There used to be something of a noise/avant-garde experimental music scene in Los Angeles. Japanese men into bondage who electrified fluorescent lighting fixtures we thought were so beyond hep. I'm not sure if the experimental music scene here died with Il Coral or has been relegated to pretentious juke joints where CalArts professors hang their pointy little hats and watch anvils being dropped on pianos. Either way, the Los Angeles Free Music Society, to this writer's knowledge, has never utilized that magic theoretical oscillation known as the brown note, but this collective in just as stealthy a way has influenced the evolution of those peculiar forms of musique for over four decades. Tonight's sonic sampler includes performances by Extended Organ, Smegma, Le Forte Four and a solo whirligig by Tom Recchion. Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood; Sat., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.; free, resv. required. (310) 440-7300,

Sat., Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., 2011

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