody:Continuum

      by Andrew Young

    • (Nichts, das ist)

      by Mark So

    • meditation for solo piano

      by Michael Winter

    • Klavierstück

      by Jürg Frey

    • Preludes

      by Leo Svirsky

    • Y todos cuantos vagan

      by Antoine Beuger

    • Natura Morta

      by Walter Marchetti


  • 03.13.2014 8:00 p.m.

    KRAAK's Lieven Martens Moana & Floris Vanhoof with Beyt al Tapes

    Lieven Martens Moana

    Lieven Martens Moana is an artist/composer from Antwerp, who blends different traditions of
    electronic music in an idiosyncratic universe. Building on the acquisitions of genres suc as musique
    concrète, field-recording, tape composition, electronic synthesis, new age and contemporary noise, he
    creates a unique mix of the historical avant-garde and poetic neo-romanticism. His work can be
    regarded as sonic landscape paintings that reflect his search for spiritual beauty. An important nonmusical
    influence of Martens Moana’s art stems from the many travels he undertook to the Azores and
    Hawaii.

    Ever since the early 2000s Martens Moana is playing a key role in the field of Belgian experimental
    music, not only as a musician, but also as a visual artist and editor. Using a variety of monikers, of
    which ‘Dolphins into the Future’ is probably the most well-known, he worked hard on what became an
    impressive oeuvre. In Belgium his LP’s are being released through KRAAK and Aguirre Records,
    other work often sees the light of day through his own Cetacean Nation Editions imprint. For his visual
    and video art Martens Moana has collaborated with a.o. Wietske Van Gils, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Joris
    Martens and Manuel Padding. Wietske Van Gils, who is assisting Martens Moana’s recent work on the
    visual side, was also invited to participate in the concerts in Mexico and the USA.

    Martens Moana is often seen as belonging to an international network and genre which is referd to as
    post-noise by specialized media. Other well-known exponents operating in this field are James Ferraro,
    Ducktails and Oneohtrix Point Never. Internationally lauded record labels such as Not Not Fun,
    Underwater Peoples, Release The Bats and Fonal released CD’s and LP’s by Martens Moana.
    Furthermore, he has extensively toured in Europe and the USA.

    Floris Vanhoof

    Ghent residing Floris Vanhoof is an electronic musician and experimental cineast whose oeuvre is
    strongly influenced by American minimalism (think of renowned composers such as Terry Riley, La
    Monte Young, Tony Conrad, Philip Glass, Laurie Spiegel, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnik …) and
    by a contemporary experimental underground tradition. Vanhoof developed his music as a part of an
    inclusive approach to his own art, in which he combines his films with electronic music. His music
    combines modular synthesis with concrete sounds – so called found sound, analogous to objets trouvés
    in visual art. His film work is experimental in the litteral sense of the word. He manipulates 16mm film
    and interferes in the chemical processes of the actual film development. The core of Vanhoof’s oeuvre
    is constructed around the idea of synethesia: visual ideas and concepts are transposed to music and vice
    versa, to realize an esthetic experience of the whole.

    Apart from various cassette and CD-R releases on Belgian and international underground labels,
    Vanhoof released three widely acclaimed LP’s. Just like Lieven Martens Moana, Vanhoof belongs to
    an international network of experimental musicians and film makers. Important realizations in 2013
    include a split-album with acknowledged electronic musician Keith Fullerton Whitman on the French
    Shelter Press label, concerts in Flagey, Museum van Elsene and two solo exhibitions in Belgium.
    Vanhoof is also an active curator – in the past he was invited several times by the International Film
    Festival Rotterdam and he is currently also programming a series called All Things are Connected,
    shedding a light on the past and present of electronic music.

    More info: http://endlesswebsite.blogspot.be/

    Beyt al Tapes

    Beyt al Tapes is the alias of Niels Latomme. Latomme is multi-faced artist, dividing his time being
    producer, electronic composer, graphic designer, label boss and concert promoter. As a musician he
    explored post punk and psychedelic territories in the bands Penguins Know Why and Sylvester Anfang
    II. Recently he shifted his focus to more actively construct an oeuvre as an electronic musician.
    Latomme’s body of work consists of tape compositions and sound poetry, influenced by futurism, early
    electronics and poesia sonora. Characteristic for Latomme is the use of out-moded analog equipment
    such as cassette and reel-to-reel players and analog synthesizers. He is consciously adopting the
    language of this gear because of the specific relation it offers between sound and tactility.

    Latomme’s cassette label, equally named Beyt al Tapes, releases limited run editions of experimental
    musicians, a.o. Dennis Tyfus, Steve Marreyt, Floris Vanhoof, Cactus Truck and Bear Bones, Lay Low.
    Beyt al Tapes editions are released as multiples, emphasizing the uniqueness of the object by using
    screen printing techniques and unusual materials for its packaging.

    • Piece Unknown :: Niels Latomme

      by Niels Latomme
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Niels Latomme

      by Niels Latomme
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Niels Latomme

      by Niels Latomme
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Floris Vanhoof

      by Floris Vanhoof
    • --listen--


  • 03.07.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Rick Bahto / Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken / +

    In town from Oakland, Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and hand made instruments that exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships give rise to meditative washes of sound. Each composition is constructed by considering the personal experience of a physical site, the materials used in the construction of the instruments, and the interplay between the two. Their performances are a mixture of the imagined and real, of natural phenomena, and direct action. Ashley and Ben have been awarded collaborative residencies at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Center and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.

    Also Rick Bahto will present excerpts from his suite no fear of the shadows (Hardy films), performances for 8mm film and/or  35mm slides, some with sound, including Hell  here, And earth and air and rain, Suicide notes, For life I had never cared  greatly, others...

    • Piece Unknown :: Ben Bracken

      by Ashley Bellouin by Ben Bracken
    • --listen--

    • secretion

      by Dicky Bahto
    • --listen--

    • the bellouin sequence

      by Dicky Bahto
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Ben Bracken

      by Ashley Bellouin by Ben Bracken
    • --listen--


  • 02.27.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Three Thirds Record Release: "Buffalo Skinner", A Tribute to Woody Guthrie

    With Emily Lacy and Ted Byrnes

    Three Thirds celebrates the release of "Buffalo Skinner",  a five-song collection of Woody Guthrie arrangements. This group combines the underdog instruments of the orchestra - bass, oboe, viola - with a just-intoned National guitar. Add some close three-part harmonies and the result is a jangly, sometimes exuberant, sometimes desolate sonic landscape of songs you never knew you grew up with. Performing in Three Thirds: Jake Rosenzweig, Alex Wand, Claire Chenette, Heather Lockie. With special solo sets by folksinger Emily Lacy and percussionist Ted Byrnes.

    threethirdsband.com
    emilylacy.net/
    tedbyrnesdrums.com/

    • Piece Unknown :: Jacob Wick

      by Ted Byrnes by Jacob Wick
    • --listen--

    • Folk Songs

      by Emily Lacy
    • --listen--

    • first set of songs

      by Three Thirds
    • --listen--

    • Buffalo Skinner: A Tribute to Woodie Guthrie

      by Three Thirds
    • --listen--


  • 02.23.2014 9:00 p.m.

    Shahab / So

    collaboration featuring many speakers, tape, tones

    • Piece Unknown :: Mark So

      by Mark So by Sepand Shahab
    • --listen--


  • 02.22.2014 8:00 p.m.

    John Eagle presents...

    John Eagle presents a selection of tactics and strategies in counting.

    featuring:

     -sections from 'incomplete polyrhythms'
     -'groups, no. 1'
     -a round for Andy Young

    Todd Lerew will also perform his piece 'yielding isometrics' for theremin.


  • 02.15.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Ulrich Krieger & Josh Carro Present...

    Fathom by U.K. (50')
    -- intermission -- (20')
    Cymbal by U.K. (15')
    sketches of L.A. by j.c. (30')

    FATHOM

    Doom Metal meets Reductionism in the Purgatory of Just Intonation

    The Fathom Quartet includes musicians working and collaborating with Lou Reed, Lee Ranaldo (from Sonic Youth), and Merzbow (Ulrich Krieger), Faust (Krieger and Josh Carro) and the Grandmothers of Invention (Max Kutner) among others.

    Fathom
    for contrabass clarinet, 2 just intonation electric guitars, electronic sounds, and amplified percussion

    Ulrich Krieger
    (2003)

    to fathom
    (to measure, to probe, to explore, to examine, to grasp, to conceive)
     
    A composition for a rock instrumentation: (contrabass-) clarinet, 2 (just intonation) electric guitars, percussion and fixed media.
    Doom metal meets Morton Feldman - like flying through liquid space…
     
    Rhythmic-metrical repetitive sounds, melodies, riffs, and patterns, creating poly-metrical structures of overlapping times.
    "Summation-Patterns” (∑-Pattern) will emerge from this in the same way as summation tones emerge from overlapping frequencies.
    Iridescent patterns originate, weaving a texture with much space (no loops).
    Filigree, hypnotic, and sensual the piece bridges the gap between ‘New Music’ and experimental Rock.
     
    The listener follows individual parts or the overall texture – or switching between both.
    Sometimes the music seems to be static, then small changes surface, until suddenly something new develops from there.
    Individual voices emerge from the group, floating on the sound, only to vanish again in the ensemble, like voices in a counterpoint.
     
    The relationship between sound and time has been a central theme for my work in the last couple of years. Both elements are for me the main ones, which create a certain directness and sensuality in music. This includes also repetitions (regular or asymmetrical ones), which were so long neglected by European contemporary music. By layering very reduced material, very complex soundscapes can be produced, which I call ‘instrumental or acoustic electronics’: a rhythmical/metrical music, which is static, sound orientated, rhythmical and melodic at the same time,
    which leaves space, breathes, accumulates and thins out again.
     
    Everything changes – nothing changes.


  • 02.08.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Bob Ostertag presents...

    Bob Ostertag performs a rare US concert, and only his second ever concert in Los Angeles. Composer, inprovisor, historian, instrument builder, journalist, activist, Bob Ostertag's work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published 25 CDs of music, two movies, and four books. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages.  He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, avant garder John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, jazz great Anthony Braxton, punk rocker Lynn Breedlove, gender queer chanteuse Justin Bond, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hébert, and others.

    Thank you to KCHUNG Radio for helping us put this on!
    http://www.kchungradio.org/

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

    • Synthesizer Set

      by Bob Ostertag

    • Sooner Or Later

      by Bob Ostertag


  • 01.31.2014 8:00 p.m.

    4011735.THABEESTEABOIZ@THEWULF.5837559

    new works and performances by aidan reynolds and andy young* – performed by computers, composers, and best friends.

    Andy Young is a composer, performer, listener and coffee drinker from Rhode Island. Andy has performed throughout New England and Southern California and has released albums with Spectropol records, the Yawn Empire, and Corleone records. Recently he has created works with minimal structures that focus on texture, perception, filtering, and room noise.

    *the appearance of andy is possible in part by a generous donation from YAWN TAPES.

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

    • Artifacts 3

      by Andrew Young
    • --listen--

    • So Far

      by Andrew Young
    • --listen--

    • arcmelodies 1 (for Sofia Canales)

      by Aidan Reynolds
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Aidan Reynolds

      by Aidan Reynolds
    • --listen--

    • LessHighMightDie20140131

      by Andrew Young by Aidan Reynolds
    • --listen--


  • 01.29.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Bonnie Jones | Andrea Neumann | Suzanne Thorpe

    Bonnie Jones: electronics, samples
    Andrea Neumann: modified autoharp, mixing desk
    Suzanne Thorpe: electro-acoustic flute

    Bonnie Jones and Andrea Neumann's improvised music is a rich contradiction of textures and timbres with each artist committed to both defining and expanding the definitions of their music through long-term collaboration. The duo have been performing together since 2007.

    Andrea typically performs on a custom-made Bernd Bittmann piano with no-input mixer feedback but for this duo tour she will be performing on a modified autoharp. Bonnie plays field recordings/samples and the circuit boards of digital delay pedals. The sounds produced by these instruments are often jarring and abstract but at turns equally melodic and complex. It is this sonic tension and contrast that the duo uses to create unusual musical dialogues and narratives in their work.

    Bonnie and Andrea have presented their work in the US, Mexico, and Europe, most recently at the 2nd Festival International Cerro de Arena in 2012 held at UNAM, Tlatelolco, Centro Cultural Univerisitario in Mexico City, MX. The duo released their album green just as I could see on Erstwhile Records in 2012.

    Suzanne Thorpe is a musician/composer who performs in a spectrum of modalities, fixed and improvised, installed and recorded. She plays electro-acoustic flute through an ever-evolving array of analog and digital effects, and incorporates laptop on whim. She is always listening for new sounds and timbres, and the right moments to introduce them to each other.

    Her composed works tend to be site-specific sound pieces that speak of and with the environment, with an amalgam of sounds, old and new. Her work has been shown and performed internationally, including All Tomorrow's Parties (UK and U.S.), Roskilde (DK), The New Museum (NYC), Issue Project Room's Floating Points Festival (NYC), Activating the Medium Festival (San Francisco), No Idea Festival (Austin), High Zero Festival (Baltimore), and exhibited at Klieo Gallery (NYC), Exit Art (NYC), Mills College (Oakland), California College of the Arts (Oakland) and more.

    As an improvisor she has performed with Pauline Oliveros, Zeena Parkins, Gino Robair, Chris Brown, Zbigniew Karkowski, Anit-matter, Ulrich Krieger, Jenny Walsh, Miya Masaoka, Miguel Frasconi, Bonnie Jones, Philip White, Maria Chavez, Shelley Burgon and Stephan Moore among others

    She has released over 20 recordings on labels such as Sony, V2, Beggars Banquet, Geffen, Specific Recordings, and Tape Drift, and was a founding member of critically acclaimed Mercury Rev, with whom she performed, recorded and toured from 1989 - 2001, earning a gold record for 1998's Deserter's Songs. She can more recently be heard on J Mascis' solo record Several Shades of Why (Sub Pop) and Pauline Oliveros’ Primordial Lift (Lovely Records).

    Thorpe has been the recipient of residencies and fellowships from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, Meet the Composer, NYFA and was awarded the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in the electronic music field. Executive Director of the Electronic Music Foundation from 2008 - 2012, she also taught sound design at the New School of Social Research and Marymount Manhattan College.  Currently, Thorpe is pursuing a PhD in Integrative Studies at UCSD.
    www.suzannethorpe.com

    This performance is made possible in part by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

    • Piece Unknown :: Suzanne Thorpe

      by Suzanne Thorpe
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Andrea Neumann

      by Andrea Neumann by Bonnie Jones
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Andrea Neumann

      by Andrea Neumann by Bonnie Jones
    • --listen--


  • 01.24.2014 8:00 p.m.

    Jack Wright, Ben Wright, Corey Fogel present...

    Three improvisers will present individual and collaborative new works.

    Rarely heard on the west coast, the Father and Son touring from Philadelphia and Taos, will present their legendary improvised saxophone + double bass duo collaboration, as well as improvisations with Corey Fogel and other guests.

    Corey Fogel will present a new score for a vibraphone, accompanied by pairs of guitars, drumsets, and brass.

    a description and some bios:

    Jack and Ben Wright:
    This duo didn't begin when Ben was in the womb, but it could have, given the close playing between father and son. Many parent musicians find their children are interested in a different music, and that was true for Ben's teenage years. But for the last twenty years (Ben is 45) they have been on the same path of acoustic improvisation, playing as regularly as possible, given the distance between them. Their new album for Relative Pitch Records, As If Anything Could Be The Same will tour fourteen Westcoast cities in Jan.-Feb.
    Described twenty years ago as an "undergrounder by design," Jack Wright has been a saxophone improviser traveling through the US and Europe since the early 80s in search of interesting partners and playing situations. Now at 71, he is still the "Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation," as guitarist Davey Williams called him. His range is from fiery, breathless free jazz to quiet, breath-filled, and often animalistic sounds. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, "In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king".

    For more info go to http://www.springgardenmusic.com,

    for sounds https://soundcloud.com/#jackwright

    and writings http://jackiswright.wordpress.com/
     
    Ben Wright from Taos, New Mexico plays double bass. He cut his teeth in Philadelphia punk rock, and has since been working the bass for 25 odd years bolstered by intense spats of incidental formal training. A lover of the lowest frequencies, Ben has explored many disparate forms of music, yet always returns to the wellspring of improvisation. Currently, Ben plays with “Wind Up Birds”, “Czech Megaphone,” poet John Biscello, Arctistics, Jack Wright, and assorted eclectic partners locally and nationally. "I play music for the bliss of  that  instant when I lose consciousness of my surroundings,  my instrument, and myself…there is only music. That is the crux where spontaneous creation between performers and audience is conceived."

    Corey Fogel (b. 1977) is a drummer and performance artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. Corey performs and composes in many rock, jazz, noise, folk, and chamber music capacities. His solo work as a composer and performance artist is based around spontaneous encounters with sounds, objects, personalities, textiles, foods, spanning video, dance, and installation.

    Corey has been a member of groups: Julia Holter, Missincinatti, The Mae Shi, Gowns, Cryptacize, Barbez, Monstro, The Curtains, Learning Music, Nowcloud, Dominique Leone, 18 Squared. In addition to touring and recording nationally and abroad, Corey has presented his own work with Machine Project, LACMA, Human Resources, The Wulf, The Hammer Museum, and REDCAT.

    • duo improvisation 1

      by Ben Wright by Jack Wright
    • --listen--

    • duo improvisation 2

      by Ben Wright by Jack Wright
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Corey Fogel

      by Corey Fogel
    • --listen--

    • group improvisation

      by various composers
    • --listen--


  • 01.17.2014 8:00 p.m.

    New Films, New Videos, New Surprises

    films and videos by Ryan Betschart, Sofia Canales, Andrew Kim, Ekkaphob (Keng) Sumsiripong, and Walter Vargas.

    including...

    Title: Distant Meadows
    Artist(s): Ryan Betschart, Tyler Betschart
    Synopsis: Distant Meadows is a lo fi experimental motion picture concentrating on the instability of the present and a longing for people and places of the past. A frog puppet and his family act as a catalyst into a dream like memory space and it’s subsequent vacancy. Different recording mediums and repetition through picture and sound are used to reinforce the idea of memories as shifting logic terrain.
    Length: 17 minutes.

    Title: Mujer
    Artist: Sofia Canales
    Synopsis: Three Latina women of different generations take pleasure in helping each other bathe, dress up, and cook a meal for themselves.
    Length: 10 minutes

    Title: You Look Like Your Drawing
    2013 / 20 min / HD Video / Color / Sound
    Artist: Ekkaphob Sumsiripong
    Synopsis: I was making a portrait of a man making a portrait of another man making a portrait of himself.
    Length: 20 minutes
    Website: http://youlooklikeyourdrawing.com

    full details to be announced at the screening.


    12.17.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Ted Byrnes presents...

    2 duos of varying volume

    • duo one

      by Ted Byrnes by Nicholas Deyoe
    • --listen--

    • duo two

      by Ted Byrnes by John Weise
    • --listen--

    • duo three

      by Ted Byrnes by Nicholas Deyoe
    • --listen--


  • 12.15.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Rounds Record Release Party

    Please join us for a party/show  celebrating the release of our first record Rounds. There will be listening, singing, food and drink, as well as vinyl versions of the record for purchase. Come celebrate with us, and experience the record first-hand!


    12.07.2013 7:00 p.m.

    ex mus presents the wulf. in austin

    the wulf. @ Austin New Music Co-op

     
    The Austin New Music Co-op welcomes three Los Angeles-area experimental musicians (Colin Wambsgans, Mike Winter and Sepand Shebab) to Austin to share their work. All three composers are exploring the distant margins of music and will be in attendance to present and discuss their work. This event will feature world premieres of a new composition by each composer featuring a string ensemble with electronics, electric guitar trio with electronics and video with electronics. The performance will involve performers from the University of North Texas and sponsorship by the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) and the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA).

    Tickets limited - visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-music-from-los-angeles-tickets-9506017755 for details

    PROGRAM
    chorale and finely tuned resonators by Mike Winter
    with 3 electric guitars and sine tones [ca 10']
    Guitars: Chaz Underriner, Steve Gottlieb, Julian Chalon

    Divisions on a Ground by Sepand Shahab
    for 2 or more bowed strings, sine waves, field recordings, and a metronome [20’]
    Violins: Salma Bachar, Sarah Beck
    Cello: Fran Leboš

    This Is A Long Drive for Someone Who Overthinks Things by Colin Wambsgans
    for 2-channel fixed media and video [ca. 45']


    12.06.2013 8:00 p.m.

    ex mus presents the wulf. in dfw

    the wulf. @ CentralTrak Gallery

    800 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas 75226

    Ex mus brings Los Angeles-based experimental musicians Sepand Shahab, Colin Wambsgans and Mike Winter involved with the music venue the wulf. to Dallas in an event called “the wulf. in DFW.” This event will feature world premieres of a new composition by each composer featuring a string ensemble with electronics, electric guitar trio with electronics and video with electronics. The performance will involve performers from the University of North Texas and sponsorship by the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI) and the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA). ex mus is quarterly concert series seeking to cultivate and establish the field of experimental music in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. The concert is free but with a suggested donation of $5 for the visiting artist.

    PROGRAM
    chorale and finely tuned tesonators by Mike Winter
    with 3 electric guitars and sine tones [ca 10']
    Guitars: Chaz Underriner, Steve Gottlieb, Julian Chalon

    Divisions on a Ground by Sepand Shahab
    for 2 or more bowed strings, sine waves, field recordings, and a metronome [20’]
    Violins: Salma Bachar, Sarah Beck
    Cello: Fran Leboš

    This Is A Long Drive for Someone Who Overthinks Things by Colin Wambsgans
    for 2-channel fixed media and video [ca. 45']


    12.01.2013 3:00 p.m.

    some keyboard miscellany, with tapes

    (mark so, piano)

    • some keyboard miscellany, with tapes

      by Mark So
    • --listen--


  • 11.23.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Todd Lerew & Conal Ryan present new meditations on the substance of sound.

    theatre of echo (Ryan)
    for two acoustic guitars
    performed by David Paha and Conal Ryan

    circular (Ryan)
    for five sustaining instruments and percussion
    performed by Jenica Anderson, Steven Feiler, Christopher Foss, Ben Levinson, David Paha, Evan Spacht, and Andy Young

    polyrhythms induced by drumming at speeds in excess of 180,000 beats per minute (Lerew)
    for self-resonating piezos and objects
    performers: Conal Ryan, Aidan Reynolds, and Todd Lerew

    interval for bass (Lerew)
    performed by James Klopfleisch

    radial quiet in weightless noise (Lerew)
    for sustaining instruments and high intensity white noise
    performered by Casey Anderson, Stephanie Smith, John Eagle, James Klopfleisch, Christine Tavolacci, and Evan Spacht

    Todd Lerew is a Los Angeles-based composer and instrument inventor whose work deals with the physical properties of sound and the nature of perception, exploring the use of sound as a plastic medium, and revisiting our understanding of what sound is and how it operates.

    Conal Ryan is an Irish composer and architect. His works explore sound under morphic conditions, the constraints of which typically transpire during performance.

    • theatre of echo

      by Conal Ryan; by Conal Ryan
    • --listen--

    • interval for bass

      by Todd LeRew by Todd Lerew;
    • --listen--

    • polyrhythms induced by drumming at speeds in excess of 180,000 beats per minute

      by Todd Lerew; by Todd LeRew
    • --listen--

    • circular

      by Conal Ryan; by Conal Ryan
    • --listen--

    • radial quiet in weightless noise

      by Todd LeRew by Todd Lerew;
    • --listen--


  • 11.17.2013 8:00 p.m.

    James Klopfleisch presents...

    James Klopfleisch presents a varietal cornucopia of new, and old, (and borrowed) experimental musics. Some deal with work/labor, some deal with the definition of the word 'something', some deal with possibly the most syphilitic of Schumann's melodies. Also, Mike Winter has a piece, to converge (abstract), where component intervals of a harmonic series converge towards their natural placementIf you're terribly confused by all this, come anyways. just staring at this website won't help you.

    • Duet (something: a thing that is unspecified or unknown)

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Talk To The Audience

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Un (e) Voice

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Un (e) Voice

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Duet (something: a thing that is unspecified or unknown)

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • to converge (abstract)

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • Duet (something: a thing that is unspecified or unknown)

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Real Hard Work (for Sara Roberts)

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--


  • 11.01.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Tim Feeney, Matt Ingalls, and Ken Ueno present...

    Tim Feeney has performed as an improviser with musicians including cellist/electronic musician Vic Rawlings, the percussion trio Meridian, with Nick Hennies and Greg Stuart, pianist Annie Lewandowski, tape-deck manipulator Howard Stelzer, trumpeter Nate Wooley, sound artists Jed Speare and Ernst Karel, saxophonist Jack Wright, and the trio ONDA. He has performed at experimental venues such as the Red Room in Baltimore, Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, Firehouse 12 in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knitting Factory New York, and John Zorn’s space The Stone, as well as the Center for New Music and Audio Technology at UC-Berkeley, the Stanford Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, and Princeton University.He has recorded for the Weighter, Accidie, Full Spectrum, Sedimental, homophoni, New World, Soul on Rice, Audiobot, and Brassland labels.

    Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist, improviser, and cross-disciplinary artist. His music coalesces diverse influences into a democratic sonic landscape. In addition to Heavy Metal sub-tone singing and Tuvan throat singing, he is also informed by European avant-garde instrumental techniques, American experimentalism, and sawari or beautiful noise, an aesthetic in traditional Japanese music. As a vocalist, Ken specializes in extended techniques (overtones, throat-singing, multiphonics, extreme registers, circular singing), and has collaborated in improvisations with Joey Baron, Robyn Schulkowsky, Joan Jeanrenaud, Ikue Mori, Pascal Contet, GeneColeman, Tyshawn Sorey, David Wessel, Robin Hayward, John Kelly, Jorrit Dykstra, Kevork Mourad, Gilberto Bernardes, Hans Tutschku, James Coleman, and Vic Rawlings amongst others. Ken’s ongoing performance projects include collaborations with Tim Feeney, Matt Ingalls, Du Yun, and Lou Bunk.

    Reviled for his "shapeless sonic tinkering" by the Los Angeles Times, Oakland musician Matt Ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, concert producer, and computer music programmer. Ingalls is most active as a clarinetist, specializing in contemporary and experimental music. He is a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay Area Improv Scene, and is known for his "composerly" solo improvisations that explore extended techniques on his instrument that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones. Ingalls has worked with a diverse range of composers such as Mark Applebaum, Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, Helmut Lachenmann, George Lewis, Miya Masaoka, Meredith Monk, Hyo-shin Na, Pauline Oliveros, Stefano Scodanibbio, Chinary Ung, and numerous Bay Area composers.

    Ingalls is the founder and co-director of sfSound, a new music series, ensemble, and internet radio station devoted to new ideas and traditions of experimental music, performance art, live electronic music, Bay Area composition, and the various facets of contemporary improvisation. sfSound produces an average of ten concerts a year, mostly taking place at the ODC Theater in the Mission District of San Francisco. In 2008, sfSound received an "ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming" from Chamber Music America. sfSound is the umbrella organization of the San Francisco Tape Music Collective/Festival.

    An audio mp3 of Feeney and Ueno, with Boston violinist Hillary Zipper, is available via ... 
    http://www.kenueno.com/f/mp3/12LoveRequitedbut.mp3


    Video of Ken Ueno and Matt Ingalls may be found via ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGIQV6K58TA

    Tim Feeney
    Audio: http://www.timfeeney.com/media.html
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/timfeeneyav

    Ken Ueno
    Audio: http://www.kenueno.com/gallery.html
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/djmoderne

    Matt Ingalls: http://mattingalls.com/

    • Set 1 2013_11_01

      by Tim Feeney by Matt Ingalls by Ken Ueno
    • --listen--

    • Set 2 2013_11_01

      by Tim Feeney by Matt Ingalls by Ken Ueno
    • --listen--


  • 10.27.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Broken Signals - An Evening of (Mostly) Local Noise in Downtown LA

    Idiopathic Records and the wulf. present an evening of noise music featuring Joseph Hammer, Coward, Ross Wallace Chait, and Adrian Rew.

    Joseph Hammer has actively created experimental works since 1980 as a member of the LAFMS collective. His practice draws on the complexities of the process of listening and playing, reflecting on the role of the audience versus the performer, and uses music as it influences our notion of time, memory and intimacy as the basis for improvisation and abstraction. In various collaborations, solo, and as a founding member of the trio Solid Eye along with several other projects (Joe & Joe, Dinosaurs With Horns, Dimmer, Points of Friction), Hammer has performed widely and is an influential contributor to the Los Angeles underground scene. - SFEMF https://soundcloud.com/pan_recs/joseph-hammer-i-love-you

    Coward is noise music duo formed in LA during the summer of 2013. With broken guitars, gather objects and percussive waste, the duo performs loose, industrially-influenced compositions while elsewhere writhing in the purity of improvisational chaos. Coward is Kiran Arora and Ross Wallace Chait and their premiere CDr release Dragged On Asphalt is out now on Holy Cheever Church Records, with a cassette due on the band's own Idiopathic Records in October. http://holycheeverchurch.bandcamp.com/album/dragged-on-asphalt

    Ross Wallace Chait is a musician, composer and co-founder of Idiopathic Records based in LA. As a solo artist, his collections gather the ephemera or rural life and cityscapes into throbbing, processed installations of field recording and live performance with a guitar, voice and broken percussion instruments. With other projects, he's put out music in Pidgen, ILSE, Holy Cheever Church and Welcome to the 21st Media. His premiere, full-length solo release Routine Symptoms comes out this fall on Amok Recordings. https://soundcloud.com/rosschait

    Adrian Rew (Chicago, IL) is a sound artist presenting his field recordings of casino slot-zones' endorphin sonics. He also runs Ergot Records and has performed in Jeph Jerman's Animist Orchestra.

    https://soundcloud.com/adrianrew


  • 10.18.2013 8:00 p.m.

    the music of andrew young

    premiers of 4 recent acoustic compositions dealing with duration, interpolation, marxism, and canons. performed by: Ben Levinson, Cari Stevens, Jack Doutt, Suzanne Kite, Aidan Reynolds, Tony Genero, Marcus Rubio, Andrew Young, and possibly more (tba).

    the appearance of andrew young is made possible in part by a generous donation from THE YAWN EMPIRE.


  • 10.04.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Dean Rosenthal presents…

    Martha's Vineyard-based composer and performer Dean Rosenthal presents minimalist instrumental works, field recordings, and graphic scores, including one world premiere for piano four-hands, and several West Coast premieres.  Performers will include Mark So, Aidan Reynolds, Morgan Gerstmar, and Sharon Kim.


  • 10.01.2013 12:00 a.m.

    the wulf. fundraiser

    donate by clicking below

     

    We Reached Our Minimum Goal!!! But You Can Still Donate Through Hatchfund Till the End of October!!!

    This summer, we are fundraising to achieve long-term sustainability. Our goal is $10,000. These funds will be used to start sustainable initiatives solicited from the community. Proposals have included a curatorial residency; using the wulf. partially as a co-working space; and initiating workshops, classes and lectures. Ultimately, we hope to provide a space and environment used strictly for the arts.

    For the first time, we are doing a crowd-sourced funding campaign with a minimum goal of $8,000. We have chosen USA Projects because they have matching opportunities and are dedicated strictly to the arts. Some of the incentives for the campaign include books from Frog Peak, copies of the wulf. records first release, and scores and drawings from members of the wulf. community. We are also working with some generous donors to potentially set up matching funds programs as part of our efforts. Visit our project page at: http://www.usaprojects.org/project/the_wulf

    After donating, please consider becoming a subscribing member. You can subscribe at http://thewulf.org/membership/. We hope to reach $400 in monthly subscriptions. As an incentive subscribers of $10 or more will receive a quarterly newsletter which will include texts and artifacts from the artists who present here.

    All events hosted by the wulf. will remain free. In our five years of operation, the wulf. has become well known as a home for the radical. There is no other organization or place like it in Los Angeles. What we have presented thus far would not have been possible without the help of our incredible community: the artists who continue to present their work, the wonderful attendees, and those who have generously donated.

    Our email list is almost 800 strong, and our Facebook page has 800+ likes. If everyone on the list donates $10 to $20, we can easily reach our goal of $10,000 or more. If you are feeling generous, we can nip this in the bud quickly. We really dislike asking for money, but it is currently a necessary evil. And… towards the end of our fundraiser, we are throwing a party.

    thanks,
    the wulf.

    Please share our online calls for donations at:
    http://thewulf.org
    http://www.usaprojects.org/project/the_wulf
    http://www.facebook.com/lathewulf/
    http://www.youtube.com/lathewulf/


    09.29.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Georgia Bell, Jake Rosenzweig, and Daniel Eaton present...

    Georgia Bell: Mouthfeel, Earfeel
    Words and language are what dictate the shape of most of the sounds that we make with our voices, in music and in everyday life.  When we listen to sung or spoken words, how much of that experience is of the feeling of the sounds of the words as opposed to the feeling of the meaning of the words?  This arrangement of a classic french pop song pushes the meaning behind language into the background and brings its auditory nuances and cadence into the foreground.
    Voice: Argenta Walther, Jess Basta, Georgia Bell

    Jake Rosenzweig: STARE AT THE SUN UNTIL YOU SEE NOTHING
    STARE AT THE SUN UNTIL YOU SEE NOTHING
    is a hypnotic and meditative long-form drone piece featuring a triple double-bass section plus bassoon and two trombones.  The basses place a second D string on their instruments, one being a new string, the other having already been on for some time.  They drone on their two Ds, and over time (the piece is to be played at least 20 min) the newer string will slowly de-tune, creating a cloud of dense and subtly dissonant textures.  The horns play either a D or an A once every 2-3 minutes for as long their breath lasts.  The register and timing of their notes is up to them, and they are to play independently of one another.  Over the course of the piece they can play a C once, also at a time and register of their choosing.
    Basses:
    Brendan Carn,James Klopfleisch, Jacob Rosenzweig; Bassoon: Archie Carey; Trombones: Matt Barbier, Daniel Eaton

    Daniel Eaton: Body Wave
    A new composition for amplified trombone, objects, laptop, and customized multi-speaker array.  Body Wave utilizes a room's acoustics and physical attributes in a choreographed dance of pulsing frequencies and sonic gesticulation.

    • Stare At The Sun Until You See Nothing

      by Jake Rosenzweig
    • --listen--

    • Mouthfeel, Earfeel

      by Georgia Bell
    • --listen--

    • Body Wave

      by Dan Eaton
    • --listen--


  • 09.27.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Padua Playwrights presents HIVE

    In the Fall of 2012 three Los Angeles-based playwrights - Gray Palmer, Guy Zimmerman and Rachel Jendrzejewski - began working on short plays exploring post-natural couplings between humans and bees. Bergson described human intelligence as like a a spotlight accompanied by a fringe of instinct. In going from the human to the animal, according to this model, we leave the light, pass through the penumbra, and then find ourselves in a dark - a dark what? These three plays ask what if animals could travel in the opposite direction, after watching us for a long time, from the dark to the light, with sudden access to human language. Drawing on animal studies texts from Von Uexküll to Heidegger to Deleuze and Guattari, as well as Gramsci, Isabelle Stengers and Vijay Prashad, the collaborators created three short plays that engage with philosophical and political issues linked to the long and rich history of human-bee interactions. As an art-form involving high-level social collaboration, theater provides a medium in which to probe the human-bee interspecies boundary. In collaboration with cellist and composer April Guthrie and a gifted ensemble of performers, these three playful and darkly comedic plays make the theater space, at least temporarily, into a hive.


