Reflecting CalArts’ experimental ethos, the Institute’s CalArts Expo features creatively adventurous and imaginative projects by students, faculty, and alumni representing every school at CalArts. Expo’s exhibitions and performances run from afternoon to late evening in venues including the ROD Concert Hall, MOD Theater, Main Gallery, Wild Beast, Machine Lab, and more. Highlighting student projects created during the current academic year, before moving online in 2020, CalArts Expo annually presented work by over 500 artists in 21 venues throughout campus, including installations, concerts, dance, electronic performances, theater portfolios, projections, films, artist talks, and experience design. On May 5, 2022, Expo returns to campus in person with immersive, personal, and communal spaces for exhibition and performance of new work from across all disciplines of the Institute. CalArts Expo 2022 highlights the immense creativity of the CalArts community and confronts new artistic and performative challenges of our current pandemic landscape in a profound and creative way.
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Iris S-02 is a visual artist and musician based in LA. Shown here are a series of musical compositions with accompanying audio reactive visuals and digital ecosystems to explore and inhabit.
My first single off My upcoming EP "The Truth" which is open for interoperation when it comes the Albums title. I wrote/tracked/mixed these tracks with my collaborator Ford Muskin who helped engineer and mix the tracks, it took place during 2020/2021.
Castle Anthrax is a Los Angeles-based electroacoustic improvised trio featuring Mason Moy (tuba), Matt LeVeque (percussion), and Jack Herscowitz (electronics).
Virgo Verse is a singer-songwriter inspired by many genres including indie rock, pop, and folk. You can find her music across all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp.
NMND (or 'No Mind') is the artistic duo formed between producer / technological ace McLean Macionis and hypnotic vocalist / composer Mana Contractor. The music of NMND draws equally on organic and electronic sounds, creating eclectic collages rich with otherworldly textures, haunting vocals, and tightly programmed beats.
The CalArts Electroacoustic will present a live performance of improvised and composed music for acoustic instruments, digital signal processing, and synthesizers.
A sonic exploration through the use of electronic and acoustic instruments with audio reactive visual projections using sensory percussion technology and processed cello and voice. This piece deals with losing track of time and direction like a broken compass.
Described as “stunningly honest and vulnerable,” Anaís Azul (they/them) is a Peruvian-Californian singer-songwriter, composer, and teaching artist.
A sound experience; with Vincent; is a project made live with synthesized sounds. The short movie Vincent originally made by Tim burn and scored by Ken Hilton is used as a follower to the sounds coming from a synthesizer programmed live. The project aims to bring feelings to synthesized and digital sounds, as much as analog output forces.
Eliot Burk, originally from Santa Cruz, California, is mostly a composer and performer of experimental and chamber music. He likes cats, dogs, teaching music theory, riding bicycles, and eating.
The CalArts Free Improvisation Ensemble performs a 30-minute set of spontaneous music for voices, instruments, noisemakers, old phones, cutting boards, Scotch tape, teddy bears, bottlecaps, and plenty of soap.
The CalArts Percussion Ensemble presents a 30-minute set of recent compositions by its members, including "Iomramh" by Tim Feeney
Original works by students in TRIG: the Electronic Percussionist Classes, performing live on various electronic instruments, from Ableton PUSH to Pulsar 23 to Sensory Percussion with a whole lot of Elektron gear tossed in the mix!
Travel to the Underworld’s Court of Diyu as Yama forces a Peasant, an Empress, and a Shangjiang to look back at their lives and how they intersect as the trio fight against external and internal forces.
In examining both the ephemeral and the permanent in terms of humanity, I documented short lived moments and all things fleeting: people, dilapidated homes and structures, memorials for individuals from the past.
Stop-motion animation using re-cycled images from books and magazines.
Mehregan Pezeshki is a multidisciplinary artist. Her artwork is often autobiographical, unraveling the traumatic memories of her youth while growing up in Iran.
A short film shot in the deserts of Southern California with soundscapes made in Kuwait.
5 Foot Love is a song, a video... a manifesto even. Its lyrics and video touch on many themes, including (but not limited to) the Huawei company, iTunes gift cards, 5G radiation, the Honey I Shrunk the Kids series, Darth maul, michael jackson, michael jackson's monkey, gangnam style etc. But above all else it is a pop song
alexandria has a cigarette and thinks about smoking.
Two obsolete & forgotten microscopes make one last fling at fame & fortune on the tawdry Burlesque stage.
MANTRA is a five-part durational performance art piece in which I embody five personal mantras by posing motionlessly, twenty minutes at a time. I combine the five poses with objects, elements, and projection to access a state of grounding, protection, and transcendence. The audience is welcome to also be still or meditate along with me.
Ribs is an unfinished experimental opera by Jacob Wolff. This workshop, in the form of an installation, will investigate new developments in the piece since the last two workshops held at the beginning of February.
