This Week in A.I.R. / June 3-5

June 1, 2010

Needlepoint Therapy

Billy Wilder Theater Green Room

Thursday, 2-3:30pm

Led by West Los Angeles based psycho-analyst and needlepointing enthusiast, Dr. Ellen Medway, a small group of people will convene privately for 90 minute sessions of therapy over an eight-week period.

While the group pursues self-exploration, discovery and psychological enrichment, they will also be engaging with craft and art history as they needlepoint images based on paintings from the museum's permanent collection. Dr. Medway chose a selection of works that she has deemed conducive, relevant and pertinent to the therapeutic process. Images of these paintings have been made into needlepoint patterns and each participant will work on this pattern from the collection throughout the sessions. These sessions are now full.

Singing by Numbers

Gallery 4

Friday 4-7pm

Laura Steenberge and Catherine Lamb, leaders of the experimental women's choir Singing by Numbers, will perform in the Luisa Lambri galleries. Laura and Cat are interested in the exploration of the physics of sound waves through voice. The notes they sing are not named 'do-re-mi' or 'c-d-e', but are instead named by numbers. The numbers relate to the harmonic series: a naturally occurring system of pitches that is based on the physics of vibrations.

Micro-concerts in the Little William Theater

Saturday, 1-4pm

Jessica Catron and Orin Hildestad will present microscores for violin and cello in the Little William Theater. These 30 second pieces of music have been composed specifically for Jessica and her collaborator Johnny Chang who now live in Berlin. Lucky for us, Orin is here to fill Johnny's shoes. Since its inception in 2001, the Microscore Project has commissioned and performed over 300 miniature works from artists around the world - including Pauline Oliveros, Peter Ablinger, Philip Brownlee, dChiyoko Szlavnics, Harold Budd, Nels Cline, and James Tenney.