STATE OF SASSAS: Director’s Report, July 2014 – SASSAS is strapped.

It’s great to be back after a year in Charlottesville as the Ruffin Distinguished Artist in Residence at UVA. SASSAS is blessed with two dedicated Assistant Directors, Christina Ondrus and Daniel Corral, who stepped up and did an incredible job while I was away! In the last month SASSAS has launched an incredible new website (fabulously designed by Team A) and we’re received two Critics Picks and a review in…

  • August 02
    Brendan Carn
    Saturday, August 2

    Brendan Carn


    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. August’s concert will feature Brendan Carn.

  • August 10
    Gear, soundShoppe, November, 2008 (photo by Jorge Martin)
    Sunday, August 10

    soundShoppe 8.10.14


    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.

    Registration is optional, please select the Get Tickets button to register.

  • August 23
    from left: Odeya Nini, Woody Sullender, Carmina Escobar (images courtesy the artists)
    Saturday, August 23

    Space as Raw Material


    MAK Center for Art and Architecture Schindler House

    “The architectural design concerns itself with ‘space’ as its raw material and with the articulated room as its product.”
    – RM Schindler, 1912

    Space as Raw Material features Woody Sullender, Odeya Nini and Carmina Escobar highlighting the acoustics of the historic Schindler House, using installation, voice and performance.


  • September 03
    KIDS PLAY Oliveros
    Wednesday, September 3


    Kids Play...

    SASSAS and Harmony Project present Kids Play Oliveros, a free workshop series introducing young adults to experimental musician and composer Pauline Oliveros. This is the second iteration of the series, following last year’s successful Kids Play Cage, which introduced youth to pioneering composer John Cage.

    The series is facilitated by the founding members of the Southland Ensemble (Eric KM Clark, James Klopfleisch and Christine Tavolacci), who will lead three days of workshops guiding students through the music and ideas of Pauline Oliveros.


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