Friday, April 24, 2015

April 26 Laraaji Six

The dislocations, triumphs, tragedy, increased travel and communication of the early the 20th Century birthed many artistic innovations, continuing to today, and tomorrow. One was musique concrète, leading to expanded definitions of music, and music made by layered studio processes in expanded non-linear time, pioneered by Les Paul.

That lead to minimalism by Terry Riley. Brian Eno named ambient music, gathering all those tributaries.

A notable experimental musician in that realm is Laraaji, Edward Larry Gordon. Laraaji, like Riley, became interested in Eastern mysticism which influenced his electronically processed acoustic music. Brian Eno found him playing in a park and produced his breakthrough recording, Day of Radiance in 1980.

Laraaji presents a rare special performance tonight, preceded by Eternal Tapestry and Lyrels. Laraaji will also be at Xhurch Monday. Seminal electroacoustic music. At S1 4148 NE Hancock Map 8PM $10

Six is eight. Yes, eighth year of an evening of electronic music composed and performed for six channels. It is a free form experience over hours, come, go, move around. Bring your blanket and a pillow to relax into the music with the audience on the floor in the center of six speakers. The musicians this year are Solenoid, Burke Jam, Reliqs, Christi Denton, No Parades and Jatun + Mike Jedlicka. At PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-10 Free