Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV)

Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV)

“Pioneering kingpins of the improvising impulse.” – DownBeat

Fifty years after co-founding MEV in Rome, three masters of improvisation, Alvin Curran, Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum, reunite for an evening of freewheeling, groundbreaking music. In its early years MEV shocked audiences, sparked diatribes, and pushed the very concept of music into new territories. Through periods of activity and dormancy, the band’s remaining three members led busy solo careers: Curran, the composer, the man of great designs; Rzewski, the piano virtuoso and composer of the famous variations The People United Will Never Be Defeated!; and Teitelbaum, the live electronic music pioneer. Each of their performances is an exceptional moment; everything is allowed, except, perhaps, taking themselves too seriously.

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WED 11/9
8:30 pm
$25 $20 $12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff