LOS ANGELES TIMES – Calder Quartet, Terry Riley to play Blum & Poe gallery

credit: Gary FriedmanThe young players (and their mentor) perform to raise money so they can commission new works.

Los Angeles is teeming with places to perform if you’re a rock band stoking dreams of becoming the next Arcade Fire, but what about a classically trained string quartet, one that can play with party guru Andrew WK or the National’s stormy rock? The art world, ready to foster the kind of cross-pollination that sparked between Merce Cunningham and John Cage, is ready to receive you with open arms.

It’s a good thing, too, in a city where genre-jumping musicians have few mid-level-sized homes. Either play in the splendor of Walt Disney Concert Hall or the tiny confines of the Smell or Pehrspace. Or, in the case of local heroes Calder Quartet, talk to Tim Blum, co-owner of Culver City’s prestigious Blum & Poe gallery.

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