Partch: At the Edge of the World


"Weird and wonderful sonorities, truly unlike anything else on Earth or any neighboring celestial body" —LA Weekly


An amazing array of custom-built instruments returns to REDCAT’s stage for a concert that celebrates the inimitable music of American composer Harry Partch. Under the direction of John Schneider, the ensemble Partch performs works by the legendary and definitively inventive composer, from whom it takes its name, on one-of-kind instruments such as Cloud Chamber Bowls, Kithara, Chromelodeon, HypoBass, Adapted Guitars, and more. This year the ensemble has assembled a program that features excerpts from Lyrics of Li Po, The Wayward, and Summer 1955, including Ulysses at the Edge of the World, written for jazz great Chet Baker, and a screening of a rare 1958 film that documents Harry Partch giving a tour of his Chicago music studio and conducting a recording session for Daphne of the Dunes.

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FRI 6/10
8:30 pm
SAT 6/11
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff