Santa Monica Public Library presents Soundwaves: Ulrich Krieger

March 2, 2016 2:04 PM

Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 458-8600






Date:  March 2, 2016

Contact:  Jeff Schwartz, Reference Librarian

Phone:  (310) 458-8600



Santa Monica Public Library presents Soundwaves: Ulrich Krieger 


         Santa Monica, California – The Santa Monica Public Library is proud to present composer/performer Ulrich Krieger Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Krieger will discuss and perform excerpts from “Universe,” a series of compositions for saxophone and electronics.

     “Universe” has four parts, each approximately one hour long: “ReSpace,” for saxophone-controlled feedback, “RAW,” for electric saxophone and pedals, “Quantum,” for amplified saxophone, and “Cosmos,” for saxophone alone. The first two have been recorded for a new double-CD on the XI (eXperimental Intermedia) label. Krieger will discuss the entire series and play selections from the last two sections live.

     Krieger describes his work as “in the experimental fields and fringes of contemporary Pop culture: somewhere in the limbo between Noise and Heavy Metal, Ambient and Silence.” He is probably best known for adapting Lou Reed’s notorious electronic record “Metal Machine Music” for chamber orchestra and has collaborated with Reed, LaMonte Young, Merzbow, and Lee Ranaldo, among others, and has recorded several CDs of the music of John Cage. His own compositions have been performed by groups including the Soldier String Quartet, Zeitkratzer, and the EAR Unit. He teaches at CalArts.

     This program is part of the concert series Soundwaves, which features innovative music on the third Wednesday evening of each month.  Soundwaves is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library.  This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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