Southland Ensemble: Rainforest
David Tudor's RAINFOREST is a blueprint to a sonic environment, an exploration of resonance that has had a significant impact on electroacoustic music. Now, over forty years since its inception, Southland Ensemble is proud to present an evening dedicated to the work and that which has been inspired by it.
The concert will feature an installation and live performance of RAINFOREST IV, as well as a world premiere of a new composition by composer Carolyn Chen inspired by Tudor's work.
"The Southland Ensemble continues to add an important dimension to the cultural life of Los Angeles with outstanding performances of the late 20th century masters." (Sequenza 21, 4/7/2015)
Southland Ensemble, formed in 2013, is a recent addition to the experimental music community and has thus far committed itself to presenting a series of portrait concerts. Each concert is carefully programmed to reflect a specific creative period in a given composer's career so that the audience is offered the opportunity to delve deeper into the work. It is in this way that the Southland Ensembles seeks to bring experimental music to a more diverse audience. Since its formation, the ensemble has presented works by Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Ashley and James Tenney among others.
Southland Ensemble consists of eight core members who possess a vast amount of experience within the experimental tradition, particularly in the interpretation of graphic notation and text scores. The collective is flexible in size and often collaborates with guests as the music requires. It is the goal of the ensemble to collectively share their experiences through the mediums of interactive concerts, workshops and lectures.
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