Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Second Second Story Series

Recently I found this concert poster for The Second Second Story Series floating in a box of old paper. (Click on the picture for full size viewing and reading.)


I was struck by the dates. The first of the four concerts, on April 16, 1978, was presented exactly thirty ago today. "Ah," I thought "Perfect blog material."

There were four concerts in all. Hopefully I will post more about them as each 30-year anniversary passes. Maybe a pdf of the entire 20-page program book?

The Independent Composers Association or I.C.A. produced the concerts jointly with the venue, a large room on the second floor of an old building where yoga is still taught.

It was our second year of producing concerts. The first year we did a three concert series in Santa Monica in a dance studio above a Radio Shack.

This was the second series of concerts by the ICA and both of them were held on the second floor. Hence the title: The Second Second-Story Series

The poster design was by Ray Jacobs brother of an ICA member, Rob Jacobs. I remember that it won a California design award later that year.

Finally, for the sake of Mr. Google's creepy crawly robots, here's the entire text written out in machine readable ASCII.
The I.C.A. and Larchmont Center present

THE SECOND SECOND STORY SERIES

Sunday, April 16, 1978 ALL WOMEN COMPOSERS Special Guest Composer
PAULINE OLIVEROS

Sunday, April 30, 1978 ELECTRONIC, ACOUSTIC, CHAMBER & SOLO WORKS OF THE 70's
Guest Conductor
DANIEL KESSNER

Sunday, May 7, 1978
ELECTRONIC TAPE & LIVE MUSIC
Sunday, May 28, 1978 CAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT Special Guest Composer
TERRY RILEY leading In C

All concerts at
LARCHMONT CENTER
230 1/2 N. Larchmont Blvd. L.A. Second Story. Free Parking.

Located 1/2 block south of Beverly Blvd. Between Gower and Rossmore (Vine St.). ALL CONCERTS BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 8 PM

GENERAL ADMISSION $3.50 STUDENTS $2.50
SERIES SUBSCRIPTION 4 tickets - $12.00 Students -$8.00 Tickets available at Larchmont Center (213) 464-1276

REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

The SECOND SECOND STORY SERIES is sponsored jointly by the Independent Composers' Association, Inc. and Larchmont Center for Yoga. The I.C.A. is a non-profit, cultural and educational organization dedicated to the furtherance of contemporary musical art. For further information contact the I.C.A., 7000 Beverly Blvd., LA 90036. Phone 559-7807

Design: Jacobs & Gerber, Partners
Photography: Steve Berman


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1 comment:

Red Zebra said...

I had a little Italian restaurant at 203 N. Larchmont for years but certainly don't date back to any "free parking." This is exactly the kind of thing we always said Larchmont would be good for--or a jazz club. Not any more. I didn't know reality preceded our ideas by 15 years. I'm a little surprised the Center for Yoga is still surviving the increased costs of that formally fine street.