5:15-6:15pm Docents available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the site
6:30-10pm: Performance Installation - no set entry time, and no seating
~6:30pm: Poem Opera for 8
~7pm: Variation on Sonakinetography #3 for Dance & Light show
~7:30pm: Variation on Sonakinetography #3 for percussion, performed by Corey Fogel and Scott Higgins
~7:45pm: Variation on Sonakinetography #3 for piano, performed by Maria Moraru
~8pm: Interlude with a brief archival video screening of Channa Horwitz's work
~8:20pm: Poem Opera for 8
~8:50pm: Variation on Sonakinetography #3 for Dance & Light show
~9:10pm: Variation on Sonakinetography #3 for percussion, performed by Corey Fogel and Scott Higgins
~9:30pm: Variation on Sonakinetography #3 for piano, performed by Maria Moraru
The theory behind my work is that if structure plays out long enough, it will appear to be chance. It won‘t be chance, it will only appear to be chance. My life flows as all things in the universe flow, in a cyclical or circular manner. It is as in Lobachevskian geometry, the continuum meets itself in space. The beginning and ending are only one step away from each other. There is no beginning and ending … in the universe. To live for all time, is to live now. My life‘s duration is all time...
- Channa Horwitz
The evening will include a performance of Poem Opera for 8 and three interpretations of Horwitz's Sonakinetography #3, one for a dance and light show choreographed by Horwitz's daughter Ellen Davis, one for piano by Maria Moraru, and one by percussionists Corey Fogel and Scott Higgins.
Please note that this is a performance installation and there will be no seating - observers are welcome to walk through the installation as it's being performed. Seats will be available in an adjacent room for rest and contemplation. The performances repeat once and there is no set entrance time for guests.
This evening's performance installation is supported by the California/International Art Foundation (C/IAF) and François Ghebaly Gallery. Presented as part of the Live Performance section of Pacific Standard Time, an initiative of the Getty whose presenting sponsor is Bank of America. Special Thanks to Lyn Kienholz.
Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy before every Beach=Culture evening, from 5:15-6:15pm.
Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email email@example.com. We appreciate your keeping in touch!
Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.
Parking: There is a winter event parking charge of $5 at the park and pay machines available in three areas of the ACBH parking lot.
Other events: To view & make reservations for future free Beach=Culture events, check http://annenbergbeachhouse.com/beachculture.
When & Where
Beach=Culture at the Beach House
Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and rates vary from weekdays to weekends and season to season.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the event; reservations are released then and late seating is not guaranteed. Although Eventbrite's automatic email encourages you to print your ticket out, at this time we only require you to give your last name at the door. If an event is at capacity, we will generally open a waitlist online and you can sign up. We will not contact you; just plan to arrive by 15 minutes prior to the event and we will assess unclaimed reservations then.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.
The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit annenbergbeachhouse.com. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.
The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
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