I am a member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), as is artist/musician Paul McCarthy. Whenever Paul speaks about the music of the LAFMS he refers to it as “porch music.” I think Paul is trying to link the unrehearsed improvised music that we produce with the traditions of folk music. This form invites all comers to participate in a communal exercise of joining together to create a musical experience that is greater than the sum…
April 01Saturday, April 1
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 April 2017 featured artist is Kozue Matsumoto.
April 09Sunday, April 9
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 by Joe Potts, founding member of LAFMS (Los Angeles Free Music Society).
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April 23Sunday, April 23
Join us for Listening Party with Jack Black, Tanya Haden, and Shana Lutker, hosted by George and Judy Penner at their beautiful mid-century modern home in Pasadena. Ticket price includes food and drinks in an intimate setting with sound and music shared by artists for your listening pleasure. Proceeds benefit SASSAS and the sound. concert series.
May 06Saturday, May 6
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 May 2017 featured artist is Emily Lacy.
“Hey, please send SASSAS some money – this organization is struggling to keep experimental music alive in Los Angeles and needs your support.” – Mike Kelley, Artforum, December 2006