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…
January 22Sunday, January 22
Join us for Listening Party with Tom Chasteen, Aaron Curry, and Liz Larner hosted by Bert Voorhees and Catherine Arias at their beautiful John Lautner designed home in Shadow Hills. 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.
February 04Saturday, February 4
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 February 2017 featured artist is Kirsten Carey.
February 12Sunday, February 12
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).
Registration is optional, but we appreciate knowing how many people to expect. Please select the “Get Tickets” button below to register.
March 04Saturday, March 4
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 March 2017 featured artist is Gregory Lenczycki.
“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