JODIE LANDAU + WILD UP
TIMUR & THE DIME MUSEUM
This year’s LAX Festival features some of the most exciting new music ensembles and musicians in Los Angeles, including wild Up, Timur & the Dime Museum, Ryat, and members of Southland Ensemble.
On Thursday, October 15, at 8:00pm, RYAT will headline the LAX Festival Launch Party with her electronic music act featuring multi-medium performance and visual experimentation, alongside drummer Nigel Sifantus. RYAT is on Flying Lotus’ record label Brainfeeder, and ever-evolving in music and art, she comes from the land of meditative avant jazz improvisations, classical analyzing, hip hop sampling culture, electronic beat making and sound processing. RYAT will perform a version of Alt Mode, a project which premiered at Summer Stage in New York City in August 2015 and will be produced in 2016 with Los Angeles Performance Practice.
The LAX Festival Launch Party will also feature an all-female artit lineup, including DJ Maya Eslami, DJ Ry Toast, and Emily Elbert. A portion of the night’s ticket sales will directly benefit Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.
On Friday, October 16, at 9:00pm, Jodie Landau and wild Up will celebrate the release of “you of all things” on Bedroom Community. The album is the culmination of an international musical collaboration between Los Angeles’ ground breaking music collective wild Up, emerging LA performer/composer Jodie Landau and the Icelandic all-female choir Graduale Nobili, who recorded and toured with Björk on her Biophilia project. For this intimate and exciting concert, Jodie Landau will be joined by members of wild Up and four female vocalists, and will feature Jodie’s music from the album, as well as other original compositions, arrangements of music by Björk and My Brightest Diamond, and a piece written for Jodie by Valgeir Sigurðsson.
And, on Tuesday, October 20 at 9:00pm, Timur & the Dime Museum will celebrate the album release of their latest work, Collapse, and will showcase new projects in development. The band will perform excerpts from Point of Presence by Daniel Corral, Permanent Revolution of Trotsky by Ori Barrel and Timur with Andrew Lessman Trio, and Capillaria by Hungarian composer Gregory Vajda and libretto by David Hill. The night will also feature guest performances by Isaura String Quartet and Cardoo.
Formed in 2010 as a result of collaboration with the Klaus Nomi songwriter Kristian Hoffman, dark glam opera band Timur and the Dime Museum, described by Los Angeles Times as “punk-operatic spectacle”, appeared at the prestigious ALOUD series; America’s Got Talent; opened for Tiger Lilies, The Red Paintings; Devotchka; Prince Poppycock; premiered a puppet opera Zoophilic Follies at Redcat’s NOW festival, and Crescent City by Anne LeBaron. Led by Timur Bekbosunov, featured in LA Weekly’s BEST OF LA PEOPLE ISSUE 2011, the band embraces the notion of multi-disciplinary collaboration with composers and songwriters, and regularly performs around LA area and beyond. They will make their New York City debut in 2013, as part of the PROTOTYPE festival, by a special invitation of the legendary new opera producer Beth Morrison.
Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP) is a producing organization and artists’ network dedicated to supporting Los Angeles’ unique contemporary performance community. Founded by Miranda Wright in 2010 and co-directed by Rachel Scandling, it is comprised of independent artists who create groundbreaking theatrical experiences through innovative approaches to collaboration, technology, and social engagement.
The Bootleg Theater is a year-round inclusive art space for original, boundary-defying live theater and performance born from the diverse cultural and artistic landscape of Los Angeles. Bootleg supports and collaborates with the best of established and emerging theater artists to create daring multi-disciplinary live experiences that are striking, contemporary and non-traditional.
Live Arts Exchange festival runs October 15 – 25, 2015 at the Bootleg Theater (2220 Beverly Blvd). Tickets ($15-$20) and full festival passes are on sale at www.liveartsexchange.org.