Crawl Dweebs & Scot Ray at Battery Books
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Crawl Dweebs & Scot Ray at Battery Books

Crawl Dweebz returns to their birth place in Pasadena, this time performing at the wonderful Battery Books and Music. We’ll be performing some improvisations with possibly some original music hidden throughout. After us will be Scot Ray and his guitar trio. The concert is open to the public and donations will be accepted at Rich’s (the owners) desk. Come out and support creative music in LA!

Crawl Dweebz:

Kris Rahamad,Violin
David Aguila, Trumpet/Electronics
Sean Riddle, Bass

Scot Ray Guitar Trio:

Scot Ray: Guitars
Other personnel TBA

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Electric Angels
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Electric Angels

Black Angels for electric string quartet - George Crumb
New work - David Aguila
Exvot (2) - Sara Cubarsi
and more... everything amplified...

Madeline Falcone, e-violin/viola
Violeta Cubarsi, e-violin
Derek Stein, e-cello
Sara Cubarsi, e-violin
David Aguila, electronics

and wine glasses, tam-tams, glass rods, maraccas, horse-hair, bells, etc...

 

ROD Live Stream available below

https://music.calarts.edu/watch-and-listen/livestream

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Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

CalArts DMA Showcase

Sara Cubarsi will be premiering a new piece for electric string quartet and laptop at CalArts for the DMA showcase. Please join us for an evening of music from all doctoral candidates.

Violin - Sara Cubarsi, Violeta Cubarsi

Viola - Madeline Falcone

Cello - Derek Stein

Laptop - David Aguila

 

ROD Live Stream available below

https://music.calarts.edu/watch-and-listen/livestream

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Granada Hills House Show #4
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Granada Hills House Show #4

  • 10950 Haskell Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 91344 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hi, friends! Time for another house show to welcome Autumn! We would like to make space for new music this time around --- music written Summer 2017, groups formed recently, or improv works --- with absolutely no genre preference. All in the spirit of change and fresh starts. 

PM me if you'd like to play, and feel free to recommend people or send them my way. This is a public event, but if you do invite friends, please remind them to be respectful, and also that this is a GLUTEN FREE HOUSE SO ABSOLUTELY NO BEER.

Love to you all!

 

Performance with Crawl Dweebs

Kris Rahamad - Violin

David Aguila - Trumpet

Sean Riddle - Double Bass

 

Duo

Breana Gilcher - Oboe

David Aguila - Laptop Processing

 

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David Aguila's Farewell Concert
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

David Aguila's Farewell Concert

I'm moving to Holland to study at the Royal Conervatoire to prepare and perform Stockhausen's Opera "Licht" at the 2019 Holland Festival. I'll be gone for two years and will miss you all. This will be my last concert in Los Angeles. I am so lucky to be sharing this concert with so many of my friends. A live stream will be available on the day of the concert.

The concert is 10 hours, from 1pm - 11pm
featuring music by

Ethan Marks & David Aguila
Henry Webster
Nico Bejarano
Joe Thel, Breana Gilcher, Ethan Marks, David Aguila
Evangeline Crittenden
Hannah Goodman
Pauline Gloss
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Justin Scheid
Kat Shuman & Ben Finley
Clint Dodson, Miller Wren, & Ethan Marks
Ted Taforo
Charlie Carswell, Evan Montgomery, Jesse Quebbman-Turley
Trevor Anderies Quintet
Snow Nerds

General Admission: $12*
Student Admission: $10 w/ ID*

*All funds raised will go to help with David's expenses for his first year at the Royal Conservatoire

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Ensemble Vómma at ArtShare LA Open House
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Ensemble Vómma at ArtShare LA Open House

EnsembleVómma is proud and excited to announce that we are performing at ArtShare LA's Open House next Thursday, June 15th! Come join us as well as many other LA Based Artists for an evening filled with expression, chats, laughs, and art. We will be sprinkled in somewhere in the program, but be sure to stick around for all of the artists that will be featured in this amazing evening.

As for our part of the program, we will be performing Tocatta (2016) and Exchange (2014) by LA based composer David Aguila and Summa (1977) by Estonian composer extraordinaire Arvo Pärt. David Aguila's work has been described by Fest magazine in Edinburgh Scotland as, "Gorgeous" and "Ghostly" - Sean Bell, Edinburgh Fringe Fest Mag. 2014.

