LCMF 2015: West Coast Night

Dec 12 2015 19:00 - 22:30

Ambika P3 Gallery, 35-100 Marylebone Rd, NW1 5 London

PLEASE NOTE: This event will start promptly at 7pm. The space will be open for entry from 6.30pm.

Henry Cowell Banshee (1925)
John Cage First Construction (in Metal) (1939)
Carl Stone Wall Me Do (1987)
Terry Riley Keyboard Study No. 2 (1965)
Maggie Payne Flights of Fancy (1985)
Catherine Lamb Frames (2009/13) (UK premiere)
John Luther Adams Among Red Mountains (2001)
Otis O'Solomon Selected poems
Pauline Oliveros Live improvisation
Morton Subotnick PLAY! 3 (with a film by Tony Martin) (1965) (UK premiere)
Morton Subotnick Solo Buchla set

PERC'M (Cage)
Anton Lukoszevieze cello (Lamb)
Lucia Mense bass recorder (Lamb)
Otis O'Solomon
Pauline Oliveros accordion
Gwen Rouger piano (Cowell, Adams)
Morton Subotnick electronics
Serge Vuille conductor (Cage)

The second night of LCMF 2015 is dedicated to the music of the American West Coast, an exploration of nearly 100 years of musical nonconformism, from the piano insurrections of Henry Cowell to the deep listening of Pauline Oliveros.

Oliveros will be joined by another founding legend of the pioneering San Francisco Tape Music Center, Morton Subotnick (both pictured below, far right), who presents a solo Buchla set and the UK premiere of a 1960s Tape Center composition with a film by Tony Martin. Another composer associated with the Tape Center was Terry Riley, whose Keyboard Study No. 2 gets a rare outing.

Alongside this we zig-zag through the experimental landscape, calling on John Cage's concussive First Construction (in Metal), which premiered in Seattle in 1939, John Luther Adams's monumental Among Red Mountains and Catherine Lamb's subterranean frame.

We excavate two gems from California's 1980s computer music scene, Maggie Payne's Flights of Fancy and Carl Stone's Wall Me Do. On the fiftieth anniversary of the Watts Uprising we present an ultra-rare performance from Otis O’Solomon, whose collective The Watts Prophets emerged from the rubble of that uprising and helped lay the foundations for hip-hop.


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