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soundSpark with Karen Adelman and Sarah Petersen

Saturday, April 5, 2014

soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children's Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month's concert will feature Karen Adelman and Sarah Petersen.

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AD HOC #10: Shackle Affair with YOUNG/DAY

Sunday, April 13, 2014

SASSAS and the city of West Hollywood present Shackle, which is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Deckard on laptop-instrument. This set features YOUNG/DAY, with Andrea Young on voice/electronics and Michael Day on prepared turntable.

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soundShoppe

Sunday, May 11, 2014

soundShoppe @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock is a monthly unstructured sound workshop/ noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock - FREE.

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concert archive

Check out our repository of concerts in both audio and video formats recorded over that last 11 years.

audio archive | video archive

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recent events

soundSpark with Claire Chenette

Saturday, March 1, 2014

soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children's Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month's concert will feature Claire Chenette.

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Listening Party with Judie Bamber and Thaddeus Strode

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Listening Party at the Echo Parkhome of Jamey Bair and Mo Najand, with artists Judie Bamber and Thaddeus Strode. Join SASSAS as well-known and emerging artists, musicians and writers share their favorite sounds and music to benefit the sound. concert series and other SASSAS programming

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soundSpark with Anna Oxygen

Saturday, February 1, 2014

soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children's Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month's concert will feature Anna Oxygen.

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AD HOC #9: Thomas Ankersmit, Konrad Sprenger

Sunday, January 12, 2014

SASSAS and Center for the Arts Eagle Rock present acclaimed electro-acoustic Berlin-based musicians Thomas Ankersmit and Konrad Sprenger.

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2013 Year End Fund Drive

Saturday, December 9, 2013
to Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SASSAS is happy to announce our sound. 2014 calendar, and ask for your continued support to maintain the quality and quantity of the concerts you attend. Please help us reach our 2013 year end goal, and renew your membership or join today! Visit our Facebook Event Page for more info.

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soundSpark with Heather Lockie

Saturday, January 4, 2014

soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children's Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month's concert will feature Heather Lockie.

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soundSpark with Archey Carey and Odeya Nini

Saturday, December 7, 2013

soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children's Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month's concert will feature vocalist Odeya Nini and bassoonist Archie Carey.

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soundShoppe

Sunday, November 10, 2013

soundShoppe @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock is a monthly unstructured sound workshop/noise jam for experimental musicians and sound artists presented by SASSAS and Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock - FREE.

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soundSpark with Erin Barnes

Saturday, November 2, 2013

soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children's Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month's concert will feature percussionist Erin Barnes.

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Listening Party with Sam Durant and Ana Prvacki

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Listening Party at the John Lautner home of Bert Voorhees and Catherine Arias with artists Sam Durant and Ana Prvacki. Join SASSAS as well-known and emerging artists, musicians and writers share their favorite sounds and music to benefit the sound. concert series and other SASSAS programming

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soundSpark with Brian Walsh

Saturday, October 5, 2013

soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children's Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month's concert will feature clarinetist Brian Walsh.

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soundSpark at the West Hollywood Book Fair

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Join us for the inaugural soundSpark performances at the West Hollywood Book Fair! Vocalist Odeya Nini and bassoonist Archie Carey will perform at 1pm and 3pm.

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Listening Party with Charles Gaines and Yunhee Min

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Listening Party at the Echo Park home of Steve Elkins with artist/composer Charles Gaines and Yunhee Min. Join SASSAS as well-known and emerging artists, musicians and writers share their favorite sounds and music to benefit the sound. concert series and other SASSAS programming.

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Kids Play Cage Concert

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The culminating performance of SASSAS' Kids Play Cage workshops! See below for more info.

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Kids Play Cage Workshops

Wed, Thurs, Fri, September 3-5

Kids Play Cage is an educational program that introduces middle and high school students to the music of influential American composer John Cage. Produced in collaboration with Harmony Project, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, and the Southland Ensemble.

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sound. at 356 Mission: Aaron Dilloway, Jason Lescalleet & John Wiese

Saturday, August 17, 2013

sound. at 356 Mission is pleased to present the first-ever Los Angeles performance of electro-acoustic duo Aaron Dilloway and Jason Lescalleet on Saturday, August 17 at 8:00pm. Opening for Dilloway and Lescalleet is Los Angeles-based John Wiese, founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek and an alum of SASSAS’s recent Tape Music Concert.

