The Paul Dresher Ensemble - Schick Machine
Enter a highly theatrical world of sonic surprises and visual delight. Relinquish all expectations of what an instrument should look like, how it should be played, and what sounds it can make.
Meet indefatigable collector and inventor Laslo Klangfarben (played by Steven Schick), who is consumed by a grandiose plan to build a “machine” that will reconcile his memories of the past with his dreams for the future. As he creates, he is frequently seduced by unexpected sounds from random objects littering the stage and in the musical contraptions populating his crowded workshop.
Brought to life by a talented team of multidisciplinary artists, this unique instrument and performance event explores a visually compelling world of mechanical devices, invented instruments and seemingly infinite sonic possibilities.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM
$30 - $45 ($20 Kids, $15 UCLA Students)
Collaboratively created by:
Paul Dresher - Composer, Instrument Inventor and Builder
Steven Schick - Performer/Percussionist
Rinde Eckert - Director/Writer
Matt Heckert - Mechanical Sound Artist
Daniel Schmidt - Instrument Inventor & Builder
About the sponsor:
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) is dedicated to the advancement of the contemporary performing arts in all disciplines — dance, music, spoken word and theater, as well the emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms inspired by today's leading artists and creators. CAP supports the creation, presentation and critical dialogues vital to the ongoing innovation and expressive potential of artists whose work, whether vibrantly emerging or internationally acclaimed, forms the dynamic and evolving heritage of contemporary performance.