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the wulf. & Coaxial x Compose LA

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Coaxial Arts Foundation

1915 South Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Music x Ideas x Space = Compose LA

Liam Mooney

Akbar Abbas

the wulf. & Coaxial x Compose LA

Curated by the wulf. board member Casey Anderson

Location: Coaxial Arts Foundation, 1915 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Doors Open: 7:30pm

Artist: Liam Mooney

Speaker: Ackbar Abbas

Program: Liam Mooney’s Flatland

Liam Mooney’s Flatland (2019) is a work loosely patterned after Edwin Abbott's novella, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Abbott's examination of humanity—and the natural and constructed categories contained therein—still seems to have the sting of relevance, and the listener might not find it at all difficult to connect Abbott's observations to features of present-day societies. Mooney’s work takes a sound-driven investigation of materiality as a jumping off point, often repurposing everyday objects to ends both cartoonishly-distorted and beautiful: drumheads are activated by a series of vacuum cleaners; Styrofoam coolers are bowed with large dowels, covered in rosin, until they disintegrate; etc. Mooney’s ability to arrange focused compositional forms around each re-presentation results in utterly unique sound experiences. An aficionado of fakes,

Ackbar Abbas is the author of some of the most influential texts on Hong Kong culture and literature, and on culture, literature, film, art, architecture, and critical theory more generally. A professor of comparative literature and film at the University of California, Irvine, Abbas was born, raised, and—as he puts it—corrupted in Hong Kong. He insists on thinking with whatever is at hand, materially and ideationally, on finding the deeply revealing in the obvious, significance amidst desolation, possibility in vulnerability, a map of culture in the design it authorizes.

This event was planned in collaboration with the wulf. & Coaxial. Compose LA is a new city-wide new music, new ideas festival planned in conjunction with Department of Cultural Affairs – City of Los Angeles, American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Center for Music Innovation – UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. For information about the full roster of events, go to the DCA website: https://culturela.org/programs-and-initiatives/compose-la-2019/.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. Bottled water and sparkling water will be available.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free metered parking around the venue after 6pm.

What can I bring into the event?

Venue not ADA accessible.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

yvonne.farrow@lacity.org or 213.202.5551

What's the refund policy?

All events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited to the capacity of the sites and event times and programs are subject to change. RSVP does not garantee a seat. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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