Emma Xu's new EP listening Party- aka live performance
Holding Patterns is a dance work for two dancers and live composition by musician and composer Jeonghyeon Joo. The work explores attachment, touch, dependency, and intimacy. The work was created in conversation with musician Jeaonghyeon Joo, and dancers Ashely Sartell and Zhihan Yang. The music was composed in tandem with the movement.
«Ru Da Dé» means «Dodged» in Pular. From this translation, a visual and sound installation was set up. Upon entering this space under the light of a half-blinding spotlight, the visitor is framed by photographic prints on the two side walls of the exhibition room. On the right, a particular spotlight illuminates a portrait, that of Jae, who seems to be dodging the lens and dismayed at having been captured in a photograph.
Diego Magana and Sage Henriksen make up the duo 'The Serious Musicians'. Brought together by Rock Opera and a love of music, the two explore harmony and queer themes in their work.
Metal music is not a monolith and we created this project with the intent of bringing a handful of metalheads with a very diverse listening background together to compose music that exists at the crossroads between many different genres of metal music. Each individual band member has a different stylistic approach to writing and playing heavy music and through our original compositions, we have worked on merging those together in a way that is harmonious and unique.
An hour long improv set featuring a range of delicate tuning fork music, heavy feedback, screaming, electronics, and traditional percussion and piano playing.
CVE presents the world premiere of Roy Berardo's Horrid Wicked Pleasant Caring and a performance of Cornelius Cardew's Paragraph 7 from The Great Learning.
Vivanghat is a producer and multi instrumentalist whose music is focused on combining Progressive Metal and Electronic Music with Eastern styles like Persian and Indian classical music
Gauri Deshpande is a Pianist, composer and Music Producer. This is a Mix of original Electronic music Compositions by Gauri Deshpande Tools used: Chuck programming language, Max/MSP, Ableton Live, AI
Naomi Mitchell uses modular synthesizers to combine rhythmic and aleatoric elements to create a collection of glitched breakbeats, textured samples, and thumping synthesized sounds.
Rafael Luna is an Artist that is always breaking the barriers of what could be, An Innovator to say the least but also a stylist that appreciates all Art and Culture.
DnL is an experimental electronic duo. They started to collaborate in 2021 when Luisa Pinzon and Drew Sense Weinstein started their MFA in Music Technology and Composition and Experimental Sound Practices (respectively) . The first performance of DnL was in the Halloween Party at CalArts the 19th of November of 2021. The duo is currently working on a performance set that can be adjusted to last between 5 minutes to a maximum of 30 minutes, considering all of the music is performed live. There is a session in Ableton Live where there are scenes of rhythm, samples and synthesizers that Luisa manipulates to give structure to the music set, it is divided mainly in 3 sections, where Drew improvises with distorted Guitar harmonies and melodies, that are based on a previous composition for every section, it involves pedal manipulation and looping while the clocks are synch’d.
Original music from the Fall 2021 Creative Repertory Ensemble at the CalArts Herb Alpert School of Music
Olivia Xing is the actor and playwright of Zhinü's Tale. Using the element of fantasy, she strives to understand the history of herself and others.
The score calls for musicians to begin with their hands and feet bound behind their back while they try to play their instrument. Once they are unbound they may begin to play their instruments “correctly”. The piece ends once everyone is unbound.
The Opera Dada Project, inspired by the women artists of the Dada movement, features original performance art between 19 collaborators. The Opera Dada Project highlights the voice (both acoustic and electronic) through original music, improvisation, graphic scores, and extended vocal techniques. The pieces within the Opera Dada Project are an eclectic mix ranging from campy to grim and draw from the works of Emmy Hennings, Mina Loy, Baroness Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Hannah Höch, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Sayako Kishimoto, and Florine Stettheimer, among others. The Opera Dada Project was born from J. Bobak’s Dada’s Divas class. The Opera Dada Project will present pieces alongside the Futurist Dinner Party (another CalArts Expo submission), outside the Wild Beast. Together, the Opera Dada Project and the Futurist Dinner Party will last 45 minutes.
I Want To Exist is an EP written, arranged and produced by Doctor Stupid over quarantine. It explores themes of identity, isolation, and the absurdity of life.
"Nebadon from KLANG (2007) Karlheinz Stockhausen
Chuck Being is the deconstructed club and pop project of MFA2 Performer Composer Chuck Behring. Chuck's previous projects Rollercoasterwater and Hug Relief were the stepping stones that led him to this final form.
A piece of music consisting of quiet loops
This song is an R&B collaboration that is currently in the works.
Rosa Evangelina (Beltrán) is a vocalist, poet, composer, and educator based in Los Angeles. Her work often draws from language and energetic traces left by her ancestors, including her past selves.
This is an experiment in emotion and deconstructed sound. Using Bach as inspiration Yenju has composed a denatured understanding of the piece. Nikki accompanies her with sculptural and body articulation. This experiment aims to unwind the clock and classism.
