Roper: Events of Interest - 2023

William Roper_Pomona Drags, Riverside Museum of Photography
The Pomona Drags

  • 04/07 Purple Gums (Bobby Bradford/Francis Wong/Wm. Roper) perform at The World Stage, in Los Angeles.
  • 03/05 CuZns (Bobby Bradford/Wm. Roper) will appear as guests of and in collaboration with Garth Powell on March 5, when Open Gate's New Music Sunday returns with a bang. Neighborhood Unitarian Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena.
  • 01/06 Raku Full Moon Project, led by Artist in Residence Alan Nakagawa, the Raku Full Moon Project (Jose Salcedo) will take place with live traditional Koto Music (Hiroko Masuda and June Chin) and Experimental Soundscapes (Nakagawa with Zoe Kumagai and William Roper) at the Pasadena Buddhist Temple.┬áPasadena Buddhist Temple 1993 Glen Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103. Register to attend HERE.

  • 12/5 CuZns (Bobby Bradford & William Roper) will again share the bill with The Smudges on the Vernacular New Music Series at the Oracle Tavern and Coffee, 1640 N. Spring St., L.A. 90012.
  • 11/10 & 12 premiere of Juvenile Terrestrial References - String Quartet #2, by the Koan Quartet at LACSA and YOLA at Torres. These performances are not open to the general public.
  • 09/16 w/ Bobby Bradford and Friends @ LACMA
  • 06/22 an improvised set with vocalist Dominique Matelson at 3141 Glendale Blvd., in Atwater Village. 7PM. Free, though donations are strongly encouraged.
  • 06/11 w/ Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra @ The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of Memory - Material
  • 06/04 w/ Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra @ RedCat
  • 04/07 w/ Vijay Anderson Quintet doing a workshop and performance - @ CSUFullerton
  • 03/22 CuZn's doing workshops and a performance with the jazz band @ New Roads School
  • 03/13 w/ the Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra - Lodge Room
  • 03/12 CuZn's w/ Smudges + premiere of two of three movements of "Choofa," commissioned by The Smudges @ ArtShareLA
  • 02/27 Purple Gums @ Bird & Beckett-S.F. stream
  • 02/05 Opening-OCCCA Art Opening (two paintings and an assemblage work) Virtual Tour
  • 01/24 Edendale Up Close - streaming stream

The "lite" bio
The other bio
Judicanti Responsura
Land Ob Cotton
Abe Lincoln

Read commentary and see photos from many of these events on Roper's blog at Peripatetic Roper.

Watch a video portrait of Roper from Joseph Santarromana's series The Rememberers.

Watch Roper's October 5th improvised performance on Ear Meal.

William Roper is a Miraphone artist and plays Warburton mouthpieces.

See the video of Fanfares and Arhoolies on youtube