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CAROLINE SHAW — ANDREW NORMAN — NADIA SIROTA

“When I wrote Partita for 8 Voices, it was like if you had the little box of eight crayons for a long time, and then you suddenly have the box with 64, with the little pencil sharpener in the back, you kind of go all out. “I like writing for string quartet because it’s not […]

VIJAY IYER AND TEJU COLE — BLIND SPOT

This weekend in downtown Los Angeles, CAP UCLA kicks off its 2018–2019 season with BLIND SPOT, a collaboration between pianist-composer Vijay Iyer and writer-photographer Teju Cole, based on Cole’s 2017 book of prose and images. Iyer, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan, and cellist Tomeka Reid will play Iyer’s score and accompany Cole’s spoken-word […]

PATHWAY TO PARIS CONCERT

Pathway to Paris—founded in 2014 by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon—is committed to raising consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action and offers solutions to turning the Paris Agreement into action. Tickets are now on sale for PATHWAY TO PARIS LOS ANGELES, a benefit concert featuring Patti Smith, Karen O, Lucinda Williams, Flea, Dhani Harrison, Eric […]

UPCOMING DANCE FROM CAP UCLA

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company—whose collaboration with SITI Company, A Rite, brought down the house at Royce Hall three years ago—is returning to UCLA this autumn with ANALOGY TRILOGY, a marathon work that combines Analogy/Dora and Analogy/Lance with Analogy Ambros, based on a story by W. G. Sebald. The Jones/Zane company engagement is one […]

DAVID LYNCH IN CONVERSATION

On the occasion of the publication of his memoir ROOM TO DREAM, Book Soup presents a screening of every episode of David Lynch’s animated series DUMBLAND, followed by a conversation with its creator.   DUMBLAND—DAVID LYNCH IN CONVERSATION WITH KRISTINE MCKENNA, Thursday, June 21, at 7 pm. THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL, 929 South Broadway, downtown […]

TAYLOR MAC IN LOS ANGELES

Near the end of his recent T magazine essay on queer theater and the landmark plays of Mart Crowley (The Boys in the Band), Tony Kushner (Angels in America), Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy), and Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey), Jesse Green wrote: “Among the new works I’ve actually seen, the only… […]

JONNY GREENWOOD’S PHANTOM THREAD

Jonny Greenwood, Wordless Music, and principals from London Contemporary Orchestra will perform Greenwood’s PHANTOM THREAD score during two Ace Hotel screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film. The screening concerts will be conducted by Robert Ames, with Katherine Tinker on piano.   PHANTOM THREAD LIVE SCORE, Friday, March 2, at 8 pm and midnight. THE THEATRE […]