Dancers dressed as Calder's Hello Girls fountain in a performance by artist Liz Glynn Courtesy the artist and Redling Fine Art
This week, a fountain at LACMA gets renamed and a Culver City gallery temporarily adds a basement.
5. Trolleys can make music, too
Futurist Luigi Russolo began his 1913 manifesto, The Art of Noises, by describing a fistfight, apparently begun over unfamiliar-sounding futurist music. The fight seems more metaphor than actual fact for Russolo, who thought we'd had enough of old masters: "We must break at all cost from this restrictive circle of pure sounds and conquer the infinite variety of noise-sounds." Noise-sounds meant sounds of trolleys and machines incorporated into music, which doesn't seem like such an out-there idea anymore. Since Russolo's manifesto turns 100 this year, the noise-sound-savvy Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners will perform at REDCAT. 631 W. Second St.; Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m.; $10-$20. (213) 237-2800, redcat.org.