11.5.17 The Downtown Independent 251 S Main Street, Los Angeles Doors at 6:30. Show at 7:00pm $10
Sonic Open Orchestra presents Music for String Quartet and Electronics. This exciting program features contemporary works by Jason Martin Castillo, Daniel Wohl, and Steve Reich. The concert will be held at the beautiful Downtown Independent theater. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Program - Jason Martin Castillo: Shimmer and Pulse (Premiere)
Daniel Wohl: Microfluctuations in Plainchant Formless Shapes (by Daniel Wohl in collaboration with Lucky Dragons)
Steve Reich: Different Trains --- About Daniel Wohl: Born and raised in Paris, and currently living in Los Angeles, Daniel Wohl's music blends electronics with acoustic instrumentation to often "surprising and provocative effect" (NPR). He has produced albums, orchestral and chamber works, film, television and ballet scores, and has received critical praise as one of his generation’s "imaginative, skillful creators" (New York Times) making music that is "beautiful...original" (Pitchfork).
Recent performances of his music have been held by the San Francisco Symphony (Soundbox series), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (MusicNOW series), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Hollywood Bowl), New York Youth Symphony (Carnegie Hall), the Bang on a Can All-Stars (Barbican), and has been performed at venues including the Broad Museum, MASS MoCA, the Holland Festival and MoMA Ps1.
Steve Reich: Steve Reich is an American composer who was a pioneer of minimal music in the mid to late 1960s. Reich's style of composition influenced many composers and groups. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (for example, his early compositions It's Gonna Rain and Come Out), and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts (for instance, Pendulum Music and Four Organs). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons, have significantly influenced contemporary music, especially in the US. Reich's work took on a darker character in the 1980s with the introduction of historical themes as well as themes from his Jewish heritage, notably Different Trains.
"There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history, and Steve Reich is one of them." Andrew Clements, The Guardian --- We are thrilled to perform this music as we believe Daniel Wohl and Steve Reich are some of the most important composers writing music today.