Saxophonist to perform at Santa Monica Public Library


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The Soundwaves new music series at the Santa Monica Public Library welcomes saxophonist and composer Andrew Raffo Dewar at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 to the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Dewar will perform and discuss his composition “Anabolism,” for soprano saxophone and live biofeedback electronics.

In this piece, data from sensors monitoring the performer’s brainwaves and muscle movements is sent to a synthesizer, which interacts with the soloist based on both the sounds of the saxophone and on the performer’s physical and mental state.

Currently faculty at the University of Alabama, Dewar has studied and performed with Anthony Braxton, Andrea Centazzo, Bill Dixon, Steve Lacy, and Alvin Lucier, among other major composers and improvisers, and has published widely on experimental music.

Soundwaves is a concert series presenting artists who appear on the DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music) streaming service. The Santa Monica Public Library is the first public library to offer this service to its cardholders.

Listings of past and upcoming Soundwaves shows as well as sound and video recordings are at

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible.

For other disabled services, call Library Administration at 310-458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at 310-458-8600.