EMY goes to Chicago (6/25, 6/26)

Olivia Block, Scott Cazan, Nomi Epstein, John P. Hastings, and I are presenting two concerts in Chicago as part of issue 2014 of the Experimental Music Yearbook.

June 25th
Anderson/Cazan/Hastings (EMY Editors), Troy Shafer, Katherine Young
Elastic Arts, Chicago, IL
9pm
$8

This event, curated by Olivia Block, features new work by the editors of the Experimental Music Yearbook, John P. Hastings (Brooklyn)/Casey Anderson (Los Angeles)/Scott Cazan (Los Angeles), as well as performances by Troy Shafer (Chicago), and Katherine Young (Chicago).

June 26th
a.pe.ri.od.ic (10)…

west cost soundings, edition wandelweiser records

I am happy to announce that west coast soundings, a recording project by Frank Gratkowski, Lucia Mense, Anton Lukoszevieze, Seth Josel, and hans w. koch for Edition Wandelweiser Records, is now available to order here and here.

The 2xCD collection contains new and recent work by students of Jim Tenney and Michael Pisaro, including one of my first pieces for radios, “possible dust.” To say that the recordings are anything short of pristine, that the performances are…

4/12 (Cologne, DE): west coast soundings/emy

April 12th
WEST COAST SOUNDINGS / the experimental music yearbook
Kolomba, Kolumbastraße 4 – D-50667, Cologne, Germany
600PM
€10.00

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung von Bruno Jakob, für dessen Malerei John Cage ein wichtiger Bezugspunkt ist, spielen unter dem Titel WEST COAST SOUNDINGS fünf Musiker Stücke aus dem »experimental music yearbook«. Diese Onlinepublikation ist ein wahrer Fundus an Partituren von jungen Komponisten, die am California Institute of the Arts bei James Tenney und Michael Pisaro studiert haben und durch ihren experimentellen Umgang mit Musik…

neon moon test (the space program)



Proof of concept/test installation, by The Space Program, currently up in the storefront window of The Public School on Chung Kind Rd (Chinatown, Los Angeles).

The Space Program is: Casey Anderson, Nikita Pashenkov
, Steve Ziadie.

Southern California Shows: 2/28 & 3/1, 3/22, 4/12, 4/13, 4/25

February 28th, March 1st
DIAMONDS & TAPESTRIES – EFIRD WESTERLUND
Highways, Los Angeles
830PM
$20/$15

Diamonds & Tapestries is the live performance of Joe Westerlund’s record Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Cirque-estra embellished by Carson Efird’s romps & rollicks that frolic through the sonic landscape. Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Cirqueestra reveals Westerlund’s fascination with collage, improvisation, humor, and the convergence of atonal and popular melodies in a psychedelic children’s song-cycle for adults. Efird’s choreography is extracted & abstracted from Grandma Sparrow’s riddles…

new work: yacht club, hard drive + coil

i just added two short, recent pieces to the site. the first, yacht club, is a field recording near the North Shore Yacht Club on the Salton Sea. disappointingly, they have rebuilt a lot of the structures, so the “modernist decay” promised therein is a bit underwhelming. nonetheless, it sounded lovely there.

the second, hard drive + coil, was originally intended to test a coil microphone i had built and then turned into a procedure for creating a…

more mothlight press

“mothlight” was listed, by Julia Holter, in her best of 2013 guest list thing over on pitchfork. read it here.

also, B.W. Diederich wrote some very nice things about “mothlight” as part of his series of pieces on the best releases of 2013 (here). this particular article also features some nice readings of Chance the Rapper, Single Mothers, and Deafheaven.

the wulf.’s rounds LP

“Ordinary people sing, because singing is one of the most ordinary things we humans do. We evolved to do it. Over the years these rounds have made musicians and non-musicians into singers. Students, friends, fellow musicians, all kinds of people have sung these rounds together. We’ve sung about healthy platypi, cows on vacation, tofurkey, ze wudka, ending war, salvia, scarlet tanagers, one more day, and the town of Paradox New York. We’ve asked David Mahler’s big question about why…

Upcoming shows (LA and NY), 11/17, 11/23, 12/8

November 17th
James Klopfleisch presents…
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA
8:00 p.m.
$FREE

James Klopfleisch presents a varietal cornucopia of new, and old, (and borrowed) experimental musics. Some deal with work/labor, some deal with the definition of the word ‘something’, some deal with possibly the most syphilitic of Schumann’s melodies. Also, Mike Winter has a piece, to converge (abstract), where component intervals of a harmonic series converge towards their natural placement. If you’re terribly confused by all this, come anyways. just staring at…

“casual encounters” (etc.) screens at USC, 11/7

An Evening with Rick Bahto and the Echo Park Film Center
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 7th, 2013
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Reserve a seat here

A survey of some recent work made by young artists affiliated with the Echo Park Film Center—as teachers or students, curators in the microcinema or artists-in-residence. The works were created on a variety of small gauge film formats—16mm, Super 8mm, and…