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|Prominent Experimental Composer to Perform at Santa Monica Library|
By Lookout Staff
March 6, 2016 -- Expect to be entranced as much by the silences as by the notes played when composer Michael Pisaro performs and discusses one of his solo guitar compositions at the Santa Monica Library.The free presentation by Pisaro, who teaches in the Composition and Experimental Sound Practices programs at CalArts, takes place Wednesday March 15 in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium and is part of the Soundwaves monthly concert series.
"When the listener focuses intently, wisps of sound can become expressive characters, silhouetted against an empty expanse."
Ross has called Pisaro, who received a 2005-2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, the leading American member of Wandelweiser and named “the earth and the sky” for solo piano one of the notable recordings of 2016.
The piece for solo guitar Pisaro will perform in Santa Monica -- which is titled "melody, silence" -- is among the more tha 80 works he has composed for a wide array of instrumental combinations, including several pieces for variable instrumentation. A large number of his works are for a solo instrument.
The Soundwaves series presents artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders.
Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings can be found at SoundwavesNewMusic.com
The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week before the event.
The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18 and provides bicycle parking racks.
For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.
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