Great idea: CalArts comfortable and good-sounding satellite performance space, REDCAT at Disney Hall, is presenting a series of live sight & sound knockdowns called See Hear Now as an outgrown toenail of MOCAs Visual Music exhibit. The press release is full of art words we dumb music people dont understand, like amorphic, non-prescriptive, symbiosis and books. But it looks like hot meat.
Fri., Feb. 25. Carter Tutti is the latest transmogrification of Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Some locals will retain fond memories of the pair, as two-thirds of Throbbing Gristle, stomping electronic effects boxes into fragments while vintage Brit porn flicks played behind them in some Culver City barn around 1979 possibly the loudest concert ever staged. These days, with a long art-world conceptual track record, theyre more non-prescriptive. Also with an audio-visual laptop chess war between Richard Chartier and Ivan Pavlov. Sold out, dammit.
Sat., Feb. 26. Skoltz_Kogen are Montreal sense-confusers. Tom Recchion is one of our own regions longest-running manipulators of machines, toys and ideas. And William Basinski and James Elaine are well-traveled conceptualists who abuse tape loops and films.
Also in this issue
To read Holly Willis' article about L.A.'s graphics scene, click here.
To read Doug Harvey's article about MOCA's "Visual Music" exhibit, click here.
To read Holly Willis' article about L.A.'s Whitney brothers and their animations, click here.
Fri., March 4. Olaf Bender (a.k.a. Byetone) and Frank Bretschneider of the German label Raster-Noton get minimal and possibly danceable.
Thurs.Sat., April 79. CalArts David Rosenboom collaborates with theatrical exploder Travis Preston on a piano-and-ambulatory-video conception,Bell Solaris.
Thurs.Sat., April 1416. Musicians go at it like cranked gerbils when confronted with the films of Stan Brakhage, Ed Emshwiller and others.