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Music from Legendary SUNY Buffalo Center Focus of Santa Monica Concerts
By Jorge Casuso
March 11, 2019 -- Two local avant-garde music series will join forces to celebrate a creative arts program launched across the country 55 years ago that shaped the course of American classical music.
Jacaranda and the Soundwaves new music series will present programs next month that feature music by members of the SUNY Buffalo Center of the Creative and Performing Arts.
The Soundwaves concert Wednesday April 10 at 7:30 pm at the Santa Monica Library offers a free preview of excerpts from "STAY ON IT," a Jacaranda concert April 13 at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Santa Monica.
"The recent emergence of Julius Eastman (1940-90) has caused a re-thinking of the roots of American minimalism and the history of Black classical music, as well as a fresh look at the milieu from which Eastman emerged," according to Jacaranda's promotion for the concert.
From 1964 to 1980 the center featured the work of Eastman, as well as composers Lukas Foss (who founded the center), Fredric Rzewski and James Tenney.
The Center "offered performance and residency opportunities, linking several generations of the avant-garde," concert organizers said.
The program for a December 1, 1964 Carnegie Hall concert under the Foss' guidance spells out the opportunities presented "in a time of constant change and rapid evolution of new ideas."Today composers and theorists are involved in continuous research leading often into fields heretofore thought as alien to the world of music."
The monthly 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 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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