Sonic Boom plays extreme metal in large groups of 12-16 musicians
Bowerbird is an improvisation duo consisting of Matt LeVeque (percussion) and Daniel Newman-Lessler (keyboards).
French and Brazilian students create an immersive sonic experience where our perceptions are challenged - Increasing acceptance of human capacity to understand our place within the environment
Tyler Harper is a bassoonist, electronic musician, and generated graphic artist hailing from Pittsburgh, PA.
An Electroacoustic performance of piano and electronic music by Gauri Deshpande. A peaceful mix of Indian and western classical music. Original compositions by Gauri Deshpande.
‘May Bring You Darkness Instead of Light’ is a solo-dance performance and film installation inspired by the work and life of Georgia O’Keefe. The work draws influence specifically from the movement, colors, tone, and sensuality of O’Keefe’s watercolor series as well as photographed portraits of O’Keefe by Alfred Stieglitz.
Love Songs for the Apocalypse is a small collection of original pieces written over the course of pandemic, some written with collaborators and some written solo, with tones ranging from nostalgic, to pessimistic, to finally hopeful.
A musician and dancer explore texture through sound, body, & touch.This interactive piece encourages audience participation for a complete experience.
“Talent Show!” Is the first solo live performance by Tracey Brakes on Calarts grounds!
Graphic Design Program End of the Year Show: opens 8pm
Mosho at 9pm
L-Shape Gallery: open 2pm–10pm
C. Bain he/him or it MFA2 – School of Art Somatics of Self-annihilation is a series of research-heavy performance lectures, juxtaposing empirical-educational information delivery with ruptures of hyperpersonal material. tiresiasprojekt.com
An hour long improv set featuring a range of delicate tuning fork music, heavy feedback, screaming, electronics, and traditional percussion and piano playing. Margo Harms Daniel Newman-Lessler Eric Lennartson
Maxwell Perkins they/them MFA1 – School of Film/Video A CRT tv with video tapes next to it. People can choose what video tapes to play. Each one has a hypnotic series of repeating images they can sit and watch for as long as they want to.
Aashray Harishankar he/him/his MFA2 – School of Music ∆ (Delta) is an EP released in 2020 by Aashray Harishankar. Infused with a variety of genre and cultural influences, including Indian classical, jazz, electronic, folk, rock, and ambient elements, the EP evokes feelings of separation and loss. It progresses through the
Tzong-Han Wu She/Her/Hers BFA4 – School of Dance While holding different visions and beliefs, we often find ourselves circling back to the very beginning as we walk towards the very end.
Sam Cooper BFA4 – School of Music 5 Foot Love is a song, a video… a manifesto even. Its lyrics and video touch on many themes, including (but not limited to) the Huawei company, iTunes gift cards, 5G radiation, the Honey I Shrunk the Kids series, Darth maul, michael jackson,
FrankieC He/Him BFA1 – School of Film/Video A bright, begrimed city A look at Los Angeles through video, photography, words and music.
Wenxin Zhou she/her MFA1 School of Film/Video A Certain Uncertainty is a 16mm short film based on texts generated by artificial intelligence. After learning the poetic linguistic style from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, the AI model using natural language generation techniques, outputted distinctive paragraphs due to the randomness of
Jane Hamor she/her MFA1 – School of Theatre Energy is stored in the body, in the earth, in material, in light and shadow, in those surrounding us. I am interested in building a labyrinth on campus that can be used by the community. The performance will be impacted by studying
What does musical connection look like in the wake of COVID? What have we lost? A reflection on the past two years of isolation and digitally-mediated interaction, A MASS seeks to explore the impact of isolation through responsive aural and visual elements. Work by: Maddi Baird Elif Dincer Alex Fortunato
A sound experience; with Vincent; is a project made live with synthesized sounds. The short movie Vincent originally made by Tim burn and scored by Ken Hilton is used as a follower to the sounds coming from a synthesizer programmed live. The project aims to bring feelings to synthesized and
Matthew Pagoaga He/Him Alumnx – School of Art I am selling 354 images collaged from 5,791 of each: images of celebrities, images of diamonds, images of abstract art from the collection of an unnamed museum. Available as a digital image license for any use or purpose with mandatory credit to
“aggregrate” consists of infrared portraits on the one hand and text messages on the other. The infrared portraits were taken with a self-developed camera system that made it possible to show the actual moment when modern smartphones emit rays to create a biomentric profile unnoticed by the user. The messages
Menghe Jing she/her/hers MFA2 – School of Music – VoiceArts Metal music is not a monolith and we created this project with the intent of bringing a handful of metalheads with a very diverse listening background together to compose music that exists at the crossroads between many different genres of
Callahan Bracken he / they BFA2 School of Film/Video Experimental Animation Through ceramic self-portraiture, All The Boys Have Come to Play is an exploration of the intersection between grief, queerness and technology. The project juxtaposes the tactile and earthly qualities of clay to articulate a deep interconnectedness between the physical
Anastasia Schas She/Her BFA2 – School of Film/Video In the following five photographs, I collaborated with a model from Shanghai entirely through Zoom. From my bedroom in San Diego, I’ve discovered virtual photography as a new creative approach to photography and found a way to break boundaries during this time
Byungkyu Lee He/Him BFA2 – School of Music – Music Technology Antheizer is an audiovisual exhibition featuring Harvester Ants. Tiny piezo mics are placed inside of their nest and their foraging area. Those mics are going to pick up the small sounds they make while they are picking up the
Sleepie Louie He/Him BFA2 – School of Music – Experimental Pop My first single off My upcoming EP “The Truth” which is open for interoperation when it comes the Albums title. I wrote/tracked/mixed these tracks with my collaborator Ford Muskin who helped engineer and mix the tracks, it took place
Katie Nolan MFA1 – School of Art Red Carpet is a series of paintings originally paired with an installation piece about the pursuit of the self.
