Music

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 »

Implosion

Composed by: Mantle Hood (1918-2005)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

Mantle Hood was a renowned ethnomusicologist who studied most of the great musical traditions of the world. Before turning his life's work to pioneering ethnomusicology, Hood studied compositio... listen »

Ladrang Siyem

Composed by: Traditional Javanese
Arranged by: Ben Harbert

In a feat of musical globe-trotting, "Ladrang Siyem" is a 1929 adaptation of a Western-influenced Thai tune – "Sanrasoen Phra Barami" – that has been reclaimed on el... listen »

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 »

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 »

96 Tears

Composed by: Phil Kline (b.1953)

Phil Kline's 1996 imitation of 17th Century viol consort music produces long tones and unexpected harmonies, slowly developing and then slowly unravelling over the course of twelve minutes. The... listen »

Suite Mundial

Composed by: Randall C. Kohl (b.1960)
Arranged by: Ben Harbert (2007); Felix Salazar (2010)

"Balinesa: El canto de los changos" and "Javanesa: Danza dorada del gamelán" are two short movements from Randall C. Kohl’s Suite Mundial (1994, 1997). Both pieces... listen »

Warr Guitar Counterpoint

Composed by: Kai Kurosawa (b.1979)
Arranged by: Felix Salazar

Written in 2000, Kai Kurosawa’s “Warr Guitar Counterpoint” is a short piece inspired by Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint. Purchase "Warr Guitar Counterpoint... listen »

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 »