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. We are presented in part by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Composers Forum (ACFLA).
Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. Cash/Check/Credit OK.
$5 off for students and ACFLA members.
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Tuesdays@Monk Space kicks off the Fall with a double bill of two Los Angeles mainstays! The Apeture duo (Adrianne Pope and Linnea Powell) and the Walsh Set Trio (Brian Walsh, Trevor Anderies, Colin Burgess) combine forces for a mind bending show of free improvisation and polished small chamber performances. Included are two world premieres by Kurt Isaacson and Noah Meites.
The Lyris Quartet returns to T@MS to celebrate the release of their first CD, Intimate Letters. The concert will feature new works from the CD composed in response to Janacek’s dynamic and emotionally charged Second String Quartet. Featuring the music of Billy Childs, Peter Knell, Bruce Broughton, and Kurt Rohde.
CSULB's Laptop Ensemble, under the direction of Martin Herman, reimagines German lied in a re-staging of Voyage, a theatre work created and performed while a featured ensemble at the 2013 “Spoleto Open” Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. This performance at Monk Space is the culmination of an international tour.
Composer Nicholas Chase is joined by renowned violinist Robin Lorentz for the world premiere performance of his electro-acoustic piece Bhajan, a free-wheeling yet somewhat meditative four-movement work for electric violin and live electronics, which has been described “a pas de deux between violin and electronics.”
The NorCal composer/performer duo recap their recent critically acclaimed performance at Other Minds (S.F.), and bring a few new treats. Music for two (mostly) electric guitars in a variety of tunings by American Mavericks Larry Polansky, Lou Harrison, Ruth Crawford Seeger, James Tenney, & Christian Wolff.
Brightwork newmusic is joined by soprano Stacey Fraser for an eclectic and high-energy concert featuring works by Southern California composers. Shaun Naidoo's Ararat takes the story of the biblical flood as it's starting point, morphing into a raucous backwater before reaching it's final resting place in the warm air of the mountains. In Kaleidoscope, William Kraft plays with all the possible colors afforded by Brightwork's diverse instrumentation. i will learn to love a person is Chris Cerrone's stunning take on young love, millennial angst, and relationships in the 21st century. Text from author Anaïs Nin's deeply personal and introspective diary provide a backdrop for Pamela Madsen's stunning Why Women Weep: IT IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO REJOIN THE OCEAN, for solo cello, spoken voice, and electronics. Tom Flaherty explores three Internal States in this Brightwork commission. Doubt hovers between worlds, never finding resolution. Reverie mixes cloudy textures with expressive solo threads in a darkly ambiguous soundscape. Celebration dances, a lot, in a flood of joyous enthusiasm.