Asma Ben Slama she/they BFA4 – School of Art Black Rhombus and Blue Square is a sound installation with two musical pieces related to two geometrical shapes, it’s a communication between the Intense and the Distorted , the Absence and the Presence, in the hope of Spiritual Union.
Courtship Ritual They / Them Alumnx – School of Critical Studies Title track’s music video from Courtship Ritual’s forthcoming LP. Monica Salazar, Preston Spurlock courtshipritual.com
MAKAI she/they BFA3 – School of Music – Experimental Pop A performance of original music written by Makai
Bowerbird he/they MFA2 – School of Music – Performer Composer Improvisation for keyboards and percussion danielnewmanlessler.com
CalArts Electroacoustic Ensemble School of Music – Performer-Composer The CalArts Electroacoustic will present a live performance of improvised and composed music for acoustic instruments, digital signal processing, and synthesizers. Seth Giles, Hejun Cai, Elif Dincer, Marley Wall, Francisco Beltrao Farias
CalArts Free Improvisation Ensemble The CalArts Free Improvisation Ensemble performs a 30-minute set of spontaneous music for voices, instruments, noisemakers, old phones, cutting boards, Scotch tape, teddy bears, bottlecaps, and plenty of soap. Dorsey Crocker, Eli Kelsch, Bar Landau, Tev Nicolas, Alfredo Alamillo, Chris Everingham, Simeon Goode, Margo Harms, Matt
CalArts Percussion Ensemble The CalArts Percussion Ensemble presents a 30-minute set of recent compositions by its members, including “Iomramh” by Tim Feeney Margo Harms, Matt LeVeque, Victor Sintchak, Nestor Gonzalez, Alex Reyes, Sarema Shorr
Stephanie Lane Gage she/her MFA1 – School of Art – Graphic Design Referencing the communalist ritual of the campfire, this sculpture pairs each of its facets with a different story about the struggle towards utopia. The hand revealing a treasure references the failed “utopian” grift of the Zzyzyx Mineral Springs,
Matt LeVeque he/they MFA1 – School of Music – InstrumentalArts Castle Anthrax is an electroacoustic improvised trio consisting of tuba, percussion, and live electronics. Mason Moy, Jack Herscowitz
Claire Bilderback She/her MA – School of Critical Studies – Aesthetics & politics Ceramic vessels and sculpture to explore form, color, and texture. Utilized different kinds of clay including porcelain and b-mix with grog. Includes wheel throwing and hand-building. Considerations included space, movement, and nature.
Naomi Mitchell she/her MFA1 – School of Music – Music Technology Naomi Mitchell uses modular synthesizers to combine rhythmic and aleatoric elements to create a collection of glitched breakbeats, textured samples, and thumping synthesized sounds. https://panichardware.bandcamp.com/music
Maximilian Andereya he/him /his MFA1 – School of Film/Video – Experimental film, Installation A journey through the city of Los Angeles Harry Gamboa Jr.
Anaís Azul they/them/theirs MFA2 – School of Music – Performer-Composer “Chopping Onions” is an interactive musical performance about Anaís Azul’s relationship to the kitchen as it plays out within themselves, their communities, and their grandmothers. Throughout the performance, they share memories, reflections, and questions about their relationship to the kitchen
Zac Chen He/Him/His MFA1 – School of Art – Photography and Media This is an abstract short film that describes a murder that is well planned.
Pablo de Larrañaga Aramoni he/him/his BFA2 – School of Theatre – Experience Design and Production Utopian reality simulation that (re)creates a city in Mexico to address, question, transgress, transform, build, and deconstruct the way peace is experienced by its inhabitants This laboratory of collaborative practices of the scene is a
High Priestess she/hers Alumnx – School of Music A film of a dance piece based on a Buffy St. Marie song about addiction to opiates. www.astradancetheatre.com Sasha Travis, Nichelle Bane, Windu Sayles, Kelsie Koziol, Kasmira Buchanen, Olivia Bolfrass, Button Up Productions, Rocket Kirchner, David Ormond, Aryiel Hartman https://vimeo.com/user163103102/download/664458862/8c8e302d93
Freyja Kah Alumni – CalArts Art Conscious Vessel i, ii, iii are three videos where we wanted to explore the idea of a container that could hold the experience of my memories escaping one of the towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, just before they collapsed.
