Category Archives: MUSIC

FRANCES STARK, HAMZA WALKER, AND JOSH KUN — FRIEZE LOS ANGELES

For the inaugural FRIEZE LOS ANGELES TALK, Frances Stark will be quizzed by Hamza Walker and Josh Kun in a new take on Name That Tune.

NAME THAT TUNE—FRANCES STARK

Friday, February 1, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

LAXART

7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood.

From top: Frances Stark; art for Stark’s The Magic Flute. Images courtesy the artist and LAXART.

JUDSON DANCE THEATER SYMPOSIUM

In one of the last programs in the Judson exhibition, the symposium JUDSON DANCE THEATER—A COLLECTIVE SPECULATION brings together artists, scholars, and critics for presentations, discussions, and sound improvisations.

Organized by MOMA, participants include Malik GainesAndré LepeckiFred Moten; K.J. Holmes and Ramsey AmeenMarina Rosenfeld with Eli Keszler and Greg FoxClare CroftBarbara ClausenGus Solomons Jr.; and Philip Corner with Daniel Goode, David Demnitz, Leyna Marika PapachPhoebe Neville, and Iris Brooks.

JUDSON DANCE THEATER—A COLLECTIVE SPECULATION

Sunday, January 27, from 2 pm to 6 pm.

MOMA P.S.1

22–25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens.

From top: Harold Edgerton, Gus Solomons, Dancer, 1960; Philip Corner and Phoebe Neville, photograph by Dawid LaskowskiSteve Paxton and Trisha Brown at Bennington College, 1980, photograph by Tylere Resch.

JOAN JONAS — THEY COME TO US WITHOUT A WORD

THEY COME TO US WITHOUT A WORDJoan Jonas’ 2015 Venice Biennale installation—will be on view in California for the first time.

The work incorporates performance, video art, sculpture, and drawing, and will be in San Francisco through mid-March.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Jonas will present two live performances of MOVING OFF THE LAND, “a mesmerizing tribute and poetic response to the power of the ocean.”*

Jonas will also participate in a public conversation with David Gruber, Chrissie Iles, and Markus Reymann at ths year’s FOG Design + Art Fair.

JOAN JONAS—

THEY COME TO US WITHOUT A WORD

January 17 through March 10.

Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

 

A CONVERSATION WITH JOAN JONAS

Thursday, January 17, at 3 pm.

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

JOAN JONAS—

MOVING OFF THE LAND*

Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20.

Both shows at 6 pm.

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

From top:

Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word II (2015). Performance with Jason Moran at Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, July, 2015. Photograph by Moira Ricci.

Production image from Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word (2015). Image courtesy the artist.

Jonas (right) with Michelle Obama (center) and Malia Obama, June 20, 2015, U.S. Pavilion, Venice Biennale. Photograph by Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images.

Jonas performing Moving Off the Land, Ocean—Sketches and Notes (2018), at Danspace Project, New York. Photograph by Ian Douglas. Image Courtesy of Danspace Project.
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Production images from Joan Jonas, They Come to Us without a Word. Image courtesy the artist.

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT — L.A. DANCE PROJECT

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT—a new evening-length dance work from Benjamin Millepied investigating “techniques of counterpoint, fugue, and canon within his choreography”—will be performed by L.A. Dance Project at their downtown Los Angeles headquarters, reconfigured for an in-the-round experience.Twelve dancers from the ensemble—Doug Baum, Anthony Lee Bryant, Aaron Carr, David Adrian Freeland Jr., Mario Gonzalez, Madison Hicks, Daisy Jacobson, Nathan B. Makolandra, Rachelle Rafailedes, Gianna Reisen, Janie Taylor, Patricia Zhou—will be joined by violinist Etienne Gara, who will play Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita for Violin No. 2 in D Minor” as well as sections from Mystery Sonatas and The National Anthems by David Lang.

Alessandro Sartori has designed the costumes for the piece, and Millepied designed the lighting.

L.A. DANCE PROJECT—

I FALL, I FLOW, I MELT

Saturday and Sunday, January 12 and 13.

Tuesday through Sunday,

January 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

All performances at 8 pm.

L.A. Dance Project Studios

2245 East Washington Boulevard, downtown Los Angeles.

Benjamin Millepied, I Fall, I Flow, I Melt (2018), rehearsal. Millepied, top right and below center, with his dancers.

All images courtesy L.A. Dance Project.

LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

This week in Beverly Hills, Ludwig Göransson—composer for all of Ryan Coogler’s films, and producer of Haim and Childish Gambino—will perform live and join Elvis Mitchell for a conversation about film music and production.

 

AN EVENING WITH LUDWIG GÖRANSSON

Tuesday, January 15, at 7:30 pm.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

9390 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills.

Above: Fruitvale Station original soundtrack album.

Below: Donald Glover (left) and Ludwig Göransson.