yacht club (slices)

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

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

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

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
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…