shows

Upcoming:

April 15, 2017: Inverted Space Ensemble showcases an evening geared at sculpting time in new ways. Drawing on a tradition of long works, Inverted Space returns with a pair of newly composed long pieces. Our co-director Jeff Bowen unveils a world premier ensemble piece. Also on the concert is the Seattle premier of John Eagle’s tuning #3 (first position) performed by our artistic director and violinist Luke Fitzpatrick.

8 pm
Wayward Music Series @ the Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA (Corner of 50th St. in Wallingford)
$5-15 donation at the door
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March 26, 2017:  John Eagle and Emily Call present solo works:

Michael Winter’s ‘necklaces’ for 4 plucked strings accompanied with ‘quieting rooms’, an electronic piece which attempts to put signals out of phase.

John Eagle’s ‘tuning #3 (first position)’ for violin and sine tones, performed by Emily Call, explores the possible chords in one hand shape in the violin’s first position and their extended harmonies/combination tones.

8 pm
the wulf @ Coaxial Arts
1815 S Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Free (donations accepted at door)

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Past:

June 4, 2016: Tom Johnson’s ‘Nine Bells’. The opening concert of Dog Star Orchestra’s 12th festival.

Automata
504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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June 14, 2016: Eagle, Johnson, Tenney: Quartets.

String quartets by John Eagle, Tom Johnson, and James Tenney performed by the Isaura String Quartet and Southland String Quartet.

Art Share LA
801 E. 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

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A new piece for two writers will be presented this Friday at the wulf, along with new pieces by Todd LerewChris Schunk, and Danny Wood. The piece features various excerpts from Søren Kierkegaard’s diaries including an entry labeled: “Something about my Punctuation” (1847), which discusses something of K’s unusual rhetorical style.

7.11.14
8 pm
the wulf
1026 s santa fe ave #203
los angeles, ca

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INERTIA, a night of chamber music and solo performances

Sunday, July 6, 7 pm
South of Sunset
1218 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA

The premiere of a solo piece, ‘linear thoughts’: an exercise in melodic thinking/listening. Performed with horn, laptop, and index cards. The program features various other premieres by Los Angeles composers, Cage’s ‘In a Landscape’ by Susie Allen on harp, and a rendition on accordions of Reich’s ‘Four Organs’ by Free Reed Conspiracy.

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Friday, June 6, 8 pm

the wulf, 1026 s santa fe ave, #203 los angeles, ca

Dog Star Orchestra returns in June for its tenth year of experimental music concerts. The fabulous duo Guthrie & Streb will be premiering my piece ‘groups, no. 2’ for viola, cello, and white noise at a concert at the wulf on Friday, June 6, at 8 pm. The program focuses on counting, including Tom Johnson’s Counting Duets.

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Premiere: Isaura String Quartet

The Isaura String Quartet premiering my string quartet, ‘rhythm color #3—fiction’ at a concert of new works by LA composers on Saturday, April 5 at SPACE Arts Center in South Pasadena.

Other composers on the program include: Morgan GerstmarJules Gimbrone, and Gustavo Uribe.

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8 pm
SPACE Arts Center
1506 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030

The rhythm color pieces explore harmony as a function of time. While the first two deal with the standard rhythmic metric, #3 deals with time as a function of counting/calculation (individual) and power dynamics (group). Dealing with the Pythagorean tuning relationships between the five pitch classes of the open strings of the quartet (C, G, D, A, E), the players are presented with a grid-like score of pitches/numbers; each cell with the instruction to be either played, not played, or left to the players to decide.

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Friday, 02.28.14, with Anastasia ClarkeAaron Foster Bresley

SS Briscoe
79 Van Brunt St. (between Degraw and Sackett)
Brooklyn, NY
8 pm
Suggested donation: $7

playing ‘groups, no.1’ and sections 2/1 and 3/3 from ‘incomplete polyrhythms’
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a selection of tactics and strategies in counting;

featuring:

  • sections from ‘incomplete polyrhythms’, with Todd Lerew
  • ‘groups, no. 1’, with Chris Schunk
  • a round for Andy Young, with Andrew Young
  • ‘overcoming isometrics’

AND: Todd Lerew’s ‘yielding isometrics’ for theremin.

Saturday, 2.22.14, 8pm

1026 s. santa fe ave. #203, los angeles, ca, 90021

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The Carage

in the company of some fantastic LA composers: Max WandermanDanny Wood, and Marcus Rubio. Organized by Christoffer Schunk.

8 pm. Saturday, 1.11.14

5645 Case Ave., North Hollywood, 91601

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Sunday, May 19, 8 pm

Biko Infoshop (6612 Sueno Rd. Goleto, CA)

$5 suggested donation

Last-minute show in Santa Barbara at Biko Infoshop with Chris Schunk, Marcus Rubio, Frantisek Chaloupka, Josh Carro, Daniel Navas, and Zack Stenger.

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