Golden Bridge Festival of Light feat. String Theory
The creepy, quiet sounds of shadows are Halloween's natural symphony, and String Theory replicate them to a blood-tingling tee. The group is known for homemade string instruments that double as art installations, stretching as long as 1000 feet. Here they bring All Hallow's Eve to life early, creating a blanket of otherworldly chimes by playing two immense brass-wire harps that shoot out over the audience. In addition, a video installation and a smorgasbord of other sounds — including cello, guitar, violin, voice, and bass — ensure that you not only hear the music, but see and feel it as well. Along with DJ P2 fingertippin' on turntables, vegetarian cuisine, and a costume contest, this is a celestial event worthy of the living. (KH)
How long was the harp that String Theory created during Walt Disney Concert Hall's opening festivities? The second and fourth correct answers each receive a pair of tickets to this event, as well as a String Theory CD.
Venice Centennial, String Theory
Boy, how our little baby's grown. Venice is celebrating its centennial, and all the other LA neighborhoods are invited: Abbot Kinney, Oakwood, and even Venice's prettier sister and uptight, tidier brother are sure to attend this classy affair. The festivities include a carnival and a parade, as well as a multimedia performance by String Theory - a group who create beautiful, rich symphonies, with large harp-based sculptural installations (some 1000-feet long). Their constructions are as awesome to look at as they are to hear. So, rush to the beach this weekend, and don't forget to grab some birthday cake. (KH)