Introduction To (The Society of Experimental Musicians)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Contemporary
2640 Media Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Come join us for the inaugural event of S.Ex.M., aka The Society of Experimental Musicians, aka The Society of Ex. Musicians, aka The Society of ExMus!
S.Ex.M. is a group dedicated to the exploration and realization of radical music, music on the fringe, and anything and everything that falls under the extremely vague category of ‘not in any concrete category’. It is made up of composers, performers, listeners, creators, and hangers-on (as well as the un-categorizable member).
Each month we will (attempt) to feature a new artist from within our ranks. They will give a performance of some of their work, talk about that work, and then there will be a discussion, possibly moderated (and possibly not).
The first event will feature S.Ex.M. founder James Klopfleisch, who will perform his pieces ‘The Virgin Joke’ and ‘Landscape #4′, and then talk about what he hopes to accomplish with all of this. The moderated discussion will feature Anne LeBaron, Casey Anderson, Richard Valitutto, and Dorothy Fortenberry.
There will be coffee and Mexican pastries – think of it as a type of experimental brunch.
GHOST TREES/GUL BARA/Ted Byrnes + Casey Anderson
Human Resources, Los Angeles
GHOST TREES – http://ghost-trees.bandcamp.com/
GUL BARA – .Gul Bara (two familiar members of the Stunned family: Warm Climate’s very own Seth Kasselman & Caitlin C. Mitchell) is essentially an off-hours WC, cigarettes lit on the midnight prowl with dented horns and blackened drums. A true inversion of band dynamics, the duo takes passage through five dank alleys in their own unexpected and mesmerizing way. More evidence that whether it’s disorienting drones or tight rock tunes, the members of Gul Bara ceaselessly push any and all limits aside.
Ted Byrnes and Casey Anderson will play improvised duets between percussion and saxophone, respectively
June shows in LA: 23rd, 28th
Faithfully Re-presenting the Outside World, NewMusicBox
partnership with khalija records
i am now co-running khalija records with my good friend wyatt penn keusch. for those of you unaware of khalija’s activities over the last few years, here is some basic information about the label:
khalija is a private press experimental music record label founded in 2008 by wyatt penn keusch. it is currently run as a partnership between keusch and casey thomas anderson.
khalija supports the recording and performance of audio/visual work by a tight-knit collective of electronic and experimental music artists. to date we have released 41 albums on cassette, cd, vhs and digital download, all of which can be listened to and purchased in our shop, as well as at select retailers.
khalija: embracing obsolescence since 2008â„¢
EMY issue 2014 with Olivia Block!
The EMY editorial staff (Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, and John P. Hastings) is pleased to announce that the wonderful Olivia Block will be joining us as a guest editor for the next issue (issue 2014). While we work on curating next year’s issue, one can check out Olivia’s incredible work below:
More May Los Angeles Shows: 25th, 30th
A Different Silence
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA
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.
LA AIR: MADISON BROOKSHIRE
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
LA AIR is a new artist-in-residence program that invites Los Angeles filmmakers to utilize EPFC resources in creating a new work over a four-week period. Madison Brookshire is a Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker. He is currently working on a hand-made film by soaking lengths of 16mm acetate in paint and allowing evaporation, dust, crystallization, mold, and more to inform the image. In addition to this work in progress, Brookshire will present a program of works detailing his relationship to music, including OPENING (2007), an elliptical landscape film with a live soundtrack of indeterminate music; and Five Lines (2012), a digital video that is also a musical score. Brookshire will be in attendance and Ezra Buchla, Mark So, and Casey Anderson will perform.
Kickstart “Cage’s Grandchildren”
May LA shows: 10th, 11th, 12th, 24th
Interactive Ping Pong Music
Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
Composed by Joshua Gerowitz and performed by Brendan Carn, Casey Anderson, Louis Lopez, Stephanie Zaletel and Daniel Eaton. Computers, traditional instruments, cell phones and speaker objects will be used to realize this site specific composition focused on interaction, exploration and socialization.
Everyone in attendance will have a chance to participate.
Blonk, Rosenzweig, Byrnes / Potts, Potts / Anderson, Gerowitz
Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Jaap Blonk, Jake Rosenzweig, Ted Byrnes (trio)
Joe Potts and Rick Potts (duo)
Casey Anderson and Josh Gerowitz (duo)
Improvised Sound Ping Pong Tournament
Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA
Honor your mothers by attending an event that combines a ping pong tournament with improvised sound. Each player will be teamed up with a musician who will be using direct output generated from gameplay, and as the tournament progresses, improvised duets will arise. Participating musicians include Casey Anderson, Raphael Arar, Clay Chaplin, Phil Curtis, Wyatt Penn Keusch, Dan Letourneau, Stephanie Smith and Mark Trayle. If you would like to sign up as a player, please email Raphael Arar: firstname.lastname@example.org. Players will be selected on a first come, first served basis.
Sleep Roseanne; Oboe Nightmare: New Work by James Klopfleisch
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA
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.
May 11th, Human Resources (LA)
May 3rd, 5th Shows (San Francisco)
Experimental Music Yearbook
Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
$7 General, $5 Members
The Experimental Music Yearbook is pleased to present a concert featuring works from across the musical spectrum. Now entering its 5th year, the Experimental Music Yearbook (www.experimentalmusicyearbook.com) is a curated online repository of contemporary experimental music. Downloadable scores, along with audio from past performances, showcase the diversity of compositional techniques and performances practices that are in use today. This concert presentation will have a dual focus. The first half features work from 2012 guest editor Laura Steenberge and her colleagues at Stanford University. The second half will feature works from throughout the years of the Yearbook’s existence.
All of the pieces will be performed by the composers themselves and the EMY Players, a performance group dedicated to the realization of these works.
Laura Steenberge – Dante’s Inferno
John Granzow – TBD
Eoin Callery – TBD
Michael Winter – scene++
Manfred Werder — 20091
hans w. koch – e.t. (l.a.)
EVOL – tape installation
American Hardcore (as part of the Experimental Music Yearbook in SF)
ATA, San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles-based artists Casey Anderson and Scott Cazan present new and recent live-electronic work as part of a series of events celebrating the Experimental Music Yearbook’s weekend of San Francisco events. Anderson will present new work interfacing custom circuitry/hardware with improvisatory, digital structures to explore the acoustical properties of musical and non-musical objects. Cazan will present new work involving the use of custom software/hardware feedback networks where misunderstanding, chance, and chaotic elements in algorithms serve to generate new audio and visual information.