  • 09.21.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Reading, Writing, Pictures, Sound

    Readings, comics, and other audio/visual interventions by:

    Guy Brookshire
    Andrew Choate
    Jen Hofer
    David Hughes
    Danielle Roderick
    Mark So
    Adrian Tenney

    • excerpt from 'Dangerous Situations'

      by David Hughes
    • --listen--

    • Pale plumes of dullness

      by Mark So
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Jen Hofer

      by Jen Hofer
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Andrew Choate

      by Andrew Choate
    • --listen--


  • 09.20.2013 6:00 p.m.

    the wulf. presents a concert/party/fundraiser...

    Join the wulf. on the roof for a fundraising party. We will start with a cocktail hour at 6. Food and sound performances will begin at 7 and continuing throughout the evening. Everyone is invited to perform Liam Mooney's Floortet and sing rounds. There will also be a performance of Harris Wulfson's Durations. Come spend time with the people who make up the vibrant community of the wulf. This party marks the final week of the wulf.'s summer fundraiser. The fundraiser ends September 30. Please help the wulf. reach it's minimum goal of $8000 by donating here: http://www.usaprojects.org/project/the_wulf


    09.15.2013 4:00 p.m.

    PageNoonanMarshall//Rubio//Weathers//Rogers

    Ryan Page, Brenna Noonan, & Joshua Marshall (Oakland, CA)-Rusianik Chid for saxophones and video

    Marcus Rubio-Performing two violin pieces (untitled and (a cadence)) and sonata for beard trimmer and surfaces (ensemble version). 

    Andrew Weathers (Oakland, CA)- Daylight's Precious When You're Young (For AG), Olympic Peninsula Blues, I Looked Up Into Infinity for guitar and laptop

    Derek Rogers-Solo laptop/electronics shred.

    We will start right around 4 so everyone has plenty of time to eat dinner and then check out Todd Lerew's awesome Alvin Lucier heavy show across the street at 8p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/566594570068748/

    • Rusianik Chid

      by Joshua Marshall by Ryan Page by Brenna Noonan
    • --listen--

    • untitled/ (a cadence) for violin

      by Marcus Rubio
    • --listen--

    • sonata for beard trimmer and surfaces

      by Marcus Rubio
    • --listen--

    • Daylight's Precious When You're Young (For AG), Olympic Peninsula Blues, I Looked Up Into Infinity

      by Andrew Weathers
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Derek Rogers

      by Derek Rogers
    • --listen--


  • 07.20.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Liam Mooney presents: Styrofoam and Vinyl

    We will play styrophones. A styrophone is a styrofoam cooler, played with a bow. It sounds like noise.
    We will play as-yet-unnamed instruments of vinyl, wood, water, and air. They sound like bloop bloop.

    Featuring:
    Andrew Young
    Casey Anderson
    David Kendall
    Mark So
    Michael Winter
    Stephanie Smith
    Todd Lerew

    Followed by grillout with Dr. Hildestad as chef to celebrate 5 years!


  • 07.14.2013 3:00 p.m.

    Community Meeting - come share your ideas about the wulf.

    !!!! note time change from 2 p.m* !!!!

    [*we moved this to 3 pm because of the machine project event. they are still looking for participants, so go play stylophone with them and then come to our community meeting. here is the link for the event: <http://machineproject.com/archive/events/2013/07/14/symphony-for-100-stylophones-paul-fraser/>*]

    the wulf. belongs to its community. Changes in its manner of operation, when necessary, will be made with community knowledge and input. If you feel you are a part of this community we strongly urge you to come on Sunday, July 14, 2pm, at the wulf., to our first biannual community meeting to discuss plans for the future of the wulf.. Help us make the wulf. more sustainable! Your presence is important. Please come share your ideas regarding, but not limited to, the following:

    - Increasing fundraising efforts (cash income) for the wulf.
    - New ideas for performances
    - New ideas for curation
    - New ideas for the use of the space, with figures for projected expense and income from that use

    Here are some ideas that have already been presented:

    - A curatorial residency
    - Using the wulf. partially as a for-rent hacker space
    - Initiating workshops and classes
    - Moving/changing the wulf. such that it is used exclusively for the community

    Everyone will have a chance to present ideas (ca. 5 minutes) followed by an open discussion of all ideas presented. It would also be very helpful if you brought your ideas in writing. If you are not able to come please email your ideas to <info@thewulf.org> and they will be presented at the meeting.

    Help the wulf. continue with the assistance of your great ideas.


    07.12.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Josh Gerowitz presents...

    I. Dream Structures/Talk Radio  (Gerowitz/Anderson)
    A new work in combination with an older work by Casey Anderson that explores some ideas that came to me during James Klopfliesh's Introduction to (The Society of Experimental Musicians) and the talks that followed the presentation of his work.  This piece delves into the nature of dreams and their relationship with the outside world, as well as the nature of the relationship between audience and performer in a live a concert setting; it is heavily influenced by my experiences seing work presented at the wulf..

    II.  Momentum for two electric guitars and drum set (Gerowitz)
    Another new work inspired by the concept of motion, and the work of Colin Woodford and Max Gualtieri.  

    III.  For Paul
    A Solo work for Electric Guitar

    IV.  Secret Resentment
    A new piece for Trombone, Trumpet, Guitar, Soprano and Tenor Saxophones in the style of and including the members of MDMD with the addition of Daniel Eaton.

    Performers:
    Daniel Eaton, Colin Gerowitz, Mike Winter, Casey Anderson, Casey Butler, Brendan Carn, Sarah Hodges, Max Gualtieri, Colin Woodford, and Joshua Gerowitz.  

    • Dream Structures/Talk Radio

      by Casey Anderson by Josh Gerowitz

    • Momentum for two electric guitars and drum set

      by Josh Gerowitz
    • --listen--

    • For Paul

      by Josh Gerowitz
    • --listen--

    • Secret Resentment

      by Josh Gerowitz
    • --listen--


  • 06.29.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Ingrid Lee presents...

    Still Lives (1995) Alvin Lucier
    Morrow Lake (2013) D. Edward Davis
    Bead, Spit (2013) Ingrid Lee
    Another (2012) Ingrid Lee

    Performed by: Tony Gennaro, percussion; Andrew Young, guitar; Mona Tian, violin; Andy Studer, violin; Natalie Fender Brejcha, Viola; Jake Rosenzweig, Bass; Ingrid Lee, Piano; Betsy Rettig, Cello.

    Still Lives (1995) Still Lives consists of 8 short pieces in which a pianist plays tones against slowly sweeping sine waves, programmed to draw shapes of things seen by the composer in his home, including a sunlight diamond, hammock, barbecue grill, lamp shade, floor tiles, ferns, bread knife with a serrated edge, and a pair of chop sticks. As the sine waves rise and fall the pianist times the tones so that they produce audible beats of differing patterns against the moving waves. Ingrid Lee - piano

    Morrow Lake (2013) - morrow lake was written in the spring of 2013. It is written for two performers — a pianist and an assistant who alters the sound of the piano in different ways. The piece focuses on subtle changes, fine distinctions between similar sounds, and the evolving relationship between an original and its copy.  Ingrid Lee - piano; Tony Gennaro, assistant.

    Another (2012) - The premise of this piece revolves around ideas of nature, normalcy, simulation, construction, and the interchangeability of these facts, concepts, and myths. Another takes the idea of dominant standards and systems; systems that are fabricated and are therefore also capable of shifting and morphing; or systems justified by nature and usually considered unalterable. Another uses the overtone series and the standard tuning reference of A4 = 440 hz(as establish ed in 1955 by the International Organization for Standards) and shifts between other systems to consider new and different standards while playing with the interchangeability of nature and simulation. Andy Studer, violin; Mona Tian, violin; Natalie Brejcha, viola; Betsy Rettig, cello; Jake Rosenzweig, contrabass


    05.25.2013 8:00 p.m.

    A Different Silence

    Works by Sepand Shahab and James Klopfleisch performed on a night with no verbal communication.  (other sounds/forms of communication are ok)

     Please Note: for this event we will need everyone's cooperation and participation to create a special kind of atmosphere: one where people are free to interact as usual except that there be no verbal communication.  Hopefully people will find other ways to interact, such as writing notes or gesturing, etc.  There is no need to be intentionally quiet or subdued otherwise, hopefully the atmosphere can be as close as possible to that of a normal night, just with the sound of talking removed.  

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

    • Dots to Connect

      by Sepand Shahab
    • --listen--

    • Duet: (something - a thing that is unspecified or unknown)

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Dots to Connect

      by Sepand Shahab
    • --listen--


  • 05.24.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Sleep Roseanne; Oboe Nightmare

    Three new works by James Klopfleisch: Four Sleeps for struck ringing objects; The Virgin Joke, an experimental setting of a joke about virginity from the sitcom 'Roseanne'; and A Bright Future Awaits You... for oboe and tape (played by Claire Chenette).   

    Also a mystery piece by Sepand Shahab!

    Afterwords will follow a short Q&A where Klopfleisch will explain himself, and possibly tell stories from his 12 hour layover in the Miami airport, which he considers an unexpected mini-residency allowing him to write The Virgin Joke.

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.


  • 05.12.2013 8:00 p.m.

    mother's day music: two pieces by amy reynolds' son

    *** note date change to SUNDAY 5/12 ***

    with friends, reynolds performs two works featuring field recordings and pitches, respectively.

    object series, v.1 ; recording devices
    pitch collections (05122013)

    performers include james klopfleisch, christine tavolacci, marcus rubio, and andy young

    • object series, v.1; recording devices

      by Aidan Reynolds
    • --listen--

    • pitch collections (05122013)

      by Aidan Reynolds
    • --listen--


  • 05.03.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Michael Pisaro and Greg Stuart present...

    Greg Stuart and Michael Pisaro will perform sections from Pisaro's "Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds" (2011/12) (for crotales and high frequency sine tones) in alternation a new piece "Add Red (Grey Series No. 3)" (2013), for low frequency noise.

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

    • Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds 1

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--

    • Black Bath (Add Red, Grey Series No.3)

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--

    • Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds 2

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--

    • Jack's Last Chance(Add Red, Grey Series No.3)

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--

    • Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds 3

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--


  • 04.25.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Lloyd Honeybrook, Ulrich Krieger, Ted Byrnes, Scott Cazan & Wyatt Keusch

    Electronic music duos featuring a special guest coming in from Melbourne

    This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. 

    • Scott Cazan, Wyatt Keusch

      by Scott Cazan by Wyatt Keusch
    • --listen--

    • Scott Cazan, Wyatt Keusch

      by Scott Cazan by Wyatt Keusch
    • --listen--

    • Scott Cazan, Wyatt Keusch

      by Scott Cazan by Wyatt Keusch
    • --listen--

    • Mysteries of Quantum Physics

      by Ulrich Krieger
    • --listen--

    • Lloyd Honeybrook, Ted Byrnes

      by Lloyd Honeybrook by Ted Byrnes
    • --listen--


  • 04.19.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Max Markowitz and Lewis Keller present...

    Max Markowitz:
    Moon Loops (2013) - Each Moon Loop is based on one of the nine phases of the moon.
    Moon Loop One (new)
    Moon Loop Two (waxing crescent)
    Moon Loop Three (first quarter)
    for three keyboards

    Lewis Keller:
    Untitled work for solo guitar and electronics (2013)
    Coincidence Lapse II - for unspecified quartet and electronics (2013)

    • Coincidence Lapse II - for unspecified quartet and electronics (2013)

      by Lewis Keller

    • Moon Loops(2013)

      by Max Markowitz

    • Untitled work for solo guitar and electronics(2013)

      by Lewis Keller


  • 04.13.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Hughes, Stent, and Pisaro present...

    Sarah Hughes and David Stent (visiting from the UK) will join Michael Pisaro to present work by Hughes, Patrick Farmer, James Tenney and Pisaro.

    this has already had a history (4) (2013) : Patrick Farmer
    A discrete reconciliation between balance and flux (2011) : Michael Pisaro
    Chamber Music (1964) : James Tenney
    repetition variation 1 (2012) : Sarah Hughes

    performers: Sarah Hughes, David Stent, Marcus Rubio, Andy Young, Michael Pisaro

    • repetition variation 1

      by sarah hughes

    • Chamber Music

      by James Tenney

    • A discrete reconciliation between balance and flux

      by Michael Pisaro

    • the has already had a history (4)

      by Patrick Farmer


  • 04.12.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Colin Wambsgans will do something...

    • Colin Wambsgans does something

      by Colin Wambsgans
    • --listen--


  • 03.31.2013 5:00 a.m.

    this event will start during astronomical twilight

    minor third abstract (2011) - michael winter

    though nobody had read it, you knew there was a script 
    ["The End of New England," Eileen Myles] readings 44 
    (2012) - mark so

    astronomical twilight for the 31st is between 5:16 am and 5:46 am. please feel free to come anytime during the night and pitch a sleeping bag (or some other arrangement to relax/sleep/rest). our doors will be open.

    • minor third abstract(2011)

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • though nobody had read it, you knew there was a script ["The End of New England," Eileen Myles] read

      by Mark So
    • --listen--


  • 03.23.2013 8:00 p.m.

    The Royal US (Max Kutner and Heather Lockie) and Max Kutner's Disaffection Finds its Pure Form

    This evening, The Royal US will deconstruct one or two old folk songs and stab a love song. 

    Followed by Max Kutner's Disaffection Finds its Pure Form.

    performed by: Greg Zilboorg, trumpet; Tony DiGennaro, Guitar; Claire Chenette, Oboe; Heather Lockie, viola; Tam Hartman, flute; John Eagle, horn; Tyler Jordan, bass; Ingrid Lee, piano; Stefan Kac, tuba; Jake Rosenzweig, bass; Drew Jordan, trumpet/electronics; Will Wulfeck, trombone; Matthew Clough-Hunter, keyboard/guitar; Aidan Reynolds, melodica; Dan Eaton trombone/electronics; Allesandra Barrett, viola; Ulrich Krieger, reeds; Max Gualtieri, guitars; Max Wanderman, accordion; Melody Yenn, cello; Alex Wand, guitar/banjo; Stephanie Smith, violin; Elysia Strauss, reeds; Jxel Rachenberg, guitar; Stina Haroldsdottir, viola/voice; Ari DeSano, accordion; Louis Lopez, trumpet/electronics; Jillian Risigari-Gai, harp; Lauren Davis, voice; Colton Lytle, malletkat.

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Disaffection Finds Its Pure Form

      by Max Kutner
    • --listen--


  • 03.10.2013 7:00 p.m.

    Experimental Music Yearbook presents...

    Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism [a lecture] 
    &
    Tomb of the Unknown Composer [a brief concert]

    featuring Matador Oven, Adam Overton, and possibly others soon to be announced...

    Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism is a manifesto—written by Matador Oven, translated by Adam Overton—proposing a new paradigm in composer/performer relations, wherein the composer is a masochist who uses score-based Cageian indeterminacy in hopes of being humiliated by a willing performer. It was published in February 2013 as part of the Experimental Music Yearbook 2012, and was first delivered as a lecture at Kristi Engle Gallery in January 2012.

    Keywords: masochism, scores, work to rule, malicious compliance, consenting adults

    Find the full lecture online: http://www.experimentalmusicyearbook.com/issue-2012/table_of_contents_2012/ripe-for-embarrassment-for-a-new-musical-masochism-matador-ovenadam-overton/

    Tomb of the Unknown Composer, by Adam Overton (and cited in Matador Oven's Ripe for Embarrassment) is concert featuring performances of re-named and mis-attributed scores. Unknown titles and composers are soon to be determined, and may feature a number of performers, also soon to be determined.

    • Ripe for Embarrassment: For a New Musical Masochism [a lecture]

      by Matador Oven
    • --listen--


  • 02.28.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Dante Boon presents...

    sex (2) (2006) for clarinet and cello

    2 Spelers (after Antoine Beuger) (2012) for 2 violins

    Nov. (violin) (2013) with piano

    Nov. (piano) (2011) 

    12x (2011) for flute and 2 violins

    2x Robert Creeley (2009) for voice

    Avellino (2012) for soprano, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello

    performed by: Tany Ling, soprano; Melinda Rice, voice; Christine Tavolacci, flute; Brian Walsh, clarinet; Eric KM Clark, violin; Andrew McIntosh, violin, viola & piano; April Guthrie, cello; Richard Valitutto, piano; Dante Boon, piano

    • sex (2)(2006)

      by Dante Boon
    • --listen--

    • 2 Spelers (after Antoine Beuger)(2012) for 2 violins

      by Dante Boon
    • --listen--

    • Nov. (violin)(2013) with piano

      by Dante Boon
    • --listen--

    • Nov. (piano)(2011)

      by Dante Boon
    • --listen--

    • 12x (2011) for flute and 2 violins

      by Dante Boon
    • --listen--

    • 2x Robert Creeley (2009) for voice

      by Dante Boon
    • --listen--

    • Avellino (2012) for soprano, piano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello

      by Dante Boon
    • --listen--


  • 02.22.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Tom Johnson and CD Release Party of Populist Record’s Tom Johnson correct music

    Los Angeles premieres of the music of Tom Johnson:

    Clarinet Trio – performed by Jim Sullivan, Brian Walsh, and Damon Zick

    Trio (for strings) – performed by Andrew McIntosh, viola; Andrew Tholl, violin; and Ashley Walters, cello 

    Eggs and Baskets – perfromed by Andrew McIntosh, viola; and Brian Walsh, Clarinet

    Tilework for Piano – performed by Dante Boon

    Eight Patterns for Eight Instruments – performed by Casey Anderson, sax; Dante Boon, piano; Eric KM Clark, violin; Andrew Conrad, clarinet; Daniel Corral, accordian; Josh Gerowitz, guitar; Christine Tavolacci, flute; Claire Chenette, oboe


  • 02.20.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Tom Johnson and Friends

    !!!! We have moved Tom Johnson's drawings (which were at Art Share L.A.) to the wulf.. We are excited that they will be here for the remaining events of Tom's Johnson's residency. !!!!