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AD HOC #8: Wrack

Sunday, July 28, 2013

SASSAS and the city of West Hollywood present Kyle Bruckmann's Chicago-based ensemble Wrack, who will play an evening of music inspired by Thomas Pynchon's novels. There will also be an exciting performance by the Vinny Golia Saxophone Ensemble.

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BLAST! [10]

Sunday, May 19, 2013

2013 is the 10th anniversary of our annual garden party fundraiser, and we are marking the occasion by moving the event back to the east side of town, to the San Marino home of the Hillenburg family.

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sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: MURAL

Sunday, May 5, 2013

A free concert by Mural at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, to be performed along with several Los Angeles based musicians including Ted Byrnes, Matt Barbier, Claire Chenette and Archie Carey. The Baldwin Park Scenic Overlook is a unique park in the greater Los Angeles area with views of the entire LA Basin.

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AD HOC #7: John Bischoff / Anti-Matter

SASSAS, in conjunction with Center For the Arts Eagle Rock, presents Bay Area electronic music luminaries John Bischoff and Antimatter (aka Xopher Davidson) in a rare evening of live sound constructions.

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sound. at the Center For the Arts Eagle Rock: Rangda, Blues Control and Crooked Cowboy and the Freshwater Indians

The Los Angeles premiere performance of Rangda featuring Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) and Chris Corsano (Bjork and many others) with Blues Control (NYC) and Crooked Cowboy and the Freshwater Indians (Los Angeles). Co-presented by CFAER and SASSAS.

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Listening Party with Sharon Lockhart and Laura Owens

A Listening Party at the Frank Israel-designed home of a private art collector, in Beverly Hills, with artist/djs Sharon Lockhart and Laura Owens and incredible views. Join SASSAS as well-known and emerging artists, musicians and writers share their favorite sounds and music to benefit the sound. concert series and other SASSAS programming

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sound. at the Schindler House: Tape Music

A rare concert of music composed for reel-to-reel tape. The unique architecture of the Schindler House creates multiple listening spaces to revisit this historic concert form featuring recent works from John Wiese and William Basinski; historic works from Pauline Oliveros, and the collaborative duo of Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw; as well as selections from Gary Todd's Cortical Foundation label that were composed for tape, on tape, and originally presented on tape..

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October Listening Party

Meg Cranston and Geoff Tuck at the last remaining Wallace Neff bubble house in the United States hosted by Steve and Sari Roden.

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sound. at the Kings Road Park Pavilion: myrmyr

The premiere Los Angeles performance of Oakland-based duo myrmyr, Agnes Szelag & Marielle Jakobsons, known for entrancing ambiences and intricate layered melodies. With a foundation of violin and cello, the duo creates an intimate post-classical atmosphere inspired by folk elements of their common Eastern European ancestry.

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Welcome Inn Time Machine

SASSAS transformed Eagle Rock's Welcome Inn into a venue for live performances creating a free, six hour event featuring experimental music originating in Southern California, 1949 - 1977. Micro concerts take place in individual rooms allowing key moments in sound and music history to be experienced simultaneously and sequentially in a single location. Among the 11 works presented: Bruce Nauman's Violin Tuned D.E.A.D., Pauline Oliveros' Sonic Meditations, LAFMS' Pyramid Headphones, and James Tenney's Postal Pieces. A pert of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival.

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fundraising

Fix-It-Up Too

A reprise of The Fix-It-Up Show, a project first developed by Jeffrey Vallance and Michael Uhlenkott for an exhibition at LACE in 1981. Several artists were asked to bring in works that they were unsatisfied with or were incomplete and Jeffrey and Michael "fixed" them. For the 2012 version fixers Barbara Bloom, Meg Cranston, Lisa Lapinski, Stephen Prina, Jim Shaw, Alexis Smith, Mungo Thomson, Michael Uhlenkott Jeffrey Vallance and Christopher Williams will alter works donated by 100 known artists. Hosted by Blum and Poe in Culver City.

Photos from the exhibition

 

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Including our special line of Joe Potts 10th Anniversary t-shirt collection.

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about us

SASSAS

P.O. Box 50386
Los Angeles, CA 90050

The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as a catalyst for the creation, presentation, and recognition of experimental art and sound practices in the Greater Los Angeles area.

SASSAS is supported in part through grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of West Hollywood Arts Commission, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Good Works Foundation, The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.