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Open Source: the wulf.’s electronic music series

Demonstrating the genesis and trajectory of music using technologies in novel and innovative ways.

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Next Open Source show tonight at Coaxial

Posted on May 8, 2017 by the wulf.

Tonight the wulf. will stage the 8th Open Source concert at Coaxial. This show features some old friends–Rick Bahto, James Rushford, and a new trio of Corey Fogel, Billy McShane, and Borey Shin.

Doors around 7:30, the music usually goes on at 8:30pm.

If you can’t be there, the event will be streamed live here!

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Open Source Begins

Posted on April 28, 2017 by the wulf.

We’re happy to announce that, after some false starts losing our space, that the Open Source series is a go. We’re putting on the shows at Coaxial Arts, located in downtown LA.

In April we put on 3 concerts–

Erika Bell/Joseph Patrick/Martin Foster/JP Jenkins

Alan F Jones/Judith Hamann

Dead Lion

There will be 4 more shows upcoming in the next month on May 7, 8, 13, &14. More info to come!

The wulf. at Coaxial Arts Foundation

1815 S Main St

Los Angeles, CA 90016


For years, the wulf. has been at the forefront of experimentation and innovation. In a typical season, we already dedicate much of our programming towards electronic music. Open Source aims to formalize this focus through a series of events occurring on the first Saturday of every month dedicated to composers and works using technologies in novel and innovative ways.

the wulf.’s curatorial policies encourage rapid presentation. Events are generally planned anywhere from a month to the day before they occur thus giving artists the opportunity to demonstrate works shortly after or even during creation. This is a unique facet of our model distinguishing us from organizations that require more advanced scheduling and thus longer wait times for presentation. It also mirrors the iterative process of technological evolution in other domains, where the immediate accessibility of new ideas accelerates the pace of innovation. the wulf.’s laboratory-like environment promotes an open, free exchange of ideas and information in a manner similar to the namesake of the series: the open source software movement.

Because we place such high importance on rapid presentation, the artist roster for the proposed series is intentionally not entirely determined. However, for the first and final events of the 2016 portion of the series, we have already invited Stephanie Cheng Smith and Ulrich Krieger, respectively. Their work explores the yet-unimagined potentialities of various technologies through sound. For  the other events, the Directors of Open Source and the wulf.’s Artistic Advisory Board are collaborating closely with the Dog Star Orchestra and the Experimental Music Yearbook to identify artists whose work is at the forefront of technological advancement in music. For years, both these organizations have co-organized events with the wulf. where emerging composers are paired with internationally renowned artists in a way that demonstrates both the genesis and trajectory of music and music-related technologies.

All the events will be free to the public, streamed-live, and then archived afterwards for continued public access. We envision Open Source as a live working process, where the critical components of the project—the focus on new technologies, accessibility, and collaboration—will ultimately inspire new ideas and new works.

Project Media

Small Talk by Stephanie Cheng Smith
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“Little Shits” performing Small Talk. Each hanging device constantly decides between three things: to sustain, to be silent, or to join the pattern. The end result is a continuously transforming conversation. Materials: Bells, vibration motors, nuts, electrical tape, LEDs. More information about the piece is available here

Sternenjäger I by Ulrich Krieger
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Features: Ulrich Krieger

A work for bass flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, and electronics; performed by Erik Drescher, Christian Vogel, and Ulrich Krieger.

The first three minutes of this recording clearly demonstrate Krieger’s virtuosity and his innovative use of electronics to create harsh, noisy textures in a dynamic musical landscape. While Krieger is well known for his collaborations with popular musicians such as Lou Reed and Faust, it is works such as this, in collaboration with other experimentalists, that the wulf. intends to feature.

Selections from Recent Seasons
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The excerpts in this sample are a selection from our recent seasons. They illustrate the amount and diversity of work we present. Credits are provided throughout the video.

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Los Angeles, California

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Organization Description and Missionthe wulf. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to the presentation of experimental arts. Our facilities are located in a beautiful loft in downtown Los Angeles, where we hold an ongoing series of free events open to the public. The primary objectives and purposes of the wulf. are to 1) curate…

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