IGNITE @ the FORD!
This dynamic evening combines Mivos Quartet’s expressive and boundary-pushing string renditions with Saul Williams' evocative vocal poetry. The centerpiece of the evening is a rare performance of NGH WHT (The Dead Emcee Scrolls), with text by Williams and music by Swiss avant-garde composer Thomas Kessler, in which the poet's singular voice integrates with the music of Mivos Quartet to create a provocative interaction between hip-hop and contemporary classical music. For this intimate and exclusive event, audiences will experience this powerful expression of symphonic eclecticism in the round on the Ford stage.
Pack a picnic or pick up tasty bites from the café on The Zev and you’ll be treated to a live DJ set, courtesy of LA County Library’s Turns the Tables program. This free program pairs young DJs with a professional to learn the art of turntablism. From 6:30 – 8:00 PM, DJ PriceTag and DJ Runaway will be spinning tunes as the sun sets over the Cahuenga Pass.
This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation comprised of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live. Supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
About the Turns the Tables DJ Workshop
LA County Library's Turns the Tables series is a free nine-week DJ lab for beginners, ages 15 to 21. Students learn essential DJ skills and receive small business training from a professional instructor. The series concludes with an opportunity for the students to show off their new skills, while receiving feedback from industry DJs. To learn more about the program, go here.
PARKING FOR THIS EVENT
For this intimate event - which can accomodate approximately 140 people - the off-site parking lot at 3330 Cahuenga Blvd. West is not available. Stacked parking is available on site and free shuttles will pick up from the Universal City/Studio City Metro stop. For more information, please go here or call 323.461.3673.