Furniture Music — A Concert for Household Objects
Date & Time
July 6, 2013, 8pm
A Home in Venice

An evening of noisy new music exploring the sonic potential of household objects.

The event will be hosted in a 1914 Venice Craftsman redesigned and remodeled in 1998 by Architect Roger F. White to emphasize the historical conditions including site, culture, environment and economics in relationship to the context of the time. Alterations to the house are always in progress as part of the evolution of a Contemporary Bungalow for the 21st Century. The night will consist of three separate performances:

James KlopfleischJohn Lithgow 1; a piece for processed bowed milk carton, where the speaker channels the ghost (and bits of text) from the great John Lithgow.

Liam MooneyDrum Solo; a noisy combination of drums, vacuum cleaners, and an assortment of plumbing and electrical supplies.

Todd LerewTest Weekly; for smoke detectors and fog machine.

The first performance will start at 8pm sharp, parking will be very limited so plan to arrive early because its a beach day… in Venice… in a residential neighborhood… with lots of restaurants around…

James Klopfleisch is an experimental composer/performer currently living in Los Angeles. His work lies on the fault line between music + performance/event, realizing itself somewhere between the framing of sound in time and the overlapping of musical context with the structures of colloquial observation habits. He has written for such ensembles/events as: trio kobayashi, thingNY, and The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. He is performed frequently in the U.S., periodically in Europe, and often somewhere in-between the two. James earned his Bachelors degree in music from Illinois Wesleyan University and Masters in music from California Institute of the Arts; his teachers have included David Vayo, Michael Pisaro, and Anne LeBaron.

Liam Mooney is a composer who mostly makes music by misusing familiar objects and materials.

Todd Lerew is a composer and instrument inventor, currently pursuing an MFA in Experimental Sound Composition at CalArts. His work deals with the physical properties of sound and the nature of perception, exploring the use of sound as a plastic medium, and revisiting our understanding of what sound is and how it operates.

This event is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.