    Andrew McIntosh:
    Another Secular Calvinist Creed
    performed by Ashley Walters – cello

    Brian Parks:
    all the trichords in a seven letter alphabet where order matter and no voice sounds the same note consecutively 
    terminal positions for ballet dancer
    lely tiling of hymnal text 
    performed by Stephanie Aston, Argenta Walther, Meghann Welsh – voices; Tarren Johnson – dancer; and all as a group sing; respectively

    Michael Winter:
    economy study in one dimension and/or glass economies
    performed by Brian Parks – piano

    Tom Johnson:
    Falling Thirds and Drum
    performed by Brian Parks – piano and drum

    Tom Johnson Residency
    Numbers are a part of nature. Looking at them, thinking about them, and observing the ways they intertwine in combinations and permutations reveal much about how the world is made. In his remaining lecture (02.22.2013 10 am @ CalArts), Tom will discuss his musical community and how logic and mathematical models function in his art. Drawing networks of numbers often leads him to unique visual forms and in many cases these forms become musical pieces. These events and the drawings now at the wulf. show the breadth of Tom’s work from concept to consideration to percept, from numbers to visuals to sound.

    Tom Johnson (b. 1939) is a minimalist composer who works with simple forms and limited sonic materials, utilizing logic and mathematical models in both his music and his drawings. He is particularly well known for his operas; The Four Note Opera (1972) and Riemannoper (1988) have both been staged dozens of times. Often-performed non-operatic works include Bedtime StoriesRational MelodiesMusic and Questions, Counting DuetsTangoNarayana's Cows, and Failing: a very difficult piece for solo string bass. The former student of Morton Feldman also wrote about contemporary composition for the Village Voice (1972–1982). Johnson has been living in Paris since 1983. 

    • economy study in one dimension

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • all the trichords in a seven letter alphabet...

      by Brian Parks
    • --listen--

    • Another Secular Calvinist Creed

      by Andrew McIntosh
    • --listen--

    • terminal positions of a ballet dancer

      by Brian Parks
    • --listen--

    • glass economies

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • Falling Thirds and Drum

      by Tom Johnson
    • --listen--

    • lely tiling of hymnal text

      by Brian Parks
    • --listen--


  • 02.15.2013 7:00 p.m.

    Tom Johnson Drawings Exhibition Opening and Concert

    the wulf. @ ArtShare

    801 East 4th Place
    Los Angeles CA 90013
    (opening starts at 7 pm and performances will start around 8 pm)

    Tom Johnson:

    Selections from the Counting Series performed by Tom Johnson, Aidan Reynolds, and Michael Winter

    Tilework for Viola performed by Andrew McIntosh

    Squares performed by Andrew McIntosh, viola; Tom Johnson, narrator

    Numbers are a part of nature. Looking at them, thinking about them, and observing the ways they intertwine in combinations and permutations reveal much about how the world is made. In his lectures (02.14.2013 4 pm @ at UCLA and 02.22.2013 10 am @ CalArts), Tom Johnson will discuss how logic and mathematical models function in his art. Drawing networks of numbers often leads him to unique visual forms and in many cases these forms become musical pieces. Over 30 of Johnson's drawings will be exhibited at ArtShare LA from February 15 to 22 with performances at the wulf. on February 20 and 22. These events will show the breadth of Tom’s work from concept to consideration to percept, from numbers to visuals to sound.

    Tom Johnson (b. 1939) is a minimalist composer who works with simple forms and limited sonic materials, utilizing logic and mathematical models in both his music and his drawings. He is particularly well known for his operas; The Four Note Opera (1972) and Riemannoper (1988) have both been staged dozens of times. Often-performed non-operatic works include Bedtime StoriesRational MelodiesMusic and Questions, Counting DuetsTangoNarayana's Cows, and Failing: a very difficult piece for solo string bass. The former student of Morton Feldman also wrote about contemporary composition for the Village Voice (1972–1982). Johnson has been living in Paris since 1983. 


  • 02.09.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Experimental Music Yearbook

    The Experimental Music Yearbook presents a selection of works from the 2012 edition of the journal. Featuring works and installations by Jaap Blonk, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Christian Kesten, James Klopfleisch, Scott Cazan, and Laura Steenberge.

    • a series of moments in which unexpected events occur within a finite algorithm

      by Scott Cazan
    • --listen--

    • 326 Breaths

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Dante's Inferno

      by Laura Steenberge
    • --listen--

    • untitled (placing in space)

      by Christian Kesten
    • --listen--


  • 02.07.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Wolfgang von Schweinitz at 60: Concert 3

    !!! CANCELLED/POSTPONED -- Please note that Wolfgang's violin/cello/piano trio, Franz & Morton, has been postponed to sometime later in the spring, exact date TBA. !!!

    Franz and Morton 
    Richard Valitutto, Andrew McIntosh, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick


    02.03.2013 2:00 p.m.

    Wolfgang von Schweinitz at 60: Concert 1

    JUZ (a Yodel Cry)
    Matt Barbier

    Plainsound Brass Trio No. 1, 1st movement
    Trio Kobayashi

    • Plainsound Brass Trio No. 1 (1st movement)

      by Wolfgang Schweinitz
    • --listen--

    • JUZ (a Yodel Cry)

      by Wolfgang von Schweinitz by Wolfgang Schweinitz
    • --listen--


  • 02.03.2013 4:00 p.m.

    Wolfgang von Schweinitz at 60: Concert 2

    Plainsound Glissando Modulation
    Scott Worthington and Andrew McIntosh

    • Plainsound Glissando Modulation

      by Wolfgang von Schweinitz by Wolfgang Schweinitz
    • --listen--


  • 01.27.2013 8:00 p.m.

    A night of electronic music with Scott Cazan, Wyatt Keusch, Raphael Arar, and Rale

    • Raphael Arar

      by Raphael Arar
    • --listen--

    • Scott Cazan

      by Scott Cazan
    • --listen--

    • Our dreams differ slightly

      by Wyatt Keusch
    • --listen--

    • The Moon Regarded and the Bright One Sought

      by William Hutson
    • --listen--


  • 01.25.2013 8:00 p.m.

    James Klopfleisch Presents... John Lithgow 1...

    A piece for processed bowed milk carton, where the speaker channels the ghost (and bits of text) from the great John Lithgow. Also a possible performance of a solo version of a piece channeling the spirit of Mike Winter.


  • 01.16.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Ryoanji / The Narrow Aisle to the Deep North

    Christine Tavolacci (flute) and Bonnie Whiting Smith (percussion) present an evening of two sonic landscapes: a realization of John Cage's Ryoanji for flute and percussion, and Nat Evans' The Narrow Aisle to the Deep North for percussion and field recordings. 


    01.06.2013 8:00 p.m.

    Taylan Susam presents...

    !!! note date change from the 5th !!!

    taylan susam:
    for andré o. möller
    for sesshu toyo
    for antoine beuger

    antoine beuger:
    three drops of rain / east wind / ocean


  • 12.16.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Ingrid Lee presents...

    Performer composer Ingrid Lee presents a one night event that explores ideas of sympathetic resonance; the amalgamation of vibrations from different sources, shared experience between foreign bodies, and the filtration of information.

    Ingrid Lee - Of Monsters (for accordion and piano; Lucie Vítková, accordion) 

    Aidan Reynolds - resonance piece for ingrid (for piano and field recording) 

    Alvin Lucier - Music for Piano With One or More Snare Drums 


  • 12.13.2012 7:00 p.m.

    Winterfest

    the wulf. @ ArtShare

    801 East 4th Place
    Los Angeles CA 90013

    For three years running, the wulf. has been participating in the Los Angeles Winterfest, which celebrates arts in downtown Los Angeles. This year we have been given a night exclusively to present work at ArtShare.

    installations
    Casey Anderson - valley - an installation for radios
    Michael Winter - quieting rooms - an installation for self-quieting room

    audience participation (of sorts...) 
    Scott Cazan - Ear Swap - participants trade auditory environments and listen to the sonic space of another. this piece is roaming, no set location.
    Aidan Reynolds - whistling piece for audience - for each exhale, whistle for the duration of no more than a second. try to keep your pitch consistent.
    Liam Mooney - floortet - for metal objects dropped on the floor

    live performances
    Todd Lerew - 30 Notes for Drum - performed by the composer
    James Klopfleisch - 326 Breaths - performed by Christine Tavolacci
    Cornelius Cardew - Triad from Schooltime Compositions - performed by Matt Barbier, Eric KM Clark and Christine Tavolacci
    Corey Fogel - performing various percussion elements  
    Liam Mooney - 180° - performers tba
    Matt Barbier - for Lee
    Colin Wambsgans - Good Night Noises, Everywhere
    Andrew Tholl - music for sleeping
    (last three works commissioned and performed by Colin Wambsgans)

    exact schedule tba


    12.01.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Lucie Vítková

    Soft songs - Michael Winter, Eric KM Clark, Aidan Reynolds, Todd Lerew, Christoffer Schunk, Matt Barbier - whistling

    Reflections - Lucie Vítková  - accordion, Jules Gimbrone - performer

    Brass Trio - Matt Barbier - trombone, Zara Teicher - french horn, Paul Rivera - bass trombone

    Youth (arrangement for brass sextet) - Matt Barbier - trombone, Zara Teicher - french horn, Anne Lemieux - trumpet, Aaron Kahn - trumpet/piccolo trumpet, Evan Spacht - trombone, Paul Rivera - trombone

    In Memoriam... - Lucie Vítková - guitar


  • 11.17.2012 9:00 p.m.

    Tashi Wada: Duets

    Cellists Charles Curtis and Judith Hamann perform the full series of string duets by composer Tashi Wada.

    For I have seen love
    and his face is choice Heart of Hearts, 
    a flesh of pure fire, fusing from the center 
    where all Motion is one. 

    –John Wieners, "Cocaine"

    Duets:

    September '06
    March '07
    April '07
    February '08

    Charles Curtis and Judith Hamann, cello

    • September '06

      by Tashi Wada

    • March '07

      by Tashi Wada

    • April '07

      by Tashi Wada

    • February '08

      by Tashi Wada


  • 11.02.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Lewis Keller and Mark So.


    10.19.2012 8:00 p.m.

    two new pieces by Bryan Eubanks and Cat Lamb

    Bryan Eubanks    for accordion  (2012)    Daniel Corral, accordion

    Catherine Lamb   noise/tone variations   Christine Tavolacci, flute; Eric km Clark, violin; Cassia Streb, viola

    Funded in part through New Music USA's MetLife Creative Connections program.


    10.14.2012 7:00 p.m.

    Upload .. Download .. Perform . net :: 4 MORE YEARS

    UploadDownloadPerform.net celebrates its 4th birthday this October 2012, now featuring over 2000 scores from over 100 composers, artists, writers, performers, and others. Join us as we perform a randomly selected program of scores from the site.

    This evening's performers will include John Burtle, Andrew Choate, Alison D’Amato, Alison O'Daniel, and Adam Overton.

    Program TBA.


    10.12.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Bryan Eubanks and Cat Lamb, new solo works

    double portrait  (2012)  Bryan Eubanks; saxophone, field recordings, feedback, and white noise

    shade/gradient  (2012)  Catherine Lamb; viola, voice, formant/filtered oscillators

    (test) spectral pattern  (2012)  Bryan Eubanks; saxophone, viola, feedback, tuned pulse, white noise


  • 10.01.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Rick Bahto: selections from Accretions, for 1, 2 and 3 projectors

    over the course of several hours, projections of a selection of new 35mm slides from an expanding collection of thousands of images, using 1, 2, and 3 projectors. 


    09.30.2012 8:00 p.m.

    LA Canon

    Daniel Corral presents 3 new pieces:

    •  "Chimes and Casios" performed by Daniel Corral

    • "Diasporic Music #6: Histories" for solo flute, performed by Christine Tavolacci

    • "LA Canon" performed on as many suspended cymbals as possible


  • 09.22.2012 6:00 p.m.

    The Subterraneans: opening at the Torrance Art Museum

    the wulf. @ Torrance Art Museum

    3320 Civic Center Drive
    Torrance, CA 90503

    Eric KM Clark and Mike Winter (co-founders and co-directors of the wulf.) have been invited to participate in this exhibition that features the artists who run artist spaces in Los Angeles. We will each have a drawing and a sound installation exhibited through November 3rd and we will be performing on the opening night.

    !!! this event is not at the wulf. !!!


    09.21.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Warnecke, Anderson, Cazan, Keusch, and Winter

    in situ electronics and analog artifacts from khalija records and the wulf. berlin-based sound artist pierce warnecke makes a rare california appearance in support of his new  khalija c30 + vhs box set "textures", composed and assembled in residency at ausland. joining him are the duo of scott cazan &wyatt penn keusch, a solo performance by casey anderson and a trio of casey anderson, scott cazan and mike winter.

    • Casey Anderson

      by Casey Anderson
    • --listen--

    • Scott Cazan & Wyatt Penn Keusch

      by Scott Cazan by Wyatt Keusch
    • --listen--

    • Textures

      by Pierce Warnecke
    • --listen--


  • 09.19.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Mantra Percussion presents the music of Eric KM Clark and Michael Gordon

    Mantra Percussion presents Eric KM Clark's Hummingbird Sheet Metal, Deprivation Music No. 7, and Michael Gordon's Timbe

    Eric KM Clark has written many works exploring hearing and sight deprivation. Deprivation Music No. 7 was written for Mantra Percussion in 2009, and explores singing, slight movement, and the following of instructions over headphones. Snare drums will be used. And possibly, a short composition involving sheet metal and bows.

    Michael Gordon's work Timber is an evening-length tour de force. Scored for six graduated wooden Simantras — Greek liturgical percussion instruments used by French composer Iannis Xenakis — the work brings the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this new work, Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic waves of textures — often each players' hands are in separate rhythmic 'worlds', each traversing a different dynamic contour from loud to soft to loud, similar in some respects to his solo for percussion, XY

    Much of Gordon's music demonstrates a deep exploration into the extreme possibilities and stunning nature of rhythm, as well as the enriching, yet disturbing, multidimensionality of polyrhythmic layers — what has been termed in his music to be, "glorious confusion." Many of Gordon's works, including TranceGothamDecasia, and his most recent orchestral work, Dystopia, point to Gordon's interest in complex rhythmic and textural territory. Gordon's percussion sextet takes these elements and explores the extreme possibilities of rhythm and texture to a beautifully intense degree. The new evening-length work is indeed a unique and exciting addition to the world of percussion.  

    Timber was co-commissioned by the Dutch dance company, Club Guy and RoniSlagwerk den Haag, Mantra Percussion, with support from the Nief-Norf project.

    • Hummingbird Sheet Metal

      by Eric KM Clark by Eric Clark
    • --listen--

    • Deprivation Music No. 7

      by Eric Clark
    • --listen--

    • Timbe

      by Michael Gordon
    • --listen--


  • 09.08.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Dog Star 8: Circular Music

    Circular Music, Jürg Frey

    Trio Kobayashi:
    Zara Teicher, Matt Barbier, Luke Storm


  • 09.07.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Dog Star 8: Sign/Symbol/Sound(s)

    For Anne LeBaron - with Eric KM Clark, Orin Hildestad, Stephanie Smith, and Matt Barbier. For one trombone and three violins, For Anne LeBaron compresses the melody from the jazz standard 'nature boy' into a series of occasional chords interspersed with atmospheric "ghost notes" from the violins. The piece draws its inspiration from a conversation with LeBaron addressing the question: "Can a single melody be stretched over an extended period of time, and still be audible as a memory?"

    Juniper Foam: performed by Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, and James Klopfleisch. Sound for a portrait of Chris Marker considers the trace contours of an artist whose own near-absence was a continuing thread in both his films and public persona.  By and large, this portrait navigates various collections of audio sampled from films, not of his own making, but of others', lying just beyond his overall body of work.  Section 1, however, unfolds the soundtrack from a watermark in Marker's career, which is the 1982 filmic essay, Sans Soleil.

    And finally AlmostEveryNamePieceMarkSoHasEverWritten is an attempt to realize all of So's name pieces, synchronously, quietly, and in a most(ly) private way. Performed (over several weeks) by James Klopfleisch.

    • For Anne LeBaron

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Juniper Foam

      by Gary Schultz by Gerhard Schultz
    • --listen--

    • AlmostEveryPieceMarkSoHasEverWritten

      by James Klopfleisch by Mark So
    • --listen--


  • 09.06.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Dog Star 8: Indeterminacy (Part 17)

    3x, Veld and Nov., Dante Boon

    Cageana, Juan Cristóbal Cerrillo

    delayGraph pre-alpha 1, Mike Winter

    performers: 
    Matt Barbier, Paul Fraser, James Klopfleisch, Michael Pisaro, 
    Christine Tavolacci, Brian Walsh, Mike Winter


  • 09.02.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Dog Star 8: Parkinson/Saunders

    template with alterations, James Saunders

    Symphony, Tim Parkinson

    Eric km Clark, violin, auxiliary
    April Guthrie, cello
    Cassia Streb, viola
    Christine Tavolacci, flute, auxiliary
    Brian Walsh, clarinet


  • 08.31.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Dog Star 8: Almanacs

    New works, for no instrumentation or objects, organized around almanacs. Performed by various persons. All information will be announced at the show. Instigated by Casey Anderson for Dog Star 8.

