The MAK Center in collaboration with the Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) presented the 2007 sound. concerts at the Schindler House.
Saturday, June 30 JACKIE STEWART LETICIA CASTANEDA
Two innovative composers interacted with the unique acoustics of the historic Schindler House: Jackie Stewart aka Oblivia, founding member of the Portland based free noise collective Smegma, in a rare solo appearance as well as the premiere performance of The Rodney Forest and Leticia Castaneda, whose works “revel in a thrift store brutism that engages the aesthetic of musique concrete with a lo-fi sensibility.” Leticia performed with assistance from David Kendall. Presented in association with WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at MOCA.
Saturday, August 25 DAVID WATSON JESSICA CATRON
Critics describe David Watson’s work on highland bagpipes as “the first major furtherance of Yoshi Wada’s concept of psychedelic bagpipe minimalism” and as “what Albert Ayler’s never-recorded bagpipe side might’ve sounded like, had he been more influenced by psychotropics than Mary Maria.” Originally from New Zealand, and a long time player in New York’s avant scene, this was Watson’s first Los Angeles appearance. Los Angeles based cellist Jessica Catron occupies many musical microcosms. Whether it is performing the works of James Tenney or the 250+ miniatures written for the Microscore Project with violinist Johnny Chang, Catron uses her instrument to reveal the sublimity of the small. In this rare peformance of her solo work, Catron used microtonality and microsounds to audibly magnify nuances otherwise lost in the sonic macrocosm.
sound. 2007 was co-curated by Cindy Bernard, Jeremy Drake and Kathleen Johnson; produced by SASSAS.