Walk With Me
The LA Composer Salons present a casual opportunity for professional music creators to interact and "talk musical shop" with other professional music creators. The Salons happen every three months, always on a Sunday afternoon. They are small in size (around seventy attendees, all working musicians and composers) and happen in the very comfortable environment of a private Venice recording studio.
Throughout the last thirteen years and fifty-three Salons, we've featured over 180 LA composers from all stylistic backgrounds, united only in their quest for musical excellence. Some are better known, like Thomas Newman, Jon Hassell, Trent Reznor, Mort Subotnick, Harry Gregson-Williams, Anne LeBaron, James Newton Howard, William Kraft, Steven Stucky, Billy Childs, Javier Navarrete, Stephen Paulus, Christopher Young, Bill Holman, Randy Newman, Patrick Leonard, etc., others aren't quite as famous, but just as relevant and interesting.
American Composers Forum LA workshop: Dutch composer duo, Rob van Rijswijk and Jeroen Strijbos, were in the city to scout locations for their outdoor environmental installation piece, “Walk With Me,” for the upcoming CicLAvia in March, and conduct an informative preliminary workshop co-sponsored by ACFLA with Community Arts Resources LA and CicLAvia. Their workshop consisted of an overview of their fascinating experiential works and a walk through Japantown where they had installed a mini version of “Walk With Me” (requiring a free cell app). Van Rijswijk/Strijbos will be back in late January/early February and will conduct a composer’s salon and workshop sponsored by ACFLA. Read all about this project
Signal in Kaunas
Kaunas in Lithaunia is Cultural Capital in 2022. In August we perform our landscape opera Signal the last weekend of 3 weeks ConTempo festival in the city heart, inviting people to go out in the rural countryside and experience this work.
The first weekend of July Neumünster Abbey houses the Rocking Chairs for a young audience at the Big Bang Festival, a festive ode to adventurous music and sound art.
Signal in Groede
At the core of this work is the connection between audience, sound and music, and the market square located in the old center of Groede, located in West Zeeland Flanders.
A Landscape That Is Us
We are very honored to be featured again at this wonderful festival with our new project 'A Landscape that is Us'. A new immersive experience in which we combine several techniques we developed for our deep practice in creative placemaking investigating and experimenting with sound, space and public engagement.
Signal at Dusk
For the Norfolk and Norwich Festival we have composed a new live performance version of our landscape opera Signal. Beginning at dusk our 4 sopranos lead the audience along the shoreline bidding farewell to the sun on the horizon and signalling the arrival of the night.
Great Yarmouth beach will be transformed with sound. S&VR’s bespoke digital technology and twenty long throw speakers create a unique audio experience enabling visitors to the installation to experience the vast seascape afresh and in their own way.