Upcoming Performances

The classiest comedy show at an adult book store in Hollywood.

I asked to not be on the flyer because I love the bemused looks on people’s faces when they walk into Circus of Books and see a solo cellist gently bowing away the worst greatest hits of the last 20 years in front of a wall of T-shirts with vulgar sayings printed on them.

This week I am very excited to be doing my thing in the same room as Maria Bamford doing her thing. It is truly an honor. Hosted by the lovely, hysterically funny and cellist-y (she plays cello!) Erica Rhodes. It’s free. It’s weird. You’ll most likely laugh a lot.




Jherek Bischoff at the La Brea Tar Pits – Friday January 15, 8pm



Wow, it’s been a while since I updated this page. I guess that happens during the holidays. 2016 has hit the ground running with recording, teaching and gigs. Here is one for tonight that is sure to be a wonderful experience!

It is a pleasure to join Jherek once again in performing for the 5 Every Day series, this time at the La Brea Tar Pits.

Hope to see you there!



Dumb Numbers – Wednesday Sept 23rd, 9pm

Greetings, everyone. Tonight I kick off a fun little west coast tour with the band Dumb Numbers and The Lemonheads. I will be plastering the walls with rich waves of screaming, wailing and undulating electric cello at various cool venues around the gorgeous U.S. South West.

On Sept 23rd, we will start at the Sayer’s Club in Las Vegas, NV, which should be quite the warm-up.

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Dumb Numbers – Thursday Sept 24th, 7pm

Another exciting show in our tour with The Lemonheads. This time we will be playing at Belly Up in beautiful Solana Beach, CA.

Hey look at Mogwai on the Belly Up stage!


Dumb Numbers – Friday Sept 25th, 9pm

This will be my first festival show in quite some time and I am very excited about this one. The Desert Stars Festival takes place at Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown, CA. It will be a scorcher!

Here’s a picture of Robert Plant at Pappy & Harriets! He won’t be there, sadly, but our friend Lou Barlow will, along with many other exciting bands. Check out the link one more time for good measure Desert Stars Festival.


Dumb Numbers – Saturday Sept 26th, 8pm

The penultimate show in our mini-tour with The Lemonheads. Catch us at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA!


Dumb Numbers – Sunday Sept 27, 8pm

Very excited to play The Independent in San Francisco with The Lemonheads. This will be our last night with them on this tour so come check it out!


Dumb Numbers – Friday Oct 2, 8pm

The last date in the Return to Earth Tour. This show will also feature Jenny Lee of Warpaint and Tweak Bird.

All Star Lanes – Eagle Rock – You can drink, bowl and be entertained!


Brother, Sister – Friday Sept 4, 8pm

We have another great show coming up on Friday, Sept 4th at Coagula Curatorial in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Join us, it is sure to be magical


Falcone & Perry at Room 5, Aug 30, 8 pm

The lovely and enchanting Madeline Falcone and I will be following a night of live opera at Room 5, Sunday Aug 30 at 8 pm. We will be playing traditional repertoire, both solo and as a duo. Come by and have a cocktail and relax to the soothing sounds.


The Getty Museum – Friday Aug 28, 6 pm UPDATE

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Hey! I’m performing with Zac Pennington, Jherek Bischoff and some other, lovely string ladies at The Getty Museum on Aug 28. The details are many and mysterious. Like, why is there a picture of YACHT? Probably because they’re cool and it’s their show!.You can learn more about it if you click any of the links I have buried like little easter eggs all through this post, or you can be a true adventurer and choose to be surprised and simply show up on the 28th! It’s FREE !

UPDATE: Here is a poster for the show!


Danny Silberstein at Room 5 – Saturday Aug 8, 9:45 pm

We will be performing an 8 song set featuring some of my string arrangements, with Madeline Falcone on violin.


RedCat – New Original Works Festival

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Zac Pennington, Jherek Bischoff and Steven Reker: Crying

Channeling the passion of an enigmatic pop idol, the multidisciplinary team of composer Jherek Bischoff, vocalist/co-composer Zac Pennington, and choreographer Steven Reker, transcend the concert form to explore the incongruities of pop personae — performer as icon, androgyne, messiah, and martyr — in a lush, four-song suite interpreted with a string quartet, vocals and movement.

