sound. at the Schindler House 2006

  • 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 2006 sound. concerts at the Schindler House.

June 24

Tetuzi Akiyama is known for guitar improvisation ranging from the spare acoustic reductionism of onkyo to hell-on-the-highway inspired electric boogie. His 2005 release Route 13 to the Gates of Hell: Live in Tokyo was number eight in The Wire’s 50 Records of the Year. Tetuzi Akiyama was presented with support from the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts through an Inter|Arts grant and special consideration from the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.

July 29

Yuko Nexus6 embraced sound in all forms, sources, and formats, creating compelling and contemplative works that challenged the listener to deconstruct her music and make listening an active experience. Utilizing sound sources as basic and unassuming as kitchen noises (washing dishes, washing rice), spoken texts, and the actual sound of the recording device, Nexus6 processed these samples using a range of technologies from “lo-fi” cassette tape loops to cutting edge computer software.

August 25
A Tribute to the Sounds of a Forbidden Planet

Fifty years ago, in April 1956, Louis and Bebe Barron finished the first completely electronic score for a full-length feature film, achieving, for the first time, a soundtrack free from dependence on conventional musical instruments. MGM’s science fiction classic, Forbidden Planet, starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen was a fantastical deep space predecessor to Star Trek that unapologetically set the standard for spectacular sci-fi special effects and fixed the world in the unbreakable tractor beam of space age electronic sound.