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march 2004

Fri Apr 2 UCR IS IMPROVISING:
International Festival of Improvised Music, Dance and Art
Renée T. Coulombe, coordinator

7:00 p.m.
Wade Matthews (alto flute, bass clarinet, electronic synthesis)
and Valérie Métivier (dancer)

9:00 P.M.
soNu
Nina Sun Eidsheim (vocals)
Gustavo Aguilar (percussion)
Phil Curtis (composer/uncatagorizable music)
Alan Lechusza (performer/composer)
UC Riverside
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Admission: Free and open to the public
(Limited seating - arrive early)
Parking: $4.00 in Lot 2
(No fee with UC permit)



Sat Apr 3 UCR IS IMPROVISING:
International Festival of Improvised Music, Dance and Art

2:00 P.M.
Alex Cline (percussion)
Lisle Ellis (bass)
Dana Reason (piano) Trio

5:00 P.M.
Jane Rigler, flutist

8:00 P.M.
Phil Gelb (shakuhachi)
Shoko Hikage (koto)
Tetsu Haitoh Trio (double bass)

10:00 P.M.
Erroneous Funk
Renee Coulombe (keyboards)
Mark Graham (bass)
Walter Gershon (percussion/sax)
Brett Chassen (drums)
UC Riverside
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Admission: Free and open to the public
(Limited seating - arrive early)
Parking: $4.00 in Lot 2
(No fee with UC permit)



Sun Apr 4 UCR IS IMPROVISING:
International Festival of Improvised Music, Dance and Art

2:00 P.M.
Karl Berger ( pianist/vibraphonist/composer) and
Ingrid Sertso (vocalist/poet)
direct UCR Improvisers
UC Riverside
Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Admission: Free and open to the public
(Limited seating - arrive early)
Parking: $4.00 in Lot 2
(No fee with UC permit)



Sun Apr 4 Physic3 :: sound art performance and installation

featuring:

Tom Heasely
Liam Mooney
Kadet Kuhne and Jen Boyd
Jeremy Drake
Leticia Castaneda
David Kendall
Albert Ortega
Jeff Cain + Mike Robbins = Raven Chacon
Wild Don Lewis
Shane Hubert

curated by Bob Bellerue
Beyond Baroque
681 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
310-822-3006
$10-7 sliding scale
8pm



Sun Apr 4 GODOT'S EAR/EARS GODOT
A NEW Surrealist Spoken Word and Music Evening

"APRIL HUMMING" A Participatory Vocal Event by Bonnie Barnett

Bonnie Barnett, Performance Leader
with
Hal Onserud, Double Bass & Dan Ostermann, Trombone

Barnett's HUMs are participatory vocal events, in which all join their voices in a harmonious
sound bath. Ms. Barnett has produced 66 HUMs since the project began in 1981. AUTO HUM
in 1985 united radio listeners in their cars with studio participants, all humming along
together. 1987 and 1988 brought 2 MacArthur Park HUMS to Los Angeles, in the pedestrian
tunnels under Wilshire Blvd. In addition, there have been a number of multi-site events
produced at the Electronic Cafe International in Santa Monica, using videophone technology,
including SANTA MONICA/PARIS HUMMING (MURMURANT) (1992) and in 1999, as part of the
World Festival of Sacred Music, The Americas Festival, MILLENNIUM HUM I. Most recently,
Barnett produced a ROCK HUM, 2003, at the Eagle Rock Arts Center.


You are invited to be a part of this tradition of participatory harmony
-remember - anyone can hum...

Please bring your vocal cords to the performance, your participation is
essential and no vocal experience is necessary! Onserud and Ostermann
will support the voices with instrumental drones.

*************** Special Second Set ***************

Elliot Levin, Winds and Words

Elliott has performed with groups including Cecil Taylor's Ensemble, Harold Melvin &
the Blue Notes, Odeon Popes' Sax Choir, Scram!, New Ghost, Atzilut (Fourth World),
and Talking Free Bebop. He has collaborated in performance with poets Miguel Algarin,
Gloria Tropp, Mbali Umoja, Marty Watt, and Frank Messina & Spoken Motion among many
others. Venues have included Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The United Nations,
The U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Yale University, The Greek Theater, Watts Towers,
Lollapalooza! and scores of galleries, clubs and theaters. Levin's poetry,
"does it swing?", is published by Heat Press. Further bio info: ELLIOT LEVIN
Celtic Arts Center
4843 Laurel Canyon Blvd
(at Riverside Drive)
Studio City, CA 91607
818.760.8322
Suggested Donation is $10
8pm



