Jacqueline Suzuki (violin), James Sullivan (clarinet), Susan Svrcek (piano), and Lynn Angebranndt (cello), performed this masterpiece, which Messiaen composed and premiered while held in a Nazi prison camp.
Her performance incorporated texts by Los Angeles poet Dorothea Grossman and Dadaists Hans Arp, Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings, and Richard Huelsenbeck.
The video of this show was low quality, so guitarist/video editor Scott Heustis used it as the foundation for a found-footage collage. Thanks to Scott, Bonnie, and her band for their contributions!
Barnett also co-hosts “Trilogy” on KXLU 88.9 Wednesday nights at 9pm, which is the perfect thing to listen to on your way home from Soundwaves.
Soundwaves welcomed the influential composer/guitarist Michael Pisaro to perform and discuss his “Transparent City (2)” for field recordings, sinewaves, and electric guitar.
The West Coast Chamber Jazz Trio is composer/percussionist Andrea Centazzo‘s tribute to the cool jazz which inspired him as a youth. Joined by LA’s own Ellen Burr on flutes and Soundwaves co-curator Jeff Schwartz on bass, he reinterprets compositions from across his over forty year career. Their debut album LA Strictly Confidential was released in September 2016 on Ictus Records.
Showtime is 7:30pm. Admission is free.