the wulf.

03.22.2014 8:00 p.m.

Reinier van Houdt

At the wulf., pianist Reinier van Houdt will present a program with music that seems to question the act of composing, making it part of more existential questions that somehow bring the composer, listener and musician closer together.

Andrew Young : Melody:Continuum  2013
Casey Anderson : Radio + Piano       2013
Mark So : (Nichts, das ist)   2006
Michael Winter : Meditation for Solo Piano 2002
Jürg Frey : Klavierstück 1995
Leo Svirsky : Preludes   2013 (selection)
Antoine Beuger : Y todos cuantos vagan 2013
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Walter Marchetti: Natura Morta

Reinier van Houdt is fascinated by matters that challenge notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise - points beyond interpretation and improvisation.

He acquired himself an unusual repertoire, giving first performances of music by Robert Ashley, Charlemagne Palestine, Maria de Alvear, Francisco López, Walter Marchetti, Jerry Hunt, Alvin Curran, Yannis Kyriakides, Kaikhosru Sorabji, Michael Pisaro and many others. He worked with pioneers like John Cage, Luc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier and Christian Marclay on performances of their work.

Reinier van Houdt also plays in David Tibet's outsider-band CURRENT 93, recently presenting an album in collaboration with John Zorn, Nick Cave and Antony Hegarty.

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.