the wulf.

upcoming events

10.28.2019 8:00 p.m.

Lucie Vítková, Madison Brookshire, Mark So

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Lucie Vítková - MUSIC DOMESTIC (accordion, hichiriki, voice, vacuum cleaner, overtone flute, synthesizer, fan)

Madison Brookshire - Rainbow Falls / Window Film

Mark So - CAPRICE / marfa notebook / (small durations)


past events

10.08.2019 8:00 p.m.

Mantis Trio, Kat & Ben, Chris Williams + Davy Sumner

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Mantis Trio
Iranian-born Niloufar Shiri (Kamâncheh), Canadian-born Ben Finley (Bass + FX) and Czech-born Tony Fajt (piano) investigate new sounds within folk songs and apply elements of composed, improvised, and electronic music into them as a way of framing their personal narratives within the broader context of the migratory world.

Kat & Ben
voice and bass duo -> Kat & Ben weave electronic + acoustic worlds through co-composed, semi-improvised, grounded and weightless experimental songs.

Davy Sumner + Chris Williams
original compositions


09.13.2019 8:00 p.m.

Weird Winds Night

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Weird Winds Night. A night of handmade and hacked wind instruments curated by Erin Demastes and sponsored by the wulf.

Performances by Bryan Jacobs (SD), Tom Sturm, Liam Mooney, Matt Barbier, and Erin Demastes.

Liam Mooney is a composer, performer, and instrument maker whose work involves the misuse of familiar objects and materials, the slow unfolding of simple processes, and the free exploration of sound worlds. Often (but not always), he creates wind instruments using vacuum cleaners as a means of moving large quantities of air.

Matt Barbier is an LA based trombonist and composer focused on experimental intonation, noise, and the physical processes of his instrument.  mattbarbier.com

Composer, performer, and sound artist, Bryan Jacobs’ work focuses on interactions between live performers, mechanical instruments and computers. His pieces are often theatrical in nature, pitting blabber-mouthed fanciful showoffs against timid reluctants. The sounds are playfully organized and many times mimic patterns found in human dialogue. Hand-build electromechanical instruments controlled by microcontrollers bridge acoustic and electroacoutic sound worlds. These instruments live dual lives as time-based concert works and non-time-based gallery works. Jacobs, a Guggenheim Fellow, has been lucky enough to have his music and sound art presented at a number of festivals around the world. bryanjacobsmusic.com

Erin Demastes is a multimedia artist, composer, and performer whose research lies at the intersection of art and science. She uses repurposed technology and everyday objects to explore sonic phenomena related to acoustics, resonance, electricity, and magnetism. erindemastes.com/experiments

Tom B Sturm is a Los Angeles based sound artist and instrument builder whose absurd, speculative creations critique and reimagine the relationship between humans and technology. Their work explores different facets of their own history and identity. Drawing from experiences building and repairing electronics, furniture, and computers, they approach created dilemmas by making custom devices. These new instruments stretch and explore rules and traditions as an extension to their passion for orchestration and interface design. They use artificial intelligence, generative algorithms, and circuit bending to develop new methods of exploring technology from a personal perspective. In constructing, documenting, and sharing these inventions and discoveries, Tom seeks to empower others to create their own devices. tombsturm.com


07.24.2019 8:00 p.m.

Nigel Deane's MASS, Richard An, Argenta Walther

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

MASS is a performative work by Nigel Deane. It could be considered a celebration, though not necessarily of the life and sacrifice of the Messiah. Whether it is of a religious or secular nature, spiritual or not, is the choice of those in attendance. It offers a space and time for people to experience together.

What began as an experiment with intonation eventually morphed into an examination of much larger phenomena, related to culture and the human experience. Catholicism has influenced and caused the formation of countless cultures and counter-cultures across the world in its two millennia of existence. Due to copying errors, manipulations, translations, and layers of interpretation of the original Hellenistic Greek texts, as well as cultural influences unrelated to religion, these cultures have variations at superficial and fundamental levels. Thus, one name, anglicized Yeshua, and its many variants (for example, Jesus), is often associated with a myriad of thoughts, emotions, ideas, etc. that is exclusive and unique from person to person.

MASS relies on a synthesis of information, experience, theater, music, media, poetry… - in order to produce a performative space consisting of ritual, mythology, politics, drama, ecstasy, tragedy… It is a telling of an impossibly complicated story. It is a new take on a mythology spanning many generations. Come bear witness. https://mostholysacrifice.com/home

Richard Dicky An (b.1995) is a composer and performer, born and raised in Los Angeles. His music spans a wide variety of instrumentations, aesthetics, and have been performed frequently in Los Angeles and abroad.In addition, Richard performs as a pianist, percussionist, and vocalist in concerts all over SoCal. He is also a recording engineer for recording.la, copyist, accompanist, electronic musician and educator.

