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Harry Partch

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  • Music review: Ben Johnston shines in MicroFest spotlight

    Music review: Ben Johnston shines in MicroFest spotlight
    More than 20 years ago, the music critic John Rockwell described Ben Johnston in the New York Times as "one of the best nonfamous composers this country has to offer." What has changed is that Johnston is now, I'd suggest, our best nonfamous composer. At...
  • Betty Freeman's memorable portraits of classical music artists

     
    Portraits of musicians by arts patron Betty Freeman on view at Disney Hall....
  • Book review: 'Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters, 1973-1977'

     
    Christopher Knight looks at the new art book, "Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters, 1973-1977"...
  • REDCAT announces lineup for first half of 2011

     
    The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in downtown Los Angeles will announce its lineup for the first half of 2011 Thursday. The roster, featuring the usual mix of theater, art, music and film, will include programs dedicated to artist-composer George......
  • Gary Lucas discusses Don Van Vliet's legacy in advance of Thursday's Captain Beefheart Symposium

     
    Longtime Captain Beefheart guitarist-manager Gary Lucas will present a symposium on the life and legacy of the artist otherwise known as Don Van Vliet, who died Dec. 17, at the Echoplex at 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Special guests Kristine McKenna,......
  • Album review: Bjork, 'Biophilia'

    Album review: Bjork, 'Biophilia'
    2 stars (out of 4) What’s Bjork going on about now? The Icelandic singer transforms herself into the world’s wiggiest science teacher amid the ultra-ambitious, sometimes lovely, more often ponderous or precious “Biophilia”...
  • Things get silly at salute to a maverick

    Things get silly at salute to a maverick
    Harry Partch invented and built his own weird (and beautiful) instruments. He developed his own weird (and beautiful) micro-tonal musical scale, adding an extra 31 pitches to the normal 12. He created his own odd aesthetic that joined modern music with...
  • Jacaranda series blossoms again

    Jacaranda series blossoms again
    A Lou Harrison craze has appeared frustratingly just around the corner ever since this poster boy for gorgeous nonconformist California music died in 2003. Friday night Jacaranda, Santa Monica's new music series, opened its new season with a half-Harrison...
  • Live: Chanticleer on 'Mission Road' in San Luis Obispo

    Live: Chanticleer on 'Mission Road' in San Luis Obispo
    SAN LUIS OBISPO -- On a balmy evening here Thursday, the dozen men of Chanticleer, dressed in identical stylish dark suits, began a slow procession down the aisle of the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa mission, founded in 1772. It was a solemn, beautiful,...
  • Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer

    Betty Freeman dies at 87; art philanthropist and photographer
    Betty Freeman, a fiercely independent philanthropist and photographer often described as a Medici for contemporary classical music, who supported a Who's Who of modern composers, including John Cage, Philip Glass, Pierre Boulez and John Adams, died...
  • Music Review: Frank Zappa Green Umbrella concert at Disney Hall

     
    Clearly, the West Coast, Left Coast festival would have been remiss without nodding to Frank Zappa, one of Los Angeles' greatest and least easily categorized musical mavericks, whose work was the star of Tuesday’s Green Umbrella concert at Walt Disney.....
  • Kronos Quartet with the L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group at Disney Hall

     
    What exactly is the L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group? Think of it, affectionately, as the L.A. Phil Lite. Though fewer members perform, selections are often more daring, like tonight's program, which includes an arrangement of Frank Zappa's "The Yellow...