Contemporary Vocal Ensemble School of Music CVE presents the world premiere of Roy Berardo’s Horrid Wicked Pleasant Caring and a performance of Cornelius Cardew’s Paragraph 7 from The Great Learning. Soprano Jolee Gordon Jazmine Jendersee Julie Reames* Abigail Whitman Alto Ása Arnardóttir Rosa Evangelina Anqi Li Pilialoha Pai Elliot Menard
Gauri Deshpande She/ Her MFA1 – School of Music – Music Technology A Mix of Electronic music Compositions by Gauri Deshpande. Tools used- Programming languages: Chuck, Max/ MSP DAWs: Logic Pro, Ableton Live Artificial Intelligence
Creative Repertory Ensemble (Fall ’21) School of Music Original music from the Fall 2021 Creative Repertory Ensemble at the CalArts Herb Alpert School of Music
Rodrigo Arruda He/him/they MFA1 – School of Art – Art Cruzeiro do Sul (Southern Cross) is a constellation that can only be seen in the Southern part of the World and it consists of a cross pointing South. It is vital to Brazilian history and it is present in the
Lisa Banta She/Her/Hers MFA1 – CalArts Art This sculptural installation work will have an accompanying essay relating it to the often fraught relationship between the body and technology, as seen through the lens of my own experience as a patient in an experimental surgical clinical trial. As part of the
Sage Michael Stone he/him BFA2 – School of Theatre – Acting “Shoes at the Door” is the second music video collaboration between Dean Cee, DoloDuceDuke, and CalArts Actor/Director Sage Michael Stone. Their first collaboration, “Spacy Kacy”, was released back in September of 2021 and gained over 40k views in just
Andrea Soto she/her BFA3 – School of Dance Collaborative research process. It is the creation of a performance/installation with a collective of artists where we explore movement guided by qualities of our body’s organs and their decay to dysfunction; where we trace the relationship between musicians and performers, while at
Makena Janssen She, Her MFA2 – School of Art – Graphic Design Derez consists of a series of explorations that unearth sites of invisibility in the midst of the climate crisis, and reveal how graphic design can be used as a tool for visibility. https://makenajanssendesign.cargo.site/
TJ Banner they/them BFA3 – School of Music – Music Technology I designed and programmed visuals in TouchDesigner to react to midi input from my Digitakt drum machine. I’ve mapped each track to modulate different visual parameters and assigned the knobs that adjust audio effects such as filter, delay, overdrive,
DnL She/her MFA1 – School of Music – Music Technology DnL is an experimental electronic duo. They started to collaborate in 2021 when Luisa Pinzon and Drew Sense Weinstein started their MFA in Music Technology and Composition and Experimental Sound Practices (respectively) . The first performance of DnL was in
Ása she/her MFA2 – School of Art – Art All of the artworks within the installation were created in a dialogue with each other and with a specified system in mind, a system that I created for this installation. Creating the system emphasizes my interest in world-building and what that
Wenxin Zhou she/her MFA1 – School of Film/Video Eingang is a short film about the inter-transformation between a suicidal young woman and an angel who is eager for temporality and to feel like a human, inspired by Wings of Desire. It uses poetic cinematic languages to depict the dynamic relationship between the
Peter / Hyunbae Earm His Him MFA2 – School of Art – Graphic Design Emotions of Ne(네) is a series of AR (Augmented Reality) Posters inspired by the Korean response ‘네(ne)’, which is used in multiple meanings based on the situation. The series of 3D graphics were constructed based on
Razan AlSarraf she/ her MFA2 – School of Art A short film shot in the deserts of Southern California with soundscapes made in Kuwait. www.razanalsarraf.com
two large plexiglass wall artworks, 68″ x 40″ x 3″
wanyue an she/her/they MFA2 – School of Art – Photography Existence is about body movement as well as the relationship between space and body once the individual is erased. The artist made the essential element of her project, body socks, in different colors and sizes and placed them in either
Honiball Joseph He/Him MFA2 School of Music Performer-Composer Random people will read the text score, will sit in front of each other and perform this piece. www.honiball.com
Sille She/they BFA2 – School of Music – Experimental Pop This song is an R&B collaboration that is currently in the works. Dorsey Crocker sille · Falling In Love
Robert Kelley He/Him/His MFA2 – School of Dance – Choreography Follow your Light is a dance film adaptation of my feature length show, AIKY: Pathways to Light. The intention of the project is to highlight the deep connection between mind, breath and the body. Using movement as the medium to
Mahedi Anjuman She/her MFA2 – School of Art – Visual Art My works develop through my personal experiences and trying to understand those in metaphysics, which leads me to think about and research ideas in search of understanding the fundamentals of the system of nature and ontology. Given our social,
Isabel Yi Jimenez they/them BFA4 – School of Art – Photography and Media Diasporic existence as a fluctuation between identifications to distinct cultural and spatiotemporal histories begets a theater of connection. The projection of the house, the site of belonging, expands into a broader foundation of diasporic community-building. Place is
Elliot Menard She/her MFA1 – School of Music – VoiceArts The Futurist Dinner Party, supported by the Interdisciplinary Project Grant, will explore dining as performance art, following the guidelines of Marinetti’s The Futurist Cookbook (1932). The art of self-nourishment should be creative and multi-sensory: “eating futuristically, one uses all the
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Carson Schafer He/Him Alumnx – School of Music Jazz Drums I’ve been fortunate enough to find remote work throughout the pandemic as a professional drum transcriber for an educational platform. While I’ve gotten efficient at transcribing, anyone will tell you that creating drum notation is time consuming. So I began
Sam Wilby he/him BFA4 – School of Music – Composition and Experimental Sound Practices Grainger is an animated short about a celebrated caravan mule in a fictional Wild West, and her reckoning with the flimsy nature of her admiration.
