the wulf.

upcoming events

06.01.2018 8:00 p.m.

A Long Drive For Someone

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

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

A sound and video installation about memory, music, and masculinity using pre-made and found material, including samples and field recordings. A Long Drive For Someone functions as a radio piece, audio collage, and mixtape all together.

A goodbye to a unique place, structured around one rock album and its listeners.

Deep Springs College’s student body was male-only while I was there, and has been since its founding 101 years ago. That will end this July 2018 when the first female students arrive, 20 years after I left. The subjects of this piece, all of whom overlapped with me as a student, have shared important parts of their lives together, but their memories are unique, even contradictory. Using samples, field recordings, and interviews, A Long Drive For Someone is seventeen aural portraits, filtered through our individual and collective memories, presented as a track-by-track answer to the Modest Mouse record This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About.

The premiere is an evening-long listening session, featuring video and a bit of live performance. It is around 2 hours 10 minutes long, and will be broken up into three ~45 minute-long parts, with 15 minute intermissions.

Starts on-time!

* If you can’t attend the show and are still interested in the project, it will be released weekly, like a podcast, so people can experience it serially. More information on streaming to come.

Bio:
Colin Wambsgans makes sounds for concerts, installations, podcasts, films, plays, apps, and more.
He explores the way that people impact the “natural” world sonically, playing with intersections between different kinds of sounds — both to represent them as faithfully as possible and to create new environments out of already recognizable elements.
He lives with his family in Burbank. MFA, CalArts.


past events

    • 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']


    • some keyboard miscellany, with tapes

      by Mark So
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  • 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
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    • interval for bass

      by Todd Lerew
    • --listen--

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

      by Todd Lerew
    • --listen--

    • circular

      by Conal Ryan
    • --listen--

    • radial quiet in weightless noise

      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
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    • Talk To The Audience

      by James Klopfleisch
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    • 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
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    • 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. 2013 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
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    • Mouthfeel, Earfeel

      by Georgia Bell
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    • 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
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    • Pale plumes of dullness

      by Mark So
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    • The Universe War

      by Guy Brookshire
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    • all at once and one at a time...

      by Jen Hofer
    • --listen--

    • Selected poems

      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/

    • 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--

    • Untitled set 2013_09_15 01

      by Derek Rogers
    • --listen--

    • Rusianik Chid

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

    • 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... (2013_06_29)

    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--


    • 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
    • --listen--

    • Chamber Music

      by James Tenney
    • --listen--

    • A discrete reconciliation between balance and flux

      by Michael Pisaro
    • --listen--

    • the has already had a history (4)

      by Patrick Farmer
    • --listen--


    • 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


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

      by Wolfgang Schweinitz
    • --listen--

    • JUZ (a Yodel Cry)

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


    • Plainsound Glissando Modulation

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


    • 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