This Season At Tuesdays @ Monk Space

Trio Kobayashi & C3LA

Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents an eclectic evening of new choral and brass music featuring a double bill with the Trio Kobayashi (Allen Fogle, Matt Barbier, and Luke Storm) and C3LA (Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles).

Voyage: CSULB Laptop Ensemble

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.

Cold Blue presents Robin Lorentz and Nicholas Chase

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.”

Nicholas Chase receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon.

MicroFest Presents the Fiore/Polansky Electric Guitar Duo

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.

The Flood: Brightwork newmusic

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.

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