{September 29th, 2019} Music for a Medieval Bestiary

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The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is very pleased to announce an evening of Medieval music inspired by the Museum's "Fauna of Mirrors" and performed by the ensemble Los Goytx ("The Joys").

7:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
All seats for both performances have been reserved. Because all of the seats were sold to Museum members, who receive 24 hours advance notice of tickets going on sale, there will be no announcement sent to our general mailing list as we do not wish to advertise an event that has no more tickets on offer. If you would like to be placed on a standby list, please email your request--including your name & phone number--to events@mjt.org. If tickets become available we will call the phone number you’ve given. 


The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232


$18 General Admission
$15 Museum members, students, seniors


Los Goytx (“The Joys”) performs a program of Medieval music inspired by the Museum of Jurassic Technology's "Fauna of Mirrors" bestiary. The ensemble will feature the musa, a newly recreated Medieval bagpipe with a jaguar headstock, as well as other Medieval instruments – the symphony (hurdy gurdy), portativo organ, harp, recorder, double recorder, bells, tromba marina, and percussion  performing songs and dances from the 13th and 14th centuries.

Bruce Teter (director) has previously performed at The Museum of Jurassic Technology on musette bagpipes and recorders. His interest in Medieval music cohered around his acquisition of two authentic Medieval instruments: the musa bagpipe (unique in its ability to modulate the drone) and the double recorder.  He formed Los Goytx last year out of development in the UCLA Early Music Ensemble, and the group exploits a vast instrumentarium of Medieval instruments and singers. His other music performance interests are harmonic singing, Shape Note singing, directing a Renaissance band, Wessex Consort; Baroque bands, Distorted Pearl and Le Plaisirs Champetres; and a Victorian band, The Picadillys; he plays 7 bagpipes, 20 recorders, crumhorn, and rauschpfiefe.

Curtis Berak has previously performed hurdy gurdy at The Museum of Jurassic Technology. In Los Goytx, he plays the Medieval hurdy gurdy, called the symphony (meaning many sounds, since it has a drone, melody, and percussion all in one instrument). Curtis is an avid performer and collector of hurdy gurdies. He restores and rents historic keyboard instruments such as the harpsichord, organ, and early pianos.

Adam Gilberti, is the musical instrument manager for the UCLA School of music, organist at First Baptist Church of Glendale, and co-director the UCLA Game Music Ensemble. He holds a PhD in composition, focusing on sub-bass instruments. In Los Goytx, he plays portativo organ, harp, crotale bells, tromba marina, and percussion. He is also a culinary chef.

Wendy Creek is a multi-instrumentalist, and teacher of math teachers. In Los Goytx she plays the musa bagpipe, harp, and recorders. She enjoys collecting and playing various musical instruments.



No tickets will be mailed to you.
 Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of the performance to qualify for a refund.


Please address queries to events@mjt.org.

This concert is made possible in part by grants from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.