MARCH 14, 2022 | 8pm | 2220 ARTS + ARCHIVES
ALVIN LUCIER : PALIMPSEST
[WORKS BY ALVIN LUCIER]
MUSIC ON A LONG THIN WIRE (1977)
SILVER STREETCAR FOR THE ORCHESTRA (1988)
IN MEMORIAM JON HIGGINS (1984)
NOTHING IS REAL (STRAWBERRY FIELDS) (1990) *
OPERA WITH OBJECTS (1997)
PALIMPSEST (2014) (West Coast premiere)
Joan La Barbara, speaker
Brian Walsh, clarinet
Jonathan Hepfer, amplified triangle
Tim Feeney, long thin wire, pencils, objects
Michael Pisaro-Liu, piano, teapot, sine waves, sound diffusion
Davy Sumner, technical assistance
* by Lennon / McCartney, arr. Alvin Lucier
Monday, March 14, 2022 (8pm)
2220 Arts + Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90057
This event is free and open to the public.
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Proof of vaccination required.
Indoor event. Mask required.
Distancing not required.
Monday Evening Concerts is thrilled to join forces with our friends at LAXART and 2220 Arts + Archives to present an evening honoring one of our favorite composers: the late, great experimentalist Alvin Lucier (1931-2021).
Our program features several of Lucier's most iconic solo works including Music on a Long Thin Wire (for...a long thin wire), Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra (for amplified triangle), In memoriam Jon Higgins (for clarinet and sine waves), Nothing is Real (for piano and amplified teapot), Opera with Objects (for pencils and objects), and the West Coast premiere of Palimpsest (for reciter and electronics).
Joining us for the program is a stellar cast of soloists, notably featuring the legendary composer and performer Joan La Barbara, for whom Lucier wrote Palimpsest, building upon the conceptual framework and compositional technique of his 1969 masterpiece I am Sitting in a Room. The extraordinary Michael Pisaro-Liu will also join us as sound diffusionist, pianist and teapot manipulator.
This program intends to illuminate the wit, charm, depth, intelligence, and imagination of the man Pauline Oliveros declared 'the poet of electronic music.' We welcome you in joining us as we pay homage to a composer who has left an indelible impact on the world of contemporary music.