Tuesday, September 12 at 8pm
privat-publikum (santa ynez series) installation no. 4
composer Johnny Chang and 12 musicians explore Monk / Hildegard and the santa ynez series in Cold Storage 2

Johnny Chang Transcriptions (1): T. Monk
George Brecht: Symphony (1962) in the form of "A Chantor" by Countess Beatriz

The concert begins with Chang's Transcriptions (1): T. Monk, originally written for harpsichord, tonight's performance will feature a version for keyboard and toy piano. The composition explores the composer's memory of the melodies and harmonies of Monk, at times attempting to transcribe his unique style of piano-playing.

"A Chantor" by Beatriz, Countess of Dia (12th century) was transcribed by composer Mark So at the invitation of Chang, who composed a version of George Brecht's Symphony (1962) from the Water Yam pieces. (The originial being a notecard labelled Symphony (1962) and a hole punched in the dead center) Mr. Chang's version calling for "single page excerpts from symphonic scores" of women composers from 11th to 17th century. An important connection in this performance with the original score is that of a noticeable void in the performance space and the music filling up empty spaces.

Natalie Brejcha - viola
Johnny Chang - violin/toy piano
Eric km Clark - violin
Jeremy Drake - guitar
Traci Esslinger - keyboard/electric bass
Christa Graf - violin
Chris Heenan - contrabass clarinet
Orin Hildestadt - violin
David Kendall - harmonium
Joe Kudirka - autoharp
Adam Overton - guitar
David Rothbaum - analogue synthesizer

The privat-publikum series is an ongoing series of house concerts and perforamnce events which take place in a house on the corner of Santa Ynez and Bonnie Brae in Echo Park. Privat-publikum (Private-Audience) is focused on exploring the concept of private moments of interaction between musicians in performance. Largely inspired by the works of composers such as Istvàn Zelenka and Christian Wolff, the series presents new and experimental music in a private setting ranging from fixed instrumental compositions, to instrumental textural improvisations and performance-oriented sonic installations.
photo credit Brian Latta


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