The Library welcomed Brightwork New Music for a diverse program of modern and contemporary compositions.
Sweet Air – David Lang (quintet)
Charme – Gérard Grisey (solo clarinet)
Rondeau in Honor of Fragonard from Varied Trio – Lou Harrison (violin and piano)
Mirrors – Kaija Saariaho (flute and cello)
Birds in Warped Time II – Somei Satoh (violin and piano)
Parallel Divergence – Takuma Itoh (quintet)
Soundwaves teams up with the Angel City Jazz Festival for the first time to host their exciting Young Artist Competition.
Four bands, with all players under 24, will each perform a 20 minute set. A panel of experts will choose the winning combo, who will receive $1500 and get to open for Azar Lawrence on the 5th at LACMA. One musician will also win a scholarship to the UCSD Jazz Camp.
Because there will be 80 minutes of music, this show will begin at 7 rather than the usual 7:30pm.
For his 2018-19 PianoSpheres recital, Robson will honor the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s death by performing his twelve piano etudes, each paired with a new companion piece specially commissioned from a Los Angeles composer. Selected pairs will be featured on this free preview at Soundwaves.
Fiery Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Elliott Levin (Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen, etc) and L.A. legends Don Preston (Frank Zappa, Carla Bley, John Carter) and Bobby Bradford (Ornette Coleman, John Carter, David Murray) performed a set of free jazz accompanied by bassists Anders Swanson and Jeff Schwartz and drummer Christopher Garcia.