an arid ambiance improvised to fill the cavity of your soul

Saturday, July 22, 2000 7pm Performance
MAK Center for Art and Architecture Schindler House 835 N Kings Rd West Hollywood, CA 90069


vinny golia, solo horns 2000

Vinny Golia, the inter-nationally noted multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader, has become an important contributor to the vanguard of creative music. As a composer, he fuses the rich heritage of jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. A former visual artist, Golia is identified at the forefront of improvised music. He plays twenty-six different woodwinds, plus various ethnic aerophones. He has contributed compositions to film, theater, television, dance and video works, and has collaborated with top jazz and experimental artists.


lynn johnston, solo horns 2000Lynn Johnston plays baritone, alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, as well as the bass, alto and B-flat clarinets. He sees the instruments as providing different colors, moods and densities of sound, all with unique harmonic possibilities. An active performing and recording musician for over 30 years, Johnston began as a conventional jazz musician before being galvanized by the innovations of Coleman and Coltrane. In the late 1980s, he led Cruel Frederick, one of the world’s first punk-garage-jazz bands. His latest CD, “First We Feel,” is available on Win.


sara schoenbeck, solo horns 2000Bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck plays with many artists on the experimental scene. She has worked with Kraig Grady and contributed to Noggin’s music for Pamela Z’s “Z Program XL,” a music-movement-text piece. Schoenbeck contributed to “Othervisions,” part of the May 2000 Earjam performance festival.





wadada leo smithIshmael Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser, has been active in creative contemporary world music for over 30 years. Smith has developed a jazz and world music theory and notation system that he calls “Ankhrasmation.” He has taught widely and is currently the Dizzy Gillespie Chair at CalArts. Smith’s N’Da Kulture ensemble performs most of his compositions and is comprised of master musicians and poets utilizing improvisation as a vital element. Smith has performed with numerous top jazz and experimental artists, and his works are performed by prestigious contemporary ensembles, including the Kronos Quartet. His most recent releases are “Tao-Njia,” “Light Upon Light” and “Golden Quartet.”