California EAR Unit

Morton Subotnick & California E.A.R. Unit: From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulphur: Revisited

Featuring Morton Subotnick

“When the electronic composer Morton Subotnick released ‘Silver Apples of the Moon,’ he seemed to be exploring a limitless world.” The New York Times

“Subotnick created a rich and, most important, musical blend of sonic attitudes, densities and textures.” Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles new music high-fliers meet up with the godfather of techno Morton Subotnick for a live revisit to the electronic music pioneer’s iconic works, rendered with new technology. From the landmark Silver Apples of the Moon (1966) to A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur (1977), Subotnick worked with Buchla synthesizers and tape recorders to create new electronic works meant for the home environment—and later adapted his music for live performance. Now equipped with Ableton Live on his Mac and the new Buchla 200e, he performs with the E.A.R. Unit—collaborators since 1980—and draws on elements of Silver Apples and Sky in an evening of “spontaneous performance and decision-making.”

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SAT 3/24
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff