The Potts Report: May 2017

My friend Danny Gromfin just gave me a stack of vintage Grateful Dead LPs that he inherited from his “hippie aunt.” He asked me if I had ever seen the Dead in concert. I remarked that I had seen them several times at The Shrine when I was about the same age as his fourteen year old daughter. It got me thinking of how and when I first became aware of improvised music, and I think these concerts may just…

  • November 04
    Saturday, November 4

    November 2017 Artist TBA

    soundSpark

    Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library

    soundSpark is a free, monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark takes place at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. The November 2017 featured artist is TBA.

  • November 11
    Saturday, November 11

    James Tenney’s Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps

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    Los Angeles Arts District The Box

    SASSAS proudly presents the posthumous world premiere of James Tenney’s Changes: Sixty-Four Studies for Six Harps. Written in 1985, Changes uses a FORTRAN IV computer program to poetically render the 64 chance procedures of the I-Ching, the ancient Chinese divination text, into a microtonal harmonic field performed on six specially tuned harps. Presented with support from The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.


    Reservations are full for this event but you can sign up for the wait list.


     

  • November 12
    soundShoppe, August 10, 2014 (photo by Cindy Bernard)
    Sunday, November 12

    soundShoppe 11.12.17

    soundShoppe

    Center for the Arts Eagle Rock

    soundShoppe is a FREE, monthly, unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock. All are welcome to join–from experienced musicians to novices. The ongoing sessions are led byJoe Potts, founding member of LAFMS (Los Angeles Free Music Society).

    Registration is optional, but we appreciate knowing how many people to expect.  Please select the “Get Tickets” button below to register.

  • December 02
    soundSpark 5/3/14: Louis Keller
    Saturday, December 2

    December 2017 Artist TBA

    soundSpark

    Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library

    soundSpark is a free, monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark takes place at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. The December 2017 featured artist is TBA.

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