Santa Monica-raised saxophonist Sean Sonderegger visited from Brooklyn to lead a west coast edition of his quintet Magically Inclined, with Areni Agbabian (voice), Alexander Noice (guitar), Jeff Schwartz (bass), and Peter Valsamis (drums), performing music from his Skirl Records album.
John Schneider, Grammy-winning guitarist, hosted an evening dedicated to the music of Harry Partch including videos of Partch at work, demonstrations of the Adapted Guitar and Diamond Marimba, and some short pieces performed solo and in duo with Erin Barnes.
Vocalist Barnett was joined by Dan Clucas (trumpet), Richard Wood (alto saxophone), Hal Onserud (bass), and Garth Powell (drums) for an evening of improvised music.
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.
Our second year opened with the improvising duo of Emily Hay on flute, voice, and effects, and Steuart Liebig on contrabass guitars and electronics. Their work ranges from virtuosic to noisy, silly to chilling.