sound. at the Schindler House 2005

  • Concert

835 N Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

The MAK Center in collaboration with the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) presented the 2005 sound. concerts at the Schindler House.

July 30

While Sun Ra looked towards outer space for inspiration, Kelan Philip Cohran found manifestations of cosmic spirituality here on earth. A rare Los Angeles visit by the co-founder of the AACM and one time member of Sun Ra’s Arkestra.

August 26 and 27

Scores Composed for the Moving Image  showcased Los Angeles composers who routinely collaborate with visual artists to create sound for films, video, performance, and installations. On the first evening, Michael Webster, known for his work with Sharon Lockhart , Simon Leung, and Joe Sola premiered Fade on Family — a song without a singer — with text by Diane Ward; George Lockwood, a long time collaborator of Pat O’Neill, presented an improvisation based on a trip the pair made to Ireland and inspired by John Cage’s Roaratorio.

On the 27th, Tom Recchion screened early film and video solo works and collaborations with Janie Geiser, Branda Miller plus a silent film made with John Duncan. Recchion improvised a live score for this rare screening; Mark Wheaton, collaborator with the Shrimps, Johanna Went and Martin Kersels created a live soundtrack for the unique indoor/outdoor environment of the Schindler House.