Grids, Beats, and Groups School of Music live electronic performances from: Essvus Blossom feat. Biiirth Jean Rhee & Francisco Beltrao Farias Micah Keren-Zvi & Nathaniel Sellin Sankarsh Rajeev & C. Cliff Biiirth DJ Tyson Thurston
Aaron Wilson He/Him BFA3 – School of Theatre – Lighting Design Using light art to convey emotions or thoughts on an individual level https://aaronwilson10040.wixsite.com/website
Taylor Donofrio she/her MFA2 – School of Dance – Choreography Holding Patterns is a dance work for two dancers and live composition by musician and composer Jeonghyeon Joo. The work explores attachment, touch, dependency, and intimacy. The work was created in conversation with musician Jeaonghyeon Joo, and dancers Ashely Sartell
Christopher Johst MFA1 – CalArts Art Homesteading is an ongoing project to mine American cultural archives for clues to our current collective psychic temperature. Using the reiterative nature of folklore, database theory, and contemporary forms of captive social engagement, the work forms a nexus of fragmented narratives that can be
Margo Harms They/them MFA2 – School of Music – Performer Composer The score calls for musicians to begin with their hands and feet bound behind their back while they try to play their instrument. Once they are unbound they may begin to play their instruments “correctly”. The piece ends once
Nick Lee he/him/his BFA4- CalArts Art – Photography / Media I Appear Missing is a self-portrait series in which I examine the space between being hidden and being seen. The mask I construct and wear operates as both a protector and revealer. I erase myself. I remove what makes me
Doctor Stupid He/they BFA3 – School of Music – Experimental Pop I Want To Exist is an EP written, arranged and produced by Doctor Stupid over quarantine. It explores themes of identity, isolation, and the absurdity of life.
Weihan Yang he/him MFA1 – School of Art – Photography and Media Most of the time in our everyday life, we do things based on our habits, like we take them for granted and never recognize the “doing” itself. However, there are moments—unpredictable, thus precious—when we realize (or recognize)
Nicolas Grenier He/Him Alumni – CalArts Art During my recent exhibition at gallery Luis De Jesus in Los Angeles (November 13 – December 22, 2021), I conducted a survey entitled In 20 Years. Visitors were asked to complete a questionnaire about existential issues, such as whether we believe in intergenerational
Rosey Bataille She Her Alumnx – School of Dance “Incubating” is an experimental short film which observes a strange creature within its isolated world. The footage was shot briefly before the coronavirus arrived, actively displacing artists from themselves and each other, and was revisited for editing much further into quarantine.
Yenju Chen MFA1 – School of Music – Composition This is an experiment in emotion and deconstructed sound. Using Bach as inspiration Yenju has composed a denatured understanding of the piece. Nikki accompanies her with sculptural and body articulation. This experiment aims to unwind the clock and classism. An improvisation
Iris S-02 They/Them BFA1 – School of Music – Music Technology This work is comprised of a series of musical compositions with accompanying audio reactive visuals and digital ecosystems to explore and inhabit. Pixels and quanta forming emergent mists and signals.
