WE DID IT! Thanks to the generosity of our Members, we surpassed our goal and raised $18,700! THANK YOU!

SASSAS remains the rare experimental music organization in Los Angeles that guarantees fees to artists for their performances, almost all of which are presented free of charge. We are an artist run organization, so your giving reaches far in Los Angeles’ creative community. Scroll down to see the programming that your valuable Membership supports.

Help SASSAS turn up the sound and reach its $10,000 year-end goal. Join or renew your membership today!



Special Bootleg LP Artwork Premiums!

This year, artwork from SASSAS’s Bootleg LP Auction is available as a membership premium at the $100 level or higher! Here are just a few of the available pieces. Visit this page for more info on how to claim one!

23-Dueñas-Blast 13

Sid M. Dueñas

Steve DeGroodt

Steve DeGroodt

75-Rasmussen-Blast 13

Heather Rasmussen

Membership Levels

We invite you to have a look back over SASSAS’s year in review. 2016 was rich with the cutting-edge sound programming you’ve come to expect from us — and most of it presented free of charge. We have some big plans in the works for 2017 too, broadening the reach of experimental sound programs across greater Los Angeles and beyond. Scroll down to have a look at the programs that your valuable Membership supports:

sound. at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook: Bobb Bruno, Dan Clucas, and Simone Forti
May 15, 2016

  • SASSAS presented its fifth free public concert at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook with new works by experimental guitarist Bobb Bruno and trumpeter Dan Clucas, a performance by Simone Forti.
  • Dan Clucas, joined by Carlos Alvidrez, Brian Christopherson, Jeremy Keller, Eric Sbar, Andy Sykora, and Kris Tiner performed roaming improvisations across the hillside.
  • Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Bobb Bruno, widely known as half of the alternative pop duo Best Coast, followed at the open air pavilion.
  • Renowned choreographer Simone Forti concluded the afternoon with Huddle (1961) as interpreted by volunteer performers from the MOCA Teen Program.
  • FREE

Charles Curtis

sound. at the Schindler House: Charles Curtis
July 30, 2016

  • SASSAS presented internationally renowned cellist Charles Curtis performing the Los Angeles premiere of Valence (2016), by composer Tashi Wada, along with works by Bach, Dallapiccola, Ganassi, and Machaut.
Joe Potts (image: Felix Salazar)

Joe Potts (image: Felix Salazar)


  • Second Sunday of the month from 1-4pm; 10 sessions in 2016
  • SASSAS continued this ongoing open experimental jam session led by Joe Potts of LAFMS.
  • Presented in collaboration with the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (CFAER), where the sessions are hosted.
  • FREE


sound. at the Schindler House: Pauline Oliveros and Philip Gelb