Monthly Archives: August 2013

Twisted Together

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Please join Temple Ad Hoc on a rooftop patio downtown for two musical performances.
Friday, August 30th 2013, 8-11pm
675 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, 90021
Performing first at 8pm; “Earth Like Planets” is a blend of psychedelia, new wave and indie rock whose songs ponder the effects of science and knowledge on consciousness, performed by Los Angles based artist Brian Cooper.  The second performance of the evening will be Christina Stanley, a Bay area violinist, composer and vocalist performing her newest graphic score ‘Blob’ with 7 Los Angeles based musicians as well as exhibiting four of her other graphic scores.
more information on the performers below;
“Earth Like Planets” grew out of Brian Cooper’s work as painter and sculptor. His songs fuse online lectures about philosophy, consciousness, and the cognitive sciences with the emotional and visceral directness of popular music. Each song is written about a specific lecture. Performances are accompanied by video and occasionally include short power point lectures containing original artworks.
“Twisted Together” is an exhibition of five graphic scores conceived and painted by composer, violinist and vocalist Christina Stanley. Four of the works, Put it On, Flora, Mirror Scratched and Dissolution, will be displayed alongside detailed written instructions and accompanied by recordings of the works, which have been previously performed and recorded in the Bay Area by Stanley and various musicians. The fifth and newest work, Blob, will be interpreted and performed live at the Temple Ad Hoc Gallery by Stanley and various LA based musicians.
These works, created over the last three years, are inspired by physical properties of sounds, musical form, sacred geometry and city structures. Performers navigate through these scores like maps, often with detailed directions, sometimes with just visual cues, but always in the spirit of exploration and sonic discovery.
Christina Stanley is a bay area based violinist, composer and vocalist who holds an MFA in Music Performance and Literature from Mills College, where she studied violin with David Abel and composition and improvisation with Fred Frith and Roscoe Mitchell and won the Margaret Lyon prize for excellence in music. She also holds a BM from San Francisco State University where she received a full performance scholarship and studied violin with Daniel Kobialka, Jassen Toderov and the Alexander String Quartet. She is currently an active performing violinist, vocalist, improviser composer and teacher, working as a solo artist as well as a member of various ensembles. She has been a featured performer for the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival at SF MOMA and has premiered works by Roscoe Mitchell under conductor Petr Kotik. Her original painted graphic scores have been featured at the Outsound New Music Summit in San Francisco. She is passionate about working with living composers and composing new music.
this event was curated by elana melissa hill