Friday, March 7, 2014
Rick Bahto / Ashley Bellouin & Ben Bracken / +at the wulf.
1026 S. Santa Fe Ave #203 Los Angeles California 90021
8 pm / $0
In town from Oakland, Ashley Bellouin and Ben Bracken make music with both traditional and hand made instruments that exploit the natural overtones and sympathetic vibrations generated by highly redundant tuning systems. Minimal structures and simple harmonic relationships give rise to meditative washes of sound. Each composition is constructed by considering the personal experience of a physical site, the materials used in the construction of the instruments, and the interplay between the two. Their performances are a mixture of the imagined and real, of natural phenomena, and direct action. Ashley and Ben have been awarded collaborative residencies at the Paul Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Center and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
Also Rick Bahto will present
excerpts from his suite no fear of the shadows (Hardy films), performances for 8mm film and/or 35mm slides, some with sound, including Hell here, And earth and air and rain, Suicide notes, For life I had never cared greatly, others… edit: I actually showed the variable film The Bellouin Sequence (2009) and played a piece of tape music called Secretion (2012).
Audio from the event is available to listen to on the wulf.’s website (here). Search for “Bellouin” and you’ll find the event easily.