T@MS is a monthly concert series featuring cutting-edge new music and adventurous interdisciplinary arts programming in an interactive and inspiring environment at Monk Space, Los Angeles. A onetime speakeasy, Monk Space is now home to one of the most dynamic and engaged music and arts communities in Los Angeles.
Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. Cash/Check/Credit OK.
$5 off for students.
The ever-adventurous and virtuosic ensemble gnarwhallaby performs at Tuesdays at Monk Space with a program of new works, each written specifically for them and their unique sonic profile. World premieres include "Three Poems" by Olga Rayeva (2016 Villa Aurora composer-in-residence) and a set of variations by UCSD-alum Daniel Tacke, inspired by the Morton Feldman miniature "Half a minute, it's all I've time for." Filling out the program are two very recent quartet commissions: one by local favorite Élise Roy, and the other by the world-renowned Richard Barrett, an epic homage to four great American composer-performers: Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy, and Miles Davis. The concert will conclude with "Lullaby 4" by Nick Deyoe, a work written for Gnarwhallaby in 2013.
“startlingly versatile” – New York Times
“gnarwhallaby delivers remarkable precision, energy and passion along with a studied and controlled sensitivity to the music of American and European contemporary composers...a monument to tight ensemble” – Sequenza 21
“precise, integrated, and beautiful” – New Classic LA
“satisfyingly musical, intelligently presented, ear twistingly enterprising” – Soundproof Room
Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
Luciano Berio wrote his monumental series of solo pieces, the Sequenzas, beginning in the 1950s and continuing to his death in 2003. Numbering fourteen in all, each Sequenza is a love-letter to the possibilities and repertoire of each instrument. From Sequenza I for flute to Sequenza XIVb for double bass, the series includes almost every orchestral instrument. Tuesdays @ Monk Space will present the complete series of pieces in two concerts that will run simultaneously on September 19th. One concert will take place in the warehouse at Monk Space, while the second will be at the new Annex stage across the hall. Audience members are free to move between halls, or to relax in the courtyard. Both concerts will run without intermission from 8PM-@9:45PM
Soprano Elissa Johnston joins the Lyris Quartet for an evening of shimmering strings and luminous sonorities. Featuring the music of Arvo Pärt, Pin Hsin Lin, John Tavener, David Hertzberg, and Evan Beigel.
Join cellist Nick Photinos, best known as the founding cellist of the four-time Grammy winning new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird, as he performs music from his first solo album, Petits Artéfacts, out 8/25 on the New Amsterdam label. The show features never-before-recorded music from the album from some of the most acclaimed names in new music — David Lang, Andrew Norman, Bryce Dessner, David T. Little — but also a newer generation of groundbreaking composers like Angélica Negrón, Florent Ghys, Molly Joyce, and Pascal Le Boeuf, who are quickly gaining notoriety as well. Nick is joined by LA's own “phenomenal and fearless,” Grammy-nominated pianist Vicki Ray, also featured on the album.
Violist Diana Wade presents a night of vocal fry, dust bunnies, stomping, and horse videos. Featuring works by: Beglarian, Benjamin, Hearne, Knox, Mazzoli, Sciarrino, Wade, and a world premiere of a work for viola, electronics and projection by Adam Borecki.
Sakura Cello Quintet and Mojave Piano Trio team up for an exhilarating evening of lush sonorities and extreme virtuosity, including the music of Daniel Silliman, Daniel Allas, Thomas Kotcheff, Kajia Saariaho, and Nico Muhly.
The virtuosic & enigmatic Aperture Duo present works by several exceptional Southern California composers, including a new work by HOCKET's Sarah Gibson. Also included on the program are works for mixed ensemble by an up-an-comming Los Angeles composer-TBD.
Two superb ensembles come together to present a concert featuring new art songs by Souther California composers and works for piano, toy piano, and synthesizer, and video projection.
What can we do now to water the inner roots that make our work fruitful? This show is about the work that makes WORK and the culturing that creates a culture: about invisible processes, forgotten traditions, the mysterious force of time, wild experimentation, the relationship between composing and decomposing, and the complexity of crafting in an era of homogenization. Explored sonically through the music of Marin Marais, Nicholas Deyoe, Helen Grime, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, and Toshio Hosokawa; gustatorily through Claire’s hand-crafted cheeses and other home ferments; and visually through ceramic art by Saul Alpert-Abrams.
A concert featuring the Eclipse Quartet, percussionist Jonathan Hepfer, and clarinetist Phil O’Connor performing music by composers on the Cold Blue Music record label.
The ever-adventurous and virtuosic ensemble gnarwhallaby performs at Tuesdays at Monk Space with a program of new works, each written specifically for them and their unique sonic profile. World premieres include "Three Poems" by Olga Rayeva (2016 Villa Aurora composer-in-residence) and a set of variations by UCSD-alum Daniel Tacke, inspired by the Morton Feldman miniature "Half a minute, it's all I've time for." Filling out the program are two very recent quartet commissions: one by local favorite Élise Roy, and the other by the world-renowned Richard Barrett, an epic homage to four great American composer-performers: Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy, and Miles Davis.