The 2011 Festival of Microtonal Music



music with words | words without music



5772 W. Pico Blvd . Los Angeles, CA 90019




MicroTextual, a CATALYSIS PROJECTS presentation curated by Aron Kallay, brings together musicians and artists to create microtonal music, text performance, and performance-integrated sculpture, expanding the points of convergence between modes and disciplines of artmaking.

Featuring works and premieres by
Harry Partch     .     Cat Lamb     .     Jeffrey Holmes
Bill Alves     .      Isaac Schankler     .     Kim Ye
Quintan Ana Wikswo     .     David Rosenboom

"Quintan Ana Wikswo's work uses obsolete technology and manual techniques to capture images of decaying, paradoxical locations and traditions; drawn as she is to the ruins and outskirts of urban centers, Wikswo is documenting a discarded world." — Shana Nys Dambrot (Flavorpill)

On Bill Alves' Luminescence: "...voices, gamelan, and computer-generated tones joined in a haunting, nocturnal reverie: unearthly, far beyond the reaches of harmonic or tuning systems." — Alan Rich, LA Weekly

"Ye's latex and cloth figure sculptures... update the surrealist wardrobe's toed shoes and breasted nighties for the Burrovian Interzone age of iPod people interfacing with their talking insect-typewriters." — East Bay Express

"Schneider... manages to convey [Partch] through his own voice, even in such unique works as Barstow... performances lyrical and theatrical, emphasized the musical side of a composer too often known for his quirkiness." — Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

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