Category Archives: Curation

Field Recording Concert at DogStar Festival

field recording concert at Dog Star Festival

I am organizing a concert of new field recording works to be presented as a part of the 2016 Dog Star Orchestra concerts. The concert will be titled Dog Star from the Fields and will feature new works by local Los Angeles composers including myself, Scott Cazan, Ryan Gaston, David Paha, Sepand Shahab, Stephanie Smith and Colin Wamsgans.

Dogstar from the Fields
Thursday, June 16th
Roy O. Disney Concert Hall at CalArts, 8pm
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355

Dog Star Orchestra Concert Series

Dog Star Orchestra

I will be co-curating a concert and premiering a new piece for the 10th annual Dog Star Orchestra concert series. The concert will take place on Tuesday, June 10th 2014 at The Wulf in Los Angeles. The Dog Star Orchestra concert series was founded by composer Michael Pisaro over ten years ago and highlights experimental sound practices and performances by LA based composers and performers.

The first half of the concert on June 10th will feature a performance of Robert Lax’s Black and White Oratorio organized and directed by Sara Roberts. The second half of the concert will feature three new computer music works for the Raspberry Pi based speakers that I recently developed and built. Billed as Three Pieces for Networked Speakers the second half of the concert will feature Type A Nightmare No.2 by Clay Chaplin, Synopsis by Sepand Shahab, and A Glimpse by David Paha. Performers will include Jenica Anderson, Clay Chaplin, Heather Lockie, David Paha, Sepand Shahab, and Stephanie Smith.

Dog Star Orchestra 8 – Manipulated Field Recordings

I will be hosting and performing in the opening concert for the 8th annual Dog Star Orchestra concert series. The concert, titled Manipulated Field Recordings will take place on Wednesday, August 29th at 7PM at my house in Eagle Rock. The concert will take place on a large deck at my house known as The Deck concert space. The concert on the 29th will also include performances by Archie Carey, Scott Cazan, Stephanie Smith, and Sepand Shahab.

CEMEC Concert Series highlighted in article

In 2002, Tom Erbe and I started the California Electronic Music Exchange Concert (CEMEC) series for graduate composers at CalArts, Mills, UCSD, UCSB, and Stanford to present new electronic and computer music works. Each year, a pool of pieces is used to program a mixed concert at each school providing an opportunity for students to travel and discover current compositional trends at each school. 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the exchange concerts and the San Diego Reader recently wrote an article about the series. You can read the article here.

Sounds at the Sea and Space Resort

I’ve curated three concerts for the Sea and Space Explorations gallery in Highland Park. The concerts are part of the gallery’s annual Summer Resort events.
Thursdays, 8-10pm, $3 suggested donation
The Resort Sound Series Skronk-a-rama

Aug 13 – Mellownoisedrona , performances by: Scott Cazan; Casey Anderson & John Hastings; & Lewis Keller

Aug 20 – Sea & Space Shanty’s, performances by: Julia Holter; Missincinnati (Jessica Catron, Corey Fogel, and Jeremy Drake); & Laura Steenberge

Aug 27 – Solos, Duets, and Groups, performances by: Albert Ortega; Mark Trayle; STEIM Ensemble (Casey Anderson, David Casey, Clay Chaplin, and Aniela Perry)

Resort 2008