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 November 2015 featured artist will be Marya Alford, joined by Ron McBain.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 12pm 1pm Performance
Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library 625 North San Vicente Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069


Marya Alford received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2003 and a MFA from USC in 2005. She exhibits in Los Angeles and has screened her films internationally. Working in a variety of media that includes film, photography, sculpture, works on paper, and sound, her work evokes a sense of romanticism, longing and loss. Being research driven, the subjects of her work include historical and literary references. Her practice continues to create a translation or transformation from the merging of different disciplines, forms and thoughts.

Ron McBain is a composer, pianist, and organist living and working in Los Angeles. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Piano Performance in 2003. McBain has performed frequently throughout Europe, Russia, and the United States, including with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as soloist and collaborative musician. He currently scores for film and multi-media and enjoys working with artists and musicians alike.

Together, McBain and Alford have collaborated on various projects including “Franny (and Zooey) for Piano Duet”, performed in Los Angeles in 2011. The second half of the piece is currently in progress. They also run a summer camp for kids exploring the realms of art, installation, music, sound, performance and adventure.

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