Sun Apr 4 Philip Gelb
Shoko Hikage
Tetsu Saitoh and
Alex Cline

and a trio with
Dan Clucas
Tony Bollas
and Kelly Wright.
Open Gate Theater Concert Series
Women's 29th Century Club
5105 Hermosa Avenue
(corner of Colorado Boulevard and Hermosa)
(less than a mile east of our usual venue
the Center for the Arts)
Eagle Rock, CA

Admission is $10.
Free parking is plentiful.
Further information can be obtained by
calling (626) 795-4989

PLEASE NOTE THE UNUSUAL CHANGE
OF VENUE FOR THIS EVENT



Mon Apr 5 Clay Chaplin - solo
performing Digital Voice Obliterations:
improvisations for laptop and Stupid Thing

and

Transient Error
Jeremy Drake - electric guitar
Noah Phillips - electric guitar
G.E. Stinson - electric guitar
line space line
The Salvation Theater
1519 Griffith Park Blvd
Silverlake, California
$5.00 - $10.00
(sliding scale donation)



Wed Apr 7 California EAR Unit
Gone Global

The EAR Unit goes international with a world premiere from
Polish "audio artist" Marek Choloniewski, who creates new sound forms with
elements of performance and computerized visual arts. The global theme
continues with Gerhard Stabler's Spices, Berislav Sipus's raucous
Tin Hattie, Nicola Sani's suave Oltre il deserto Spazio,
and the ethereal Intermezzo by Gavin Bryars.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-857-6000



Thu Apr 8 Hair Police (Lexington, KY)
Kites (Providence, RI)
Prurient (Providence, RI)
John Wiese
Pedestrian Deposit
The Smell
(on Main between 2nd & 3rd)
Downtown LA
8pm - $5 - All Ages



Thu Apr 8 James Carney Group
James Carney - Fender Rhodes Piano
Dan Lutz - Contrabass
Scott Amendola - Drums
CryptoNight
@ Club Tropical
8641 Washington Blvd
Culver City
2 blks E. of the Helms Bakery
club info: 310-559-1127
show info: 310-287-1918
$10 / $5 with student ID / all ages
great Salvadoran food / full bar



Fri Apr 9 Henry Grimes Quintet

featuring Bennie Maupin
Dan Clucas
Jane Getz
Alex Cline
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-857-6000
5:30-8:30



Sat Apr 10 Henry Grimes Quintet

featuring Bennie Maupin
Dan Clucas
Jane Getz
Alex Cline
+ singer Dwight Trible
World Stage
4344 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 293-2451
9:30 & 10:45 p.m.



Sun Apr 11 GODOT'S EAR/EARS GODOT
A NEW Surrealist Spoken Word and Music Evening

"Wildwords Blown So Sweet" {Poetry, Theater, Music}

Gregg Bell, Actor, Story Teller, Poet
Judy Liggett, Poet
Susan Rawcliffe, Original flutes and ocarinas
Ron George, Tambellan Keyboard

Gregory Bell has acted in or directed over 75 plays and toured North America twice.
With time off to teach yoga, he penned a (award winning) solo play, Alms For Oblivion,
and continues to write, act and direct.

Judy Liggett often finds in nature inspiration for her poetry. Having a musical
background, she enjoys multimedia expression by having her work set to music.
Belonging to several Los Angeles writing and literary groups, she reads her poetry
and makes artistic presentations.

Susan Rawcliffe delivers original sounds that defy conventional notions of music-making
and transport patient listeners into otherworldly realms rife with sonic epiphanies....
The clay instruments that the San Pedro-based sculptor-musician has been making for more
than 25 years are multiphonic marvels and in hushed acoustic settings, they receive the rapt
attention they deserve.

Ron George is an international performing and recording artist and proud inventor of seven
major new percussion instruments. His current performance instrument is the Tambellan.
The complete Tambellan is a very large array of tubular keyboards, disc gongs, bass bars,
tam tams, bell plates, bells of various sizes and shapes, bamboo keyboards, tunable tube drums,
and an assortment of standard Western percussion instruments including the standard mallet
percussion instruments. For this performance, Ron George is premiering a newly expanded and
revised Tambellan Keyboard.


************** Special Second Set **************

(reader) DON SALPER
Lately Escaped From CSUN.
A Prof, Who Profers Poetry: SURREAL & DADA

with improviser, HARRIS EISENSTADT

Drummer Harris Eisenstadt is certainly no stranger to the LA new music scene.
Having worked with luminaries from Sam Rivers to Leo Smith, as well as leading his own ensembles,
Eisenstadt's bag is diverse and includes a wide range of world music, jazz, improvised, and new
music vocabularies.

