soundSpark is a monthly new music series for young children featuring solo and duo performances by emerging artists. soundSpark is free and takes place in the West Hollywood Library Children’s Theatre at 12pm on the first Saturday of every month. This month’s concert will feature Karen Adelman and Sarah Petersen.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 12pm Performance
Children's Theatre West Hollywood Library 625 North San Vicente Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069


Sarah Petersen is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates sound, performance, installation, and the production of signs and signals that others can use to reconsider and intervene in social space. To this end, since 2012 she’s been exploring humming in groups in a variety of contexts. Trained in multiple vocalization and embodiment practices (including Body-Mind Centering, MargolisBrown physical theater training, West African and modern dance, Skinner release technique, vocal training, and Anusara yoga), she has collaborated on numerous performances with other artists, dancers, and choreographers. Additionally, she had the honor of performing experimental improvisational music with Brown Rainbow (Minneapolis) intermittently throughout the ‘oughts with a rotating crew of amazing musicians. She holds an MFA in Art from CalArts (2012), and her work has recently been hosted in Los Angeles by Center For the Arts Eagle Rock, Paramount Ranch Art Fair, Venice 6114, Concord, and the New Wight Gallery at UCLA, in addition to the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunst, Braunschweig, Germany, and she has appeared recently in others’ work at Human Resources, Monte Vista Projects, and OLR Cabaret, all in Los Angeles. She is currently preparing a performance for Honor Fraser Gallery.

soundSpark 04.05.14 Karen Adelman

Karen Adelman is an artist, writer, and educator based in Los Angeles. She grew up in New York and trained as a singer on the East Coast before she started making video and sculptural installations that investigate the strange, reciprocal relationships of our bodies and the spaces they inhabit. She moved to LA to study at USC (MFA 2012) and began performing live pieces that mix pop and classical music references with material explorations of vibration and resonance, using texts, voice, movement, costumes and sculpture. She tries to create spaces and moments that inspire unusual connections and stimulate new pathways; her work lives in the overlap where sense and the senses switch places. She has performed at Public Fiction, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Night Gallery, LA

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