TALK RADIO (an opera)

Sat., Jul. 11, 2015
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm
The Art Bar & Cafe
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Indexical presents Los Angeles composer Casey Anderson in a performance of “TALK RADIO (an opera),” for performers and handheld radios.

Casey Anderson will also direct performances of “Trio (White on White)” and “She Was a Visitor,” by avant-garde composer Robert Ashley, who created “opera for television” with his 1983 serialized opera Perfect Lives. Finally, Santa Cruz locals David Kant and Andrew C. Smith will round out the night with a psychedelic drone set of slowed-down speech, electronics, saxophone, and electric piano, drawn from “The Park,” from Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives.

All ages are welcome to attend a performance workshop at 4 pm on Saturday, July 11, and to join the performance later that evening as the “chorus” for “She Was a Visitor.”

Casey Thomas Anderson
Casey Anderson is an artist working with sound in a number of media, including composition, improvisation, electronic music, saxophone, text, and installations. Performances, exhibitions, and residencies include MOCA - Los Angeles (CA), ISSUE Project Room (NY), STEIM (NL), Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), Mass MOCA (MA), The Walker Art Center (MN), and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (CA). He co-founded, and co-edits (with John P. Hastings and Scott Cazan), the Experimental Music Yearbook, owns and operates a wave press, and is a core member of Southland Ensemble. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California and teaches in the Media Design Practices department at ArtCenter College of Design.