Berlin-based composer Chris Newman in a rare U.S. visit.
Berlin based composer Chris Newman makes a rare trip to the United States to speak about his music and visual art.
He will be joined by fellow composer Luciano Chessa, who will show some of his video work and describe his compositional process and philosophy.
Chris Newman, born in 1958 is an experimental interdisciplinary artist using the medium of music, painting, video, drawing and literature.
From 1976 to 1979 he studied music at King’s College London, completing a Bachelor of Music degree. During this time he met the Russian poet Eugene Dubnov and started to translate Russian poets (Osip Mandelstam, Velimir Khlebnikov), this process of translating proving important for his later work (e.g. from one medium to another / from life to art).
He moved to Cologne, Germany, in 1980 to study with Mauricio Kagel (New Music, Theatre / Video) at the Hochschule für Musik Köln.
His first public performance singing own songs was in 1982.
He founded chamber-punk rock band Janet Smith in 1983; meeting Morton Feldman in 1984. He has lived in Germany for many years and his works are performed worldwide.
Sunday Morning Films, produced by Monday Evening Concerts in association with the Goethe-Institut, documents the lives and works of contemporary music's most important personalities.
From illuminating films to up-close conversations with composers and performers, these Sunday morning events hosted by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles provide a unique educational experience prior to Monday evening's concert.
Before each screening, enjoy coffee and a selection of light refreshments.
Sunday Morning Films is a co-presentation of Monday Evening Concerts and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.
Programs last approximately two hours.
All events in the 2014 Sunday Morning Films series will take place at the Goethe-Institut Media Lounge at 11:00 a.m. Doors will open at 10:30 for refreshments.
General admission is $5 per person. Tickets are available at the door only.
Season subscribers receive free admission on a first come, first served basis.
This event compliments the
Monday Evening Concert: "Newman and Beethoven" at
Zipper Hall at Coburn School of Music