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REDCAT: Roy & Edna Disney/CalArts Theater
631 W. Second St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
1967 was a big year for avant-garde music. Records by John Cage, Betsy Jolas and Iannis Xenakis rubbed shoulders in the shops with the relative weirdness of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Velvet Underground & Nico. 1967 also was the year that composer Morton Subotnick produced the marriage of classical and electronic music known as Silver Apples of the Moon. Released on Nonesuch, his LP presented electronic music as something accessible, even danceable. Tonight, along with selections from that record, he’ll also perform “Crowds and Power” — a “media tone poem” inspired by the writing of Nobel-winning novelist Elias Canetti — in collaboration with wife and vocalist Joan La Barbara, and with Berlin-based artist Lillevan showing live visuals, the intensity of which resemble Helen Keller touching and re-touching a Sistine Chapel ceiling laced with LSD.
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