Soundwaves, the concert series I run at the Santa Monica Public Library, ends its second year Dec. 20 with a program of graphic scores. About 2/3 of the show will be played by an open participation workshop ensemble – arrive by 6pm to rehearse Ellen Burr‘s “Ink Bops” with the composer and a couple other things with me. The remainder will feature Scott Worthington playing James Tenney’s “Beast” and the Cal State Fullerton New Music Ensemble, led by Charles Sharp, playing Christian Wolff’s “For 1, 2, or 3 People.”
2018 launches Soundwaves’ partnership with PianoSpheres. They’ll be previewing their Zipper Hall events at the Library, with free one hour versions of the full evening concerts, in addition to the regular monthly Soundwaves presentations.
The first quarter looks like this. All shows are at 7:30pm, one set, free admission:
- Wed. Jan. 17: Nathan Hubbard Quartet, with Max Kutner, Steuart Liebig, and TBD
- Thurs. Feb. 1: Susan Sverck PianoSpheres preview, including excerpts from Frederic Rzewski’s “The People United Can Never Be Defeated.”
- Thurs. Feb. 22: Andrew Raffo Dewar: Music for Soprano Saxophone and Biofeedback Electronics
- Wed. Mar. 21: Aron Kallay: Beyond 12: Music for Retuned and Remapped Keyboards
- Thurs. Mar. 29: Vicki Ray PianoSpheres preview
April, May, and June are also going to be great, but aren’t 100% confirmed.
Also at the Library, on Jan. 3, at 7pm, I am hosting a presentation by VP Artist Consulting called “Music Business 101” so, if you are in the music business, come on by!