With Miya Masaoka, Domenico Sciajno and Toshi Nakamura
REDCAT, Los Angeles, January 25-27 at 8:30 p.m.
“An important contender in the international network of multimedia experimental festivals.” Los Angeles Times
The genre-defying festival, TwoTwenty/OneTen, curated by the CalArts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology, offers three evenings of new improvised music and multimedia. Opening the festival is Miya Masaoka, the Alpert Award-winning composer, sound artist and koto player. Masaoka’s work incorporates field recordings and sounds generated by insects, the physiological processes of plants, and the human brain. This year’s fest also brings programs from the Sicilian composer and improviser Domenico Sciajno, whose practice focuses on a process generating or modifying sounds through visual parameters and processes; and Tokyo-based sound artist, Toshi Nakamura, who uses his signature “no-input mixing board” to develop controlled improvisations despite the “accidental” nature of his feedback system. Each artist will perform a solo set, and then a second set with Los Angeles-based improvisors Hans W. Koch (25 Jan.), David Rothbaum (26 Jan.) and Lewis Keller and Carole Kim (27 Jan.).
Thu Jan 25 | 8:30 pm
Miya Masaoka/Hans W. Koch
“Even within the wide-open esthetic of West Coast improv, Miya Masaoka is a maverick.” The Vancouver Sun
“â€¦those who take the time will marvel at how ingeniously Masaoka can challenge and change perceptions of what is, and isn’t, musicâ€¦” San Diego Union Tribune
Miya Masaoka: www.miyamasaoka.com/
Hans W. Koch: www.hans-w-koch.net/
Fri Jan 26 | 8:30 pm
Domenico Sciajno/David Rothbaum
“It’s a good listen because Sciajno knows how to seduce the ear, not clobbering the listener but welcoming us into his viscous, oozing soundscapes.” Clive Bell, The Wire
Domenico Sciajno: www.sciajno.net/
David Rothbaum: www.davidrothbaum.com/
Sat Jan 27 | 8:30 pm
Toshi Nakamura/Lewis Keller and Carole Kim
“I don’t know of any music being created anywhere that exerts such a profound physiological effect.” David Toop, The Wire
Toshi Nakamura: www.japanimprov.com/tnakamura/index.html
Lewis Keller: www.lewiskeller.com/
Carole Kim: www.turbulence.org/Works/interaxis/bios/ck.html
Funded in part by generous grants from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and The Herb Alpert Foundation.
REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) is located at the corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Performances are scheduled for January 25 through 27 at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $18-$14, with discounts available. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the REDCAT box office located at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, by calling 213.237.2800, or at . Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain time. Seating at REDCAT is unreserved, and late seating is not guaranteed. Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. Enter from 2nd St. and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT. The evening event rate is $8 after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m., the maximum daytime rate is $17.