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  • 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.



  • 12.06.2009 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/




  • 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

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    • Father of the Flood

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  • 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)



  • 10.04.2009 8:00 p.m.

    in memoriam harris wulfson.

    friends of harris present his music: LiveScore, Durations, lookatmeiamafish, ABIAVSS. performed by eric km clark, april guthrie, orin hildestad, danny holt, lewis keller, adam overton, mark so, cassia streb, christine tavolacci, brian walsh, and michael winter.

    (followed by grill out with doctor hildestad as chef.)

    to check out an article from Signal To Noise magazine about Harris and LiveScore click -here-

    http://wulfson.com/
    http://harris.wulfson.com/weblog/


    07.26.2009 3:00 p.m.

    Andrew McIntosh presents music by Nono, Grisey, and von Schweinitz

    A collaboration with composer Ben Hackbarth on electronics for Luigi Nono's penultimate work, "la lontananza nostalgica utopica futura", for solo violin and eight magnetic tapes. Presented with Gerard Grisey's "Prologue" for solo viola and the premiere of a new rendition by Wolfgang von Schweinitz of his "Plainsound-Litanie", for solo viola.

    • la lontanaza nostalgica untopica futura

      by Luigi Nono
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    • Prologue

      by Gerard Grisey
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    • Plainsound-Litanie

      by Wolfgang Schweinitz
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  • 07.12.2009 8:00 p.m.

    The New Brutalists and Better than Future

    The New Brutalists are Ian Carroll (trombone), Cooper Baker (laptop), and Christine Tavolacci (flutes) exploring structured improvisations and the manipulation of amplified microsounds.

     

    Better Than Future is an ensemble, dedicated to the performance of live electronic music, featuring Casey Thomas Anderson, Jordan Bartee, Scott Cazan, and Elisabeth McMullin performing "Radio Massacre FM 2.0," by Ulrich Krieger (premiere) "Incest Mill," by Better Than Future (premiere)

    • Radio Massacre FM 2.0

      by Ulrich Kreiger
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    • Incest Mill

      by Better Future
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    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

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  • 07.08.2009 8:00 p.m.

    BANGS book party, to benefit the wulf.

    :: a new book by Mark So with Manfred Werder ::

    In summer 2006, Swiss composer Manfred Werder began performing Mark So's piece BANGS [to Manfred Werder].

    The book is a unique chronicle of Werder's experience of the piece as it happens, documenting a series of decisions, observations, exchanges between the composers, and a few images accumulated over the course of this still-ongoing performance (now in its 3rd year).

    BANGS retails for 8 dollars, but will be sold for 2, 3, or 4 dollars at this event (after the score, which instructs: 2, 3, or 4 bangs in 2, 3, or 4 hours, days, or years) - all proceeds to benefit the wulf.

    Performances of pieces by Mark So and Manfred Werder (see below)

    *Mark So : MANFRED WERDER (2009)

    *Manfred Werder : stück 2004(2)

    - Mark So, piano

    *Manfred Werder : stück 2004(4)

    *Mark So : NATHAN C. BROWN (2009)

    - Nathan Brown, trombone; Mark So, piano


    06.13.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Trio Kobayashi presents

    Trio Kobayashi, aka the trio formerly known as Scatterplot, presents first performances of works by Larry Polansky and Wolfgang von Schweinitz. Trio Kobayashi is anna robinson, horn; matt barbier, trombone and luke storm, tuba.

    • Piece Unknown :: Larry Polansky

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    • Piece Unknown :: Wolfgang Schweinitz

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    • for Dan Flavin; …the sharpening line of crests

      by Sam Sfirri
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  • 05.16.2009 8:00 p.m.

    the sisters streb present

    the sisters streb (cassia and robin streb; violas) present music by andre cormier, catherine lamb, 

    (homemade pizza reception to follow with dr. hildestad as chef)


  • 05.08.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Corey Fogel as well as Ulrich Krieger and Mark Trayle present

    http://music.calarts.edu/~met/
    http://www.ulrich-krieger.de/

    Corey Fogel is a musician and performance artist living in Los Angeles, CA. As a drummer and percussionist, Corey performs, records and composes in contexts of rock, jazz, noise, chamber music, and everything in between. His solo work is based around improvisation within a framework of unpredictable encounters with sounds, materials, personalities, and general aesthetic interests.

    • corey fogel, ulrich krieger, mark trayle

      by Corey Fogel by Mark Trayle by Ulrich Krieger
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  • 05.01.2009 8:00 p.m.

    michael winter

    michael winter - dissection and field and towards completeness performed by carolyn chen, eric km clark, orin hildestad, cat lamb, cassia streb, christine tavolacci, and tashi wada.