In a first time collaboration with reader DON SALPER, this duo promises to be a voyage of challenging
and engaging word rhythms
Celtic Arts Center
4843 Laurel Canyon Blvd
(at Riverside Drive)
Studio City, CA 91607
818.760.8322
Suggested Donation is $10
8pm



Mon Apr 12 Alicia Mangan - tenor saxophone
Nathan Hubbard - drumset

and

Ellen Burr - flutes
Jeanette Wrate - percussion
line space line
The Salvation Theater
1519 Griffith Park Blvd
Silverlake, California
$5.00 - $10.00
(sliding scale donation)



Mon Apr 12 the hop-frog kollectiv & lighthouse promotions presents:

SORROW
(featuring Rose McDowall of Current 93, Strawberry Switchblade & Spell)
The Master Musicians of hop-frog
The Shakespeare Society of
America's: The Globe Theater

1107 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, California
info: 562.494.6734
Doors/Drinks @ 8pm



Wed Apr 14 USAISAMONSTER (North Carolina)
Wives
Wounded Head
Blue Silk Sutures (members of Amps for Christ and Soddamn Inssein)
Kraig Grady
The Smell
(on Main between 2nd & 3rd)
Downtown LA
9pm - $5 - All Ages



Wed Apr 14 400 BLOWS
NEW COLLAPSE
YEAR FUTURE
(GSL)

This is a benefit show to support
400 Blows tour of Europe
The Fold at the Silver Lake Lounge
2906 Sunset Blvd (at Parkman Ave.)
Silver Lake, CA
+21
$5
:::::OR DONATION::::
323.666.2407



Thu Apr 15 Ben Rosenbloom's Lumina
Ben Rosenbloom - piano
Roberto Miranda - bass
Bert Karl - drums

with guests Henry Grimes and Jeff Gauthier
CryptoNight
@ Club Tropical
8641 Washington Blvd
Culver City
2 blks E. of the Helms Bakery
club info: 310-559-1127
show info: 310-287-1918
$10 / $5 with student ID / all ages
great Salvadoran food / full bar



Fri Apr 16 RADISH MEAT: The Experimental Music Showcase

Composers from the USC Thornton School and the Los
Angeles area present short experimental works.

Includes pieces by:

Ananda Jacobs
Kraig Grady
Bruce Friedman
Steve Anderson
and more


Wide range of pieces including prerecorded pipe organ
and bassoons, microtonal vibes, remixed spoken word,
poetry, theremin and guitars.
Metal sculptures and films also on display

Free food and free admission
Ground Zero Coffeehouse
University of Southern California
615 W. 36th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

7-10 p.m.



Fri Apr 16 Henry Grimes Quintet

featuring Bennie Maupin
Dan Clucas
Jane Getz
Alex Cline
Clancy's
Jazz at the Crab Shack
219 North Central Ave.
Glendale, CA
(818) 242-2722

3 sets from 8 p.m.



Sat Apr 17 Loud A Palooza 2004 "The Second Numbing"

Babyland
Amps For Christ
Franz K
Midnight Laserbeam
51 Buckingham
301 W. 2nd St.
Pomona, CA
909-629-0051
18+ / $5 / Doors at 8pm



Sat Apr 17 PLEASURE GARDEN
An evening of experimental visual, sound and performance works against
the backdrop of the Los Angeles skyline, showcasing the talents of
leading local and international video artists

Music

String Theory
Testshot Starfish
Dublab DJs
Video Projections
Matthew Biederman (San Francisco)
Andrew Bucksbarg (Los Angeles)
Ben Gutteridge (London)
Chris Kirk (Los Angeles)
Marianne Magne (Los Angeles)
MASH (Sweden)
Jay Meany / Martin Weisz (Los Angeles)
Shane Mecklenburger (Los Angeles)

Video Installations

Patrick Halm (Los Angeles)
Rosas/Dansby/Peters (Los Angeles)

Other Installations

Lara Banks (Los Angeles) | Installation
Elaine Bradford (Glendale) | Mixed Media
Albert Ortega (Valencia) | Soundscape
Steve Roden (Pasadena) | Soundscape
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
(at Vermont Ave.)
Los Angeles, CA 90027

6-11pm
Admission is FREE!



