November 17th 2017
will be performing
Ulrich Krieger's Black Sun Rebirth
Braden Diotte's General Manifest
CalArts’ Downtown Center for Contemporary Arts
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, California
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please visit www.redcat.org
or call the REDCAT Box Office at 213-237-2800
Black Sun Rebirth:
Composer Ulrich Krieger collaborates with EXO//ENDO on two parts of a Ragnarök tetralogy inspired by the first book of the Edda. Combining elements of contemporary chamber music, dark ambient, doom metal and microsound aesthetics, Black Sun Rebirth is a story of destruction and creation; the demise of the cosmos and the rebirth from the oceans.
As a celebrated composer of chamber and electronic music, Krieger’s compositions are widely performed by ensembles in Europe and the USA. He has been active in pushing the boundaries of saxophone through collaborations and performances with Lou Reed, Faust, Merzbow, John Zorn, Lee Ranaldo, Christian Marclay, Laurie Anderson, LaMonte Young, Phill Niblock, Michael Pisaro, Berlin Philharmonic, Ensemble Modern, PARTCH Ensemble, in addition to leading his own death-doom-noise-metal band Blood Oath. He is professor of composition, Experimental Sound Practices, and rock music at CalArts, where his special field of interest is the cross-pollination of new art music and avant-garde rock.
“The inspiration behind General Manifest came two-fold. Aesthetically, I wanted to create a piece to pay tribute to the fleeting music that I’ve witnessed emanating from the underbelly of thousands of tons of rolling stock over a twenty-year span in which I was riding freight trains about the American West. At the same time, I aimed to create a piece based upon the broader notion of birthright freedoms. Where these concepts intersect, a philosophy exists that’s as personal as it is political, as anarchistic as it is patriotic, and as natural as it is spiritual." – Braden DiotteComposer and multi-instrumentalist Braden Diotte is a native Californian whose works include Extraordinary Angels (2015), General Manifest (2013), Saturnine (2010), and Experiments for Radio (2006). He is a frequent collaborator with the German krautrock band Faust, and is a founding member and co-director of EXO//ENDO. He has played an active role in the Californian progressive/avantgarde rock music community for over 25 years, performing in the bands Pinback and Tarantula Hawk, and collaborating with members of the bands Neurosis and The Locust. He earned his MFA in Experimental Sound Practices from the California Institute of the Arts, and is a member of the music department faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California.
November 15th 2017
EXO//ENDO collaborators Andrea Young, Braden Diotte and Ulrich Krieger
will be appearing on Neuz Pollution: KXLU 88.9FM Los Angeles on
Wednesday, November 15th at 10pm to discuss the two works being performed at REDCAT.
November 25th 2016: Performance at Metro Studio Theatre, Victoria, BC, Canada
presented by Open Space New Music
November 24th 2016: Workshop at Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
presented by Open Space New Music
November 23rd 2016: Performance at Engineered Air Theatre, Calgary, AB, Canada
presented by New Works Calgary
November 20th 2016: Interview on That's Classical?, CJSW Radio 90.9FM
presented by Graham Siddal
November 19th 2016: Performance at Orpheum Annex Theater, Vancouver, BC, Canada
presented by Vancouver New Music
EXO//ENDO: The Ensemble
Electric Bass Guitar & Synthesizer, Founding Member, Co-Director
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