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.
Artists: Aperture Duo
Join the virtuosic and enigmatic Aperture Duo for an evening of reunions, memories, and reflections. Program to include works by Salvatore Sciarrino, George Aperghis, and exceptional southern California composers Nicholas Deyoe and Sarah Gibson.
Also included on the program are works for mixed ensemble by an up-and-comming Los Angeles composer Colin Horrocks.
George Aperghis: Retrouvailles
Salvatore Sciarrino: La Malinconia
Nicholas Deyoe: 1560
Sarah Gibson: tiny, tangled world*
New works for mixed-ensemble by Colin Horrocks.
Aperture Duo curates fearless programs that explore new sounds, voices, and techniques through the lens of violin and viola chamber music. Founded in 2015 by violinist Adrianne Pope and violist Linnea Powell, Aperture Duo has quickly become a mainstay of the Los Angeles new music scene. Equally at home interpreting old and new music, Aperture Duo has commissioned over thirteen new works as part of a repertoire that spans W.A. Mozart to Salvatore Sciarrino. Aperture Duo’s performance credits include Tuesdays @ Monk Space, the main stage at the Carlsbad Music Festival, Music at Boston Court, L.A. Signal Lab, Synchromy, LA Downtown Art Walk, Brooklyn's Home Audio Concert Series, UC Santa Barbara Summer Music Festival, Clockshop’s Hear Sunday, Craft in America Center’s Window Concert Series, and the Eureka! Musical Minds of California Graduate Student Conference. Aperture Duo has designed educational outreach concerts with wild Up and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and has been in residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. This season, Aperture Duo will be in residence at the California Institute of the Arts.
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.
Wild Up invites Artists / Musicians and Composers they believe in to make WORK with them. More than portraits, these concerts are collaborations that explore an artist’s influences, loves, and dreams. Tuesdays @ Monk Space shares this belief, and has invited wild UP to bring their WORK to Korea-Town. We couldn't think of a better place to start than the amazing Claire Chenette. Claire will be presenting the world premiere of Nicholas Deyoe's NCTRN 2, among other pieces.
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.