March 8 & 9, 2018 7:30PM MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE, New Orleans, La.
Live scoring and editing Erich Von Stroheim’s 1924 masterpiece,”GREED”.
November 10 & 11 THE MUSIC BOX VILLAGE, New Orleans, La.
Performing the debut of the complete film and score, Elegy Highway, with guest musicians.
05.13.17 MARIGNY OPERA HOUSE, New Orleans Louisiana
ASPHALT SERENADE will perform an original live score to the classic science-fiction film “La Jetee”. ASPHALT SERENADE will also live score a collaborative contemporary circus piece, “Above, As Below”, featuring aerialists Ladybeast Arianna Pellulo and Stardust Sarah Waggener with projections by Carlos Grasso.
ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER, New Orleans La, Saturday, February 4, 2017
ASPHALT SERENADE will perform an original live score to the classic science-fiction film “La Jetee”. Features new members Xandra Wong, Carter Lee Garret and Jason Jurzak with founder Carlos Grasso.
THE WILLOW, New Orleans La, Sunday, December 18, 2016 9pm
Carlos Grasso will perform the audio piece, “Tiny Sounds” and live score a short film
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, 2016
ASPHALT SERENADE will live score the classic French science-fiction short film, “La Jetee” with an original composition at Bar Redux in New Orleans, LA. It marks the debut of the new core line-up of Carlos Grasso, Xandra Wong and Carter Lee Garrett.
* ON GOING * EVERY SATURDAY 11am – 2pm Suis Generis 3219 Burgundy St., New Orleans, La.
DJ FLIMFLAM (aka Carlos Grasso) performs live electronics on a custom analog synth, plays a hand-built glass harp and spins vintage 78s as part of a DJ residency at Suis Generis restaurant and bar. What could be better than a good brunch, low frequency oscillators and the scratchy sound of antique laquers?
SATURDAY , APRIL 9, 2016 9 – 11pm Antennae Works: Signals
Two performances for Antennae Works: Signals live magazine variety show. Carlos will live score a short film, “Inconsiderable Fallout”, especially made for this event. The film features photographs of late 1930s farm and plantation diorama at the Louisiana State Museum in Shreveport, La. Film, sound, live score, video, moon time-lapse, photographs, samples by Carlos Grasso.
The second of two performances is the debut of “Tiny Sounds”. Layering low level sounds, one at a time, created live and pre-recorded by Mr. Grasso, the resultant collage will end in acrescendo of noise music, delicate yet loud. Sounds include cat purrs, mosquitoes, breathing, water drops, tiny harmonica, etc. Film and sound by Carlos Grasso.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 8 – 11:30pm Film scoring/screening at 10:30pm
ASPHALT SERENADE [solo version featuring Carlos Grasso] will live score a 17 minute film, “Asphalt Serenade:redux” and provide sound effects, electronics and glass harp for the “Flux Redux” event as part of the Faux Real Festival. A booth showing short films and scores by Asphalt Serenade will also be on display. Flux Redux was curated by Carlos Grasso and will feature a plethora of performers, artists filmmakers and musicians in a variety show homage to the Fluxus, Dada and Surrealist movements.
BAR REDUX 801 Poland Avenue, New Orleans, La. 70117