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Free Tom Recchion piano performance @ Blum & Poe Thurs May 5, 2016

on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:38

Blum and Poe and Three Day Weekend are pleased to present Two Pianos, an evening of piano-based compositions.

On Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at Blum & Poe Los Angeles, Jim Brown will perform Raphael Montañez Ortiz' "Piano Destruction Concert", followed by Tom Recchion performing his own "Drishti Point."

Originally presented in 1966 at the Destruction in Art Symposium in London, "Piano Destruction Concert" is a musical piece in which the artist dismantles a piano using an axe. This is the first time that Ortiz has permitted another artist to perform the piece.

In "Drishti Point" Tom Recchion manipulates the strings of a concert grand piano from inside the instrument, creating a sound without using the keys. A rich drone results, seemingly altering time and space for the audience.

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Jim Brown is a Los Angeles based artist/musician who performs and records music internationally. 

Raphael Montañez Ortiz is an American artist, educator, and founder of El Museo del Barrio in Brooklyn, NY.

Tom Recchion has been an artist/composer/art director in Southern California since the 1970s. He is the co-creator of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS). His early practice in low-tech sonic exploration presaged many of the genre's exciting developments of the last quarter-century: record manipulation, live tape loops, found and invented instruments, installation and free improvisation.

Three Day Weekend is a roving project space operated by Dave Muller.

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Seating is limited, RSVP is essential

Email: events@blumandpoe.com before Tuesday, May 3

Parking and entrance at the rear of the building via Alvira Street

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/764017663699695/