Monday, July 30, 2012

Collage/Wulf at Inglewood Library

Alan Nakagawa's Ear Meal podcasts are a fascinating document of the diverse individuals that comprise the experimental music world of Los Angeles. Per usual, the significance of that archive will probably not be fully grasped except in hindsight.

Collage Ensemble, which Nakagawa was heavily involved in, did their final performance on April 7, 2012. They collaborated with the wulf to organize a collection of cool performances in and around the Inglewood Library.

Those performances were documented in two 30 minute videos that broadcast on Ear Meal. You can see/hear an excerpt of my "Solo For Casio Keyboards, Accordion, and Chimes" at the beginning of Part 2 (alas, I cut the accordion from the piece) .

Watch PART 1
Watch PART 2

 "On April 7, 2012, Collage Ensemble Inc. coordinated it’s last project. The event took place at the iconic Inglewood Main Library designed by Charles Luckman. The event included three components. One was a visual arts exhibit in the main library hall including works by Steve Roden, Mona Kasra, Jeffrey James Mohr and Alan Nakagawa. Two, in the Waddingham Lecture Hall, films by Madison Brookshire and Rick Bahto were screened. And, Three, a series of sound works were performed live outside the library and civic center area. The film screening and sound performances were curated by the wulf. The visual arts exhibit included former Collage Ensemble Inc. members. It was a day of excitement and mixed emotions concluding Collage’s 28 years in existence."

Performers include: Joseph Beribak, Matt Barbier, Evan Spacht, Rick Bahto, Christine Tavolacci, Daniel Corral, James Klopfleisch, Casey Anderson, Heather Lockie, Ezra Buchla, Eric KM Clark, Betsy Rettig, Jake Rosenzweig, Stephanie Smith, Liam Mooney, and Michael Winter

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