Eyvind Kang & Bill Frisell

Eyvind Kang with Special Guest Bill Frisell

“A musical polymath.” — The New York Times

“Exhibits a breadth of enquiry that is rare, not just in music but in culture in general.” The Wire

Internationally acclaimed composer, performer and recording artist Eyvind Kang gives his first Los Angeles concert since relocating to the city as the newest member of the CalArts music faculty. He has released more than 20 albums on labels such as Black Truffle, Abduction, Editions Mego, Idealogic Organ, Ipecac and Tzadik, and his music has been performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. In addition to his ongoing collaboration with composer-vocalist Jessika Kenney, Kang has played viola and other instruments with Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Sun City Girls, the Secret Chiefs 3, Animal Collective and Blonde Redhead. As a soloist, he has performed work by Christian Wolff, Giacinto Scelsi and Hanne Darboven, among other composers.

 

The program consists of seven small pieces, when taken together, constitute a musical approach which Kang calls 'Sonic Gnostic': 

"The name is a pun which splits into 2 parts, each of which split into 2 again, and so forth. 1) the Sonic-that the difference between Sound and Hearing re-inscribes itself in the gap between Mind and Brain. 2) the Gnostic -that the difference of Truth and Seeming widens into the difference of a bad God and a good God. The forms are modeled on daydream; the method is to constantly find time within time and to draw it out further. In fact, each of these pieces does nothing more than support this process." - Eyvind Kang 2016

Kang has released more than 20 albums on labels such as Black Truffle, Abduction, Editions Mego, Idealogic Organ, Ipecac and Tzadik, and his music has been performed by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles. In addition to his ongoing collaboration with composer-vocalist Jessika Kenney, Kang has played viola and other instruments with Bill Frisell, Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Sun City Girls, the Secret Chiefs 3, Animal Collective and Blonde Redhead. As a soloist,he has performed work by Christian Wolff, Giacinto Scelsi and Hanne Darboven, among other composers.

Musicians: 

Special Guest: Bill Frisell, guitar 

Louis Coy, clarinet, flute

Diego Gaeta, electric piano 

Breana Gilcher, oboe, flute

Eyvind Kang, viola 

Jessika Kenney, voice

Jesse Quebbeman-Turley, drums

Tim Tsang, piano and keyboard

Timothy Young, guitar 

PROGRAM ORDER: 

SONIC GNOSTIC

LIVE LOW TO THE EARTH, IN THE IRON AGE 

PLAINLIGHT

SANJAYA THE SCEPTIC

EXTREMELY LOGICAL

THE STORY OF ICELAND

LIVE LOW TO THE EARTH, IN THE IRON AGE II

Links to Audio/Video:

Virginal Co-ordinates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnZaXLRlqFI

10:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53APZ-s6Oe0

Variel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB4HfSRq3fw

Kang live at Freakscene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R4yZ_5MQEs

 

Bill Frisell Bio: http://www.billfrisell.com/press/frisell/billfrisell-bio.pdf

 

 

 

 

Special Guest: Guitarist Bill Frisell

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGM/STCA
FRI 11/18
8:30 pm
$20 $16$10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff