Los Angeles

Music and Food, inspired by Slow Food

Slow Food Los Angeles member and UCLA music student Tom Terrell has shared with us news of an intriguing event later this week:

The UCIRA (University of California Institute of Research for the Arts) has granted me funding to put on my event, which will focus on the “Slow Food” Movement.  Peter Sellars’ World Arts and Cultures class “Art as Social Action” gave me the idea to put on a concert with music and food paralleling one another.  He and I have been brainstorming about the power of food and music, since they have forever been delineated as transcendental equals. Pairing and presenting the two in this type of platform is just the out-of-the-box thinking he, as well my trumpet professor Jens Lindemann, encourage regularly.

With my grant money I have commissioned artists across the creative spectrum: concert, improvisational, and folk music; poetry and spoken word; concept art and visual multimedia; and culinary art, that is, cooking within the frame of art. I have hired chefs and consultants to assist me in creating the menu, which incorporates the Slow Food model by serving local fresh organic foods from farmers across the southland. You will hopefully realize and experience the great pleasure of tasting real, simple foods.

Instead of hearing me play a bunch of boring classical trumpet repertoire, well…come see what I’ve put together…  And hey, you’ll get a free eight-course meal out of it…!!!

Tom has extended an invitation to this event to Slow Food members and friends:

When: Friday, May 30, 2008 beginning at 8:00pm
Where: Schoenberg Music Building on the UCLA Campus [map here]
Cost: Free, but if you’re interested in attending, contact Tom Terrell for additional information. Tom needs to ensure that the number of attendees don’t exceed the space–and food–available, so email him directly at newbalance3@msn.com.