Thursday, June 08, 2006

all schindler, all the time

spent a few hours today volunteering at one of the AIA conference tours, helping the schindler house. so I got to see schindler's erlik house and went to see the fitzpatrick house again. but with the new owner of the erlik house uncomfortable with even personal photography of the house, I only took a few exterior shots I'll upload eventually. and I didn't bother with the fitzpatrick house since I took so many photos last time. the erlik house was gutted a couple of years ago and completely redone, but was faithful to schindler's original specs. what was surprising to me was how much I liked it - its one of his last (done in 1951 - he died in 1953) and I tend to like his earlier stuff much better but this was just a jewel box of a house. small, bright, airy and light - with some typical schindler touches like clerestory windows, recessed bathroom skylights, complex interlocking spaces, and wood built-ins. I wish I had some photos of the interior.

anyway, got this notice about upcoming music events at the schindler house on kings road this summer:

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House is pleased to host another summer of

sound. at the Schindler House

Produced by The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS)

Saturday, June 24
The first Los Angeles concert by the renowned Tokyo based guitar improviser known for work ranging from the spare acoustic reductionism of "onkyo" to hell-on-the-highway inspired electric boogie.

Saturday, July 29
Using voice, cassettes and her laptop "as an old out of tune guitar," Yuko Nexus6 revels in fusing the ridiculous with the sublime to create songs which cling to the mind like anxious dreams.

Friday, August 25
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Louis and Bebe Barron's otherworldly soundtrack with four composers still under its spell: Thomas Dimuzio, Tom Grimley, Sukho Lee and David Rothbaum.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Advance admission: $18; $14 for students with valid I.D., Friends of the Schindler House and SASSAS (The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound) members; $25 at the door.

Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase recommended.
Purchase tickets via SASSAS’s soundNet website:

Presented in association with

MAK Center for Art and Architecture


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