The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) transforms Eagle Rock’s Welcome Inn into a venue for live performances, by creating a free, six hour event featuring experimental music originating in Southern California between 1949 and 1977. Micro concerts take place in individual rooms, allowing key moments in sound and music history to be experienced simultaneously and sequentially in a single location. Among the more than one dozen works presented: Bruce Nauman’s Violin Tuned D.E.A.D., Pauline Oliveros’ Sonic Meditations, L.A. Free Music Society’s (LAFMS) Pyramid Headphones, James Tenney’s Postal Pieces, and David Ornette Cherry and poet Kamau Daaood revisiting Something Else, The Music of Ornette Coleman.
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
*The Calder Quartet, here but not there; there but not here, based on Arnold Schoenberg, Entwürfe zu einem Streichquartett [Draft of a String Quartet] (1949); 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
*Free Jazz: Something Else! based on Something Else!!!!; 4:30pm, 5:30pm
*John Cage, Variations IV (1963), continuous
*Anita Pace, Field Activity, 2012 (inspired by documents describing Merce Cunningham’s Field Dances performance, 1963), 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
*James Tenney, Postal Pieces (1965 – 1971), continuous on the half hour
*Pauline Oliveros, Sonic Meditations (1971), continuous, quarter past and 45 past the hour
*Bruce Nauman, Violin Tuned D.E.A.D. (1969) , on the hour starting at 5:00pm
*Currents Series at the Theater Vanguard (1973 – 1978), continuous
*Robert Wilhite, Bob Wilhite In Concert (1975), continuous
*The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), Pyramid Headphones (1976)
For more information, go to http://www.sassas.org/welcomeinn
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Welcome Inn Time Machine is produced by Cindy Bernard in collaboration with Jessica Catron and the SASSAS Board of Directors. Project curators are Cindy Bernard, Scott Benzel, Lenczycki, Renee Petropoulos, Joseph Potts, and Dawson Weber.