Pasadena, CA – Los Angeles Electric 8, the world's only electric guitar chamber octet, returns to the Armory Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m. to premiere a new program entitled Interlocking Textures. This debut performance will take listeners on a journey from east to west, showcasing the connections between Indonesian gamelan and American minimalism. Featuring music by ethnomusicologist Mantle Hood, minimalist composer Wayne Siegel, and more, the evening's music will run from the traditional to the inspired – all ringing from a chorus of eight electric guitars.
The concert will take place in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery. On view in the Caldwell Gallery is Installations Inside/Out, the Armory’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition, which includes 20 new commissioned works of art.
$15 general admission; $10 seniors and students; Armory Members free. For ticket information, call 626.792.5101 x122.
The Los Angeles Electric 8 is comprised of eight classical guitarists that direct their formal training and musical curiosity towards the electric guitar. They reclaim classical music for the instrument, drawing from and adapting a variety of art music including organ works, string arrangements, wind ensembles, and Indonesian gamelan pieces, with a repertoire that spans from the late Renaissance to the present. The Los Angeles Electric 8 is: Tom Farrell, Philip Graulty, Chelsea Green, Ben Harbert, Marc Nimoy, Alexander Sack, Felix Salazar, and JohnPaul Trotter. Photo Felix Salazar.