    • Piece Unknown :: Name Name

      by Name Name
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  • 06.02.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Liam Mooney presents.

    Liam Mooney presents music for brass chimes, assorted triangles, dry ice, plastic bottles, and electric fan.

    Performed by Mike Winter, Christine Tavolacci, Mark So, Alan Nakagawa, Mari, Liam Mooney, and Casey Anderson.

    This is also the last show of our faux season before a summer break. Join us to celebrate 4 years of musical exploration with a grillout featuring Dr. Hildestad as chef.

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  • 06.01.2012 9:00 p.m.

    super 8 films by paul clipson, rick bahto, and hayley elliott.

    plus live film / sound by paul clipson and rene hell.


    05.26.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Sigils, a generative sound installation by David Kendall.

    Sigils is a small audio-visual computer piece that processes images of the installation space. The data is used to generate blocks of linked sound and image pairs. The changes to the space should be revealed through the sequence of blocks.


  • 05.19.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Los Angeles Trombone Collective featuring James Miller

    The Los Angeles Trombone Collective performs an all trombone concert of new works including four compositions by members of the ensemble: Kevin Austin, Matt Barbier, Adam Dippre, and Tyler Jordan; John Cage's Solo for Sliding Trombone in 4.0 stereo; a piece for trombone quartet and electronics by Julian Valdivieso; and Tommy Pederson's unpublished masterpiece, Cogent Caprice (1971), featuring James Miller (jamestmiller.net), principal trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    The Los Angeles Trombone Collective performs a wide repertoire of many arrangements of compositions never intended for trombone choir, or even trombones; ranging from the Renaissance era to today. Along with that, the group also ha s a growing library of original compositions written by fellow members. The Los Angeles Trombone Collective's main mission is to pursue new levels of trombone ensemble performance, while also establishing strong networks and ties within the community.

    Program:

    Kevin Austin: Pale Blue Dot (2011) tentet

    John Cage: Solo for Sliding Trombone (1960) quartet

    Tommy Pederson: Cogent Caprice (1971) solo with sextet

    Tyler Jordan: "...and the tide will call us back to the sea with a recklessabandon" (2012) eleven trombones

    Julian Valdivieso: Untitled Time Liquids (2012) quartet with electronics

    Matt Barbier: #146 A. #3 (2011) eleven trombones

    Adam Dippre: Cup 'O' Joe (2007) sextet

    • Pale Blue Dot (2011)

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    • Solo for Sliding Trombone

      by John Cage
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    • Cup 'O' Joe (2007)

      by Adam Dippre
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    • "… and the tide will call us back to the sea with a reckless abandon" (2012)

      by Tyler Jordan
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    • Untitled Time Liquids (2012)

      by Julian Valdivieso
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    • #146 A. #3(2011)

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    • Cogent Caprice (1971)

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  • 05.11.2012 8:00 p.m.

    "COME ON YOU FUCKERS" record release event

    This record release event for the vinyl/publication "COME ON YOU FUCKERS" brings together performances of new and existing works by L.A. artists dealing with the themes of protest, translation, and the commodification of rebellious gestures. "COME ON YOU FUCKERS" is a solo piano transcription of a guitar smashing which critiques the contemporary climate of commodified rebellion and looks at translation as a generative methodology. Works and performances by: Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Paul Fraser, Odeya Nini, The Joshua Trio, KREation, Matt Broach, Max Gualtieri, Julian Valdivieso, Alex Sramek, Ingrid Lee, Taylor Brizendine, Richard Valitutto, Kate Hall, Evan Burrows, Adeline, Max Kutner, and The Buddy HollyCo$t. 


    05.04.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Screening of some new music videos.

    Screening of some new music videos - Julia Holter/Rick Bahto - "Marienbad", Julia Holter/Yelena Zhelezov - "Moni Mon Amie", Heather Lockie/Susanna Battin - "When You're Young"... 

    followed by: Rick Bahto, Julia Holter, and Mark So inhabiting studies in topiary (Bahto), some keyboard miscellany (Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman), and a 3-tape reading of John Ashbery's poem "As You Came from the Holy Land" [readings 39] (So)

    More information about the films:

    "Marienbad"
    I wanted to make something that would serve as a visual accompaniment to Julia Holter's song "Marienbad", but would not be strictly tied to it. I utilized multiple film projections interacting and interfering with one another in a single composition. The material seen in this video was made with Kodak Tri-X regular 8 mm motion picture film and Kodak Plus-X 35 mm still film, all of it processed by hand. The video is a single take documenting a live performance using two 8 mm projectors and a single 35 mm projector all aimed at the same space on a screen; there is no digital manipulation of the images, and no edits have been made to the recording. Rick Bahto - January, 2012
    Film / photography / projector performance by Rick Bahto.
    Many thanks to Walter Vargas for digital documentation

    "Moni Mon Amie"
    The video for "Moni Mon Amie" interprets the song as a lyrical appeal to the unattainable other, and a conversation that's being had with oneself. The longing transforms the perception of the everyday, turning each moment into a poetic landscape in which the miniature and the gigantic become interchangeable. Julia plays the subject and the object of desire in this video. Yelena Zhelezov - March 2012

    'When You're Young'
    The video is a series of portraits of people caught in a closed circuit loop of bodily and facial expressions formed by yarn and a game of telephone. Within the song is a parallel story of homemaking; it directs the people to an abandoned suburban development in the Mojave Desert called California City. Here they play the game of imitation and amplification without making eye contact - they are both alone and tied to each other, forming the estranged new desert culture of the video.

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  • 04.27.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Toomai String Quintet performs Cazan, Raikhel, and Tenney

    The New York-based Toomai String Quintet will perform James Tenney's "Quintext (Five Textures for String Quartet and Bass)", "The Garden of Forked Paths" by Vincent Raikhel, and "Outliers" by Scott Cazan. Formed in 2007, Toomai has premiered numerous new works for bass quintet and continues to expand the repertoire through collaborations, commissions, and original arrangements.


  • 04.20.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Anastassis Philippakopoulos

    A selection of instrumental Songs and Five Piano Pieces by Anastassis Philippakopoulos. Performed by Mark So, William Powell, Kathy Pisaro and Christine Tavolacci. Also Michael Pisaro will play "24 petits préludes pour la guitare" by Antoine Beuger .


    04.08.2012 8:00 p.m.

    James Moore

    New York guitarist James Moore will perform new music for National steel string resonator guitar, featuring transcriptions of Lou Harrison's music from the original manuscripts, premieres from Larry Polansky and Molly Thompson, and selections from John Zorn's Book of Heads.

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    • Book of Heads (etude 2)

      by John Zorn
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    • Book of Heads (etude 9)

      by John Zorn
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    • Book of Heads (etude 13)

      by John Zorn
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    • Book of Heads (etude 11)

      by John Zorn
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    • Book of Heads (etude 4)

      by John Zorn
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    • Book of Heads (etude 5)

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    • Piece Unknown :: Larry Polansky

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    • sweet betsy from pike

      by Larry Polansky
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    • blowback

      by Molly Thompson
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  • 04.07.2012 10:00 p.m.

    the wulf. @ inglewood library

    in collaboration with collage ensemble for their final event

    for one afternoon, we will activate this historic civic center by charles luckman with sound and visual-based works and performances by casey anderson, matt barbier, daniel corral, corey fogel, mona kasra, james klopfleisch, heather lockie, jeffrey james mohr, liam mooney, alan nakagawa, steve roden, christine tavolacci, rick bahto, madison brookshire, eric km clark and mike winter.

    This event is at:
    Inglewood Main Library
    101 West Manchester
    Inglewood, CA 90301

    Tentative Schedule:
    *Often overlapping\[Ellipsis] All outdoors unless otherwise indicated\[Ellipsis]

    1030am: John Cage's "Royanji" with Matt Barbier and Joseph Beribak

    1040am: James Klopfleish's "The Collapsible Institution" with Liam Mooney, Casey Anderson, Christine Tavolacci

    1050am: Heather Lockie's "Dryads" in the auditorium with Heather Lockie, Betsy Rettig, Ezra Buchla, Eric KM Clark, Jake Rosenzweig and Stephanie Smith

    11am: Casey Anderson's "possible dust" with Christine Tavolacci and James Klopfleisch

    1115am: Liam Mooney's "Floortet" with as many people as possible

    1130am: Heather Lockie's "Dryads" in the auditorium with Heather Lockie, Betsy Rettig, Ezra Buchla, Eric KM Clark, Jake Rosenzweig and Stephanie Smith

    1140am a recording by Corey Fogel

    1145am: a duet by Matt Barbier with Evan Spacht

    12pm: John Cage's "Royanji" with Matt Barbier Eric and Eric KM Clark

    1215pm: James Klopfleisch"The Collapsible Institution" with Liam Mooney, Casey Anderson, Christine Tavolacci

    1230pm: Casey Anderson "the argument" with Christine Tavolacci and James Klopfleisch

    1245pm: Daniel Corral's "solo for Casio keyboards, accordion, and chimes"

    1255pm: Cornelius Cardew's "Treatise" with Christine Tavolacci and Eric KM Clark

    110pm: Liam Mooney's "Floortet" with as many people as possible

    ***throughout, 1030am-130pm: films of Rick Bahto and Madison Brookshire in the auditorium***

    ***throughout, michael winter's "one|two|one"***


    03.31.2012 6:00 p.m.

    "Passage" by Madison Brookshire & Tashi Wada

    A new color and sound installation for two 16mm projectors. One night only, before it heads to Gallery 400 in Chicago for its first exhibition.


    03.31.2012 3:00 p.m.

    lovely afternoon: piano piece for ben vautier by joseph kudirka

    mark so, piano

    • piano piece for ben vautier

      by Joe Kudirka
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  • 03.30.2012 8:00 p.m.

    The Field is a Subject for Discussion

    A presentation of manipulated field recordings both prepared and randomly exchanged. Featuring Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, Chris Kallmyer, and Colin Wambsgans.

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  • 03.29.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Guitarist Giacomo Fiore plays Harrison, Polansky, Nagorcka and Hosokawa

    Giacomo Fiore will present a night of recent music for classical and just intonation guitar, with and without live electronics and other trickeries. Works by Lou Harrison, Larry Polansky, Ron Nagorcka, and Toshio Hosokawa. Born in Italy in 1983, Giacomo has been playing and studying music in the U.S. since 2003. He lives in San Francisco and looks forward to his debut at the wulf.


  • 03.25.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Casey Anderson

    Solo, Many, All

    Two new pieces (solo live electronics, the other participatory) concluding with an open discussion based on a prompt. The event will shift from an exclusive format (solo) to one in which everyone present is placed on an equal playing field (all).

    The live electronics piece is rooted around Anderson's current interest in instrument design for/around chaotic data networks, while the participatory piece is based on a poem about a poem about a painting owned by a poet, and will feature something like writing, breathing, tearing paper (etc.). Concluding the event will be an open discussion on exclusivity.


    03.17.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Music by Laurence Crane, Tim Parkinson and James Saunders

    A concert of five works by three composers, curated by Christine Tavolacci. Featuring Eric km Clark, Rory Cowal, Corey Fogel, April Guthrie, Cassia Streb, Christine Tavolacci, Brian Walsh, Tara Boyle, Matt Barbier and Orin Hildestad.

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  • 03.10.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Omoi for Japan, "One for All"

    A tribute concert dedicated to all the victims and sufferers of 3.11 earthquake/tsunami in Japan. Performed by: Michael Pisaro, Sara Roberts, Ulrich Krieger, Adam Overton, Mark So, Julia Holter, Alex Sramek, Christine Tavalocci, Ezra Buchla, Alan Nakagawa, Carmina Escober, Archie Carey, Paul Fraser, Colin Wambsgans, Chaz Underriner, Stephen Touchton, James Klopfleisch, Ingrid Lee, Donald Gialanella, Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir, Justin Asher, John Hagen-Brenner, Eric Mayron, Mari and more...

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  • 02.29.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Jaap Blonk

    What will be the next move? Those who know him might expect a knight's jump...but then they know he won't do the expected. How about a king's stately step this time? Or the bishop's stealthy sneak-through?

    Next time it might be: sound poetry (his own works and maybe an occasional 'classic' from this tradition); songs in invented languages, for instance in "Onderlands" (the language of the Underlands, a synonym for Netherlands), in "GeenKrimpian" or in his personal English, "IngleTwist"; phonetic processes, acoustic as well as electronic; live animation generated by sound and the opposite (live sound generated by animation); snippets of lecturing about odd topics, for instance "The User Manual"; some Solos for Voice by John Cage; soundscapes; quotations from Final Letters; improvisations and more... 

    http://www.jaapblonk.com/

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

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  • 02.24.2012 8:00 p.m.

    The Joshua Trio - Archie Carey, Claire Chenette, Richard Valitutto

    James Tenney's Swell Piece

    Christian Wolff's For 1,2, or 3 people

    James Klopfleisch's Living Underground

    Michael Finnissy's Keroiylu

    John Cage's Four6


  • 02.11.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Voice and the Composer - Odeya Nini, Andrea Young, & Denis Kolokol

    An evening of experimental solo voice and new instrumental music. Performed by Tara Boyle - flute, Elaine Cho - flute, Clarie Chenette - oboe, Christin Hablewitz - clarinet, Derek Stein - cello, Archie Carey - bassoon, Cassia Streb - viola, Nic Salas - violin, Betsy Rettig - cello.

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  • 02.05.2012 5:00 p.m.

    Taku Sigumoto, Michael Pisaro, and the Dog Star Orchestra.

    Legendary Tokyo guitarist and composer Taku Sugimoto joins Michael Pisaro and the Dog Star Orchestra for two concerts and a grillout.

    At 5pm, a group of 16 musicians will premiere a new, 50-minute piece co-written by Sugimoto and Pisaro.

    At 8pm, Sugimoto and Pisaro will take turns playing each other's guitar solos (Pisaro's melody, silence and a new piece written by Sugimoto).

    with grillout in between concerts courtesy of Dr. Hildestad as chef.

    Taku Sugimoto, guitar
    Michael Pisaro, guitar

    Dog Star Orchestra (Winter, 2012)
    Casey Anderson, computer; Matt Barbier, trombone; Eric KM Clark, violin; Devin Disanto, clarinet; Paul Fraser, trumpet; Kristin Haraldsdottir, viola; Stefan Kac, tuba, Ingrid Lee piano; Daniel Letourneau, guitar; Heather Lockie, viola; Sepand Shahab, keyboard; Cassia Streb, viola; Christine Tavolacci, flute; Chaz Underriner, guitar

    • D minor, Bb major

      by Michael Pisaro by Taku Sigumoto
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    • [melody; silence, TITLEXXX]

      by Michael Pisaro by Taku Sigumoto
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  • 01.20.2012 8:00 p.m.

    Lessons I've Learned from Tammy Wynette

    An evening of solo and small chamber compositions from the 1960s and 70s about break-ups and make-ups. Curated by April Guthrie. This concert will feature music by Karl H. Berger, Luciano Berio, David Koblitz, Barbara Kolb, and Elisabeth Lutyens; and includes interludes of peculiar arrangements of Tammy Wynette songs. Performed by Stephanie Aston, April Guthrie, Moira Smiley, and Christine Tavolacci.

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    • Piece Unknown :: Luciano Berio

      by Luciano Berio
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    • Piece Unknown :: David Koblitz

      by David Koblitz
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    • Piece Unknown :: Elisa Lutyens

      by Elisa Lutyens
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    • Piece Unknown :: Karl Berger

      by Karl Berger
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  • 12.16.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Burdocks, Stones, Sticks

    A concert of three works of Christian Wolff for a large ensemble. Curated by Christine Tavolacci. Performed by Ezra Buchla, Archie Carey, Carolyn Chen, Eric km Clark, Daniel Corral, Corey Fogel, April Guthrie, Orin Hildestad, Anna Inuzuka, Mari, Adam Overton, and Laura Steenberge .


  • 12.09.2011 8:00 p.m.

    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.


  • 11.20.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Sound for the wulf. by Nomi Epstein

    Stolen Synthesis Nos. 1-5 by Alejandro Acierto

    Species Endemic to a Hill by Colin Wambsgans

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    • Stolen Synthesis Nos. 1-5

      by Alejandro Acierto
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    • Species Endemic to a Hill

      by Colin Wambsgans
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  • 11.11.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Isaac Schankler presents Titanic

    featuring Tara Boyle, Archie Carey, Daniel Corral, Jake Fiskin, Corey Fogel, John Graves, Alissa Kueker, Rafael Liebich, Greg Nicolett, Odeya Nini, Katia Portillo-Vali, Angela Vicente, Argenta Walther, and Colin Wambsgans.

    Titanic is about icebergs and other big things.

    This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


  • 11.06.2011 8:00 p.m.

    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, Francesco Gagliardi )

    This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


    11.05.2011 8:00 p.m.

    First Appearance of the Elusive Gnarwhallaby

    Gnarwhallaby 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].

    This performance was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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    • Piece Unknown :: Henry Gorecki

      by Henry Gorecki
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    • Piece Unknown :: Morton Feldman

      by Morton Feldman
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  • 10.22.2011 8:00 p.m.

    the experimental music yearbook: Casey Anderson, John P. Hastings, Albert Ortega, and C. Spencer Yeh

    the experimental music yearbook: Casey Anderson, John P. Hastings, Albert Ortega, and C. Spencer Yeh.