    04.24.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Christine Tavolacci presents

    Christine Tavolacci will present a program of new and old experimental music for flute with works by Clarence Barlow, Carolyn Chen, Laurence Crane, Adam Overton, Giacinto Scelsi and James Tenney. She will be joined by Cassia Streb (violin, viola), Brian Walsh (clarinet) and April Guthrie (cello).

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    • Piece Unknown :: Carolyn Chen

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    • Piece Unknown :: Giacinto Scelsi

      by Giacinto Scelsi
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    • Piece Unknown :: Clarence Barlow

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  • 04.17.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Wildflowers - world premiere by Berlin-based Chiyoko Szlavnics

    Christine Tavolacci, flutes; Brian Walsh, clarinets; Kathryn Nockels, bassoon; Anna Robinson, french horn; Matthew Barbier, trombone; Eric km Clark, violin; Orin Hildestad, violin; Cassia Streb, viola; Jessica Catron, cello; Laura Steenberge, bass; Daniel Corral, accordion

    http://www.chiyokoszlavnics.org
    http://www.microfest.org


    04.11.2009 2:00 p.m.

    ENSEMBLE 303 PRESENTS: CHOCOLATE WOLFF

    the music of Christian Wolff, Michael Pisaro, John P. Hastings, and Casey Thomas Anderson

    Ensemble 303 continues its regular series of concerts, dedicated to new and classic works of experimental music, at the new experimental arts performance space, the wulf. Chocolate Wolff features performances of Christian Wolff's "Another Possibility," and the classic "Changing the System," as well as Michael Pisaro's "Irais, serais, dirais [harmony series no. 8e]," and the premieres of John P. Hastings "Garden I," and Casey Thomas Anderson's "thirst." John P. Hastings, Casey Thomas Anderson, and Michael Pisaro perform with an assortment of CalArts, and Los Angeles', finest performers for an afternoon matinee of music that blurs the line between melody and harmony, creating evocative, one-of-a-kind sonic environments and beautifully-random results. Various types of food, made (partially or entirely) from chocolate, to be served.


    04.10.2009 7:00 p.m.

    Lewis Keller and Thadeus Frazier-Reed

    Lewis Keller and Thadeus Frazier-Reed present new works for bowed metal and electronics, hand-made two string instruments and electronic scores. Also two works by Alvin Lucier; an installation of "Music on a Long Thin Wire" and realization of "Memory Space". With violist Cat Lamb.

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    • Memory Space

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  • 04.01.2009 8:30 p.m.

    Trio with Organ - Tashi Wada

    performed with Jessica Catron, Orin Hildestad, Catherine Lamb, Mark So and Laura Steenberge
    featuring Simone Forti and Rae Shaolan Blum performing Icebergs

    • Trio with Organ

      by Tashi Wada


  • 03.22.2009 6:00 p.m.

    Janet McKay - Those Vanished Hands

    Janet Mckay with Antares Boyle presents new works for flute by Australian and American composers Julian Day, Kathryn O'Halloran, Dominik Karski, Hermes Camacho, Katia Beaugeais, Nomi Epstein and L.A.'s Cat Lamb

     

    Those Vanished Hands is the latest in an ongoing series of concerts formulated and performed by Janet McKay. These concerts are presented under the auspices of Random Overtones, a newly-formed organization dedicated to the performance, presentation and development of new music in both Australia and the USA.

    http://www.wix.com/noseflute/random-overtones-2

    download official press release - here -

    • Piece Unknown :: Julian Day

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    • Piece Unknown :: Kathryn O'Halloran

      by Kathryn O'Halloran
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    • Piece Unknown :: Dominik Karski

      by Dominik Karski
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    • Piece Unknown :: Hermes Camacho

      by Hermes Camacho
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    • Piece Unknown :: Katia Beaugeais

      by Katia Beaugeais
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    • Piece Unknown :: Nomi Epstein

      by Nomi Epstein
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    • Piece Unknown :: Cat Lamb

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  • 03.20.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Basshaters - Heule Dryer Duo - percussion and double bass improvisation

    with Ezra Buchla and perhaps others

    Basshaters is a drum and double bass duo bridging the gap between acoustic free improv and electronic noise. Fascinated by the physicality of their instruments, Basshaters enjoys working with a multitude of sounds and techniques exploiting the vast possibilities available for activating large resonant bodies. The duo seeks directness and intensity in execution. Subtleties emerge from the bold statement of simple ideas.

    In addition to Basshaters, Dryer & Heule have a trio with clarinetist Jacob Lindsay, which just released its debut album on Lisbon's Creative Sources. This unconventional rhythm section also has a trio CD with saxophonist Jack Wright, and has performed live with diverse musicians such as Michel Doneda, C Spencer Yeh, Liz Allbee, Sarah Bernat (16 Bitch Pile-Up), Ava Mendoza (Mute Socialite), and Kanoko Nishi. Heule is also active with his brutal improv duo, Ettrick, and has toured the US and Europe with Gowns. Tony Dryer has toured extensively with rock groups including the Flying Luttenbachers and Usurp Synapse.

    http://www.heule.us/basshaters/
    http://www.myspace.com/jacobfelix
    http://www.myspace.com/tonydryerbass

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  • 03.14.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Diasporic Music & Solo Accordion by Daniel Corral

    Andrew McIntosh, Erin Breen, Chris Kallmeyer, and Cassia Streb perform parts 1-4 of Diasporic Music, respectively.

     

    Diasporic Music is an ongoing series of solo instrumental pieces by Daniel Corral, each one about a different aspect of the concept of diaspora. The term diaspora includes anybody disconnected from the place they consider their home. The title originally came from thinking about Lucky Mosko's Indigenous Music, and consequently what it means to not feel indigenous to an area.

     

    Daniel will also perform several original solo accordion pieces.


  • 03.13.2009 8:00 p.m.

    IMPROVISING COMPOSERS UNITED (ICU)

    The ICU is presenting an interdisciplinary performance featuring creative music, video projection and dance. A stream of original music of the ICU core group will be fused with the video improvisations of Kio Griffith and the interactive choreography of Crystal Dawn.

     

    ICU is a not-for-profit collective dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for pan-disciplinary composers and performers specializing in improvisation.


    03.01.2009 7:00 p.m.

    Upload .. Download .. Perform . net presents

    the program for this event consisted of scores currently uploaded to http://uploaddownloadperform.net and featured the work of G. Douglas Barrett, Francesco Gagliardi, Asher Hartman, and possiby others as performed by Francesco Gagliardi, Christa Graf & Christine Tavolacci, Asher Hartman & Gul Cagan, and Adam Overton

    • for Anthony Fumara

      by Taylan Susam
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      by G. Barrett
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  • 01.30.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Mark So

    Into the similarity of firmaments [Ashbery series] (2009)
    for open room, field recording and tones


    • Piece Unknown :: Composer Unknown

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    • readings 28 - Is Google Hiding Something

      by Mark So
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    • For 1, 2 or 3 People

      by Christian Wolff
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  • 01.23.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Sara Roberts

    one for all and all for one:

    A program of participatory pieces in which the audience works as an
    ensemble, starting simple and building in complexity.


    01.17.2009 8:00 p.m.

    Madison Brookshire - Film and Video

    with 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. partial reading by Eric km Clark of Moby Dick, beginning on chapter 9

    An evening of new work by Los Angeles based film- and video-maker, Madison Brookshire. Using meditative shots that rely on minutae of light and sound to convey the music of the city, Brookshire's most recent videos focus on the act of recording itself. His work has been described as "a quiet but grand record of the contemporary American landscape (Andy Ditzler)."

    The evening will include a live, musical performance accompanying OPENING (2007); as well as the Los Angeles premiers of FALLING (2008); VERMONT (2008); MELROSE (2008); NORMAL (2008); and A SHOUT IN THE STREET (2005)

    "[OPENING] is attentive to small movements–cars in the distance, a herd of sheep. Austere but intensely focused compositions suggest that mindful observation can render ordinary sights meaningful."  –Fred Camper, Chicago Reader


    • westin bona venture hotel: documentary music #3

      by James Orcher
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  • 01.02.2009 8:00 p.m.

    music of clark and others

    with special 6:30 p.m. reading by eric km clark of moby dick (not the whole thing)
    everyone welcome for tea and cookies

    james moore, banjo and simplified guitar
    eric km clark, simplified violin
    orin hildestad, simplified violin

    simplified instrument(s) set:

    eric km clark - TUQUE PIECES for simplified violin (E) and 12-string simplified guitar (E)

    eric km clark - SLAUGHTER SERIES i-iv for two simplified violins, simplified guitar, and voice(s)

    solo banjo set:

    Matthew Welch -- Gorgamor the Giant Gecko

    Paula Matthusen -- Limerence

    Wil Smith -- Restless Drive

    Lainie Fefferman -- Pete's Yodel

    Matt Marks -- Like a Prayer Remix