Argenta Walther is a dedicated singer and voice teacher of music from the sacred medieval to the modern experimental, living and working in Los Angeles. She performs on a regular basis at some of the city's best-loved venues, including the blue whale, REDCAT, Automata, Saint John's Cathedral and the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Argenta is a frequent guest artist with modern classical, jazz, traditional classical and early music groups including Bach Collegium San Diego, People Inside Electronics, The Alexander Noice Sextet and Southland Ensemble.

Argenta has been a featured soloist in chamber music projects at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the MAK Center and LACMA in Los Angeles, and the Berkeley Early Music Festival and Exposition. She is a founder of the contemporary vocal group Accordant Commons, and is one of the directing members of Ensemble Vocatrix, a group dedicated to the music of Hildegard von Bingen.

http://www.argentawalther.com/


06.24.2019 8:00 p.m.

Michael Fischer / Ulrich Krieger / Nick Hon

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Michael Fischer (Vienna, Austria) - musician-composer works on the speech immanence of sounds, their sculptural and dramatic evidence, in the field of improvised / experimental music. Since the end of the 90s interdisciplinary cooperations within an international contexts. In 1999 he began to integrate the acoustic phenomenon feedback into his work and developed an exclusively analog, no-effect-based instrument, the feedback-saxophone.

Ulrich Krieger (Los Angeles) is well known as a saxophone player in contemporary composed and free improvised music as well as a composer of chamber music and electronic music. His recent focus lies in the experimental fields and fringes of contemporary Pop culture: somewhere in the limbo between Noise and Heavy Metal, Ambient and Silence.His original compositions go back and forth between Just Intonation, Silent Music, Noise, Instrumental Electronic, often asking for elaborate amplification, and works in the limbo of Rock culture – not accepting stylistic boundaries.

Nick Hon (Los Angeles) is a product of Southern California, who's varied musical and performative interests lead to explorations in both physical and sonic space. His curiosity regarding experimentation with the passage/occupation of time, the passage /occupation of space, and social-performance tropes is guided by a deep respect and acknowledgment of Black American music, other improvisational forms, social music, and reflections on grandeur in performance. These days he’s not sure where music is, and that’s o.k. by me.


05.19.2019 8:00 p.m.

Woody Sullender/ Sarah Rosalena Brady/ Daniel Tovar

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Woody Sullender is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His pieces encompass a myriad of media including sculpture, video games, performance, theater, music, installation, architecture, origami, and even sonic weaponry.
http://www.woodysullender.com/

Sarah Rosalena Brady- electric viola and coded sound in real time, harsh and sheer
https://www.srbrady.com/sound

Daniel Tovar is a sound artist and academic based in Los Angeles. His work is broadly focused on ancient and contemporary theories of sense perception. Tovar teaches at SCI-Arc and has performed at venues including the MCA Chicago. He is currently working on a project investigating the non-sonic aspects of auditory experience.
https://tovar.io/


05.08.2019 8:00 p.m.

DesoDuo / Michael Pisaro / Matt Sargent

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Kevin Good - The River in Which Pebbles Float (2019, premiere)
Performed by DesoDuo (Kevin Good and Katie Eikam, percussion) with Matt Sargent (guitar)

Matt Sargent - Third Illumination (2019, premiere)
Performed by DesoDuo

Michael Pisaro - rapport abstrait (2003)
Performed by Michael Pisaro (guitar) and Matt Sargent (guitar)




04.04.2019 8:00 p.m.

Liew Niyomkarn + Inne Eysermans

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

INNE EYSERMANS:  Antwerp-based producer, musician and sound artist Inne Eysermans creates musical performances and spatial compositions, often in combination with text and/or (moving) image. In the upcoming performance, she will be exploring pre-recorded data and time in semi-structured, interactive environments created in Max/MSP and Mira.

LIEW NIYOMKARN:  Liew Niyomkarn's Aquabeez is a newest granular performance that conjures an image of greenery landscape, a dense swarm of insects. Liew reuses sound from field recording, feedback loop and traditional music that is stretched, mingled all together into a new form that leaves its original.

