The California EAR Unit

The California EAR Unit: Premieres!

"Triumphantly out there... The California EAR Unit is known for taking left turns away from convention." -Los Angeles Times

The California EAR Unit, one of the finest contemporary ensembles in America, gives the world premieres of two commissioned works by John Luther Adams and Gordon Beeferman. Inspired by Adam’s own epiphany of light after experiencing a skyscape by James Turrell, The Light Within features complex and mercurial harmonies that reflect an introspective sonic space in contrast to its companion piece, The Light That Fills the World (1999/2001). Beeferman’s Rites of Summer is envisioned as an "imaginary ballet." Featuring multiple virtuosic components, this patently extroverted piece builds exuberant intensity toward its stark conclusion.

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WED 5/14
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff