Many Hancock Park residents may not realize it, but there’s an edgy musical venue called Monk Space, right here in our backyard. Located in St. Andrews Square on 2nd Street, just off Western and near St Brendan School, the brick warehouse with outdoor courtyard offers eclectic musical performances and creative art space for filmmakers and photographers.
Monk Space kicks off its 2015 season this Tuesday, Jan 20 with a performance titled “Dreaming in Curved Time” by the ensemble Brightwork newmusic.
A classical new music sextect featuring piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet and percussion, Brightwork newmusic is a modern chamber group, not unlike the chamber quintets of century’s past, but playing what they term “new” music from the last hundred years.
“We play the music we love, whether this is one of our favorite masterworks of the 20th century, or the latest dazzling score from a composer whose music we just discovered. What the listener can expect at a Brightwork concert – at the very least – is exciting, emotionally engaging music presented in state-of-the-art performances,” said a spokesperson for Brightwork. Psychedelic universes, odd dreams, and birds in warped time highlight this Tuesday’s program of mind-altering music with a new commission from composer Jason Heath.
The location that Monk Space now inhabits has a colorful history. According to the Monk Space website, in the 1920s it was known as Hoffman’s, a “cash and carry”general merchandise store. During the great depression, and prohibition, it was an infamous speakeasy known as the “Horseshoe Club”. Presently, it serves as a stage location for countless creative film projects during the day while at night there are a mix of events such as “Tuesday’s At Monk Space”, which is open to the public.
Tickets are $20 online, ($15/students) and $25 at the door. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear world-class musicians performing in an intimate space, and not far from home.MONK SPACE Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 – 8 pm 4414 W. 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90004 firstname.lastname@example.org 213.925.8562
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