22h00, SALON DES AMATEURS im Hause der Kunsthalle Duesseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4, Duesseldorf
High-Tech meets No-Tech in imaginary places. The delicacy and uniqueness of their sounds creates a sonic postcard from a neighboring galaxy, strange but familiar. Deconstructed melodies sparkle through ever-changing electronic fields, creating lively and unexpected music.
Funding: Made possible by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.
Art 4 U: Intimate Performance Adventures will feature three of Los Angeles’ most accomplished multidisciplinary artists. Anna Homler, Pat Payne and Kira Vollman have each created new works specifically designed for semi-private encounters in portable dressing rooms. Drop by and open three doors to a completely original experience of art.
Anna Homler, Rich West, Chris Cundy
This is when it starts to get interesting. While all three of these new-thing / artmusik / sonar-poetics stars have shared bills at various times over the years, the experimental sound trio of Cundy, Homler, West have never actually played together, and so they’ve decided to do just that. When these sympathetic souls combine their mad, mad skills, there’s no telling what’s going to happen, which of course can be an excellent thing. Anna Homler is a vocal, visual and performance artist who has been known to invent her own languages; she often plays her collection of antiques, toys and curios thru a variety of digital delays/FX, so perhaps she’ll do that again; drummer Rich West currently and for the foreseeable future does reign supreme in the Los Angeles improvised music scene; English sax and bass clarinet improviser Chris Cundy currently graces doom-soul band Cold Specks (who’re playing at the Getty on November 17 –– also highly recommended). Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m.; at The Last Bookstore, 453 S. Spring St., ground floor (entrance on 5th St.). Yes, it’s free, and there’s street and lot parking available
Monday June 4th, 2012 at 8:30pm
Anna Homler(LA) and Sylvia Hallett(UK) aka Bread and Shed
Boat-ting, Bar & Co. http://www.boat-ting.co.uk/
Temple Pier, Embankment,
opposite Temple tube (between Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges) London WC2R 2NS.
Featuring: ANNA HOMLER and JORGE MARTIN, HELEN VAN DER NEER, and JONATHAN WALD. Special live performance by CLOCK performing the pyramid circles illusions in it’s entirety! ILLUSION~ APRIL FOOLS HAPPY HOUR! If you like a good joke and you love illusions~ check out Antebellum’s Happy Hour Series
1643 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood CA 90028 – 1.323.856.0667
Presenting the continuation of Illusion’s happy hour series, APRIL FOOLS HAPPY HOUR ILLUSION group show & performance featuring artwork by: HELEN VAN DER NEER, LALO UGALDE, TIGER MUNSON, EDDIE JELINET, DRAKE LABRY, PETER SAVIERI, ELAINE PARKS, ASA FOX, and more!
(Opening April 1st, artworks on exhibit through May 1st, 2012)
"America seems to be rife with female experimental vocalists, yet of them all, ANNA HOMLER is one of the more original." —Audion
"HOMLER is...making words musical and music like words." —New York Times
"ANNA HOMLER has the aura of a woman from places as exotic as the languages of her incantations and as haunting as her melodies."— High Performance
"...a singer who can take the audience by the hand and lead them along the weird path between atmospherics and surreal humor... A witch with a few home-brewed spells and a ray gun." — Resonance
"HOMLER seems to sing in the forgotten dialect from some past life or some past world... disconcertedly bewitching" — Cadence
"You will fall for the amazing power and charm of her voice." —Vital
"HOMLER is a 'linguistic alchemist.' She sings in made-up languages that enable her to create remarkably expressive and exotic clusters of phonetics... The result is a beautiful combination of 'non-words' that are woven into surprisingly familiar and meaningful pieces of music."— File 13 "Pick of the Issue"
"The work is transportative, mesmerizing, witty, sexy and intelligent. It has the power to transform the kitsch artifacts and consumer culture into something ethereal, surreal and beautiful." —Performance Magazine
"Variously quaint and cutting, charming and provocative, and utterly musical and engaging."— Option
"ANNA HOMLER sings pop versions of cave paintings." —WFMU Catalog