Sun Apr 18 Composer Salon 15 with:

Sharon Farber
Leticia Castaneda
Billy Childs


Moderated by composer Alex SHAPIRO
TUTTOMEDIA
312 5th Ave.
Venice, CA
(4 blks West of Lincoln
just South of Rose)

2:00 - 5:30 pm



Sun Apr 18 Subtitle
Sixes

Tarantism (SF) Members of Caroliner and will feature BRAN(...)POS
Dim Diamond
The Smell
(on Main between 2nd & 3rd)
Downtown LA
9pm - $5 - All Ages



Sun Apr 18 CTRL + ALT + REPEAT presents:

PENDERECKI STRING QUARTET
with MEM1 (Cello/Laptop)
and Polyrhythmic (live electronics)
playing REICH, GLASS, and OSWALD
Red Room at Zen Sushi
2609 Hyperion Ave.
LA, CA 90027



Mon Apr 19 Bill Casale - contrabass
Harris Eisenstadt - drum set & percussion
others tba

and

Tony Malaby - saxophones
Tom Rainey - drumset
Angelica Sanchez - Fender Rhodes
line space line
The Salvation Theater
1519 Griffith Park Blvd
Silverlake, California
$5.00 - $10.00
(sliding scale donation)



Fri Apr 23 TOM PETERS

compositions for bass and computer
new or recent works by five living composers:
Eckart Beinke, Anne LeBaron, Cort Lippe
Mary Lou Newmark and Kaija Saariaho

Designed to exploit the harmonics of the Schindler House
MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House

835 North Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
323 651 1510 phone
323 651 2340 fax

General admission is $15;
$12 for students and
Friends of the Schindler House



Sat Apr 24 Benefit For Erica Rawlings

Just reminding everyone about the benefit for Erica this coming Saturday
April 24 at Furthermore Gallery in Chinatown. Erica recently had brain
surgery with no health insurance so please don't miss this opportunity to
give your support! There'll be fun games and prizes, Erica's art for sale,
cookies and cakes, and the music of my band, my sisters' band the Haden
Triplets, and a solo set by Abby Travis! And don't miss the giant brain
pinata! Festivites start at 5pm with music starting at 6pm.
For more information go to http://homepage.mac.com/jhaden/Personal12.html
Thanks!!

Josh Haden
Furthermore Gallery
990 N. Hill St. #180
Downtown L.A. (in Chinatown)

5pm-10pm
Music starts at 6pm



Sat Apr 24 LIRA PRODUCTIONS presents

Philip Gelb - shakuhachi
with
Dana Reason - piano
Alex Cline - percussion
Eri Majima - dance
THE DOWNTOWN PLAYHOUSE
105 Vignes Street
(Between 1st and 2nd Street
4 blocks EAST of Little Tokyo)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA

$10.00 General Admission
(323)267-1830 for additional info
8:00 PM



Sun Apr 25 Babyland
Midnight Laserbeam
Soft
(from Japan)
Spaceland
1717 Silver Lake Blvd.
Silverlake, CA
323.661.4380
21+ / $8 / Doors at 9pm



Sun Apr 25
through
Sat May 1

(everday
at Noon)

and

Thur April 29
(at 10 pm)
(keywords: experimental music / sound art / performance art)

Sitting.Breathing.Beating.[Not]Thinking for solo performer
by Adam Overton

Location: All events will take place at Calarts in Valencia. The daily
events will take place outside at the front entrance of the main
building, just to the right of the front steps. The shorter Thursday
evening performance will take place inside in the school's Main
Gallery.

Sound and performance artist Adam Overton will be presenting a
week-long series of performances involving sitting meditation, sensors,
computer software and experimental sound. Overton uses the activity his
brain, heart and lungs while sitting quietly to manipulate digital
sound in realtime, exposing the dynamic relationships between these
continuously evolving biological systems. Each performance will focus
on a different set of bodily relationships:

Sun 4/25 - Sitting.Breathing
Mon 4/26 - Sitting.Beating
Tues 4/27 - Sitting.[Not]Thinking
Wed 4/28 - Sitting.Breathing.Beating
Thurs 4/29 - Sitting.Breathing.[Not]Thinking
Thurs 4/29 - Sitting.Beating.[Not]Thinking - (10 pm in the Main Gallery of Calarts)
Fri 4/30 - Sitting.Breathing.Beating.[Not]Thinking
Sat 5/1 - Sitting (unaccompanied)
Calarts



Mon Apr 26 The Flying Pumpkin
Bryan Eubanks - alto & soprano saxophones
Matt Crane - drumset

and

Egg
sonic sculpture, paint
others tba
line space line
The Salvation Theater
1519 Griffith Park Blvd
Silverlake, California
$5.00 - $10.00
(sliding scale donation)



Wed Apr 28 Xtet

Xtet brings a program that includes music by two important composers that the music world
lost in 2003: O King by Luciano Berio and Double Concerto for Violin
Violoncello, and Gamelan by Lou Harrison. Guest artists include the
Harvey Mudd American Gamelan. The program also includes Morton Feldman's
The Viola in My Life II and Stephen Hartke's The Horse with the Lavender Eye
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-857-6000



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