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 2018 featured artist is Davy Sumner.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 12pm 1pm Performance
Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library 625 North San Vicente Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 Location Details »

Details

Davy Sumner is an installation artist, experimental musician, percussionist, maker, and educator in Los Angeles, CA. He creative works are spawned out of noise, physics, biology, and society, often utilizing sound spatialization, feedback-based systems, auditory illusions, chaos, and original electronics as key elements. Davy specializes in imagining and fabricating custom technologies and homemade devices that become animated, unstable, and unpredictable when introduced to the physical world.
Davy has installed work and performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grand Central Art Center, REDCAT, Long Beach City College, The Long Beach PUMP Festival, The wulf., Automata, The Cedar Cultural Center, Side Street Projects, and The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival. A fiercely active and diverse collaborator, Davy has worked in live and studio settings with Grammy-winner Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Sean Carey (S. Carey, Bon Iver), Rob Moose (yMusic, Ben Folds), Eyvind Kang (Beck, Animal Collective), and Michael Pisaro.

Davy earned his Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his MFA in Experimental Sound Practices from CalArts, where he studied with Mark Trayle, Scott Cazan, and Amy Knoles.

Location Details

Parking

One hour free parking in the garage (with validation)

Other Info

The Children’s Theatre is on the second floor of the West Hollywood Library. From the garage, go upstairs and enter through the main doors. Walk straight down the hallway to the right, and the Children’s Theatre looks like a big shipping crate from the outside.

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