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upcoming events

06.25.2018 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Erika Bell, Bonnie Jones & Suzanne Thorpe

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

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

Poster by SooJin Lee

Bonnie Jones (Electronics) and Suzanne Thorpe (Flute, Electronics), two critically acclaimed musicians will perform an improvised piece titled Convergence & Divergence, in 3 Parts.

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, she co-founded TECHNE, an organization that introduces young female-identified women to technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. TECHNE’s programs are delivered through partnerships with grassroots organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Bonnie was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

Suzanne Thorpe is a composer, performer, researcher and educator. She creates site-oriented sound compositions that use a variety of media and technology, and performs on the electroacoustic flute, expanded with digital and analog tools. She is also a Deep Listening instructor, having studied in depth with American Composer and Deep Listening Founder Pauline Oliveros. Thorpe’s compositions draws upon traditions of acoustic ecology, soundscape, land art, and improvisation, and her research intersects with feminist theory, new materialism, systems theory, and environmental ethics. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally, and has a discography that features over 20 recordings on labels such as Sony, V2, Beggars Banquet, Geffen, Specific Recordings, and Tape Drift. She  has been the recipient of the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in technology, along with grants from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, New Music USA, and the MAP Fund. Having earned her MFA at Mills College in Electronic Music & Media, Thorpe is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at University California, San Diego, and co-founder of TECHNE, an education initiative that radically reorganizes inherited patriarchal structures and narratives by introducing young female-identified women to technology via instrument building, improvisation, contemplative practice, and community collaboration. 

Erika Bell is a Los Angeles composer and instrumentalist whose work is lightly focused on textural construction, irregular ensemble groupings, and a structure-based approach.

This event is part of the wulf.'s second Open Source electronic music series. Made possible in part by donations from the DCA Los Angeles.

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06.26.2018 8:00 p.m.

Open Source: Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken + Sarah Davachi

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

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

Poster by SooJin Lee

Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and handmade 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 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, natural phenomena, and direct action. Ashley and Ben have been awarded collaborative residencies at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Center, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and EMS in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sarah Davachi holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Calgary, and a master's degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College in Oakland, California where she studied with Maggi Payne, James Fei, and David Bernstein. As a composer and performer of electroacoustic music, Davachi's projects are primarily concerned with disclosing the delicate psychoacoustics of intimate aural spaces, utilizing extended durations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize subtle variations in overtone complexity, temperament and intonation, and natural resonances. The instrumentation she employs is varied, including analog synthesizers, piano, electric organ, pipe and reed organ, voice, analog samplers, orchestral strings, and woodwinds, with mutual idioms often layered in textural and timbral counterpoint. Similarly informed by minimalist tenets of the 1960s and 1970s, baroque leanings toward slow-moving chordal suspensions, and experimental production practices of the studio environment, in her sound is manifest an experience that lessens apprehension of consonance and dissonance in likeness of the familiar and the distant.

Her work as a researcher considers aspects of organology, archival study, phenomenology, and hermeneutics and has been published and presented in North America and Europe. Since 2007, Davachi has also had the unique opportunity to work for the National Music Centre in Canada as an interpreter and content developer of their collection of acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments. She has held artist residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Canada), STEIM (Amsterdam, Netherlands), WORM (Rotterdam, Netherlands), EMS (Stockholm, Sweden), OBORO (Montréal, Canada), and MESS (Melbourne, Australia) and is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and SOCAN. In addition to her recorded output, including 2017's All My Circles Run on Students of Decay and 2016's Vergers on Important Records, Davachi has toured extensively across the globe and has shared the stage with artists such as Donald Buchla, Morton Subotnick, Aki Onda, Grouper, Arnold Dreyblatt, Ariel Kalma, Alessandro Cortini, Oren Ambarchi, Aaron Dilloway, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Ellen Arkbro, Loren Connors, and filmmaker Paul Clipson. She is currently a doctoral student in musicology at UCLA and is based in Los Angeles, California.

This event is part of the wulf.'s second Open Source electronic music series. Made possible in part by donations from the DCA Los Angeles.

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past events

12.13.2008 8:00 p.m.

doremilogy: the music for one and three guitars by Taku Sugimoto

john p. hastings, eric klerks and michael pisaro: an evening of music for one and for three guitars by taku sugimoto. taku is known worldwide as one of the great improvising guitarists but is also a fascinating composer. 'doremilogy' 1.1, 2.13 and 1.21 plus his 'three guitars'. doremilogy is taku's name for works that use scales: mostly diatonic, often microtonal as well. strange, beautiful, quiet pieces.

