Together, with the generosity of our Members, SASSAS remains the rare experimental music organization in Los Angeles that guarantees fees to artists for their performances, almost all of which are presented free of charge. We are an artist run organization, so your giving reaches far in Los Angeles’ creative community.

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Special Membership Premiums!

This year, a choice of one SASSAS Record is available as a membership premium at the $100 level or higher!

Membership renewals at the $250 level or higher will receive all 3 of our SASSAS Records.

Learn more about these albums here.


2018 SASSAS Year in Review

Looking back at 2018, SASSAS is proud to have offered three commissions of new work at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (BHSO) and a premiere at the Kings Road Park Pavilion, as well as encouraged musicians young and old to explore new sounds through soundShoppe and soundSpark.

2019 marks the 20th ANNIVERSARY of the sound. concert series and we are busy planning programming in celebration of its history, along with a new site-specific commission at the Wende Museum of the Cold War on May 4, a sprawling Exquisite Corpse concert at the BHSO on October 13, and an installation of videos from the SASSAS Archives at the Schindler House (MAK Center for Art and Architecture).


 

sound. at Kings Road Park Pavilion: Fahad Siadat and Stephanie Cheng Smith

December 2, 2018

SASSAS remains firmly committed to supporting local artists and presented two Los Angeles area composer/performers for our final event of 2018. Fahad Siadat premiered new compositions utilizing rich layers of voice that attracted the curiosity of park-goers and passersby. Stephanie Cheng Smith performed on her Bell Controller which, with its combination of light and sound kept, kept us on the edge of our seats

Stephanie Smith’s Bell Controller

Fahad Siadat

Stephanie Cheng Smith

 


sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: Anna Homler, Odeya Nini, Laura Steenberge

October 21, 2018

SASSAS presented a FREE concert featuring three LA-based artists for whom voice plays a central role. Laura Steenberge opened things up at the amphitheater where she was joined by Erika Bell, Jesse Quebbeman-Turley and Sharon Chohi Kim. Laura was followed by Odeya Nini, who, with Archie Carey, Heather Lockie, Melaena Cadiz, and Daniela Gesundheit, led the crowd in a procession to the top of the hill, where they performed with a 180 degree view of the City as a backdrop. Anna Homler finished the evening with a golden hour performance in the pavilion backed by Jeff Schwartz, Michael Intriere, and Jorge Martin.

FREE

Laura Steenberge with Erika Bell, Sharon Chohi Kim, and Jesse Quebbeman

Odeya Nini

Anna Homler with Michael Intriere, Jorge Martin, and Jeff Schwartz


soundShoppe

soundShoppe is a FREE opportunity for anyone of any age or background to explore what can happen when creatives get together in a room full of noisemakers. All are welcome to join in, or to sit back and take it in.

Joe Potts, founding member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) led nine of these unstructured sound workshops which are presented by SASSAS in collaboration with the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock.

FREE


soundSpark

SASSAS presented eight free soundSpark concerts for young children at the West Hollywood Library Children’s Theater. Participating in this final year of soundSpark were Cory BeersKirsten CareyJen BewerseMax KutnerNick HonTrevor AnderiesCody Putnam, and Alina Roitstein.

FREE and presented in partnership with the City of West Hollywood.

 


SASSAS Archives

SASSAS continues to add to its robust online audio, image, and video archives. Watch our Facebook and Instagram feeds for announcements of documentation from Laura Steenberge, Odeya Nini, and Anna Homler and Fahad Siadat and Stephanie Cheng Smith online soon!