WORDS at Muse on 8th

Thursday, July 30th. 7:30 – 10pm

MUSE on 8th
759 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Ever wreck your health, or love life, over a poem?

Thursday night, July 30, A Rrose in a Prose goes undercover at the MUSE on 8th to prove once and for all the TRUTH: that by making poetry, and prose, and fiction, and essays, and erotica, and memoir, and blah dee blah dee blah, we only succeed in DESTROYING the individual doing the writing, the very SELF we are trying to express.

Yet, perhaps that’s a good thing, to escape the self? “It is not dying…”

Or perhaps we’re wrong altogether, and making art really is a positive, groovy deal for the beautiful flower children who engage in it?

We’re so confused, that this time out, at least three things are different:

1. It’s at a different venue: MUSE on 8th.

2. It’s featuring WORDS, the avant-classical rock band behemoth with cello and guitar helmed by Marisa DeMeglio, Aniela Marie Perry, and host DM Collins himself.

3. It’s featuring some of our best readers ever: Josh Fadem (from the tee vee), Art Currim, and some very huge return visitors to surprise you!

4. For the first time ever at an A Rrose in a Prose event, there will be an OPEN MIC! Bring a piece of writing or two no longer than 4 minutes, and make sure it/they fit(s) into our theme, something ABOUT the struggle to create itself and how that can help or hurt you, and we’ll put you on!

5. Oh, and it’s at NIGHT (I guess that’s 5 new things?). Doors open at 7 p.m., the event starts at 7:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing new faces, MUSE regulars, A Rrose in a Prose rejects, and a whole lot of pain, pathos, weirdness, and writing. Like John Cougar Mellencamp once said, “Come on, baby, make it hurt so good!”

Eve Luckring: With What Tongue

Thursday September 11, 2014, 7:00 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents
Eve Luckring: With What Tongue
At MOCA, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Eve Luckring in person, along with Madison Brookshire, Carmina Escobar, Sharon Kim, Aniela Perry, and Argenta Walther!

With What Tongue is a multi-media event presenting live music and the world premiere of Eve Luckring’s The Junicho Video-Renku Book, a series of videos based on a 17th century Japanese form of poetry. As a conversation between visual, sonic, and verbal fields, the program breaks down boundaries between these categories and cross-fertilizes them. Elegant, raw, and humorous, these works encourage an active attentiveness as they combine into a time-based collage.

For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org

Tickets: $12 general admission; $7 students with valid ID
Tickets available in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/258310
FREE for MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum members; must present current membership card to claim free tickets
INFO 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

Included in the evening’s festivities:

• The Junicho Video-Renku Book, Eve Luckring
Twelve short “twelve-tone” video-poems adapt the 17th century Japanese poetic form of renku to video. Similar to an exquisite corpse, renku uses rule-based disjunctive linking techniques for the writing of verses that journey through the everyday. From a centipede trapped in a sink to a man singing karaoke to his pet love-birds, The Junicho Video-Renku Book creates a a richly layered collage of moving image, sound, and poetry that contemplates the ever-shifting boundaries between the “natural” world and the culturally constructed.

• Voices and Cello, Morton Feldman—Performed by Sharon Kim, Aniela Perry, and Argenta Walther
Slow and quietly dissonant, this piece is a nuanced minimalist weaving of the “colors” of individual sounds.

• Selections from Sixty-Two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham, John Cage—Performed by Carmina Escobar
A mesostic is a text with a keyword spelled vertically through the middle of the lines. Cage used chance operations to create these typographic “ideograms” and published them as a musical score. Instructions are given to the performer to create a cohesive “cry, shout, or vocal event” in response to each mesostic’s visual elements.

• Reading/Sound, Madison Brookshire
Typewritten text and recorded sounds together create a space between presence, absence, attention, distraction, and drift.

