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Thursday, July 12, 2012, 11:30am
Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles

Before each of the three major wild Up concerts the Hammer will host open rehearsals. This provides visitors with the unique opportunity to see how a concert program comes together, the mystery of the orchestra and the dynamics of the members unveiled. The rehearsals are a profound part of the process – this is where all the work takes place. During rehearsals the music is raw, incomplete and individual elements are worked through as well as issues like pitch, style, color. Drop in to see all the parts fall into place.

WEST will be the first of three large-scale concerts. WEST explores the west coast’s vast sonic landscape through classical music, jazz, noise, indie-rock, and the avant garde. The program includes works by Ennio Morricone, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Beach Boys, Katy Perry, Magnetic Fields, Harold Budd, Silvestre Revueltas, Stephen Hartke, Arnold Schoenberg and new compositions by wild Up artists.

wild Up
is a 24-member experimental classical/contemporary ensemble comprised of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. By mixing traditional classical works, challenging new compositions and indie music, their insightful programming looks to change the experience of the classical concert and reconceptualize the role of an orchestra in its community. Throughout a performance wild Up creates an active experience for the audience by sharing the contextual and inspirational impetus for their program. The ensemble practices a philosophy of radical-inclusionism: audience members are invited to experience concerts the way that they see fit, and absolutely no music is off limits.

When visiting the museum from July through December visitors will encounter vibrant performances, projects, and interactive installations. Stop by to find out what’s possible when an orchestra takes on a museum.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.

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