     Now in its third year, The Experimental Music Yearbook is a repository for composers, performers, and the public to glean the methods and styles of various artists working in the experimental music tradition. As the modes of experimentation in the arts change from year to year, the Experimental Music Yearbook's annual issues will build into a comprehensive, and varied, database of experimentation in music/sound. An annual festival will accompany the online portion of the Experimental Music Yearbook:

    Concert 1, 10/14 8pm (the wulf., Los Angeles, CA): The music of Hans W. Koch

    Concert 2, 10/15 8pm (Presents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY): Jessie Marino / On Structure

    Concert 3, 10/21 8pm (BETALEVEL, Los Angeles, CA): John Bischoff, Scott Cazan, GX Jupitter-Larsen, and Mark Trayle.

    Concert 4, 10/22 8pm (the wulf. Los Angeles, CA): Casey Anderson, John P. Hastings, Albert Ortega, and C. Spencer Yeh.

    Concert 5, 10/29 8pm (Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA): Tashi Wada with Paul Clipson

    www.experimentalmusicyearbook.com

    The performances at the wulf. were made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


    10.14.2011 8:00 p.m.

    the experimental music yearbook: The music of Hans W. Koch

    Now in its third year, The Experimental Music Yearbook is a repository for composers, performers, and the public to glean the methods and styles of various artists working in the experimental music tradition. As the modes of experimentation in the arts change from year to year, the Experimental Music Yearbook's annual issues will build into a comprehensive, and varied, database of experimentation in music/sound. An annual festival will accompany the online portion of the Experimental Music Yearbook:

    Concert 1, 10/14 8pm (the wulf., Los Angeles, CA): The music of Hans W. Koch

    Concert 2, 10/15 8pm (Presents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY): Jessie Marino / On Structure

    Concert 3, 10/21 8pm (BETALEVEL, Los Angeles, CA): John Bischoff, Scott Cazan, GX Jupitter-Larsen, and Mark Trayle.

    Concert 4, 10/22 8pm (the wulf. Los Angeles, CA): Casey Anderson, John P. Hastings, Albert Ortega, and C. Spencer Yeh.

    Concert 5, 10/29 8pm (Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA): Tashi Wada with Paul Clipson

    www.experimentalmusicyearbook.com

    The performances at the wulf. were made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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  • 10.02.2011 8:00 p.m.

    rick bahto & mark so | still lifes, donuts, twice around, palms.

    (slides & sides)


    07.23.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Andrew McIntosh presents Tom Johnson

    A performance of solo works for an upcoming recording project of Tom Johnson's music. Pieces include Tilework for violin, Tilework for viola, the complete Rational Melodies on violin, and the US premiere of Squares on viola with Douglas Wadle narrating.

    • Tilework for Violin

      by Tom Johnson

    • Tilework for Viola

      by Tom Johnson

    • Squares

      by Tom Johnson

    • Rational Melodies

      by Tom Johnson


  • 07.22.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Carl Stone

    Carl Stone performs new works for solo electronics at the wulf, a loft space in downtown LA dedicated to experimental arts. The evening will include some new pieces from his Acid Folk series. Steve Smith in the New York Times who wrote of this series: "(Stone's) music was a powerful stimulant with lingering euphoric effects\[Ellipsis].a blissful détente between two disparate modes of expression." This is Carl's first solo performance in hometown Los Angeles since 2008!

    • Piece Unknown :: Carl Stone

      by Carl Stone
    • --listen--


  • 07.16.2011 8:00 p.m.

    dog star orchestra 7: Final Concert and Party

    line and cipher by Michael Winter; Networks by Tom Johnson; selections from Symmetry Etudes by Andrew McIntosh; and QUARTERS(clapping) by Casey Anderson .


  • 07.13.2011 8:00 p.m.

    dog star orchestra 7: fields of sines and strings

    Still by scott cazan; quiet, taking place by gary schultz; sepand shahab; string quartet by stephen touchton


  • 07.03.2011 1:00 p.m.

    the wulf. @ MOCA sunday studio presenting music and workshops.

    Schedule:

    ROTHKO ROOM:
    *Matt Barbier and Luke Storm - JUZ by Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Three Pieces for Trombone and Tuba (number 1) by Larry Polansky - 1:00 to 2:00 pm (trombone and tuba)
    *Christine Tavolacci - performing Carlos Inderhees' Buch fur Flöte - 2:00 to 2:55 pm (flute)

    KLINE ROOM:
    *Mark So - END ROAD WORK / NO PARKING / BOB LOVES BETTY (2011) for Liz - 1:00 to 3:30 (cassette playback)

    STELLA ROOM:
    *Harris Wulfson - LiveScore - 1:00 to 1:45 pm. (for mixed ensemble)
    Performers: Ezra Buchla, Heather Lockie, Christine Tavolacci, Eric Clark, Casey Anderson
    *Mike Winter - room and seams - 3:00 to 3:20 pm. (for chimes and strings)
    Performers: Mark So, Scott Cazan, Liam Mooney, Corey Fogel, Ezra Buchla, Eric Clark, Orin Hildestad, Heather Lockie
    *Corey Fogel - Magnolia Alternative (for museum walls) - 3:30 - 4:00 pm (percussion)

    RAUSCHENBERG ROOM:
    *Casey Anderson - Whitespace - 1:50 to 2:30 pm (for radios)
    Performers: Corey Fogel, Casey Anderson, Colin Woodford, Colin Wambsgans
    *Tashi Wada - Alignment Mix - 3:00 to 3:30 pm (vinyl playback)

    FRANK, RAUSCHENBERG, ALTOON ROOMS:
    *Eric KM Clark - Experiment in Memory and Pitch - from 2:30 to 3:00 pm (speaker playback)

    RUSCHA, FRANCIS, WHITE ROOMS:
    *Laura Steenberge - Folk Music for MOCA - from 2:20 to 2:50 pm (for three stringed instruments)
    Performers: Ezra Buchla, Heather Lockie, Laura Steenberge

    RUSCHA ROOM:
    *Ezra Buchla - COMPRESSION OF THE CHEST CAVITY MIRACLE - 3:20 to 4:00 (for viola and live electronics)

    READING ROOM:
    *Daniel Corral - NEOTROPE - 1:00 to 1:30 pm (for 8 accordions)
    Performers: the Free Reed Conspiracy - James Barry, Jimi Cabeza de Vaca, Daniel Corral, Leah
    Harmon, Diana Hobbs, Chris Porter, Isaac Schankler, Laura Steenberge
    *Dicky Bahto - Documents - 1:30 to 3:00 pm (film)

    ARCO COURT:
    *Alan Nakagawa - Spectral Analysis for improvised Iso Cube - 1:45 to 2:15 pm (home-brew electronics)

    SCULPTURE PLAZA:
    *Artmaking Activity - 1:00 to 3:45 pm
    *Daniel Corral - Requiem for György Ligeti (Music Boxes) and Excursions (Card Pieces) - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
    *Scott Cazan - Edges - 1:15 to 2:20 pm (home-brew electronics)
    Performers: Daniel Corral, Chris Porter, Chris Kallmyer, Carmina Escobar
    *Liam Mooney - 180 degrees- 2:20 to 2:50 pm (triangles and dry ice)
    Performers: Alan Nakagawa, Mark So, Mari, Michael Winter, Liam Mooney

    John Cage - Number 6 - workshop - 2:50 to 3:30 pm
    Led by Casey Anderson

    Download program and performer bios - here -


    06.26.2011 7:00 p.m.

    dog star orchestra 7: Morton Feldman's For Philip Guston

    Performed by Rachel Beetz, flute; Dustin Donahue, percussion; and Martin Hiendl, piano, celeste.


  • 06.19.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Music by Scott Cazan, Dick Higgins, Gerhard Schultz, and Volker Straebel

    Featuring the world premiere of EQ Music by Berlin-based composer Volker Straebel, a realization of Clouds for Piano by Dick Higgins, a new work for feedback network by Scott Cazan, and bridge (paris 1870) by Gerhard Schultz.

    www.straebel.de
    www.scottcazan.com
    www.gerhardschultz.com/bridgeparis.php


    06.15.2011 6:00 p.m.

    "Mutual Assent: Notifications" Untitled Collective

    In December of 2010, following the structure of a legal doctrine employed in the realm of land use and property rights, Untitled Collective asked visitors to abandon social obligations owed to them that they were not currently using or did not intend to use. Through the signed agreements and subsequent notification, Untitled Collective is attempting to obtain the right to alter, combine, and use these obligations and opportunities.

    This event marks the second phase of the project in which the group will notify the third party of the perceived obligations that were abandoned. The event itself will be structured like a rehearsal, a succession of adjustments and reflections where visitors are encouraged to come and go as they please.

    untitledcollective.org

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--


  • 06.10.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Chico Mello and Fernanda Farah

    "do lado da voz " ("beside the voice") is a concept that appeared on the changeable territory between experimental and popular music, between improvisation and composition, between music and theater. It focuses the form "song" on its periphery: through process and materials such as strangeness, reiteration, silence, displacement, time dilation, noise, reduced theatrical actions, displacement of the song discourse‚s center, revisited so that its characteristic emotionality changes into a vehicle to other forms of perception.

    The project, that assumed different forms during the last 10 years and was performed in various formations, began in the 90s with Chico Mello's de-composition from old Brazilian songs of various eras: "His novel and sometimes startling arrangements alter the songs' tempi, break their rhythm with pauses and repetitions, add samples of old recordings, and juxtapose instrumental dissonance against lyrical vocals, taking the songs out of their original contexts and transforming them into essentially new (re)creations" (Daniella Thompson).

    Working along with the actress and singer Fernanda Farah, the concept was once again displaced and recreated. Her work on a theatrical language sometimes reduced to imperceptible gestures portrays a "minor theatricality" that coexists in a quite natural way "beside the voice", or perhaps "beside the theater".

    Fernanda Farah was born in 1975 in Curitiba, Brazil. Works with Theater, Contemporary Musical Theater, Dance Theater and Performances. Fernanda Farah has aquired a multiple education in Brazil (in theatre, music, dancing and singing). She has worked along with Chico Mello, Christian Kesten, Steffi Weismann, Cristoph Kurzmann, Antoine Beuger, Daniel Ott (Music/Music Theater), Felipe Hirsch, Carla Bessa (Theater), Constanza Macras (Dance Theater) among others.

    Chico Mello - Born in Curitiba, Brazil. Studied music and medicine in Curitiba. Composition studies in São Paulo with J. Penalva and H.J. Koellreuter and in Berlin with Dieter Schnebel and W. Szalonek. Indian music with Amelia Cuni. Experimental, popular, and music theater works with groups in Brazil and German as composer, instrument performer and singer. His work has been performed in new music festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktagen, Stille Music-Boswil, Switzerland, Other Minds, San Francisco, Bienal de Música Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro. Co-operation with u.o. Silvia Ocougne, Daniel Ott, Dieter Schnebel, Arnold Dreyblatt, NIcholas Bussmann, Wandelweiser Composers Ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin. Curator of the contemporary music secction of the "Oficina de Música de Curitiba" and from the "Escuta" festival, Rio de Janeiro.


  • 06.05.2011 1:00 p.m.

    the wulf. @ MOCA

    Big family day presenting music and workshops. featuring members of the wulf. community:

    Schedule:

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
    Laura Steenberge: build your own instrument
    Scott Cazan: record a sound with your newly built instrument (mixed and amplified by the wulf.)
    Dicky Bahto: documentation piece filming video for projection at the MOCA Sunday Studio

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, & 4:00 pm - 5 pm :: Alan Nakagawa: What's in the box?

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm & 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm :: Casey Anderson: talk radio - a radio opera

    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm & 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm :: Liam Mooney: Styrofoam Orchestra

    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm :: James Klopfleisch: (a) Public Chorus


    05.22.2011 8:00 p.m.

    new solos and duos by mark trayle and casey anderson.

    new solos and duos by mark trayle and casey anderson.

    • Piece Unknown :: Mark Trayle

      by Mark Trayle
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Casey Anderson

      by Casey Anderson
    • --listen--


  • 05.14.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Instrumental and vocal music by Laura Steenberge.

    With Cat Lamb, Julia Holter, Casey Anderson, Orin Hildestad and Mike Winter.

    3 duets
    text by Laura Steenberge and Traditional
    sung by Cat Lamb and Laura Steenberge

    Lucifer in the Shadowlands
    for harmonium, violin, viola, kazoo, saxophone, and voice
    performed by Casey Anderson, Julia Holter, Orin Hildestad, Mike Winter, Cat Lamb

    Lucretius, My Lucretius
    for three voices
    text by Lucretius
    sung by Julia Holter, Cat Lamb, Laura Steenberge

    Grillout afterwards with Dr. Hildestad as chef and more music (of Irish nature).

    • 3 Duets

      by Laura Steenberge
    • --listen--

    • Lucifer in the Shadowlands

      by Laura Steenberge
    • --listen--

    • Lucretius, My Lucretius

      by Laura Steenberge
    • --listen--


  • 05.08.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Jennifer Torrence performs Matt Sargent's Ghost Music, an hour-long work for solo percussion.

    Jennifer Torrence performs Matt Sargent’s Ghost Music, an hour-long work for solo percussion. The music has been described as precisely notated wind chimes. It focuses on two strata of activity: a gradually rotating mobile of melodies for unpitched metal percussion instruments, which resonates against extended drones performed on bowed crotales. This performance will be the West Coast premiere of the work. The concert will open with a performance of lenguas encubiertos, by Lewis Nielson.

    Matt Sargent is a musician from Hartford, CT. His music grows out of an appreciation of natural resonances, acoustic spaces, field recording, and outdoor listening. A Chesapeake Bay native, his interests are often focused on the movement of bodies of water, tides, and possible musical analogues to these natural processes.

    http://www.mattsargentmusic.com

    Jennifer Torrence is a percussionist from San Diego, where she studies at UCSD with Steven Schick. Jennifer has performed across North America and Europe with ensembles and festivals such as the Bodø Sinfonietta, Arctic Philharmonic, Red Fish Blue Fish, SoundPlay, and eighth blackbird. Jennifer has been featured as soloist with the Lucerne Festival Academy, Ensemble Modern Academy, and the Britten-Pears Program.

    • lenguas encubiertos

      by Lewis Nielson
    • --listen--

    • Ghost Music

      by Liam Mooney by Matt Sargent
    • --listen--


  • 05.07.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Ulrich Krieger, Emma Nilsson, Casey Butler, Casey Anderson.

    2 performances of Cage's Four5, 1 performance of his 44 Harmonies, performed by Saxophone Quartet.


  • 05.01.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Natacha Diels with Miller Puckette and Bryan Jacobs

    Miller Puckette, Natacha Diels, and Bryan Jacobs join forces in a presentation of solo, duo, and trio works operating outside their reasonable elements. The group will perform Puckette's interpretation of Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate for computer and trio; Bryan Jacobs' duo "Syncro-Vox and Other Cheap Animation Techniques" for guitar, alto flute, and electronics; Aaron Cassidy's vocal piece "I, purples, spat blood, laugh of beautiful lips", and a solo presentation of Puckette's infamous group The Convolution Brothers.

    Miller Puckette is the Associate Director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) at UC San Diego, where he is working on the development of the free, open source real-time software system for live msical and multimedia performances called Pure Date ("Pd"). He was a member of MIT's Media Lab from its inception until 1987, and then a researcher at IRCAM, where he wrote the widely used computer program Max. He joined the Global Visual Music project in 1997 and has performed with the Convolution Brothers since 2004.

    Natacha Diels is a musician living in New York City. She is the executive director of Ensemble Pamplemousse, one-half of the performance duo On Structure, and resident flautist of Red Light New Music. Her current compositional interested focus on corrupted loops and corpulent glitch. She attends Columbia University.

    Bryan Jacobs is a doctoral candidate at Columbia University where he studies music composition with Tristan Murail, Fabien Lévy, Fred Lerdahl, and George Lewis. His music has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, International Contemporary Ensemble, The McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Talea Ensemble, and others.

    • Untitled

      by Bryan Jacobs by Miller Pucket
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Untitled

      by Bryan Jacobs by Miller Pucket
    • --listen--

    • I, purples, spat blood, laugh of beautiful lips

      by Aaron Cassidy
    • --listen--

    • Ursonate for Computer and trio

      by Kurt Schwitters
    • --listen--

    • Syncro-Vox and Other Cheap Animation Techniques

      by Bryan Jacobs
    • --listen--

    • The Convolution brothers

      by Miller Puckette


  • 04.18.2011 8:00 p.m.

    András Blazsek - Amigzaj : Five

    Live mixing of audio pieces using Nord Modular software and field recordings from Los Angeles. Sounds from a computer will be transfered through two loudspeakers and will be filtered with an eighteen channel equalizer.
    about 30 minutes
    http://amigzaj.blogspot.com/

    BA (Besorolas Alatt) - Sleep today for yesterday
    Four channel video installation with audio. This piece was installed in Budapest Kunsthalle in the beginning of this month. The show will run until May. The screening in Los Angeles will feature a short introduction about this new piece by the group BA.
    about 20 minutes
    http://besorolasalatt.hu/


    04.09.2011 8:00 p.m.

    michael pisaro and manfred werder

    the concert will consist of a long duo performance of Manfred's new piece : 2011(1).

    The presence of Manfred Werder has been made possible by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.


    04.08.2011 8:00 p.m.

    New Music for Double Bass

    with Laura Steenberge, James Klopfleisch, Jake Rosenzweig, and David Tranchina


    04.07.2011 9:00 p.m.

    Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya

    Set one:
    Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya, with
    Live mixing of audio pieces by Phill Niblock

    In this live set Niblock mixes between audio pieces based on diverse field recordings which are very different from his music compositions. Liberovskaya mixes video with Jitter/Max/MSP from a vast personal database of clips shot over the past fifteen years.

    Set two:
    Music by Phill Niblock
    Hurdy Hurry (1999, 15:30) Jim O'Rourke, hurdy gurdy, recorded samples
    Not Yet Titled (22:20, 2003) Franz Hautzinger, trumpet, recorded samples; Gordon Allen, live
    Poure (2008, 23:28) for cello, Arne Deforce, cello; recorded samples ; commissioned by the Centre de Recherches et de Formation Musicales de Wallonie, CRFMW, Liege, Belgium
    Images by Phill Niblock
    Video from the "Movement of People Working" series

    Bio:
    Phill Niblock makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York (<http://www.experimentalintermedia.org/>) where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 (about 1000 performances) and the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium - EI v.z.w. Gent - which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there. Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label.

    www.experimentalintermedia.org
    www.phillniblock.com

    Katherine Liberovskaya is a video and media artist based in Montreal, Canada, and New York City. She has been working predominantly in experimental video since the late eighties. Over the years, she has produced many single-channel videos and video installation works, some of which have earned awards and mentions in Europe and North America. Her works have been presented at a wide variety of artistic venues and events around the world among which: Diapason Gallery, NY, Netmage, Bologna, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Bunkier Sztuki National Gallery, Krakow, M'ARS Gallery, Moscow, Gallery 21, St-Petersburg, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul, Stazione di Topolo - Postaja Topolove, Italy, Institute for Transacoustic Research (Iftaf), Vienna, Balazs Bela Studio, Budapest, Gallery Parzival, Berlin, Erasing, Belgrade, ISEA 2004, Helsinki, The Subtropics Experimental Music Festival, Miami, Images, Toronto, FCMM, Montreal, Osnabrück European Media Art Festival, VIPER, Basel, offline@online Media Art Festival, Tallin, WRO Festival, Wroclaw, Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine, Havanna, VideoMedeja, Novi Sad, Mass Cultura, Lisbon, Les instants vidéo de Manosque, France... She has held numerous grants and arts awards in Canada and in France where she studied media arts. In addition to her art practice she has concurrently been involved in the programming and organization of diverse media art events, notably with Studio XX in Montreal (programming coordinator 1996-1998, president 2001-2003), Espace Vidéographe, Montreal and Experimental Intermedia, NY (Screen Compositions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) as well as the OptoSonic Tea series at Diapason in NY since 2006. Her articles on video and media art have been published in ESSE-Arts + Opinions, la Revue Électronique du CIAC, the Banff Center's HorizonZero and the Canadian Journal of Communication. In recent years her work mainly revolves around collaborations with new music composers, notably Phill Niblock ('Babel-On', 2004,installation, 'Painting the Painting', 2003, single-channel video, 'Topolo: de Passato a Avvenire', 2005, installation, 'Four-Wheel Drive', 2007-08, single-channel video and installation), as well as Al Margolis/If, Bwana ('Take-off', 2006, installation), David First ('Mountain/Reflex and River/Wind' performance, 2008), David Watson ('Bagpipe Extrapolations' performance, 2007), Zanana ('Sub-Veillance' performance, 2008), o.blaat ("LandFilles/dis-(p)lay waste" performance, 2009) Anne Wellmer and Hitoshi Kojo. In 2003 she began exploring live video mixing, using MAX/MSP and Jitter, in improvisation with live new music/sound. Since, she has performed live video mixing at a variety of venues in NY, Montreal and Europe with a number of music/sound artists including: Margarida Garcia, Barry Weisblat, Vortex (Satoshi Takeishi + Shoko Nagai), Mary Halvorson, Toshio Kajiwara, Shelley Hirsch, Anthony Coleman, Tiziana Bertoncini, Thomas Lehn, Urkuma, Angelica Castellò, Micheal Delia, Antonio Della Marina, Giuseppe Ielasi, Renato Rinaldi, Richard Geret, Gill Arno, Ben Owen, André Gonçalves, Matt Pass, Monique Buzzarté, Alessandro Bosetti, Audrey Chen, murmer, Max Shentelevs, John Grzinich, the Notekillers, Marina Rosenfeld, Jim Bell, Jason Kahn, Tom Hamilton, among others.

    www.liberovskaya.net


    03.25.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Christine Tavolacci presents Carlo Inderhees' Buch für Flöte

    Christine Tavolacci presents Carlo Inderhees' Buch für Flöte


  • 03.13.2011 4:00 p.m.

    some tunes vol. 1-5 (2006-7)

    for one performer

    by eva-maria houben

    mark so, piano

    reading through all five volumes, moving freely between volumes


    03.11.2011 8:00 p.m.

    OMAYUMI: FLAT RED

    Osaka-based movement artist Omayumi, visual artist Steven M. Irvin and sound artist Alan Nakagawa will collaborate in a multi-media performance titled FLAT RED. What if you could hear everything in the City at once? The artists set a framework based on senses and improvise to create a series of tone poems.

    Omayumi uses repetitive and spasm like movements to express a sense of frenetic and timeless movement. Irvin is a performance artist and painter. Alan Nakagawa will play his Iso Cube, a mini isolation box filled with tiny percussion, which he processes through a series of effects and loops.

    • FLAT RED

      by Alan Nakagawa by Steven Irvin
    • --listen--


  • 03.02.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Hegenbart/Straebel: electronic music with/out voices

    boris d hegenbart-matsui: aufbaeumen #3
    live electronic music (2011)

    Volker Straebel: "Every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfilments." Emerson attributes
    for speaker and two-channel digital audio (2010, premiere)
    Gary Schultz, speaker

    Supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department.

    • aufbaeumen #3

      by Boris Hegenbart-Matsui
    • --listen--

    • "Every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfilments." Emerson attributes

      by Volker Straebel
    • --listen--


  • 03.01.2011 8:00 p.m.

    join us for an impromptu celebration of Adam Overton's day of birth

    featuring performances by:
    - Hana van der Kolk & Tomislav Feller
    - Singing By Numbers
    - Camlab
    - Adam Overton

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Beard Scratch for Cam Lab

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--


  • 02.27.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Volker Straebel: Sound Observations. A lecture concert

    Zug, 1960 #7. Sound Observation #4
    Sound installation. Four-channel digital audio (2008)

    Hegenbart/Straebel: 9.11.1938
    Sound installation (2008)
    [documentation/excerpt]

    Berlin aufräumen (Tidying up Berlin)
    two-channel digital audio (2011)
    [excerpt]

    Centre and Grand. Sound Observation #5
    live diffusion of four-channel digital audio (2010)

    • Zug, 1960 #7. Sound Observation #4

      by Volker Straebel
    • --listen--

    • Hegenbart/Straebel: 9.11.1938

      by Volker Straebel
    • --listen--

    • Berlin aufräumen (Tidying up Berlin)

      by Volker Straebel
    • --listen--

    • Center and Grand. Sound Observation #5

      by Volker Straebel
    • --listen--


  • 02.22.2011 8:00 p.m.

    Rick Bahto and Mark So

    Rick Bahto: Sparse Gardens (2010). Performance for 35 mm Kodachrome slides and cassette tape. Two types of gardened spaces common in Phoenix are compared visually and sonically: the fussily landscaped strips and islands of parking lots and driveways, and vacant lots, bulldozed clear of buildings or natural desert that have been re-inhabited by weeds or rogue/remnant landscaping plants. 

    Mark So: Girls on the Run (Other dreams.) [readings 37] (2010) [Ashbery series]. Performed by Liam Mooney, Kate Brown, Tuni Chatterji, Dave Hughes, Rick Bahto, Pablo Valencia, Julia Holter, Mari, Madison Brookshire, and Cat Lamb.

    dessert reception.


    02.19.2011 8:00 p.m.

    music of casey anderson and michael winter

    casey anderson - other cities

    michael winter - maximum change

    with matt cook, laura steenberge, and mark so


  • 02.11.2011 8:00 p.m.

    james klopfleish - s omething for bowed milk carton and speaker.

    james klopfleish - s omething for bowed milk carton and speaker.

    • s omething for bowed milk carton and speaker.

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--


  • 01.08.2011 9:00 p.m.

    The music of Andrew McIntosh and Gerhard Schultz

    with performances by Cassia Streb, Marc Sabat, Melinda Rice, Andrew McIntosh, Natalie Brejcha, Doug Wadle, Matt Barbier, and Brian Walsh.

    Andrew McIntosh:
    A Metaphor
    A Different Metaphor
    Voice and Echo II
    Four Diffractions

    Gerhard Schultz:
    a survey of mineral terrain


    12.15.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Marc Sabat.

    Three sets of music featuring performances by Richard Valitutto, Andrew McIntosh, VigintiTridecimalDemential Trombone Orchestra, Trio Kobayashi, Derek Stein, Julia Holter and Marc Sabat.

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Marc Sabat

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--


  • 12.13.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Michael Pisaro and Greg Stuart present

    Antoine Beuger's ba da duos and Michael Pisaro's hearing metal (4).


  • 12.10.2010 8:00 p.m.

    The Yggdrasil Soli

    a project conceived and curated by Ulrich Krieger

    composed by:
    Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti, Carter Williams, Aniela Perry, Michael Pisaro, Julia Holter, Mark So, Ulrich Krieger

    performed by:
    christine tavolacci, flute; ulrich krieger, alto sax; doug wadle, trombone; eric clark, violin; aniela perry, cello; michael pisaro, guitar; julia holter, percussion; mark so, piano; scott cazan, laptop

    9 solos by 8 composers, which can be performed simultaneously. Yggdrasil is the world tree from the nordic/germanic mythology, which reaches all nine nordic worlds - from Asgard through Midgard to .

    • The Yggdrasil Soli

      by Michael Pisaro by Mark So by Ulrich Krieger by Antoine Beuger by Julia Holter by by Radu Malfatti by Carter Williams by Aniela Perry
    • --listen--

    • The Yggdrasil Soli

      by Michael Pisaro by Mark So by Ulrich Krieger by Antoine Beuger by Julia Holter by by Radu Malfatti by Carter Williams by Aniela Perry
    • --listen--


  • 12.08.2010 8:00 p.m.

    a 'beheaded sun'/326 Breaths/Possibly Bowed Milk Carton

    Music by James Klopfleisch, with Matt Cook, Matt Barbier, Cat Lamb, April Guthrie, Josh Foy, Chris Kallmyer, Christine Tavolacci, and James Klopfleisch

    • a 'beheaded sun'

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • 326 Breaths

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--

    • Possibly Bowed Milk Carton

      by James Klopfleisch
    • --listen--


  • 11.28.2010 8:00 p.m.

    John Krausbauer with Ezra Buchla and Julia Holter / Madison Brookshire and Tashi Wada with Mark So

    John Krausbauer with Ezra Buchla and Julia Holter / Madison Brookshire and Tashi Wada with Mark So

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--


  • 11.20.2010 8:00 p.m.

    cross/collapse.

    Part 2 of a series of music by Cat Lamb involving viola and oscillators .


  • 11.19.2010 8:00 p.m.

    More So / Bahto

    Several new Super 8 films by Rick Bahto, including Lebensraum, For Pablo Valencia, For Karen Johannesen, and an open-ended, variable-duration performance for Super 8 film and cassette tapes Some Places for Mark So and Madison Brookshire, performed by Mark So (boombox) and Madison Brookshire (Super 8 projector) that may last anywhere from between 5 and 50 minutes, or maybe even longer.

    Mark So will present two recent works, more of same (with Nate Brown) and while the distant rumble goes on [readings 35] (with Casey Thomas Anderson), both from the ongoing Ashbery series.


    11.13.2010 8:00 p.m.

    music of mike winter.

    some piano pieces and some pieces with sustained sounds punctuated every once in a while with other sounds.

    performed by casey anderson, matthew barbier, eric clark, daniel corral, rory cowal, corey fogel, james klopfleisch, cat lamb, liam mooney, anna robinson, gary schultz, mark so, laura steenberge, christine tavolacci, and perhaps a few others.

    • Piece Unknown :: Michael Winter

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Michael Winter

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • meditation for solo piano

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • gaussian cannon

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • Piano Machine

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--

    • for gregory chatin

      by Michael Winter
    • --listen--


  • 10.30.2010 8:00 p.m.

    middle/moving.

    Part 1 of a series of music by Cat Lamb involving viola and oscillators .


    10.23.2010 8:00 p.m.

    2010 Experimental Music Yearbook, Night 2

    This event, the second night of the 2010 Experimental Music Yearbook concerts, features new works by Mike Winter ("scene++," and "subset canon"), Mark So ("windrows" accompanied by a reading of John Ashbery's double poem "Litany"), and Casey Anderson (performing new works in multiples to be determined).


    10.20.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Gerhard Schultz presents:

    in both places (2010), for 2 guitars, performed by Gerhard Schultz and John Hastings—more than once, with intermission(s)

    http://johnphastings.org
    http://gerhardschultz.com


    10.16.2010 8:00 p.m.

    John Cage: Duos

    Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard (1950)
    Nocturne for Violin and Piano (1947)
    Andrew McIntosh (violin) & Danny Holt (piano)

    A Flower (1950)
    The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942)
    She is Asleep: Duet (1943)
    Stephanie Aston (voice) & Danny Holt (piano)

    TWO (1987)
    Christine Tavolacci (flute) & Danny Holt (piano)

    51'15.657" for a speaking percussionist
    ...an original realization of a solo simultaneous performance of John Cage's 45' for a speaker (1954) and 27'10.554" for a percussionist (1956)
    Bonnie Whiting Smith (speech & percussion)


    10.06.2010 8:00 p.m.

    A conversation with Seth Weiner on performance space designs specifically for experimental music.

    "(05) Suites For Experimental Music"

    In the case of traditional concert halls, assumptions of how attention should be spatially organized have often been relegated to a very strict (social) order. In an attempt to both integrate and collide these prescriptions, this work seeks to explore architectural performance through specific "musical" works that resist models of conventional artistic and social practice. Rather than creating a monolithic and rigid spatialized dogma for experimental music, this figuration seeks to allow for simultaneous scenarios to exist within a single site, mutating a kit of parts through pressures curated from a selection of "musical" works. -Seth Weiner 2010


    10.03.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Byron Westbrook

    Byron Westbrook is an artist working with the dynamic quality of physical space using multi-channel sound and images. His audio/video performances under the name CORRIDORS involve the distribution of processed instrumental and environmental recordings through a multi-channel environment with a focus on energy distilled from sound and light. Two multi-channel audio works will be performed with light accompaniment: DX7/Acoustic Guitar (2010) 22:00, Viola/Organ/Electronics (2007) 23:00.

    http://www.byronwestbrook.com


    09.30.2010 9:00 p.m.

    Jib Kidder, Julia Holter, Ezra Buchla:

    Showing & release celebration of jib kidder's 12" / video release "lossy angeles" featuring live music by ezra buchla, julia holter & jib kidder.

    • Piece Unknown :: Ezra Buchla

      by Ezra Buchla
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Jib Kidder

      by Jib Kidder
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Julia Holter

      by Julia Holter
    • --listen--


  • 09.19.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Four new works by James Klopfleisch, performed by L.A. based musicians:

    John, Paul, And The Third World/The Gossamer Oxus; In Memoriam/Borrowed Methods of Photography/Landscape #1


    08.29.2010 8:00 p.m.

    in memoriam harris wulfson

    harris wulfson - lost intuition, durations, LiveScore


    07.24.2010 8:00 p.m.

    New works by Dicky Bahto and Mark So

    Mark So will present a new piece based on John Ashbery's poem Wild City.

    Rick Bahto will project new Super 8 films from 2010, including Still Life for Charles Boone (17 minutes, b/w, silent) and Performing Marmarth (3 minutes, b/w, silent).


    07.07.2010 7:00 p.m.

    the wulf. @ Music We'd Like To Hear

    the wulf. @ Church at St. Anne & St. Agnes

    the group who curates the Music We'd Like to Hear series in London asked us to curate a concert. Gary, Taylan and Joe will be there. If you are in London, check it out. Here is what we put together:

    mike winter - for gregory chaitin; rooms and seams

    joseph kudirka - a round

    taylan susam - nocturnes

    gary schultz - cards

    laura steenberge - elevator music

    eric km clark - mein shatz

    http://www.musicwedliketohear.com/


    06.18.2010 8:00 p.m.

    liam mooney presents carbon dioxide:

    works for the most musical of chemical compounds

    • Ghost Music

      by Liam Mooney by Matt Sargent
    • --listen--


  • 06.17.2010 8:00 p.m.

    ensemble 303 :: 5x4 - works for quartet

    music by casey thomas anderson, john cage, scott cazan, john hastings and michael winter

    Ensemble 303 presents a concert of wildly varying approaches to the sonic possibilities of the quartet. Featuring John Cage's Four6, as well as Casey Thomas Anderson's rails, Scott Cazan's Outliers, John P. Hastings' noise / tone / pulse / metal, and Mike Winter's room and seams. Each work takes the elemental simplicity seen in Cage's number pieces to varying extremes, yielding an elegant series of sound works that prove that the quartet is an orchestra of potentials.


  • 06.12.2010 6:00 p.m.

