Wednesday, July 22, 2009

house music... (when buildings become a field of notes)










at 7:00 pm this coming saturday night, july 25, i will be fortunate enough to be doing a "dream gig". i'm performing at the schindler house (also known as the MAK center for art and architecture). also on the bill is a pair of gosh darned wonderful humans, making music as the climax golden twins. it's my favorite space in los angeles, and along with two solo sets, we will end the evening as a trio...

my relationship to schindler's work dates back to my childhood, and in 2001 i was lucky enough to be invited to create a few installations for the house and site. getting to work with the space a second time feels like a miracle...

the above images are scores for part of my performance (these will be somewhat improvised, while the rest will be entirely improvised...). if you've seen the scores i did for alvaro siza's pavilion, you will recognize the language here, participating upon and within rm schindler's original drawings for the house. if you are in the los angeles area, i would suggest attending the evening... airforms will probably be quiet until next week...

here some words from rm schindler regarding rhythm...

rhythm is a space relationship. it cannot be achieved by an arithmetical repetition of the same part but must be maintained by related spacings of parts, whether they are similar or not... as in music, such a rhythmic scheme may be simple repetition, or the more subtle locking of several rhythms.

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Blogger Unknown said...


have a great concert


1:37 AM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...

I saw a film about Schindler houses in L.A. a couple of years ago at the Pacific film archive. Went with a friend who had been a docent at the famous one. Wish she and I could be there - I think she would love your work.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is your relationship to schindler's work(in your childhood ?)

what's up with the site behind the
schindler house?

wish you a great concert.
want to be with you


5:00 AM  
Blogger sroden said...

hi gerald, you can see a bit of text related to schindler and my history with his work here. best,

7:49 AM  
Blogger Matterhorn1959 said...

Steve- I hope the concert went well. What is it going to take to get you to Denver?

6:47 PM  

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