Liew Niyomkarn is Thai born, Antwerpen based artist who works with sound, drawings, found objects and essay. Liew’s work is known for its ecstatic and unpredictable event. Often expresses a sensory of flexibility and impermanence behavior through live performance. She often uses essay, found-objects, and sculpture in her performance.  Her works range from music composition, drawing, storytelling, and real-time performance. Liew has performed in many various places such as High Zero festival (Baltimore), BetaLevel (Los Angeles), Studio Loos (Den Haag), WORM (Rotterdam), Het Bos (Belgium), DAAD (Berlin), The Wulf (Los Angeles) and among other places.


03.15.2019 8:00 p.m.

Erin Demastes, Derek Monypeny, Sahba Sizdhakhani

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Erin Demastes is a Los Angeles-based multimedia artist, composer, and performer whose research lies at the intersection of art and science. She uses repurposed technology and everyday objects to explore sonic phenomena related to acoustics, resonance, electricity, and magnetism. Her fixed media work usually consists of assembled sculptures made from hacked electronics and things that should probably be in the trash. Erin also specializes in improvised music, and her current work involves performing on synthesizers, laptops, toys, found objects, and homemade instruments and electronics. She fosters a sense of play, experimentation, and discovery in both her performances and installations.

Derek Monypeny is a Joshua Tree, CA-based guitarist and oud player who has played in the bands Oaxacan, ALTO!, and Sir Richard Bishop's Freak Of Araby Ensemble. He has performed and toured with artists such as Bill Orcutt, Jozef van Wissem, Eva Aguila/Kevin Shields, Arrington de Dionyso, and many others.

"Derek, using tastefully deployed effects and small and patient gestures, digs deep into those thin places where all kinds of inner space visions can flourish. You could talk about the complex social organization and communication among undiscovered species of highly intelligent insects deep under the sands of Mars . . . or any pulsing pattern of pure electricity hurtling somewhere through deep space . . . or shortwave radio broadcasts of the latest tunes by mutant Touareg troubadours roaming the dark side of the moon . . . etcetera" -Larry Dolman, Blastitude magazine

Iranian musician Sahba Sizdahkhani serves as a unique crossroad of East meets West. Inspired heavily by 1960’s free-jazz and Persian Traditional Music, he constantly channels the fire-energy and longing for connectivity that these two stormy histories represent.

Sahba completed a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Maryland in Art History and Archeology as well as in Jazz Performance at Berklee College of Music. He has played and recorded with artists on the imprints of Dischord Records, Southern Lord, and Drag City. His hazy, atmospheric solo performances with 104-string santour and drums have been described as “a dispatch from antiquity.”


02.22.2019 8:00 p.m.

the wulf. & Coaxial x Compose LA

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

Free admission! Please RSVP to the event post on Eventbrite.

Liam Mooney and Speaker Ackbar Abbas, Ph.D.

Liam Mooney’s Flatland (2019) is a work loosely patterned after Edwin Abbott's novella, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Abbott's examination of humanity—and the natural and constructed categories contained therein—still seems to have the sting of relevance, and the listener might not find it at all difficult to connect Abbott's observations to features of present-day societies.

An aficionado of fakes, Ackbar Abbas is the author of some of the most influential texts on Hong Kong culture and literature, and on culture, literature, film, art, architecture, and critical theory more generally. A professor of comparative literature and film at the University of California, Irvine, Abbas was born, raised, and—as he puts it—corrupted in Hong Kong. He insists on thinking with whatever is at hand, materially and ideationally, on finding the deeply revealing in the obvious, significance amidst desolation, possibility in vulnerability, a map of culture in the design it authorizes.

This event was planned in collaboration with the wulf. & Coaxial. Compose LA  is  a new city-wide new music, new ideas festival planned in conjunction with Department of Cultural Affairs – City of Los Angeles, American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the  Center for Music Innovation – UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. For information about the full roster of events, go to the DCA website: https://culturela.org/programs-and-initiatives/compose-la-2019/.


02.19.2019 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Dustin Wong + Takako Minekawa, Erin Demastes

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

This event is a part of the wulf.'s third annual Open Source electronic music series. Each event in the series is dedicated to presenting new works by artists working with technologies in unique and innovative ways. Open Source is made possible in part by a generous grant from the DCA Los Angeles.

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02.18.2019 8:00 p.m.