Madison Brookshire is an artist and filmmaker who frequently collaborates with musicians and composers. He has screened his work at the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Bradford International Film Festival, Migrating Forms, Exploratorium, Los Angeles Filmforum, REDCAT, and the Hammer Museum. He has also had solo exhibitions at Parker Jones, Culver City and Presents Gallery, Brooklyn; has been in group shows at the Torrance Art Museum; Gallery 400, Chicago; and Heliopolis, Brooklyn; and has had performances at the wulf., The Lab, Betalevel, TBA Festival, and Artists’ Television Access.

Carmina Escobar is a vocalist, sound, and intermedia artist from Mexico City whose work focuses on the interrelationship of physical, social, and memory spaces to the body, voice, and sound. She has been awarded grants by the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (National Fund for the Arts) of Mexico and the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation and has collaborated on recordings for the labels Abolipop Records (Mexico), Cotton Good Archive (England), Mathka (Poland) y Edge Tone Records (USA). Escobar performs and presents her work frequently in Mexico and internationally. Currently she is the vocalist and co-artistic director, along with Alexander Bruck and Carlos Iturralde, of [liminar], one of the most innovative experimental new music ensembles in Mexico.

Sharon Kim is a voice artist based in Los Angeles. She explores vocal sounds and possibilities, and she applies them to a wide range of music such as baroque, opera, contemporary, experimental, electronic, and musical theatre. She has performed in solo and ensemble concerts in venues such as RedCat, Walt Disney Hall and the wulf., Los Angeles; Spectrum, New York; El Paso Opera and Chamizal National Memorial, Texas; Jang Chun Art Hall and Yeoungdeungpogu Theatre in Seoul, South Korea. Kim received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

Eve Luckring’s work takes form in video, sound, photography, poetry, and installation. Her work questions the assumptions—and experiments with the boundaries—that define place, body, and habit. Currently, she has been translating traditional Japanese poetic forms into the visual realm to renegotiate the binaries of nature/culture, subject/object, and self/world. Luckring’s videos and installations have been exhibited internationally in traditional art venues (e.g. European Media Arts Festival, Germany; Video Bardo, Buenos Aires, REDCAT, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Lance Fung Gallery, New York; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver) as well as in public spaces (Ekaterinburg, Russia; Sante Fe, New Mexico; Shanghai, China). Site-specific projects have addressed the social mechanisms at play in places such as porn shops, institutional community rooms, elevators, and nightclubs. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently in Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, W. W. Norton & Company.

Aniela Perry has been performing and teaching in the Los Angeles area for 14 years. She received her BFA in performance and her MFA in performance and composition from CalArts. She has participated in the Banff Centre’s Chamber Music Residency, master classes with Rohan de Saram, Lawrence Lesser and John Walz, and has collaborated with composers such as Morton Subotnick, James Tenney, John Zorn, Sofia Gubaidulina, Gavin Bryars, Pauline Oliveros, and others. In 2013, her trio somete developed a chamber opera in collaboration with architects and curators, Frank Escher and Ravi Gunewardena for the MAK Center. In July, Perry produced and performed in a program of music by women composers at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater in Santa Monica, CA.

Argenta Walther is a California-based vocalist who relishes performing a wide repertoire spanning from the Medieval period to the Contemporary. Walther has been honored to appear as a soloist with PARTCH, wild Up, The Choir of Saint James, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Master Chorale and MicroFest. Walther holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an MFA from CalArts, and is grateful to the many teachers who have guided her steps down the path of creative performance.

Special thanks to Catherine Arias, Rebecca Baron, Madison Brookshire, Adele Horne, Hilja Keading, Carole Kim, Andrea Moore, Kazunori Okada, Lisa Pearson, Mady Schutzman, and Susan Silton.

This program is supported by an ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is supported through both organizations by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Additional support of Filmforum’s screening series comes from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.

Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA furthers MOCA’s mission to be the defining museum of contemporary art with a bimonthly series of film and video screenings organized and co-presented by Los Angeles Filmforum—the city’s longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimental film, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation. For more on Los Angeles Filmforum, visit lafilmforum.org, or email lafilmforum@yahoo.com. For more information on MOCA, visit moca.org.

2014 is Los Angeles Filmforum’s 39th year.
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