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upcoming events

03.26.2018 8:00 p.m.

Jaap Blonk presents YappiScope

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

YappiScope is Jaap Blonk's show with visual projections.
It is in ongoing develeopment, new inventions being added frequently. It contains short videos, scores he wanders through, interactive animations, live soundtracks to silent films and other new multi-media work.

Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. He went to university for mathematics and musicology but did not finish those studies.
In the late 1970s he took up saxophone and started to compose music. A few years later he discovered his potential as a vocal performer, at first in reciting poetry and later on in improvisations and his own compositions. For almost two decades the voice was his main means for the discovery and development of new sounds.

From around the year 2000 on Blonk started work with electronics, at first using samples of his own voice, then extending the field to include pure sound synthesis as well. He took a year off of performing in 2006. As a result, his renewed interest in mathematics made him start a research of the possibilities of algorithmic composition for the creation of music, visual work and poetry.

04.15.2018 8:00 p.m.

Morgan Evans-Weiler and Michael Pisaro

the wulf. @ Venue To Be Determined

Morgan Evans-Weiler will perform a new work for solo violin titled 'General Motions in Relation'. He will also be joined by local composer/performer, Michael Pisaro, for a performance of his work 'Concepts of Sustain'. 

Evans-Weiler maintains a busy performance schedule and has performed throughout the United States. He has collaborated and performed with Seth Cluett, Sarah Hennies, Mike Bullock, Dave Gross, Ryoko Akama, Jed Speare, Antoine Beuger, Magnus Granberg, Christoph Schiller and many others. He is director of the New England based ensemble ‘Ordinary Affects’ whom have performed works by Eva-Maria Houben, Magnus Granberg and premiered works by Jürg Frey, Antoine Beuger and Michael Pisaro.

He has toured nationally and internationally. He recently presented his work in London, Berlin, Huddersfield, Nantes, Besancon and completed a ten day residency at Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm. In 2014 he was invited to perform at the High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music. His album ‘Violin/Sine’ was called ‘transfixing’ by writer Steve Smith and included in the Boston Globe’s list of ‘Best Local Classical Albums of 2015’. Chicago writer, Peter Margasak, writes "the degree of focus and the richness of Evans-Weiler’s sound-worlds are nothing short of astonishing" about the recent recording 'Unfinished Variations (for Jed Speare)'. His music has been released on the ‘Suppedaneum’, 'Another Timbre' and Weigher' recording labels and he has forthcoming releases on ‘Rhizome’ and ‘ErstAEU’.

past events

03.10.2018 8:00 p.m.

Presence / Absence: Luke, Marta, Amy, Tim & Parch Es

the wulf. @ Automata-LA

504 Chung King Ct, Los Angeles, CA US 90012

the wulf. presents new pieces by Luke Martin, Marta Tiesenga, Amy Golden, Tim Tsang & Parch Es, each performed by the group.

Hosted by Automata-LA (
The event is free.

Luke Martin, 'dormant planes'
Mar Ta Tiesenga, (new work)
Amy Golden, (new work)
Tim Tsang & Parch Es, '(presencia (o ausencia) según conveniencia)'

03.05.2018 8:00 p.m.

Throat Singing from the Mongolian Steppe

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

Mendbayar is an award-winning musician, throat singer, and music educator from Mongolia. He has trained more than 100 students from around the world in the Mongolian art of khoomii throat singing. He is founder and assistant director of the International Khoomii School in Ulaanbaatar and directs summer throat singing workshops in the Mongolian grasslands. Mendbayar received his Bachelor’s degree in khoomii from the prestigious Mongolian Culture University in 2009. He went on to win first prize in the Isgeree Khoomii at the International Khoomii Competition in 2013 and won a gold medal in the World Championship of Folklore in Bulgaria in 2015. He is a charismatic performer and dedicated teacher, bringing extraordinary energy to his stage performances as well as to the throat singing classroom. He has been successful in assisting students of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds to produce Mongolian khoomii. In this singing tradition the singer selectively amplifies overtones by changing the shape of the mouth cavity, larynx, and pharynx. This technique enables singers to create more than one pitch at the same time (the fundamental and an overtone) through a musical tradition that has been described as mind-boggling, meditative, ethereal, and marvelously evocative of the natural world.

Tamir Hargana received his M.A. in World Music Performance from Northern Illinois University in 2017 and received his undergraduate degree from Inner Mongolia University Arts College with a specialty in Mongolian and Tuvan throat singing (khoomii). He is an active performer of khoomii in the United States and accompanies his performances with skills on many traditional instruments from Mongolia and Tuva, such as the morin khuur (Mongolian horse-head fiddle), tovshuur (Mongolian lute instruments), doshpuluur (Tuvan lute instrument) and igil (Tuvan string instrument). Tamir has won many awards and prizes in throat singing competitions in Mongolia, Tuva, and in Shilingol, Inner Mongolia, and Manzhouli, China. He has performed in many concerts, presentations, and workshops in the U.S., Mongolia, Russia, Indonesia,Taiwan, and China. He was also featured in TV documentaries about throat singing and has taught throat singing at the Inner Mongolia University Arts College High School Preparatory Division from 2013-2014.

03.03.2018 8:00 p.m.

Erika Bell, Iris Sidikman and Laura Steenberge

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

Laura Steenberge will be performing “Ritual for Harmonica”, a piece for voice, harmonicas and resonant containers. Steenberge is a performer and composer in Los Angeles who researches language, the voice, mythology and acoustics.

Erika Bell will be debuting “1–“, a companion piece to her former composition “2+”; each is comprised of: voice, electronics, guitar, cello, and contrabass. Bell is a Los Angeles based composer with a refreshing adherence to intuition, preference, and the personal; the result is often spacious, textural, and melancholy.

Iris Sidikman is an experimental musician and installation artist. Her works encompass everything from freely improvised cello playing to performance and installation art, and address issues of community, grief, trauma and personal narrative. She is currently an MFA student in Experimental Sound Practices at California Institute of the Arts.

01.22.2018 8:00 p.m.

Music for Tuning Forks

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

Featuring works by:

  • Erin Demastes
  • Todd Lerew
  • Liam Mooney
  • Davy Sumner

Erin Demastes presents "Resonance," for tuning forks and resonant objects. Erin Demastes is an Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media M.F.A. candidate at Calarts. Her work deals with repurposed technology and everyday objects to explore sonic phenomena related to acoustics, resonance, electricity, and magnetism. 

Todd Lerew presents "Lexical Semantics." Two identical tuning forks are struck once in unison. One of the forks is then heated with a handheld blowtorch, thereby lowering its sounding pitch by 8-12 Hz. The forks are struck again and beating is heard, the frequency of which corresponding to the change in pitch of the heated fork. The two forks are struck simultaneously over and over again, and the beating slows down as the heated fork returns to room temperature and the pitches converge.

Liam Mooney presents a new and fairly quiet work for lightly prepared tuning forks. Mooney is a composer who makes music via the misuse of familiar objects and materials.

Davy Sumner presents a new work for the Fork Organ, an original electroacoustic instrument that uses electromagnets to vibrate tuning forks at their resonant frequency, among other things.