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.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
February 28th, March 1st
DIAMONDS & TAPESTRIES – EFIRD WESTERLUND
Highways, Los Angeles
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 & rhymes and enlivens the many personalities that reside in the town of Piddletractor.
EFIRD WESTERLUND is the newly established experimental dance and music collaborations of Los Angeles-based choreographer and composer, Carson Efird and Joe Westerlund. They met in an improvisation for dancers and musicians class at Bennington College in 2003. Ten years later, EFIRD WESTERLUND is producing their first evening length debut, Diamonds & Tapestries: The Embellished Grandma Sparrow & His Piddletractor Cirque-estra.
Tickets: For the 28th, for the 1st
Reinier van Houdt presents…
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA
Michael Winter : Meditation for Solo Piano 2002
Casey Anderson : Radio + Piano
Mark So : (Nichts, das ist) 2006
Andrew Young : Melody:Continuum 2013
Antoine Beuger : Y todos cuantos vagan 2013
Leo Svirsky : Preludes 2013
Walter Marchetti: Natura Morta or new piece
Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan
New multi-channel live electronic music by Casey Anderson and Scott Cazan.
Anne LeBaron: Portrait Concerts
REDCAT, Los Angeles
April 12th, 5pm
April 13th, 7pm
$20 / $16 / $10
Widely recognized as one of the most intriguing talents in American postmodern composition, Anne LeBaron has used her music to explore a range of fanciful subjects and stories—from the mysterious Singing Dune of Kazakhstan to figures such as the apocryphal cross-dressing Pope Joan and Voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Surveying four decades of adventurous musicmaking—honored with the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, as well as Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, among other prizes—two separate programs feature selections from LeBaron’s operas, concert theater pieces, and instrumental compositions augmented by electronics and video. Also in the mix: a sneak preview of the composer’s seventh opera, Psyche & Delia, which probes the cultural resonances of LSD; and compositions by LeBaron’s former students. Guest artists include soprano Lucy Shelton, flutist Camilla Hoitenga and the Formalist Quartet.
Mark Trayle: Many signals all at once
REDCAT, Los Angeles
An early pioneer of laptop performance, composer and media artist
Mark Trayle also creates work written for networked chamber ensembles and re-engineered consumer products and cultural artifacts as interfaces for both live electronic music and media installations, among other explorations. Along the way he has collaborated with artists such as David Behrman, Jason Kahn, Toshimaru Nakamura, Wadada Leo Smith, and The Hub. Trayle is joined at REDCAT by Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan and other guest artists from near and far as he lays out a program of new multichannel solo pieces and compositions for mixed instrumental and electronic ensembles.
Posted: February 25th, 2014
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 recording. its literally just a coil of wire soldered to a jack and then taped to an external hard drive (which is being used in various ways).
Posted: January 29th, 2014
Sequenza21 just published a review of the Lucier concert that Southland Ensemble (of which I am a member) recently put together. Read it here.
Posted: January 25th, 2014
Isaac Shankler recently reviewed the wulf.’s first LP, rounds (featuring a lot of my singing as well as a piece I wrote for the LP [“possible round(s)“), which can be purchased here. Read the review here.
Posted: January 15th, 2014
“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.
Posted: December 22nd, 2013
Brian Olewnick, who runs this great blog, just published a review of my recent tape, which one can read here.
mothlight is still available for purchase here.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
“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 we sing, and my more practical ‘what time does the bell ring?’ I can’t remember a single case of someone regretting having sung. Nobody’s ever the worse for having sung with another human being.”
from Larry Polansky’s liner notes to the wulf.’s first record, Rounds, available soon here. My piece, possible round(s), is featured alongside work by a bunch of other friends.
Posted: November 21st, 2013
James Klopfleisch presents…
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA
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 this website won’t help you.
Todd Lerew & Conal Ryan present…
the wulf., Los Angeles, CA
Todd Lerew & Conal Ryan present new meditations on the substance of sound.
theatre of echo (Ryan)
for two acoustic guitars
performed by David Paha and Conal Ryan
for five sustaining instruments and percussion
performed by Jenica Anderson, Steven Feiler, Christopher Foss, Ben Levinson, David Paha, Evan Spacht, and Andy Young
polyrhythms induced by drumming at speeds in excess of 180,000 beats per minute (Lerew)
for self-resonating piezos and objects
performers: Conal Ryan, Aidan Reynolds, and Todd Lerew
interval for bass (Lerew)
performed by James Klopfleisch
radial quiet in weightless noise (Lerew)
for sustaining instruments and high intensity white noise
performered by Casey Anderson, Stephanie Smith, John Eagle, James Klopfleisch, Christine Tavolacci, and Evan Spacht
Brooks Frederickson and TRANSIT
the firehouse space, Brooklyn, NY
TRANSIT will be performing two of my pieces for radios, TALK RADIO and snow, among other pieces on this concert. More info here.
Posted: November 8th, 2013
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 8mm—many existing only as reversal originals (all shown here in video reproductions). Ranging from diary films, playful narratives, formal abstractions, and performance-based work, the program highlights the work of a loose community of artists actively expanding the possibilities of analog filmmaking in the avant-garde tradition.
Programmed by Rick Bahto, an artist working primarily with 8mm / Super 8mm film, photography, sound, and performance currently living in Los Angeles. Featuring recent films by Rick Bahto, Hayley Elliott, Eve LaFountain, Alee Peoples, Mike Stoltz, Penelope Uribe-Abee, pablo valencia, and/or Walter Vargas, and others. All films originating on 16mm, Super 8mm, or 8mm, shown on video.
Followed by a Q&A with Rick Bahto, moderated by Dr. David E. James, Ph.D., Professor of Critical Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Film Screenings to Include
LA Rising – fm (2012) 13 ½ minutes, 16mm, color & b/w, sound.
Perforated Damage (2012) 3 minutes, 8mm, color & b/w, silent.
Still Life part I (2012) 3 ½ minutes
Bubbles (2012) 18 seconds
ENERGIZE (2012) 1 minute
Still Life part II (2012) 3 ½ minutes
All films Super 8mm, color, silent.
Aviary (2013) 3 ½ minutes, unslit 8mm, b/w, silent.
Casual Encounters (2012) 19 ½ minutes, Super 8mm, b/w, sound by Casey Anderson.
Solar Flares (2010) 4 minutes, Super 8, color, silent, two projectors.
With Pluses and Minuses (2013) 5 minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Indabaabasaan (I Smudge It, I cleanse It) (2013) 2 minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Soda Lake (2013) 3 minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Boozhoo Jiibayag (Hello Ghosts) (2013) 1 minute, 16mm, color, sound.
Them Oracles (2012) 7 ½ minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Dear Diary (2012) 5 minutes, 8mm, color & b/w, sound.
Posted: November 4th, 2013