11/6, 11/7, 11/8: EMY in Los Angeles

November 6th

Experimental Music Yearbook: Jennifer Walshe, Katherine Young, Brian Harnetty
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA

Performances of Brian Harnetty’s “Could I Tell You A Little Story About That?“, Katherine Young’s “graveled crumbled strewn,” and Jennifer Walshe’s “Zusammen i” as part of the Experimental Music Yearbook’s issue 2015.

November 7th

Experimental Music Yearbook: we find the body difficult to speak
Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA, exact location tba

An outdoor performance of a new work by Patrick Farmer…

7/24, 7/25: ArtShare, BETALEVEL (Los Angeles)

July 24th

Southland Ensemble: Fluxus
ArtShareLA, Los Angeles, CA
$10 purchase at the door

Join us for our last concert of our 2014/15 season! We will be presenting iconic event scores from the 1960’s – music for oranges, melting ice, string instruments, drums, tea and nivea creme.

works by:

with special guests

Southland Ensemble is:
Eric KM Clark & Christine Tavolacci, directors – Casey Anderson

July 11th, Transient Series: ANDERSON / ASHLEY / KANT & SMITH

Indexical presents Los Angeles composer Casey Anderson in a performance of “TALK RADIO (an opera),” for performers and handheld radios. Casey Anderson will also direct performances of “Trio (White on White)” and “She Was a Visitor,” by avant-garde composer Robert Ashley, who invented “opera for television” with his 1983 serialized opera Perfect Lives. Finally, Santa Cruz locals David Kant and Andrew C. Smith will round out the night with…

TALK RADIO (an opera), the wulf., April 19th 2015

Here is the full performance of TALK RADIO from the voices and percussion program at the wulf. (Los Angeles, CA, April 19th, 2015).

Performed by Casey Anderson, Rick Bahto, Liam Mooney, Stephanie Smith, Christine Tavolacci, Colin Wambsgans, Michael Winter, Andrew Young.

5/16, 5/19, 5/23 (Los Angeles): Dog Star Orchestra 11

Starting this upcoming Saturday the Experimental Music community in Los Angeles (lead by Michael Pisaro and Colin Wambsgans) will begin the 11th edition of the Dog Star Orchestra. The full schedule can be found here.

Below are three events that I am specifically involved in. This festival is a real highlight of the year, as far as I am concerned, so I hope to see some you at some of the shows.

May 16th

Dog Star 11.0: territory
Echo Park…

Experimental Music Yearbook, issue 2015 (Cornford, Matthusen)

issue 2015 of the Experimental Music Yearbook, curated with guest editor Travis Just, launched publication a few weeks ago with Stephen Cornford’s Having Opened a CD Player. This morning we published our second entry, Paula Matthusen’s all lengths in between perhaps (TC-104, and other versions). The Cornford and the Matthusen feature incredible written analyses by the artists regarding their practice, as well as beautiful media to further illustrate the ideas at…

khalija050: EVOL!

khalija is pleased to announce that physical copies of our 50th release, EVOL‘s “Rave Synthesis Approximations of György Ligeti’s Continuum, Part IV,” are now available (with immediate download), $7 plus shipping for purchase here.

TALK RADIO (rehearsal 2)

April 19th, 2015

Rick Bahto, Liam Mooney, Stephanie Smith, Christine Tavolacci, Colin Wambsgans, Michael Winter, Andrew Young.

Notes: the “walk around freely” strategy

TALK RADIO (an opera)

Video from a recent rehearsal of TALK RADIO ahead of the 4/19 performance at the wulf.:

Performed by Rick Bahto, Liam Mooney, Stephanie Smith, Christine Tavolacci, Colin Wambsgans, Michael Winter, Andrew Young.

4/19, LA: new work for voices, percussion @ the wulf.

casey anderson: voices, percussion
the wulf., Los Angeles

Four new and recent works:

TALK RADIO (2011), a radio-driven opera in which the actions taken by each performer are dictated via uncoordinated, quasi-random scanning of frequencies (monitored via headphones).

false positives (2015), an in-progress circuit for amplified percussion quartet and tuning forks.

SLIPS (2015), in which a text is distorted via loosely synchronized extensions to vowels or sibilants.

KARAOKE (2015), a loosely synchronized assemblage of “inside out karaoke” (or perhaps “car karaoke”) performances, i.e. quasi-private…

4/1, LA: The Southland Ensemble Plays Early Robert Ashley

REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
$25 / $20 / $12

Southland Ensemble, L.A.’s fast-rising experimental music collective, offers an intense portrait concert of the early oeuvre of Robert Ashley (1930–2014), a restless innovator of American music. Although the composer is best known for his later operas and theatrical works, the group focuses on a collection of seldom-performed compositions from the 1960s—
work thought to be more conceptual than musical. The ensemble sets out 

yacht club (slices)

The most recent iteration of an ongoing project based on “slicing” field recordings: