Tuesday, April 5, 2011
California E.A.R. at REDCAT Sunday
CALIFORNIA E.A.R. will perform at REDCAT on Sunday, April 10, 2011. Curtain for the performance is 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 ($16 for students with current I.D.). Tickets and more information for these upcoming performances at REDCAT is available at www.redcat.org or by calling 213 237-2800. REDCAT is located at the corner of W. 2nd and Hope Streets, inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex (631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Website www.earunit.org Event Page www.redcat.org/event/california-ear-unit-8 BIOGRAPHY The California E.A.R. Unit (core players Eric Clark - Violin, Vicki Ray - Piano, and Amy Knoles - Percussion) is a chamber ensemble dedicated to the creation, performance, and promotion of the music of our time. The Ensemble is comprised of performers and composers that began with the goal of developing the first true repertory ensemble for new music in Los Angeles. The California E.A.R. Unit strives to achieve a flexibility and rapport within contemporary music, and earn an international reputation as one of America's finest contemporary chamber ensembles. The California E.A.R. Unit was founded in 1981. In its twenty-nine year history, the ensemble has presented concerts of electro acoustic/live interactive computer music, music-theater, dance, and local and world premieres of over 500 chamber works. The ensemble has earned critical acclaim, garnering awards for its contributions to the field of contemporary American music such as the receiving the prestigious 2011 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for "Adventurous Programming" and the Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center in 1999. The Unit has performed in venues such as: the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. They have toured throughout the world: Brussels, Aspen, Kiev, Paris, Cologne, Tanglewood, New York, Boston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Amsterdam, Reykjavik, as well as to other domestic and international nodes for new music. The ensemble has been featured in documentaries for the BBC and Japanese television, American and National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Danish National Radio, and WGBH's "Art of the States". From 1987 to 2004 the E.A.R. Unit was Ensemble-in-Residence at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Since then, they have been in residence at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater).