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 December 2018 featured artist is Davy Sumner.

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


Davy Sumner is an installation artist, experimental musician, producer, Maker, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. His creative works are spawned out of physics, biology, and sensory perception, often utilizing original electronics, spatialized audio, antiquated recording devices, repetitive movements, and feedback-based systems as key elements. He specializes in imagining atypical technologies and custom instruments that become animated and unpredictable when introduced to the physical world.

Davy’s work has been featured at Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, REDCAT, CalArts, Grand Central Art Center, Side Street Projects, and The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. A fiercely active and diverse collaborator, he has worked as an arranger and audio engineer with Grammy winning artists Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Sean Carey (S. Carey), Rob Moose (yMusic, Ben Folds), and Eyvind Kang (Beck, Animal Collective).

In 2017 he received a Segal Education Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service for his work as Lead AmeriCorps Fellow of the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, where he directs a free music program for underserved youth in Los Angeles County. Davy holds a Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and an MFA in Experimental Sound Practices from CalArts, where he studied with Mark Trayle, Scott Cazan, and Amy Knoles.


Location Details


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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