Some of my friends have taken to claiming the entire month of their birth for festivities. I tend to load mine up with even more action than usual, because one source of creativity is resistance to our mortality. Good times. Anyway, here’s the schedule:
- Feb. 6: presenting Steve Loza & Steven Isoardi talking about LA’s Central Avenue jazz scene and Gerald Wilson. Santa Monica Public Library. 7PM. Free.
- Feb. 8: panelist on “Improvising Composition” at the Society for Ethnomusicology California/Hawaii Chapter Meeting, UC Riverside, 11AM. Free.
- Feb. 9: moderator & panelist for “Prager on the Podium: What Happens When a Right-Wing Radio Host is Your Guest Conductor?” at the Society for Ethnomusicology California/Hawaii Chapter Meeting, UC Riverside, 11AM. Free.
- Feb. 20: playing improvised music with
Kathleen Kim (violin), Alicia Byer (clarinet), and Alex Cline (percussion). The Industry Cafe & Jazz. 8PM. Free.
- Feb. 22: playing a live score to “Nosferatu” with the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble. Vista Theater. 10AM. $12.75-$20
- Feb. 22: playing Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms with the Vicente Chamber Orchestra. First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica. 4PM. $10-$35.
- Feb. 23: playing Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, and Arthur Blythe with the Cal State Fullerton Improvisation Ensemble at SunSpace. 8PM. $TBD.
- Feb. 26: presenting Yves Charuest, Lisle Ellis, and Peter Valsamis. Soundwaves new music series. Santa Monica Public Library. 7:30PM. Free.
- Feb. 27: co-presenting Thomas Kotcheff, who will play and discuss excerpts from Frederic Rzewski‘s “Songs of Insurrection” as a preview of his Pianospheres show. Soundwaves new music series. Santa Monica Public Library. 7:30PM. Free.
- Feb. 29: Improvisation Symposium with the Cal State Fullerton Improvisation Ensemble and The Present Quartet (w/ Ellen Burr, Anne LeBaron, & Charles Sharp), plus Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, and Michael Dessen. Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival.