November 1 2012, 06:00pm
Public Engagement
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Wild up: Chamber Music


Wild up: Chamber Music

Throughout the residency, wild Up musicians will have the opportunity to explore their individual interests through a chamber music series. This week we host wild Up member Archie Carey. This concert presents the voice and bassoon as individual instruments and as musical partners. Archie Carey and Odeya Nini will perform works composed for themselves and for each other, solo and together, in three parts.

A Solo Voice begins an exploration of extended vocal techniques and song that finds its own logic of communication via expressions of body, emotion and thought. Voice and the Bassoon is a series of compositions intertwining these two qualities of sound in dialogue. At times inseparable and at times vastly diverging, both instruments find harmony in texture, points of commonality, and aberrant ways. Bassoon Solo is a sonic expedition offering new creative possibilities from the bassoon, as a character and as a tool for realized imagination.

Archie Carey is a bassoonist, a composer, and a sound artist living in Los Angeles. He has had the great opportunity to travel the world playing everything from Mozart to a metal plate with a contact microphone through distortion pedals. As a bassoonist Archie finds great enjoyment in mastering the music of the past, as well as creating the music of the future.

Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles based vocalist, composer and performance artist. At the locus of her interests are textural harmony, gesture, tonal animation, and the illumination of minute sounds, in works spanning chamber music to vocal pieces and collages of musique concrete. Utilizing various mediums of expression, space, atmosphere, acoustics, tone, performance and syntax are reconsidered to allow novel ways for sonic experiential reverberations.

Odeya received a BA in vocal performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and an MFA in composition from California Institute of the Arts, she has studied with artists such as Theo Bleckmann and Meredith Monk. As both vocalist and composer she has collaborated extensively with dancers, animators, film makers and in theater, presenting her work both in the US and abroad.



wild Up is a 24-member experimental classical/contemporary ensemble comprised of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. By mixing traditional classical works, challenging new compositions and indie music, their insightful programming looks to change the experience of the classical concert and reconceptualize the role of an orchestra in its community. Throughout a performance wild Up creates an active experience for the audience by sharing the contextual and inspirational impetus for their program. The ensemble practices a philosophy of radical-inclusionism: audience members are invited to experience concerts the way that they see fit, and absolutely no music is off limits.

When visiting the museum from July through December visitors will encounter vibrant performances, projects, and interactive installations. Stop by to find out what’s possible when an orchestra takes on a museum.



Part of the curatorial department, the Public Engagement program collaborates with artists to develop and present works that create an exchange with the institution and with visitors. Enacted both inside and outside the galleries, Public Engagement projects range from re-envisioned security guard uniforms to library and orchestra residencies.

wild Up at the Hammer received generous support from Karen Kohl. The Hammer Museum's Public Engagement Program is supported through a major grant from The James Irvine Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Shifting Foundation.

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