Fluxus: LIGHT
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Fluxus: LIGHT

Southland Ensemble is excited to open our sixth season with our annual Fluxus event, featuring George Brecht’s Candle Piece for Radios among other classic event scores.

Including pieces by Robert Bozzi (1966), George Brecht (1959), Henning Christiansen (1964), Ken Friedman (1965), Alison Knowles (1965), Takehisa Kosugi, Larry Miller (1970), Yoko Ono (1955), Tomas Schmit and Robert Watts (1970).

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The Arroyo Ensemble Plays CalArts
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Arroyo Ensemble Plays CalArts

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The Arroyo Ensemble plays the work of CalArts. Faculty, staff, students and alumni work will be featured in this concert celebrating the school that connected our ensemble many years ago. Composers include Ulrich Krieger, David Rosenboom, TJ Troy, Aniela Perry, Bob Clendenen, Art Jarvinen and Cassia Streb.

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Sacred/Profane: the Music of Michael Pisaro and Guillaume de Machaut
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sacred/Profane: the Music of Michael Pisaro and Guillaume de Machaut

Michael PISAROWhen I Hear Light (2016)  World Premiere  
Guillaume de MACHAUTLa Messe de Nostre Dame
Guillaume de MACHAUTQuant j'ay l'espart 
Michael PISAROAsleep, Desert, Choir, Agnes (2016)  West Coast Premiere 

Michael Pisaro, electric guitar
Greg Stuart, percussion
The Dog Star Orchestra
MEC Early Music Consort 


Ever since its earliest days in the 1930s, Monday Evening Concerts has striven to find kindred musical spirits from diverse historical epochs.  In the third concert of our season, we pair the works of two composers: Michael Pisaro and Guillaume de Machaut. Pisaro, who lives in Los Angeles, is one of the foremost representatives of the Wandelweiser Group. Writing pieces that feature microtonal electric guitar, bowed percussion, field recordings, rustling pine cones and choir, Pisaro has garnered wide critical acclaim. His counterpart on this concert, Guillaume de Machaut, was one of the great poets and musicians of 14th Century France. While the surfaces of these respective composers' works differ greatly, by placing them side by side, we examine the deeper connections that exist between  these sublime artists separated by seven centuries.

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Sep
6
4:00 PM16:00

Southland Ensemble presents: SOUNDINGS

Southland Ensemble presents a concert of music from the early issues of Soundings Press, an important and influential journal of experimental music published by composer Peter Garland from 1971- 1990. Program will feature compositions by:

JOHANNA MAGDALENA BEYER
JOHN DINWIDDIE
JAMES FULKERSON
STEPHEN L. MOSKO
JAMES TENNEY

Copies of many of the early issues of Soundings will be available for perusal after the concert.

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Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

Southland Ensemble presents; Earle Brown: FOLIO

The Southland Ensemble presents a concert of music by American composer Earle Brown (1926-2002). FOLIO is a large work divided into smaller sections that use alternate and interpretive notation. Earle Brown’s influence on the avant-garde community has been philosophical as well as tangible and practical. His conducting techniques and experiments with “time notation,” improvisation, and open-form compositional structure have become part of contemporary compositional usage. His work with new notations, scoring methods, and performance attitudes led to his development of graphic, improvisational, and "open-form" scores such as Folio and Four Systems.

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"Time is the actual dimension in which music exists when performed and is by nature an infinitely divisible continuum. No metric system or notation based on metrics is able to indicate all of the possible points in the continuum, yet sound may begin or end anywhere along this dimension.” 
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Oct
24
to Nov 15

Hopscotch

The company that created INVISIBLE CITIES wants to move you in a whole new way with HOPSCOTCH.

Imagine getting in a car without knowing the destination. Sharing the car are singers, actors, and instrumentalists who draw you into a story. The car stops at an incredible site, where another chapter of the story commences—until another car pulls up, with different artists, depicting another chapter of the story.

And so on, and so on, in a 90-minute journey throughout the unsuspecting city.

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Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

British Music

The Southland Ensemble presents an evening of music by contemporary British composers. Join us for the first concert of our 2015/16 season! We will be presenting beautiful and rarely performed works from Britain, featuring the work of Laurence Crane, Sarah Hughes and Howard Skempton.

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