Music

Circle Limit III

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Premiering November 18, 2017. "Circlie Limit III" was commissioned by the Los Angeles Electric 8. It is a 45 minute holarchical piece of spatialized music that can be interacted with... read more »

Immutable Distance

Composed by: Andrew Nathaniel McIntosh

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8.   “Immutable Distance” (2013) is the third in a group of related pieces for ensembles of like instruments. The first of these pieces... read more »

Rational Basis

Composed by: Bill Alves (b.1960)

The title “Rational Basis” (2011)  comes from the fact that its pitches are based on ratios, that is, integer proportions of frequencies between the different guitar stri... read more »

Ten Finger Plead

Composed by: Eric Kiersnowski (b.1976)

“Ten Finger Plead” (2013) was originally inspired by the idea of shared rhythms and melodies. There are two sets of hockets in this piece; a fast moving hocket that is present through t... read more »

Undertone Series, Variation 1

Composed by: Michael Uhler (b.1977)

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8   “Undertone Series for 8 Electric Guitars” (2013) originally grew out of my curiosity to hear what the undertone series would sound... read more »

Falling and Rising

Composed by: Daniel Corral (b.1981)

Commissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8 in 2012. www.spinalfrog.com read more »

Río de Porciúncula

Composed by: Felix Salazar (b.1978)

Written in 2012 for eight trombones (Los Angeles Trombone Collective) and eight electric guitars (Los Angeles Electric 8), "Río de Porciúncula" is inspired by the once abund... read more »

Neuron Speak

Composed by: Derrick Spiva Jr.

Comissioned by Los Angeles Electric 8. Neuron Speak (2012) is a musical representation of the communication between neurons on the individual neuron level, on the body/mind level, and on... read more »

The Perilous Chapel

Composed by: Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

Lou Harrison’s The Perilous Chapel (1948) – an accompaniment for a dance production written for harp, cello, and flute – was described by choreographer Jean Erdman as “a psy... read more »

Gending

Composed by: Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

“Gending” is taken from the suite Varied Trio for violin, piano, and percussion (1987). It is the product of Lou Harrison’s impassioned study of Javanese compositional form. While... read more »