The Tune In Festival
The Tune In Festival
11/6/21, 2:00 AM

The return of The Tune In Festival will feature more than 30 artists and ensembles over four days, coming together to pay respect to the time-honored tradition of music and poetry as sources of resilience, protest and inspiration. Curated by performance poet J. Ivy and pianist Lisa Kaplan in close collaboration with CAP UCLA Creative Advisor Kristy Edmunds. 

For the festival, Jennifer created a music flm for experimental violin duo The Furies. Confronting humanity's impact on the climate and our place in the universe, The Furies's piece for the Tune In Festival is a meditation on the arc of history, from the primal dawn of civilization to an uncertain future. 

Day 2: Friday, November 5 at 7PM PT

Karim Sulayman

Eighth Blackbird: Singing in the Dead of Night by Julia Wolfe

The Furies: Did He Promise You Tomorrow

Mariee Sioux

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Tuesdays @ Monk Space: Carolyn Chen

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Tuesdays @ Monk Space: Carolyn Chen

Time & Location

Dec 17, 2019, 8:00 PM

MONK SPACE, 4414 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA


Southland Ensemble: The Koan Quartet & Christine Tavolacci present works by Carolyn Chen for string quartet, bass flute, speakers, and singers — exploring nature and how we invent it. Human voices converse with the voices of machines and objects to investigate ways to rearrange furniture in a small space.


First commissioned by Southland Ensemble as a companion piece for David Tudor’s Rainforest IV, Other Forests is a string quartet played occasionally with mobile transducers, surrounded by resonating everyday objects. Instruments alternate between their traditional musical identity and their physical reality as sonorous objects, projecting collected sounds of the local environment, real and fictional rainfall, and explanations of imaginary trees. How to assemble a features six readers presenting assembly instructions with different goals in overlapping, sometimes conflicting patterns. In breathe out clouds, the bass flute acts as a resonating chamber for talking and singing, reworking patterns of words and musical motives from Hildegard’s Antiphon no.44.


Carolyn Chen: Momentum (2012) 

Carolyn Chen: breathe out clouds (2012) 

Carolyn Chen: How to assemble a (2012) 

Carolyn Chen: Other Forests (2015) 


Admission: $25 / $15 Students Purchase Tickets Here