    • three guitars

      by Taku Sigumoto by Taku Sugimoto

    • doremilogy 1.21

      by Taku Sigumoto by Taku Sugimoto

    • doremilogy 1.1

      by Taku Sigumoto by Taku Sugimoto

    • doremilogy 2.13

      by Taku Sigumoto by Taku Sugimoto

    • 100 Cadences with four melodies, a choral, and coda ("with bells on!")

      by Art Jarvinen
    • --listen--

    • Only

      by Mark Menzies
    • --listen--

    • Hymn of Change from Bell Solaris

      by David Tholl)
    • --listen--

    • Beautiful City

      by Marc Sabat
    • --listen--

  • 12.07.2008 2:00 p.m.

    Ensemble 303 Presents: Drones & Scones

    The Music of James Tenney, La Monte Young, c.t. anderson and John P. Hastings:

    In a Large Open Space - James Tenney

    Composition 1960 #7 - La Monte Young

    fades/crossfades from exchange symmetry as cultural model for these our withering years - c.t. anderson

    Sonic Spiral - John P. Hastings

    • In a Large Open Space

      by James Tenney
    • --listen--

    • Composition 1960 #7

      by Lamonte Young
    • --listen--

    • fades/crossfades from exchange symmetry as cultural model for these our withering years

      by Casey Anderson
    • --listen--

    • Sonic Spiral

      by John Hastings
    • --listen--

  • 12.05.2008 8:00 p.m.

    Duo Gagliardi Barrett and Guests

    Francesco Gagliardi - Two Films About Rome, Reading Piece #4

    Kersten Fuchs - Victoria Park

    G. Douglas Barrett - Performance Transciption (Two Films About Rome)

    11.22.2008 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Christian Kesten

    pre-lude 7.30pm
    sound album by mari garrett

    o.T. (atem zunge lippen) | untitled (breath tongue lips) by christian kesten

    zunge lösen | releasing the tongue by christian kesten

    THE ROOM for 5 speakers and 5 instruments
    words & music by christian kesten

    • o.T.(atern zunge lippen)|untitled(breath tongue lips)

      by Christian Kesten
    • --listen--

    • zunge lösen|releasing the tounge

      by Christian Kesten
    • --listen--

    • THE ROOM

      by Christian Kesten
    • --listen--

    • sound album

      by Mari Garrett
    • --listen--

  • 11.21.2008 8:00 p.m.

    2 sets of music (30-40 min. each)

    set 1: new zealand artist paul winstanley presents SCI HI - no input/pure electronic feedback

    set 2: Bonnie Jones and David Kendall < laptop(s) >

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • SCI HI

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

  • 11.14.2008 8:00 p.m.

    Music of Mark So

    1 (streetside) < performed by overton/so >
    negative volumes of the lives of strangers (this side of emptiness)
    [to Antoine Beuger] [Ashbery series] (2008)

    2 (concert space) < performed by brown/wada >
    We have not such in our gardens
    [Ashbery series] (2008)

    3 (rooftop, by the a/c) < performed by fogel/so >
    clouds and grasses
    [for Christian Kesten & Adam Overton] (2008)

    11.08.2008 8:00 p.m.

    Nels Cline + Devin Sarno

    Electric guitar/bass improvisations

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

    • Quartet Improvisations

      by Mark Trayle by Ulrich Krieger by Andrea Neumann by Sabine Ercklentz
    • --listen--

  • 10.24.2008 8:00 p.m.

    Upload .. Download .. Release Party

    james orsher - ______ music for man ray

    raven chacon - duet

    michael pisaro - sound demonstrations

    madison brookshire - Listen

    adam overton - duet (for tashi wada)

    download official press release - here -

  • 09.28.2008 8:00 p.m.

    Danny Holt and Friends

    louis andriessen - Workers' Union

    eric km clark - Adjustment and Mirror

    mike winter - a chance happening

    philip glass - Two Pages

    • canon, beauty and industry, solidarity

      by Joe Kudirka
    • --listen--

    • two durations, exercize, three yellow events

      by George Brecht
    • --listen--

  • 09.01.2008 8:00 p.m.

    microscore project (johnny chang and jessica catron)

    the microscore project: new 30-second music and microscores from around the world, as well as some old favorites from their collection of around 300 microscores including works by james tenney, pauline oliveros, peter ablinger.

    • the microscore project

      by Various Various
    • --listen--

    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

      by Composer Unknown
    • --listen--

  • 08.23.2008 8:00 p.m.

    johnny chang presents:

    michael pisaro - violin and ___ materials

    douglas barrett - a few silences

    johnny chang - wendel

    • wendel

      by Johnny Chang
    • --listen--

    • a few silences

      by G. Douglas Barrett by Douglas Barrett
    • --listen--

    • violin and ___ materials

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--