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Live Stage: “Is It Music?” [Los Angeles, CA]

dangerouscurve.jpgDangerous Curve’s “Is It Music?” Series for Week of May 6, 2007 :: $10-7.00 sliding scale :: 1020 East Fourth Place, (500 Molino Street #102), Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

Sunday, May 6, 2007, 4:00 p.m. (Programs subject to change.) The Choir Boys (Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask), Vinny Golia, and Cosmologic (San Diego) :: 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. :: The legendary Z’ev (two sets) and here.

“Dim Effigies” from The Choir Boys

Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 2007 – “Is it music?” you ask? Yes, it is, and you’ve gotta love it! Join us sooner rather than later for some New Music, which you’re gonna love, because it’s so fun! You’ll see music played not only on “traditional” instruments, but also using circuit-bent toys, vacuum cleaners, cardboard boxes, prepared pianos, you name it! All this in a a low-attitude atmosphere that allows you an intimate brush with world-class musicians and their colleagues. Direct questions to the musicians are welcome! Stay after the concerts to ask away!

Here’s a quote from a happy customer, Nate Scoble: “One of the best venues I’ve ever been to to hear challenging sonic work presents it to you in a setting as intimate as your home. The New Music Series at Dangerous Curve consistently features top-quality work by a full range of modern players and composers, from the newly- emerging to the globally-revered, from local residents to denizens of far lands, from the brilliantly improvisational to the just as brilliantly scored.”

This week, we have a double hitter on Sunday, starting with a 4:00 p.m. show with The Choir Boys (Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask) Vinny Golia, and Cosmologic, and then the out-of-this-world Z’ev at 8:00 p.m. As always, beverages will be served, and most of the times, a great art show will be up (we are an art gallery, after all.) We’re located at 1020 East Fourth Place, between Molino and Mateo Streets, in the back of the 500 Molino Street Lofts, #102, between the Fourth Street Bridge’s (on the LA River side of downtown) two on/off ramps. See our website for directions, pictures, and updates.

More Information on the Performers:

The Choir Boys are really trippy horns! They can bring about almost any sound out of their horns, with the panache of true masters! Our boomy room really helps matters, too.

Vinny Golia is a CalArts instructor originally from New York, who’s used his visual art as a basis for musical compositions. He plays a ton of reed instruments. In 1982, he founded a huge (37 pieces) ensemble, The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble, as a way of bringing together getting diverse camps of Los Angeles musicians.

Cosmologic, from San Diego, was founded in 1999. Their music “traverses the broad terrain of creative jazz and improvised music, integrating high-energy playing, intense introspection, rich grooves, open textures, and collective alchemy.” The group improvises what start out as a certain member’s original composition. The members are Jason Robinson, http://www.circumventionmusic.com, Michael Dessen, Scott Walton, and Nathan Hubbard.

New Music Series:

Friday, May 11, 2007, 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Sadjeljko (Japan) http://www.sadjeljko.com, http://www.myspace.com/sadjeljko TBA

Sunday, May 13, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Non Credo http://www.noncredo.com, http://myspace.com/noncredo Brad Dutz, Kaoru and Carey Fosse, and Nora Keys.

Sunday, May 20, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Brother Mallard (John Marr and Norman Weston, directors): minimalist masterpieces Lloyd Rogers, Paul Bailey.

Sunday, May 27, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
plAy Ensemble (Kimberly Fitch, Danny Holt, Shirley Hunt, Andrew Leonard, Alison Lowell, Laura Patterson) Celer, http://www.last.fm/music/celer Bettina Wenzel and Hans W. Koch.

Friday, June 1, 2007, 8:00–10:00 p.m.
Yximalloo (Tokyo) http://www014.upp.so-net.ne.jp/yximalloo, http://www.myspace.com/yximalloo, http://www.myspace.com/jadfairandnaofumiishimaru
GE Stinson http://codedsource.com

Dangerous Curve is a leading contemporary art space in the Arts District of Los Angeles. It is a privately run venue for live art/visual art performance, experimental art and music, and installations. The gallery supports visionary established and emerging artists of all ages, with live art residencies and one-person shows of high-quality, risky and intelligent work that’s ahead of the curve. We are always looking for submissions of live art and experimental music. Visit our website at http://dangerouscurve.org.


Apr 26, 2007
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