Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall will host two concerts this January as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic-presented Concrete Frequency, a series of events that explores the effects of urban environments on music and art.
The first concert, dubbed Songs of the City (Jan. 8), will feature brief solo performances from artists including Stevie Jackson (Belle& Sebastian), John Doe (X), Sondre Lerche, Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), Daniel Rossen (Grizzy Bear), Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave), Marc Bianchi (Her Space Holiday) and Inara George (the Bird and the Bee), among others.
The second concert, Man-Machine in the Digital City (Jan. 17), will feature a rare U.S. performance from Tokyo-based multi-instrumentalist/producer Keigo Oyamada (aka Cornelius), with support from London electronica duo Plaid. Ticket purchases for the Jan. 17 show include three free downloads of remixes by Cornelius.
Concrete Frequency, which runs from Jan. 4-17, will also feature orchestra concerts, a film series at Hollywood's ArcLight Cinemas and a symposium with architect Frank Gehry and festival curator David Robertson.