Okay, this one wins the award for Longest and Most Intriguing or Is That Pretentious Title of a Musical Composition. Ready? Here goes: Music from The Trip(1967) in the style of a Schoenberg/Gershwin tennis match, observed in passing by Dr. Oskar Janiger, for String Quartet, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar and Percussion. Which translates to: More Sass from SASSAS. The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound debuts their second commissioned work by L.A.-based artist/composer Scott Benzel, a musical acid trip that interweaves the modal and chord structures of Schoenberg and Gershwin with music derived from the 1967 Peter Fonda film, The Trip. Porgy and Bess meets Pierrot Lunaire meets Electric Flag? Composed in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the City of West Hollywood, the work "focuses on the avant-garde diaspora in Los Angeles influence on the psychedelic history of the Sunset Strip." Sound. at the King's Road Park Pavilion : Scott Benzel also includes the composer's Inversions I-IV for string quartet and the first live performance of Movements I and II from Blak Bloc for String Quartet and Feedback, chosen as one of the top 10 recordings of 2009 by Artforum magazine.
Sat., July 24, 5 & 6:45 p.m., 2010