San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Tijera Williams, Anna Zinova, SDMA+ And Red Fish Blue Fish
Speaker 1: 00:00 This weekend, our event pics from the art world are all about reframing. Seeing the world in a different light KPBS arts editor and producer, Julia Dixon Evans is here to guide us to a few contemporary music ensemble performances and visual art exhibitions that shake up expectations and she joins us now. Welcome Julia. Hi Maureen. Thanks for having me now. First up, what's new with the San Diego museum of arts and virtual SDMA plus concerts. Speaker 2: 00:29 Yeah. These are collaborations with performing arts groups across town, like the ballet, the Shakespeare society and music ensembles to host performances in front of and inspired by specific works in the museum. They've kept us up as free online video projects throughout the last year. And this time they've paired up with the chamber group art available. Speaker 1: 00:51 And then what can we expect in tonight's program? Yeah, Speaker 2: 00:55 Tonight they centered the show around the idea of abstraction and allegory in art from the museums garner collection. And they worked with Mexico based composer and JIA, Isabel Gonzalez to write a new solo bass clarinet work and video inspired by Lewis Carroll's Jabber walkie poem. It's from the Alison Wonderland books, and it mostly uses nonsense words for all the nouns, but we still understand it. Our brains still somehow figure out who the monster is. And I spoke to the composer consolidate about Louis Carroll too. Speaker 3: 01:29 I love Lewis Carroll then, uh, a couple of years ago, I read the book at least through the glass. Uh, it was something shocking now, too, to see that nonsense point, I didn't think before to make something with that something musical, but this was a great opportunity. Speaker 2: 01:55 In addition to Gonzalez is works world premier. They're also performing another work by contemporary South Korean composer, Lorenzo Kuchin also for bass clarinet all performed by Joshua Rubin. And so Chin's piece is based on the scene where Alice talks to the Caterpillar. These programs are relatively short concerts, and this one should be really fun the way they pairing up music, art and fantastical classic literature like this Speaker 1: 02:22 SDMA plus art of alones obstructions and allegory premieres on the museum's YouTube channel tonight at seven, next up the visual art world. There's a new exhibition on the walls at Hill street country club in Oceanside and Julia, how can we see it? Speaker 2: 02:40 This is Exodus from iniquity. It's a new exhibition of photography and collage work by artists, Tiara Williams. I love that history country club always introduces me to new artists and really meaningful work. They're big on giving emerging artists solo show space to really flourish and show off a larger breadth of work. Tiara Williams has taken familiar scenes and placed black bodies. They're ranging from romantic embraces to the sublime Renaissance style and some the evoke religious iconography, her work puts the body forward stretch marks in all it's thought, provoking and inventive, and also just really beautiful Williams herself. We'll talk about these ideas and the work at the virtual opening reception on Saturday, but you can also make an appointment to view the works in person, Speaker 1: 03:30 Tara Williams, Exodus from iniquity opens tomorrow at Hill street country club with a virtual discussion at 5:00 PM. And in some outdoor visual art what's on at the Japanese friendship garden this weekend. Speaker 2: 03:43 Yeah, so Christy Lynn was part of the Azure project, civil liberties fellowship that studied the Japanese American incarceration during world war two. And the ways that we can understand this now against other histories, Lynn's work is installed outside at the Japanese friendship garden. She uses food dyed fabrics, her clothes actually, and wire in these woven patterns. She was inspired by a concept in landscape design, known as borrowed scenery. That's really important in both Chinese design and Japanese design and it frames items in the faraway landscape from further away with design elements inside the garden to kind of claim them or, or borrowed them. And when steering an artist talk Saturday at four on Facebook or Instagram live as well, Speaker 1: 04:32 You can visit the Japanese friendship gardens outdoor exhibition by Christie Lynn through Sunday, February 28th. And finally you have a more off the beaten path recommendation in the music world, the group red fish, blue fish premieres a new video tonight. Speaker 2: 04:49 Yeah. So this is an experimental percussion ensemble based out of the UC San Diego music department founded by the great Steven Schick more than 25 years ago, they're performing a pretty impressive work for percussion. It's like nine movements long by the contemporary Alaska based composer. John Luther Adams, his writings often about nature. This one's no exception. It's called strange and sacred noise and it's performed with marimba vibraphone Tom's snare and more. I thought a lot about the weather when I first heard it. And here's a sample that's red fish, blue fish performing the 1997 composition strange and sacred noise by John Luther Adams. You can tune in tonight at five or find it archived online afterwards. And for more arts events visit the KPBS arts calendar or sign up for the weekly KPBS arts firstname.lastname@example.org slash arts. I've been speaking with KPBS arts editor, Julia Dixon Evans. Julia. Thank you. Thanks Marie. You have a good weekend. [inaudible].