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02.20.2017 8:00 p.m.

The Experimental Music Yearbook Presents...

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

The Experimental Music Yearbook Presents two works from the latest issue of the annual journal:

Ulrich Krieger's "In the Shadow of the End," a work involving two just intoned electric guitars and a minimum of 6 sustaining instruments

Andrew C. Smith's "How To Get There From Here" for solo performer.

The Experimental Music Yearbook is a repository for composers, performers, and the public to glean the methods and styles of various artists working in the experimental music tradition. As the modes of experimentation in the arts change from year to year, the Experimental Music Yearbook’s annual issues will build into a comprehensive, and varied, database of experimentation in music/sound.

01.31.2017 8:00 p.m.

Mark Menzies l–4:7–l

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts


an evening of solo violin pieces, part of a one-week concert series around Los Angeles

songs, images and tunes:
music by
Michael Finnissy, Raven Chacon, Renée Coulombe, Luke Martin | Andrew Tholl, Adam Greene, Juan Pablo Contreras, Evan Johnson, Sylvano Bussotti, Roger Reynolds | Rand Steiger, Ross Carey, Elaine Barkin, Mark Menzies

Mark Menzies has established an important, world-wide reputation as a violist, violinist, pianist, conductor, and composer. Currently a Professor of Music at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand in July 2016, Mark has previously lived in the United States for 26 years. His career as a viola and violin virtuoso, chamber musician and conductor and advocate of contemporary music, has seen performances in Europe, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and across the United States, including a series of appearances at New York's Carnegie Hall. He is a member of Formalist Quartet, now in its 10th season, with performance highlights including two appearances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and a series of recordings.

01.21.2017 8:00 p.m.

Ma'ayan Tsadka and Davy Sumner

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

Davy Sumner will be performing a new solo piece using a 1960’s Film Rewind, salvaged from the soon-to-be-demolished King Hing theater in LA’s Chinatown. Spawned by the creepy, disintegrating remains of the glory days of the King Hing, the piece explores the repetitive motions of a film projectionist at work in what might be an alternate reality. 

Museum of Extinct Sounds and Imaginary Water Creatures
a trip through underwater amplification and cryptozoology
Musical object theater | Sound Installation | Museum of Sounds

a rare visit to a museum of sounds from the future, with exhibits of underwater recovered sounds from the past of planet earth, and of new life forms that have evolved in this future world where humans cease to exist.
*For the performance Ma'ayan will be joined by Laura Steenberge, Carolyn Chen and ? (one more unknown person)

Davy Sumner is a composer, installation artist, drummer/percussionist, sound engineer, and educator from Los Angeles CA, and Eau Claire, WI. He creates things that are inspired by the natural world, noise, geometry, and society, often utilizing sound spaitialization, feedback-based systems, chaos, and technology as his compositional elements.

Ma'ayan Tsadka: musician; composer; sound-explorer;educator.
compose sounds for people, instruments, objects, buildings, metal rails, and more. Current activity and research topics includes: underwater sonic-scapes, site-specific pieces, fossils of harmonic structures, audio/visual pieces, and echo and resonance in musical, political, and social context: from the rhythms of protest chants, to a series of site-specific pieces which calls for active participation and challenges common musical hierarchies. Completed a DMA in music composition at UCSC, working with Larry Polansky, Hi Kyung Kim, David Cope and Amy Beal. Currently resides in Jaffa and teaches at Haifa university.

01.14.2017 8:00 p.m.

Surface Motion - New works by Martin, Pisaro and Young

the wulf. @ Betalevel

An evening of works by Luke Martin, Michael Pisaro and Andrew Young

"so softly that it came, a wild dim chatter, meaningless" (Martin)
"Helligkeit, die Tiefe hatte, nicht keine Fläche" (Pisaro)
"verses" (Young)

Performed by Ryan W. Gaston, Amy Golden, Ben Levinson, Luke Martin, Davy Sumner and Andrew Young