John Tejada presents Future Stars 3 Touched Music UK release date: May 5, 2022 Touched Music and John Tejada present Future Stars 3 Back in 2020, John Tejada, a frequent guest on Touched Music compilations had the idea of turning his CalArts spring course “Advanced Electronic Music Production” final project
Luka Fisher She/ Her Alumnx – School of Art JTIII is a music video by director Alan Amaya for a single from Luka Fisher’s record Just The Hits featuring Kyler O’Neal and Celeste X. The video and song explores rejection and desire as experienced by trans femmes. Alan Amaya, Kyler
Digital collage, printed
Ty Moran they/them BFA2 – School of Film/Video In examining both the ephemeral and the permanent in terms of humanity, I documented short lived moments and all things fleeting: people, dilapidated homes and structures, memorials for individuals from the past. In turn, I documented all things ‘permanent’: waterfalls and rivers,
Label.Art is an open-source software solution built for crowd-sourced data annotation, built for artists by artists. In order to train comprehensive AI models we need lots of accurately labeled data. This accurately labeled data is often hard to find or difficult to outsource. Our software aims to connect those with
a video will be projected over paintings with a song playing Drea Turk and Sean Lennon
Kathi Schulz she/they MFA1 – School of Art – Art + Technology and Integrated Media My installation explores the enmeshment between technology and the body, and the various utopian/dystopian narratives provoked by this relationship. Individuals, culture, and existing sociopolitical power structures are both fragmented and homogenized by digitality. Limbo Aesthetics
Yifan Xu MFA3 – School of Film/Video Loop Loop Loop attempts to explore film as a matter and its value from changing perspectives. Using a combination of 16mm, Super 8mm, handmade film strips, and found footages as materials, this film intends to represent the adventure of two nonhuman characters on
Sage Henriksen They/them BFA3 – School of Music – Performer Composer Love Songs for the Apocalypse is a small collection of original pieces written over the course of pandemic, some written with collaborators and some written solo, with tones ranging from nostalgic, to pessimistic, to finally hopeful.
Jaime Black she/her BFA2 – School of Music – Performer Composer Love Spells is a new 6 song EP by Performer/Composer Jaime Black. Featuring a collection of love songs written and performed by Jaime Black (vocals, acoustic guitar, harp) featuring fellow musicians David Drake (lead guitar) Rick Brandt (cello) Rich
Machines in Flames (2022, 50min) is a cinematic search for an elusive group – CLODO – that bombed computer companies in 1980s Toulouse, France. Journeying through the cybernetic nodes of military, industrial, and socialist development, the film exposes how recording devices fail to collect the ashes of history. The film
Rebecca K. Hsia She/Her MFA1 – School of Theatre – Experience Design & Production: Stage Management Travel to the Underworld’s Court of Diyu as Yama forces a Peasant, an Empress, and a Shangjiang to look back at their lives and how they intersect as the trio fight against external and
Rachel Epperly she/hers MFA1 – School of Music – Performer Composer MANTRA is a five-part durational performance art piece in which I embody five personal mantras by posing motionlessly, twenty minutes at a time. I combine the five poses with objects, elements, and projection to access a state of grounding,
Pablo de Larrañaga Aramoni he/him/his BFA2 School of Theatre Experience Design and Production Three-dimensional hybrid of Maori and Mexican folk art styles. Combining different cultural references, plants and animals, this is a manifestation of cultural unity. https://www.pablodel.art/
Caitlin Javech She/her/hers MFA2 School of Dance Choreography ‘May Bring You Darkness Instead of Light’ is a solo-dance performance and film installation inspired by the work and life of Georgia O’Keefe. The work draws influence specifically from the movement, colors, tone, and sensuality of O’Keefe’s watercolor series as well as
Cheyenne Knehans she/her/hers MFA 2 – School of Theatre – Applied Arts Medusa is a collection of designs that formulates the visual language for an animated retelling of the classical myth. Depicted through character designs, environment studies, and 3D models, Medusa is a tale of longing and acceptance. The new
Emi Sun She/her MFA1 – School of Film/Video – Experimental Animation MeMoMi is an interdisciplinary game about a girl traveling in her body to heal it.The game aims to provide a fun experience for players to interact, search and solve the puzzles inside an amazing mystery body-like world.
Vontell he/him MFA2 – School of Music – Music Technology A hand held portable mixer for musicians to carry around> People find it hard to have hand held music production devices as they keep traveling.
Diego Magaña He/Him BFA3 – School of Music – Performer Composer We make music. Victor Hernandezo-piano, Sebastian Marulanda-guitar, Joshua Trevizo-drums, Lucas Helfman-bass
MILES School of Music – Music Technology This is created by the students in Ideation and Prototyping. It is a new educational sequencer tool designed and built by the class. One of it’s key features is randomness. Marijke Jorritsma, Michaella Moon, Herry Kim, Joshua Salgado, LA Zenezini, Lucas Mathers, Naomi
Sage Markowitz They/Them BFA2 – School of Film/Video – Character Animation Hello, I’m Sage and I am an interdisciplinary artist in the Character Animation program. The work I am sharing is my portfolio, which I spent the year filling with work from my different pursuits and interests. My website includes
May 5th @9pm in F200 _____ Organized by: Anthony D’Eredita, Usha Venkat, Dov Annuse, Jihyun Yi, Brian Hsieh, Emily Lew, and Ellie Rube Featuring Work by: BFA1s Kari Trail Christina Monterrosa Shivangi Chopra Maya Alvarado Seo Bin Park Christopher Zeng Peggy Lian Ally Sutton Scott Ulrich RainLeng Sajen Green Oscar
Emma Xu She/Her BFA2 – School of Music – Experimental Pop Emma Xu’s new EP listening Party- aka live performance Ben Schultz, Louie Hillcoat, Suola Zhu, Khristian Geisse, Pranav Nigam, Yameng Deng, Kyan Soh, Qingwen Cao, Florence Lee
Howard Better he, him Alumnx – School of Film/Video Stop-motion animation using re-cycled images from books and magazines.
