EventJanuary 9, 2016

CalArts Alumni at Experimental Music Yearbook Concert

Still from Stephen Cornford’s ‘Digital Audio Film.’ | Image: Twitter

On Jan. 9, the Experimental Music Yearbook closes out its issue 2015 concert series with music and a film screening at the Echo Park Film Center. The night’s program features premieres of works by CalArts alumni Ingrid Lee (Music BFA 12) and Todd Lerew (Music MFA 14) and the Los Angeles premiere of Stephen Cornford’s Digital Audio Film.

For Lee’s and Lerew’s performances, each has composed music that responds to the other’s text about sympathetic resonance, a phenomenon where a formerly passive object is activated due to similar tuned vibrations traveling through space.

Read Lee’s and Lerew’s texts here.

In Cornford’s Digital Audio Film, a portable CD player is turned into a cinematic writing machine when blank film stock is exposed to its laser pick-up, “bringing the two optical media, one of sight and one of sound, into mutually anachronistic dialogue.”

The Experimental Music Yearbook is a database of experimentation in sound and music. It is a repository for composers, performers and the public to “glean methods and styles of various artists working in the experimental music tradition.” An annual music festival is held in conjunction with the completion of the yearbook.

Event Details

Experimental Music Yearbook: Stephen Cornford, Ingrid Lee, Todd Lerew

Jan. 9, 8 pm
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles
Tickets: $5 suggested donation

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