Synchromy and Tuesdays @ Monk Space present a night of readings, art, and music inspired by the life and work of late American novelist Ursula K. Le Guin.


Tuesday, February 5th, 2019


Monk Space
4414 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004


General admission: $25.00
Student: $20.00


Laura Brackney: Tell it Truly
Aron Kallay, piano

Elinor Armer: Lockerbones/Airbones
Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin
Rachel Beetz, flute
Adam Marks, piano
Kevin Good, percussion
Stephen Tucker, conductor

Stephen Taylor: Shindychew Dances
Ellie Choate, harp

Ursula K. Le Guinn: Improvisation on Why are Americans Afraid of Dragons
Miller Wrenn, bass
Diana Wade, viola, tube

Joseph Schwantner: Wild Angels of the Open Hills
Megan Ihnen
Sara Andon, flute
Ellie Choate, harp

Jason Barabba: say I am not far enough*
Scott Graff, bass-baritone
Ellie Choate, harp
Rachel Iba, violin
Elizabeth Dickenson, violin
Diana Wade, viola, tube
Jennifer Bewerse, cello
Stephen Tucker, conductor

Naima Fine Fine: Coyote Devices*
Rachel Beetz, flute
Sara Andon, flute
Diana Wade, viola, tube
Adam Marks, piano

* world premiere


Born in Berkeley, California in 1929, Le Guin’s unique voice broke barriers in the realms of science fiction and fantasy in the 1960s and 70s, lending a feminist slant and refreshing approach to genres dominated by macho male protagonists and space battles.

In celebration of her pioneering spirit and dazzling storytelling abilities, the program will feature musical offerings inspired by Le Guin and her writings, including Elinor Armer’s Lockerbones/Airbones, Joseph Schwantner’s Wild Angels of the Open Hills, Jason Barabba’s say I am not far enough, and Naima Fine Fine’s Coyote Devices, based on Le Guin’s “A non-euclidean view of California as a cold place to be”. The evening will also include readings and discussions of some of Le Guin’s more well-known novels and short stories.

Please visit the Tuesdays @ Monk Space website for more details.