We are really looking forward to this event and evening of Art & Music. Please come out and join us for the festivities. If you plan to attend, note that although the event is free, you are required to RSVP at the ArtShare LA website provided below.

http://artsharela.org/open-house/

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Mauricio Kagel: Nah und Fern (L.A. Premiere)
Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Mauricio Kagel: Nah und Fern (L.A. Premiere)

Music performed by Carillon Quartet
Sound projection by David Aguila
Staging created by director, Brian Carbine, and aLma.MaddR

Nah und Fern was born in the WDR (West German Radio) in 1993/1994 as Mauricio Kagel’s first hörspiel, or “radio drama,” without words. The piece was constructed from three pieces that had been composed within a span of the three years prior: Morceau de Concours, Fanfanfaren, and Melodien für Carillon. Out of these works and with the addition of field recordings of sounds from the city of Utecht (boats, cars, and even the steps of the carillon operator) Kagel created this aural play in the tradition of the hörspiel, which takes the listener through an exceptional and rather surrealjourney through a city landscape. The images that often come to mind are not unlike the scenes from his 1969 film Ludwig Van. The city sounds, so recognizable to any listener, interrupted by the anachronistic carillon bells, and being commented on by studio-like trumpet playing yields a peculiar atmosphere reminiscent of the bygone era of Borges.

Nah und Fern is the biggest contribution to the trumpet repertoire that the Carillon Quartet has thus far brought into fruition. The idea is to create a live version of Kagel’s hörspiel in order to introduce it to new audiences. It seems obvious that in the 21st century, radio no longer has the power it once enjoyed in the post-war era. Bringing Nah und Fern into a live context is a way to preserve it and reintroduce it to concertgoers. We present an imaginative, unique staging that gives insight into the many dimensions of Kagel’s fascinating work. With brilliant playback reconstruction by David Aguila, the trumpets of the Carillon Quartet, aLma.MaddR and director Brian Carbine, this piece is now being heard live for the first time since its première in 1994 in the city of Utecht.

Carillon Quartet:
Nicolás Bejarano Isaza
Lucas Lipari-Mayer
Ethan Marks
Cameron Kalemkarian

aLma.MaddR
Anabel Romero
Christina Ward
David Aguila

$5 Students
$10 General

https://www.almamaddr.com/
http://www.carillonquartet.com/
https://www.briancarbine.com/

Running Time: 60 minutes

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The Passion of Joan of Arc + Live Original Scoring by Faculty Lounge
Apr
7
8:30 PM20:30

The Passion of Joan of Arc + Live Original Scoring by Faculty Lounge

  • South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory (map)
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A screening and live original scoring to Carl Theodore Dreyer's 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Performed by Faculty Lounge:

David Aguila

Erin Demastes

Ethan Marks

Iris Sidikman

Joshua Westerman

Thomas Sturm 

 

8:30pm Reception

9:00pm Screening/Performance

 

5$ Suggested Donation

 

 

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Melodica Fest 2017
Mar
11
8:00 PM20:00

Melodica Fest 2017

  • 1142 E 11th St Los Angeles, CA 90021-2038 (map)
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Join us for the very first Melodica Fest!
I mean, what more could you want? 
Music for melodica by people who love melodica. It's the perfect compination. 
And even better, we put all these melodica enthusiets in one large esemble. 
Like, a melodica megansemble. 
It's gonna be super rad. Like, all the cool composers are gonna see this and be like "OMG, the ensemble of my dreams, I'm totally only gonna write for large melodica ensembles for the rest of my life" kind of rad. 
This event is truely not to be missed. 
I mean, like, you can, but you really shouldn't. 
I don't think there would be any real reprocussions over not going...I mean, except for the knowlege that you didn't go and totally missed possible thecoolest concert of your life. 
So like, why risk it, right? You're better of just coming to our concert and enjoying yourself instead. 
Trust me, I think you'll feel pretty awesome after attending. Heck, maybe you'll even join the ensemble next year. Who knows? 

Works old and new by: 
Drew Corey
Sean Hayward
Samara Rice
Chrysanthe Tan
Davild Aguila
Justin Scheid
Tyler Vander Maas

With special guest: 
Alan Shockly

The Melodica Fest Large Ensemble™: 
Tyler Vander Maas
Justin Scheid
Sean Hayward
Nery Kim
Drew Corey
Chrysanthe Tan
Magum Nadal
Robert Anderson
Kent Jenkins
Eve Elliot

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Triangles @ArtShareLA. Music by Stevens, Smolka & Gubaidulina
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

Triangles @ArtShareLA. Music by Stevens, Smolka & Gubaidulina

Join the Carillon Quartet for a wonderful night of engulfing sounds. Music by Thomas Stevens, Sofia Gubaidulina, Martin Smolka and Thomas Tallis. 

For more information about the music and the group please visit

www.carillonquartet.com 

Admission: Voluntary Donation

 

David will be live processing interludes between pieces

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 Resistance
Feb
18
3:00 PM15:00

Resistance

Actionism will be hosting a Resistance event full of music, art, and civic engagement! Come join us to listen to live performances, view political art, learn about the upcoming March 7 election, register to vote, and connect with the Actionism community.

FREE, ALL AGES EVENT.
Performances begin promptly at 3pm, early arrival is suggested.

PERFORMING:
Lucy LaForge of Lucy & La Mer
Sach Illpages of The Nonce
The Altons
Habit Blcx
Ze Dortch Boys of Brundlefly
Matt Sedillo
DJ Dope America of One Block Radius

...and a very special guest appearance by the king of freestyle rap, MCJUICE all the way from Chicago! 

ART:
Jerry Peña
Francisco Palomares
Eve Qui
Rene Esteban Franco
Cynthia Lujan
Daniel Echeveria
Tida Lek
Brette Sims

SPEAKERS TBA

Vegan+ Menu, juice bar, & drinks available by The Springs
Kitchen open all day, so enjoy a healthy recharge and meal before or during the event!

Like and FOLLOW Actionism to be sure you receive updates on this and future events, and follow us on Instagram @actionism_ & Twitter @ActionismLA.

Also try to attend the Free the People Immigration March | Sanctuary for Allprotest in downtown LA at 11am. Show your support and stand in solidarity with immigrants and refugees before traveling to this unification event less than a mile away!

You can find information about the March 7 election here:http://www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections/current-elections/upcoming-elections#03072017

 

David will be performing with Ze Dortch Boys

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the_icebath Season One Premiere
Feb
12
12:00 AM00:00

the_icebath Season One Premiere

Months ago...before November...we planned and geared up to release this on 2.12.17. Little did we know that this period of time, which we intended to see the blossoming of our light-hearted project, would be this dark. We can, in these tumultuous times, make a cheers to Growing a Pair. To Garett Grow. To friends. To open discussion. To therapy. This work mixes brutality with consolation.

Episode One

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Reader's Chorus
Jan
22
7:30 PM19:30

Reader's Chorus

The Reader's Chorus is pleased to present an evening of performance throughout the rooms, chambers, hallways, niches, stairways, passages, and openings of the Museum of Jurassic Technology as the culmination of a generous invitation to engage with the Museum itself.

David and Christina will be performing with the Reader's Chorus.

Performances are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

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Ensemble Vómma at ArtShare L.A.
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Vómma at ArtShare L.A.

Ensemble Vómma is a contemporary chamber music ensemble that is based at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, California. Our mission as an ensemble is to create a bridge between instrumentalist and composers with the intention of creating and promoting contemporary/avant-garde music for large chamber ensemble. In our upcoming concert hosted at Art Share LA, Ensemble Vómma will be collaborating with 5 LA based composers. On January 20 th 2017 we will be presenting 5 World Premieres of works from composers Mark Menzies, Henry Webster, Miller Wrenn, David Aguila, and Lucien Ye. Admission to this performance is $10 at the door with plenty of free parking available in the ArtShare LA lot across the street from the venue. We hope to see you there and hope that you will be able to attend!

David's interactive performance installation, "Music for multiple spaces, times, and rooms" will be premiered at the concert.

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Quiet Night
Nov
15
8:30 PM20:30

Quiet Night

a gathering of friends and colleagues
a sharing of music and art
an intimate experience of new work

Featuring:

Gordon Kurowski, Danny Clarke, Justin Scheid, Pauline Gloss, Amy Golden, Sean Hayward, Martin VelezChristina Ward, Ethan Marks, Eric Heep, Ben Finley, Kathryn Shuman, Coleman Alexander Zurkowski, Andrew Kim, Saba Alizadeh, Tyler Vander Maas, David Aguila, Anabel Romero,  Blaine Nelson

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In the Center of it All: An Evening of Spatial Music
Jun
3
8:30 PM20:30

In the Center of it All: An Evening of Spatial Music

An evening of spatial music by David Aguila. The program will feature a wide array of colors from amplified string quartet, trumpet and laptop, vocalists, synthesizer, Facebook, clarinets and trombones. 

Performers: Alberto Cruz, Aylsin Rice, Danny Clarke, EJ Villenueva, Ernesto Cruz, Eugene Kim, Kimberly Dunning, Louis Coy, Steven Feiler, Chris Foss, Marta Tiesenga, Corey Hoben, Matt Barbier, John Pisaro, Zack El-magharbel, Kris Rahamad, Jonathan Tang, Jordan Dykstra, Marylin Winkle, Ethan Marks, Joe Thel, Elsa Lund, Anabel Romero, Martin Vélez, Blaine Nelson, David Aguila

 

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