TAM ACTIVATED: LASE
(Los Angeles Saxophone Ensemble)
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 3 PM
LASE presents Silent—a program dedicated to quiet, reductionist pieces for saxophone quartet in the post-Cage'ian tradition.
LASE will perform two pieces by Radu Malfatti (wurzel lampundus, 2004) and Antoine Beuger (carthamrosa, 2003), who both are part of the composer group Wandelweiser. Both works were written for and are dedicated to Ulrich Krieger. In these pieces a completely different way of playing saxophone is being explored: ultra-quiet and sparse.
Los Angeles Saxophone Ensemble is a new and modular saxophone ensemble in LA. It focuses on non-traditional and experimental repertoire for four and more saxophones. LASE programs range from loud drone and noise music to ultra-quiet reductionism to experimental work in the American tradition and original works by the group members.
LASE performer-composer core members:
Krieger is a well known as a saxophone player in contemporary composed and free improvised music as well as a composer of chamber music and electronic music.
His recent focus lies in the experimental fields and fringes of contemporary Pop culture: somewhere in the limbo between Noise and Heavy Metal, Ambient and Silence.
My name is Casey Butler, aka Stellar Rahim.
My music is of a spiritual nature.
I am a composer and I play saxophone, bass, keyboards, flute, percussion, gamelan, guitar, other various instruments and I use my voice too.
Here's a list of some bands that I perform and/or record with: Pharaohs, Honus Honus, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, Dusty Meadows Band, Stellar Rahim, Gamelan Burat Wangi, Gamelan Pandan Arum, Cloudland Canyon, Vetiver, Mary Epworth, Wild Nothing, Blake Hazard, Lyonnais and Museum Of Love
Marta Tiesenga, originally from Chicago, IL, is an LA-based interdisciplinary artist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and animator currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Composition - Experimental Sound Practices and Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). At CalArts, Tiesenga studies with Michael Pisaro, Eyvind Kang, Sara Roberts and Ulrich Krieger. Previously, Marta earned their BM in Saxophone Performance from the Eastman School of Music, studying under Professor Chien-Kwan Lin. In their work work, Marta explores and experiments with intersections between music cognition, music theory, repetition, composition, language and nonverbal communication, transience and experience. They work with images, sound, performance and strive to find an encompassing synthesis between media with inter-sensory art.