The 2007 Festival of Microtonal Music

Partch “On the Road”

Wednesday May 30th 8:30
REDCAT Theater in Disney Hall 631 W. Second St. Los Angeles

$24/$12 students & seniors

REDCAT box office 213/237-2800

Tales of travel and exile from the one-time hobo and musical iconoclast Harry Partch with live performances on his unique instruments of San Francisco, Barstow: Eight Hitchhiker Inscriptions, Li Po Lyrics and featuring Partch's filmed performance of US Highball, a musical account of riding the rails during the Depression (1958 - color, 24'). The program concludes with the 1952 triptych Plectra and Percussion Dances.
"Stunning." —Los Angeles Times

"Weird and wonderful sonorities, truly unlike anything else on Earth or any neighboring celestial body." — LA Weekly

"An interlink of splendid musicians...a true garden of delights." —Lou Harrison

"...performs with such elegance and élan as to put one's reservations quite beyond the pale....A delight, a treat, and, for those who care, an education (or a basis for debate)." —Fanfare

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