Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Listening by Moonrise: Absolute Focus, Walt McClements & Pablo Perez

$5 Suggested Donation


Reading & Listening by Moonrise

Listening by Moonrise: Absolute Focus, Walt McClements & Pablo Perez

$5 Suggested Donation



September 19, 2021


Los Angeles State Historic Park

1245 N Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Clockshop’s quarterly Listening By Moonrise  program, in collaboration with Earth Sessions, returns to LA State Historic Park, featuring performances and immersive sound experiences with leading multi-disciplinary sound artists. On the eve of the full moon (or as close to it), this program offers listeners moments of reflection, connection, and joy while experiencing music and sound collectively within the context of a community-centered green space.

For Listening By Moonrise, the three performances by Absolute Focus, Walt McClements and Pablo Perez, will be stationed in different locations throughout the park as pop-up musical experiences, and will perform for small groups following physical distancing protocols. Unlike past Listening by Moonrise events, this event is not ticketed or guided. When attendees arrive at the Clockshop check-in table they will be given a map of the park and where the performances are located. Music will begin at 5:00 pm and will end at approximately 6:30 pm. Attendees are welcome to wander the park and listen to music at their own pace, and will not be separated into designated groups.

This event is free and open to the public. Clockshop suggests a $5 donation to support our Reading and Listening by Moonrise series at LA State Historic Park.


Walt McClements is an accordionist and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. His compositions focus on processed accordion, creating patient and emotional meditations that nod to drone and ambient music.

Pablo Perez is Los Angeles based experimental electronic music artist, known for creating a sonic blend of rhythms, glitch, noise, and variations of defective sounds. His unique improvisational style takes the listener on a journey of alternating and morphing soundscapes that coalesces his wide-range of conceptual influences into a driving modular organism.

Absolute Focus
Kamaljeet Ahluwalia is part of the new wave of Asian musicians emerging from the UK. She began her training at the age of 7 under Sitar Maestro  Dharambir Singh (MBE). She continued her studies with Santoor Maestro Harjinderpal Singh and is currently under the tutelage of legendary Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. She uses her Indian classical roots to walk an innovative path on the Santoor, a rare and exquisite hammered dulcimer/zither that can simultaneously explore vast sublime melodies and intricate detailed rhythmic patterns.

Jas Ahluwalia studied the illustrious Tabla under the world renowned Ustad Tari Khan and has learnt the Tabla in the traditional Ustad/Shagird relationship which entails a deep bond between master and disciple. Entrenched in the classical mode of training, he is utterly conversant in a variety of genres and is a favorite accompanist among touring musicians and an accomplished solo Tabla artist.

Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, directly adjacent to Chinatown and the Metro Gold Line. The park is located just 1 mile away from Los Angeles Union Station, making it accessible from several Metro routes. We highly recommend using public transportation, rideshare, biking, or carpooling. Please note that chairs are not provided for this event. 

There is paid parking at 1501 N Spring Street, the main parking lot of the park, at $2/hour, up to $8 daily. For Clockshop events, the park opens some sections of overflow parking on the exterior of the park in front of Spring Street that is free, first come-first served. We will post signs in the sections that are open for parking. There is also free street parking around the park. Please avoid parking near residential homes on the east side of Main Street and give yourself plenty of time to park and walk over!

There are several all-gender public restrooms and portapotties on site.