    The Dog Star Orchestra (Volume 6) (final concert and party)

    20 microscores by: Chiyoko Szlavnics, Greg Rosenthal, Kathy Pisaro, Andre Cormier, Pauline Oliveros, Zachary Watkins, Matt Davignon, Carol Sawyer, Johnny Chang, Leung Xiao-Lan, Jonathan Zorn, Kraig Grady, Phillip Brownlee, Eric km Clark, Raven Chacon, Sean Clute, Matthew Lee Knowles, Michael Pisaro, Zachary Scott, Jennifer Butler. performed by: Jessica Catron, cello; Orin Hildestad, violin

    Jonathan Marmor: Dog Star Music. performed by Christine Nilsson, Paul Fraser, Mike Winter, Mark So, Katie Clark, James Klopfleisch

    Mike Winter: Approximating Omega. performed by ensemble

    click - here - to see the entire schedule for The Dog Star Orchestra (Volume 6)


    06.05.2010 8:00 p.m.

    The Dog Star Orchestra (Volume 6)

    Singing by Numbers Ensemble:
    voices: Jessica Basta, Jessica Catron, Mari Garrett, Sascha Goldhor, Julia Holter, Emily Lacey, Catherine Lamb, Heather Lockie, Laura Steenberge, Cassia Streb, Christine Tavolacci, Adrian Tenney, Lisa Tremain

    click - here - to see the entire schedule for The Dog Star Orchestra (Volume 6)


    05.29.2010 8:00 p.m.

    duo Suna No Onno (Laura Cetilia, cello; and Robin Streb, viola) :: zwei bucher

    Buch der Räume und Zeiten - Jürg Frey

    Bardo - André Cormier


  • 05.24.2010 8:00 p.m.

    mark so: Where Shall I Wander [Ashbery series] (2010)

    "Use medium strength bleach until pursued clobbered effect pulsates in little burrs, grace notes in an awful cataract, groans we anticipated, revelers' premature hoo-ha." (John Ashbery, "Where Shall I Wander")

    julia holter, mark so - piano 4 hands


    05.16.2010 5:00 p.m.

    The 13th Hour - Black Clock Blog Launch

    The 13th hour is near! Join Black Clock for a night of new media and celebrate our blog launch. Listen to innovative readings by fresh voices: an imaginary interview with Herman Melville, a meditation on the reality/fiction of Orpheus, a postmodern poetry experiment, and a predictive timeline of literature in the next ten years.

    http://blackclock.org/blog

    Black Clock is published by CalArts in association with the MFA Writing Program.


    05.15.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Michael Pisaro/Greg Stuart

    playing _ricefall (2) (performance version)_ and _close constellations and a drum on the ground_

    • close constellations and a drum on the ground

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--

    • playing_ricefall (2) (performance version)

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--


  • 04.24.2010 8:00 p.m.

    new works by catherine lamb.

    cloud/slice; (for many strings)

    branches; (for voices)

    three bodies (moving); (for Eric km Clark - violin, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick - cello, and Phil O'Connor - clarinet)

    also performing: Jessica Basta, Ezra Buchla, Jessica Catron, Mari Garrett, Sascha Goldhor, Orin Hildestad, Julia Holter, Catherine Lamb, Heather Lockie, Jessie Rothwell, Laura Steenberge, Cassia Streb and Christine Tavolacci .


  • 04.17.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Mari. Spring Concert - from the nest, out of the cage.

    Featuring Mari's chronological work since 2006. Performed by: Adam Overton, Anna Robinson, Aniela Perry, Brian Walsh, Carmina Escobar, Casey Anderson, Catherine Lamb, Christine Tavolacci, Clayton Slusser, Danny Holt, Elisabeth McMullin, Eric Klerks, Eric km Clark, Heather Lockie, James Klopfleisch, Julia Holter, Laura Steenberge, Michael Pisaro, Nate Brown, Orin Hildestad, Paul Fraser, Sara Roberts, Sepand Shahab, Stephen Touchton, and more...


    03.27.2010 8:00 p.m.

    daniel corral. an evening of original music for solo accordion.

    daniel corral. an evening of original music for solo accordion.

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Daniel Corral

      by Daniel Corral
    • --listen--


  • 03.14.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Xenia Pestova and Jacob Sudol .

    Toy piano, piano, Tibetan bells, and live electronics - Xenia Pestova and Jacob Sudol perform 30 second pieces and new music by Jacob Sudol.


  • 03.09.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Jürg Frey

    selections from Les Tréfonds Inéxplores des Signes

    Petit Fragment de Paysage

    60 Pieces of Sound

    Performed by Matt Barbier, Eric km Clark, April Guthrie, Kathy Pisaro, Michael Pisaro, Mark So, Christine Tavolacci and Brian Walsh.

    • Les Tréfonds Inéxplores de Signes

      by Jürg Frey
    • --listen--

    • Petit Fragment de Paysage

      by Jürg Frey
    • --listen--

    • 60 Pieces of Sound

      by Jürg Frey
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: JüRg Frey

      by Jürg Frey
    • --listen--


  • 02.28.2010 8:00 p.m.

    a musical minimum festival

    after Dog Star Orchestra 5

    for Taylan Susam 

    program a festival or event of experimental music and/or performance that consists only of works with indeterminate elements that might permit extremely minimal realizations. then, perform the most minimal realization of each of the works, holding fast to the instructions and minimums presented within each score, and not taking into consideration any additional external specifications, recommendations or preferences of the composer or other interested parties. additionally, feel free to choose works you're interested in, but do not program for variety - in the end, several (or all) of the works may in fact be silent, or barely present, or may nearly (or exactly) resemble one another.

    presented by Adam Overton, the evening before his birthday - come celebrate!

    see the full score:
    http://uploaddownloadperform.net/AdamOverton/MusicalMinimumFestivalOrEvent

    program:

    posture series (of mari garrett) (2009), Adam Overton
    performed by Mari Garrett

    verbal scores, Nr. 7 , From "People's music" (2008-2009), Alexis Porfiriadis
    performed by Adam Overton

    posture series (of laura steenberge) (2009), Adam Overton
    performed by Laura Steenberge

    general impression piece (2009), Adam Overton
    performed by Claire Cronin

    featuring impressions of the two performances that preceded hers - first a performance by Adam Overton of Alexis Porfiriadis' People's music Nr.7, then Laura Steenberge's performance of posture series (of laura steenberge)

    Basinski's Zipper (2007), Ric Royer
    performed by Adam Overton & Gary Schultz

    Do you feel different now? (2008), Elana Mann
    performed by Adam Overton

    In C (1964), Terry Riley
    performed by Liam Mooney

    Happy Birthday, Adam! (2010), Mari Garrett
    performed by Mike Winter

    all scores from posture series (2008-2009), Adam Overton
    performed alphabetically by Adam Overton

    Great Piece (2008), Eric Lindley
    performed by Gary Schultz and volunteers


    02.23.2010 6:00 p.m.

    mark so:

    Performances @ 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00pm

    Heliogabalus - a trilogy of minimal operas in 3 books:

    1. The Cradle of Sperm
    2. The War of Principles
    3. Anarchy

    for 1, 2 and 3 amplified voices

    Artaud's sensational, salacious anti-history combines with a text by the composer, becoming score in a brutally efficient, layered theater of open reading.

    performed by Julia Holter, Mark So and Tashi Wada

    (Funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program)


    02.06.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Larry Polansky

    Ensembles of Note, freeHorn, B'midbar, Piker, Bedhaya Sadra/Bedhaya Guthrie, possibly Abetoods and definitely several rounds.

    Performed by Casey Anderson, Matt Barbier, Ezra Buchla, Eric km Clark, Rory Cowal, Pak Djoko, Eliot Eidelman, Jason Golday, April Guthrie, Orin Hildestad, Julia Holter, Hirotaka Inuzuka, Cat Lamb, Heather Lockie, Larry Polansky, Anna Robinson, Jessica Ross, Jesse Rothwell, Cassia Streb, Laura Steenberge, Luke Storm, Christine Tavolacci, Adrian Tenney, Joe Tepperman, Michael Winter and Tyler Yamin .

    http://digitalmusics.dartmouth.edu/~larry/


  • 01.23.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Red Light New Music presents...

    for Sol LeWitt - Michael Winter

    Kottos - Iannis Xenakis

    DAVID FOSTER WALLACE - Mark So

    Secret Machines - Scott Wollshleger

    Avant-Dernier Pensées, Fishing, 4 mice and a kitty, The Races - Erik Satie

    Anther - Vincent Raikhel

    Last Pieces - Morton Feldman

    Red Light New Music is a New York-based ensemble, concert series, and composers collective dedicated to presenting exciting and original contemporary music from musicians around the world. We perform, present, and compose works that are both avant-garde and visceral, challenging and edifying -- we strive to present works which both expand and enrich what the word music means.

    http://www.redlightnewmusic.org/


  • 01.22.2010 8:00 p.m.

    An All American Evening of Duos

    Devin Maxwell, compositions; Ryan Maxwell, guitar; Katie Porter, clarinets; Rollin Hunt, film

    ragtime music, stock market drama, patriotism, religion, and honest to goodness americana all portrayed through experimental chamber music with and without electronics.

    • Piece Unknown :: Devin Maxwell

      by Devin Maxwell
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Devin Maxwell

      by Devin Maxwell
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Devin Maxwell

      by Devin Maxwell
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Devin Maxwell

      by Devin Maxwell
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Devin Maxwell

      by Devin Maxwell
    • --listen--


  • 01.09.2010 8:00 p.m.

    Christopher Williams presents Newish Music for Bass Alone

    Barcelona/ Berlin-based contrabassist and composer Christopher Williams offers a selection of written and improvised delights for solo (and perhaps accompanied) bass: Persephone, a premiere by San Francisco-based composer Erik Ulman after Ezra Pound's Cantos LXXII and LXXIII; #090110, a one-night-only episode of English composer James Saunders' modular metawork #[unassigned]; Song 18, an early and surprising work by Michael Finnissy; and Christian Wolff's now classic For 1, 2 or 3 People.

    • Persephone

      by Erik Ulman
    • --listen--

    • Cantos LXXII

      by Ezra Pound
    • --listen--

    • #090110

      by James Saunders
    • --listen--

    • Song 18

      by Michael Finnissy

    • For 1, 2 or 3 People

      by Christian Wolff by Christian Wolf
    • --listen--


  • 01.03.2010 6:00 p.m.

    mark so (piano) performs christian wolff's small preludes and morton feldman's intermissions.

    mark so (piano) performs christian wolff's small preludes and morton feldman's intermissions.


    12.28.2009 7:00 p.m.

    A rather spontaneous celebration of the birth and continuing life of Corey Fogel

    with performances by Corey himself with friends.

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--


  • 12.17.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Matt Barbier presents music by von Schweinitz, Krieger and Grisey. 

    The concert will include JUZ by Wolfgang von Schweinitz for trombone with pre-recorded sound material, as well as Scorched Earth by Ulrich Krieger for trombone, tuba and inside piano and Gerard Grisey's Solo pour deux for trombone and clarinet. Brian Walsh, Luke Storm, Ulrich Krieger and Douglas Wadle will be aural participants.


  • 12.13.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Jurg Frey's 'some places' performed by christine tavolacci, mark so, april guthrie and cassia streb

    Jurg Frey's 'some places' performed by christine tavolacci, mark so, april guthrie and cassia streb.


  • 12.06.2009 6:00 p.m.

    , , duo

    , , duo presents it's first concert in a series focusing on experimental music for trombones. This first concert will be a selection of John Cage's works for trombone featuring two5, the solo for sliding trombone and ryoanji. , , duo is Douglas Wadle and Matt Barbier-trombones, piano and percussion.


  • 11.22.2009 8:00 p.m.

    tristan perich, lesley flanigan, and lucky dragons

    New York-based artists Tristan Perich and Lesley Flanigan come to LA as part of their performance tour across the United States. Perich's duet "Dual Synthesis" (for harpsichord and 1-bit electronics) and Flanigan's "Amplifications" (for voice and speaker electronics) explore the viscerality of electronic music. Mixing primitive sounds from their own hand-constructed instruments with the harpsichord and voice, each choreographs intersections between acoustic and electric sound. They are joined by LA-based Lucky Dragons.

    http://www.tristanperich.com/


  • 11.19.2009 8:00 p.m.

    the wulf. presents @ the stone, nyc.

    music by eric km clark, joe kudirka, larry polansky, mark so, laura steenberge, mike winter and harris wulfson.

    tentative schedule:

    8:00 - 8:45: Harris Wulfson; LiveScore.

    8:50 - 8:55: Eric km Clark; new piece.

    9:00 - 9:45: Mike Winter; for gregory chaitin.

    9:45 - 10:00: Pause.

    10:00 - 10:05 - Larry Polansky; 34 Chords.

    10:10 - 10:25 - Laura Steenberge; Lucifer in the Shadowlands.

    10:30 - 10:45 - Mark So; amid mounting evidence [readings 26], JOHN ASHBERY (2 short litanies), readings 32 - Landscapeople.

    10:50 - 10:55 - Laura Steenberge; Elevator Music.

    11:00 - 11:15 - Joe Kudirka; Love Letters.

    http://www.thestonenyc.com/


    11.11.2009 8:00 p.m.

    gerhard schultz (la) presents his music and the music of chiyoko slavnics (berlin) .

    Moving Gradually and L'ombre enfouie dans la profondeur par cette voile alternative by Gerhard Schultz, and Reservoir by Chiyoko Szlavnics - new microtonal works for mixed ensembles performed by LA-based musicians.

    www.chiyokoszlavnics.org
    www.gerhardschultz.com


    11.07.2009 8:00 p.m.

    casey thomas anderson (la) and david kant (nyc) present.

    casey thomas anderson - snow

    david kant - Variations for Functions and Partitions of Time; Harmony #

    http://www.ctandersonmusic.com/


  • 10.21.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Raven Chacon and Father of the Flood

    Composer/performer Raven Chacon and fellow New Mexico musician Father of the Flood each perform solo sets.

    Raven Chacon (Southwest U.S.) is a composer of chamber music, singer of Navajo music, and solo noise/drone performer, Raven Chacon has been a presence in various underground music scenes across the Southwest. In addition to his solo work, Chacon performs as a member of KILT (with Bob Bellerue), Cobra//group, Black Guys, Dog Shit Taco, Black Drink (with Tom Hohmann), Death Convention Singers and Mesa Ritual (with William Fowler Collins) as well as spreading the sounds of other desert musicians with his Sicksicksick label. Chacon regularly performs and exhibits his work throughout th e North America and elsewhere.

    http://www.spiderwebsinthesky.com/

    Father of the Flood is the aural work of New Mexico artist, Daniel Brigman. His pieces are composed with a forensic purpose by documented sounds from our urban environments. Music made from bleak and consuming swells of densely layered soundscapes and imposing drones contrasted with various cold and vacant bowed acoustic instruments/objects, sparse piano movements, and integrated field recordings.

    http://fatheroftheflood.blogspot.com/

    • Piece Unknown :: Raven Chacon

      by Raven Chacon
    • --listen--

    • Father of the Flood

      by Daniel Brigman
    • --listen--


  • 10.16.2009 8:00 p.m.

    the music of John Lely, James Saunders, and Laurence Crane.

    John Lely joins us from Bath, UK to perform works of his (Desk Bells, White Noise Machine, Parsons Code, Distance Learning), James Saunders (imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent), and Laurence Crane (Bobby J.) with local musicians including members from the experimental music workshop.

    Experimental Music Workshop:
    Archie Carey, Carmina Escobar, Paul Fraser, Joaquin Gallegos, Mari Garrett, Robert Holliday, Michele Horvath, Luci Kagaya, James Klopfleisch, Kwan-Fai Lam, Max Mendoza, Michael Pisaro, David Rhodes, Dorothy Robbins, Gary Schultz, Sepand Shahab, Emi Tamura, Stephen Touchton, Victor Vossler, Colin Wambsgans, Paul West, Ben Zimmerman

    John Lely Bio:
    John Lely is a composer and performer based in the UK. He studied at Goldsmiths College, London with Roger Redgate and John Tilbury, and privately with Michael Parsons. In 2007 he was a resident composer at Ostrava New Music Days. His music has been featured internationally at festivals such as MaerzMusik, Ultima, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Cutting Edge and Open Sound Systems (Tate Modern, London). Broadcasts have included BBC 4 Television, BBC Radio 3, DeutschlandRadio and Resonance FM. He performs in various groups including Apartment House, LelyWhite (electronic chamber music with composer John White) and the ever-populous 9! with Eddie Prévost. Three improvised CDs are available through Matchless Recordings. Alongside composers Tim Parkinson and Markus Trunk, he co-curates the annual Music We'd Like to Hear concert series. From 2007-8 he was responsible for the digitisation of the Daphne Oram Collection at Goldsmiths College. John is currently working on 'Words and Music', a two-year AHRC funded research project about text scores, housed at Bath Spa University. He also teaches a course in experimental sound at Chelsea College of Arts. Hobbies include cooking and quantity surveillance.

    http://www.johnlely.co.uk/

    Laurence Crane Bio:
    see http://www.bmic.co.uk/Composers/cv_details.asp?ComposerID=508

    James Saunders Bio:
    James Saunders is a composer and has been working on an extended modular composition, #[unassigned], since 2000. He performs in the duo Parkinson Saunders, and with Apartment House. He is Head of the Centre for Musical Research at Bath Spa University. See www.james-saunders.com for more information.

    a note about James Saunder's piece:
    imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent (2009) is for ten players, each with a coffee cup and five different surfaces. Players draw their cup across their surfaces as a means of sounding them, through a sequence of timed actions. The piece is part of the series divisions that could be autonomous but that comprise the whole (2009- ) and was written for Michael Pisaro. (-James Saunders)

    • Bobby J.

      by Laurence Crane
    • --listen--

    • Desk Bells

      by John Lely
    • --listen--

    • imperfections on the surface are occasionally apparent

      by James Saunders
    • --listen--

    • Distance Learning

      by John Lely