CEAIT Festival

CEAIT Festival

Featuring John Wiese, Maria Chavez, Marcus Schmickler, Better Than Future, Steve Roden, and Bloody Claws (Carla Bozulich)

“[Steve Roden’s work] is aural performance art... Simplicity and beauty, sparse and Zen…” Igloo

"Bozulich is following a muse that runs her ragged." Stylus

World and U.S. premieres

The genre-bending festival from the CalArts Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology returns with two concerts that each run from abstract reveries to flat-out sonic raucousness. John Wiese, founding member of the concrète grindcore band Sissy Spacek, opens the fest to crackling effect, followed by Peruvian-born avant-garde turntablist Maria Chavez, who uses new and broken needles (“pencils of sound”) and distressed vinyl to spin brooding webs of electroacoustic sound. The night concludes with composer Marcus Schmickler, of Pluramon pop fame, and two newly revised works of surround-sound computer music derived from astrophysical data. The second program kicks off with electronics and laptop interpenetrations by Better Than Future, comprising Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan and Elisabeth McMullin. Next up is a multimedia performance by Steve Roden that ruminates on desert landscapes outside Marfa, Tex., and the minimalist forms of Donald Judd through juxtapositions of field recordings, live improvisation, graphic notation, acoustic objects, electronics and video. The festival’s smashing finale arrives courtesy of Bloody Claws, aka Carla Bozulich, a sound artist who works in numerous impromptu formats and who has toured and recorded extensively with the Geraldine Fibbers, Scarnella and Evangelista. She appears alongside a very special guest.

John Wiese | Maria Chavez | Marcus Schmickler
Thurs Mar 4 | 8:30 pm

Better Than Future | Steve Roden | Bloody Claws (Carla Bozulich)
Fri Mar 5 | 8:30 pm

Funded in part with generous support from the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

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THUR 3/4
8:30 pm
FRI 3/5
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff