Pencil This In: Tokyo! Opens at the Nuart, Calder Quartet Plays for Free
See for yourself if the film(s) Tokyo! is worth the hype. It opens tonight in two SoCal Theatres: the Nuart and the Westpark 8. It’s a surreal triptych set in modern Tokyo with segments directed by Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Léos Carax (The Lovers on the Bridge), and Bong Joon-ho (The Host). As a bonus, Gondry and Ayako Fujitani, the lead actress in Gondry's "Interior Design" film, will appear in person to introduce the 7:15 pm show at the Nuart.
Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Calder Quartet will be performing at The Colburn School's Zipper Hall -- for free. The concert is presented in conjunction with Microfest, the 2009 festival dedicated to microtonal music, and KPFK's John Schneider. Colburn faculty member Paul Coletti will be joining the quartet on viola. They'll perform Ben Johnston's groundbreaking microtonal Quartet #4 "Amazing Grace" along with Mozart's G minor quintet and Beethoven's Rasumovsky Op. 59 #1.