TONED, Erika Bell + Andy Young, L.A Feedback

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

TONED (Oakland/Philly) is the electroacoustic music ensemble of Nathan Corder (electronics), Tom Weeks (alto saxophone), and Leo Suarez (drum set). TONED engages with extremes, operating in the realms of deeply listened sensitivity, muscular sonic assaults, and impenetrable modernist abstractions. Split between the Bay Area and Philadelphia, the three members of TONED have collectively worked with luminaries including Roscoe Mitchell, William Winant, Jaap Blonk, and Jack Wright, as well as groups such as JITTERS, Taiwan Housing Project, Nude Tayne and wMerchandis

Erika Bell + Andy Young (you already know, CA) 
Drones, Interplanetary assault systems, sounds for children, 100% all organic and free range. 

LA Feedback (LA)
They play the hits. Feedback instruments, noise, and chirps. 
~Clint Dodson, James Vitz-Wong, Evan Schaaf, Cody Putman~


02.15.2019 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Pablo Dodero, Haydeé Jiménez, Jake Hanna

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

This event is a part of the wulf.'s third annual Open Source electronic music series. Each event in the series is dedicated to presenting new works by artists working with technologies in unique and innovative ways. Open Source is made possible in part by a generous grant from the DCA Los Angeles.

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02.13.2019 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: M. Lorenz, Teodora Stepancic and Assaf Gidron

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

An evening of music performed by M. Lorenz, Teodora Stepancic and Assaf Gidron

  • M. Lorenz - Rauscharbeit
  • Teodora Stepancic - solo
  • Assaf Gidron - Casio Sine Tones
  • Evelyn Emile - Seasons and Days
  • Cat Lamb - Curvo Totalitas

Teodora Stepancic is composer, pianist and curator. In recent years, Teodora has been collecting works for the piano and different ensemble formations that speak in the voice of the outsider, a hushed voice, that does not try to draw attention to itself, that stresses generosity, attentiveness, intimacy, spirit and focus. She is interested finding different ways of presenting, performing and creating music and tries to create an atmosphere that invites for intimate listening and experience, a space for sharing sounds, ideas and music. Teodora curates, organizes and performs concerts in Europe, USA, Middle East and Argentina. She is currently presenting second season of Piano+ concert series at Spectrum, Brooklyn. In her compositions Teodora explores different ways of incorporating theatrical and visual elements into music performance, cyclical and game-based musical forms, and developing works in close collaboration with individual performers. http://teodora.stepancic.com/

M. Lorenz - percussionist, composer, DJ. He studied percussion at the Conservatories of Zurich and Amsterdam and at the Conservatoire National de Région Rueil-Malmaison near Paris and took part in master classes with Jean-Pierre Drouet und Georges Aperghis. Since 1999, Martin Lorenz has worked as a freelance percussionist on the contemporary and experimental music scene and has realized solo and chamber music projects with assorted partners. Lorenz began to use electronics to complement his arsenal of percussion instruments, and thus expanded his spectrum of expressive forms towards installation work and music on the fringes of club culture. Furthermore, he has created a series of electronic works for his performances as a DJ, which he has published in a small limited edition on records prepared by hand. http://martinlorenz.ch/

Assaf Gidron is a composer and musician based in Brooklyn and originally from Tel Aviv. Assaf composes electronic and instrumental music, often produced through fixed processes combining harmonic, melodic and temporal material to produce evolving gradations of musical affect. Together with Teodora Stepancic, Assaf is half of the curator/performer duo Stepancic.Gidron. He is an active as performer and improviser, playing cello, guitar and electronics, and member of the NYC-area based Love Collective, a group devoted to organizing intimate events playing rarely performed and new works. http://assafgidron.com/

This event is a part of the wulf.'s third annual Open Source electronic music series. Each event in the series is dedicated to presenting new works by artists working with technologies in unique and innovative ways. Open Source is made possible in part by a generous grant from the DCA Los Angeles.

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02.11.2019 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Laura Steenberge, Jessika Kenney, Diego Gaeta

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

This event is a part of the wulf.'s third annual Open Source electronic music series. Each event in the series is dedicated to presenting new works by artists working with technologies in unique and innovative ways. Open Source is made possible in part by a generous grant from the DCA Los Angeles.

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02.02.2019 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Sahba Sizdahkhani, Wizard Apprentice, film screenings by Mark Toscano

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

This event is a part of the wulf.'s third annual Open Source electronic music series. Each event in the series is dedicated to presenting new works by artists working with technologies in unique and innovative ways. Open Source is made possible in part by a generous grant from the DCA Los Angeles.

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01.20.2019 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Elle Mehrmand and Sally Decker

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90015

This event is a part of the wulf.'s third annual Open Source electronic music series. Each event in the series is dedicated to presenting new works by artists working with technologies in unique and innovative ways. Open Source is made possible in part by a generous grant from the DCA Los Angeles.

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