SASSAS presents a FREE day long concert at Kings Road Park, featuring performers that have previously played at soundSpark! Artists currently include:
Cory Beers is a versatile American drummer and percussionist also specializing in Cimbalom, North Indian Tabla, and Macedonian Davul among many other percussion instruments. Mr. Beers is fluent in a great many traditions and styles of music. Mr. Beers earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in percussion performance from the California Institute of the Arts, where he was a student of contemporary western percussion, traditional musics of North India, Bali, Java and West Africa. He also attended the Conservatory of Music in Chisinau, Moldova where he studied Cimbalom performance. Mr. Beers frequently performs with such diverse groups as Falsetto Teeth, Taraful Usturoi, the Petrojvic Blasting Company, and Eighteen Squared. He also composes for and performs with his percussion ensemble BoorBaar, a group known for its unusually complex and inventive percussion music.
Patrick Behnke & Kozue Matsumoto
Patrick Behnke is active as a composer, violist, and improvisor both in the Detroit and Los Angeles, where he has recently performed projects in the wulf (LA) and Trinosophes (Detroit). A native of the greater Detroit area, he holds a performance degree from the University of Michigan and is currently working on a joint performance and composition M.F.A at the California Institute of the Arts. Patrick has also participated in music and cultural studies at the Vivekananda Institute for Indian Studies in Mysore, India. Major performances of his works include the premier of his ‘Canyonlands’ Suite at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit as well as the premier of his chamber orchestra work, ‘BroadcastLove’ by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Patrick has also appeared in concert with master Malian musician Cheick Hamala Diabate at the Arab American National Museum. As a violist for experimental pop, he has performed and recorded with Michigan artists DAD, Matthew Daher, and Evan Haywood. Patrick also appears on the soundtrack and on screen for the film River of Fundament by Matthew Barney.
Kozue Matsumoto Born and raised in Tohoku area in Japan and having lived in Tokyo as well, Kozue is now based in the Los Angels area. She has played koto since she was three years old under Ikuta-ryu Miyagi-kai and holds a semi-master title. She has also played shamisen and shinobue since she was small. In North America, she has been collaborating with various musicians, dancers, visual artists etc. Not only does she play traditional/contemporary/experimental music, but she also improvises, composes, and creates digital arts. Other than performances and inter-disciplinary collaborations with various artists, she is currently working on integrating the koto sounds and computer technology to expand the koto performance. She has studied improvisation, composition, and technology under Susan Allen, Vinny Golia, and Eyvind Kang, and Ajay Kapur, and graduated with her M.F.A. in Performer-Composer at California Institute of the Arts.
Logan Hone & Caitlyn Conlin
Logan Hone is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser based in Los Angeles. He is a member of Bright Whistles, Logan Hone’s Similar Fashion, FunCoffin (with Christian Asplund), Vinny Golia and Graviton, Ice People, and Desert Magic. He is also a co-founder of Deseret Experimental Opera Company in Utah, which produces and performs experimental operas. Logan holds a degree in Jazz Performance from California Institute of the Arts.
Caitlyn Conlin is a Los Angeles-based actress, musician, composer, clown and educator. She is on faculty in the School of Dramatic Arts at USC and she received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Caitlyn has lent her musical and theatrical talents to several critically acclaimed and award winning theater companies performing at notable venues around Los Angeles and internationally including: REDCAT, Bootleg Theater, Grand Performances, International RADAR LA Festival, LATC, Getty Villa, South Coast Repertory, SOMA Fest, London, Scotland, China and Russia. Currently Caitlyn is composing two musicals in collaboration with Dean David Bridel of the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Linnea Sablosky is an emphatic musician with a passion for close harmony and intricate rhythms. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she studied Balkan singing and West African drumming from a young age and has since developed fluency in musics from Georgia, Eastern Europe, and Indonesia. Twice she’s toured with Northern Harmony, a world folk choir, singing and teaching workshops in Europe, the U.K., North America, and Colombia. She is a member of several ensembles in Los Angeles including Kidi Band, which released its debut album in February 2016, and Kalebi, a Georgian polyphony septet which she directs. Linnea holds a BFA in World Music Performance from California Institute of the Arts.
Stephanie Cheng Smith is a multiple-media artist, composer and violinist who enjoys creating environments that move and influence the mind and body. She often works with massive textures, small motors, tactile objects, and light. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and earned an MFA in Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts.
Electric Sound Bath is Brian Griffith and Ang Wilson. Our music is recorded with Singing Bowls, Bass Guitar, A Few Pedals, Some Crystals and Palo Santo. We view our act of creating music as a meditation itself and perhaps it will be helpful in your own practice. Brian performs on the bass guitar with the help of a few effect pedals, and Ang accompanies with a traditional Nepalese singing bowl, acoustic bells, found sounds and modular synth. Together we aim to bridge the gap between acoustic sound baths and amplified drones.
Anna Luisa Petrisko is a sound, video, performance and visual artist. Her art investigates the complexities of the colonized body while encompassing a multitude of experience of time, space, and self.
A Horse A Spoon A Bucket is a magical baby-centric band for the often simplified younger audience. The songs take inspiration from ‘50s rock ’n’ roll and ‘80s new wave, finding whimsical and surreal ways to get even the grownup babies dancing. The band has completed three self-produced albums, with a fourth in the works that combines the carnivalesque with the long-forgotten radio drama. Their past performances have included California Institute of the Arts, The Roy O. Disney Concert Hall, The Troubadour, Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap, Heart of Art Gallery, The Big Space, Spotlight Arts Center, Cardio Arts, and many more! They just finished a summer residency at the California Institute of the Abnormalarts (CIA) in North Hollywood.
11:00am – Cory Beers (Outside)
11:30 – Linnea Sablonsky (Inside the pavilion)
12:00pm – Logan Hone & Caitlyn Conlin (Outside)
12:30 – Stephanie Smith (Inside the pavilion)
1:00 – Electric Sound Bath (Outside)
1:30 – Anna Luisa Petrisko( Inside the pavilion)
2:00 – Alex Noice (Outside)
2:30 – Patrick Behnke & Kozue Matsumoto (Inside the pavilion)
3:00 – A Horse A Spoon A Bucket (Outside)