Ethan Partington BFA1 – School of Film/Video – Experimental Animation Ethan Partington (Born in June 26, 2001) is an American Student animator and Director. Partington was born in Las Vegas, Nevada.
KANI She/Her BFA4 School of Art For the viewer, I want them to be in a constant state of wonder and, feel like there is somewhat a withholding/obscuring of linear and clear story in the broken-up/abstract narratives/worlds in construction. This is because I am more interested in the visualization of
By editing and manipulating recordings of every day sounds, I created this composition. Based on the composition I added visuals that speaks to the work. (I am expanding this project for calarts expo. The video that is linked is just a preview)
Nick Ginsburg they/them MFA1 School of Music InstrumentalArts Nebadon from KLANG (2007) Karlheinz Stockhausen Nick Ginsburg, horn TBD, sound projection KLANG, the 24-part suite of instrumental and electroacoustic works composed for every hour of the day, came to be prolific yet controversial composer Karlheinz Stockhausen’s final major project from 2004
Jiaxin [Lydia] Wang she/her MFA2 – School of Film/Video – Experimental Animation A 360-degree UE4-rendered immersive environmental experience. Please enter my dream: night ocean city. Sound Design and Music composition by Jack Weiss https://jiaxinlydiawang.wixsite.com/lydia/works
McLean Macionis He / Him Alumnx – School of Music – Music Technology NMND (or ‘No Mind’) is the artistic duo formed between producer / technological ace McLean Macionis and hypnotic vocalist / composer Mana Contractor. The music of NMND draws equally on organic and electronic sounds, creating eclectic collages
Maya Paredes she/her BFA4 – School of Music – Performer-Composer A sonic exploration through the use of electronic and acoustic instruments with audio reactive visual projections using sensory percussion technology and processed cello and voice. This piece deals with losing track of time and direction like a broken compass. Jolee
P-Ray (Perry R Cook) He/him Faculty and Visiting Artist School of Music Technology NogginSonix: SolFanix is an art installation consisting of twelve glass heads, one for each of the notes of the chromatic scale. On and in the heads are symbols from many musical cultures and languages: Kodaly hand signs,
4 ‘x 4 ‘ Oil + Acrylic on canvas @chocolatepuddingkittycat
SeeVa Dawne SeeVa/say my name BFA3 – School of Art – Art PVC on steel frame, cyanotype backboard 3 x 2.1 x 2 meters Now You See Me is a site of encounter. It shares its name with the artistic working group and mutual aid instagram account, “Now You See
Eliot Burk He / Him MFA2 – School of Music – Performer-Composer Musical composition for oboe and piano. Inspired by & dedicated to Barak Perelman (barakperelman.com). Barak was a PhD candidate in composition at UCSB while I was there for a BA, around 2011. Since Barak’s music is so radical
Donald Beagle he/him Alumnx – School of Critical Studies When I was a writing/ critical studies student at CalArts, the Music School also assigned William Moulton to mentor me in music. One of my projects was to perform my own 2-hand arrangement of the Dorian Toccata, by J. S. Bach.
SmileyFaceOrg They/Them She/Her BFA2 – School of Film/Video – Character Animation A Peking Opera troupe performs at North America for the first time. Xutian, Maomao, and Chengyuan have different feelings for their upcoming performance. Solar Zhu, Ying Xin
Opera Dada Project MFA1 – School of Music – VoiceArts The Opera Dada Project, inspired by the women artists of the Dada movement, features original performance art between 19 collaborators. The Opera Dada Project highlights the voice (both acoustic and electronic) through original music, improvisation, graphic scores, and extended vocal
Teresa Piecuch MFA2 – School of Art – Art + Technology The piece investigates the notions of parallel spaces and times with the use of space formation and animation projection.
Raf he/him Alumnx – School of Music My idea is to bring tradition, modernization and innovation together as one. Through my social experiences i’ve gained enough knowledge to create my own language. In a sense I’m in my own world but I include everyone that has created something to make
The small, unassuming town of Paucartambo lies on the eastern slopes of the Andes, midway between Peru’s southern highlands and the Amazon jungle. This quaint village of white houses with painted blue doors acts as a convenient trading hub for the two regions it straddles. For most of the year,
Wes Nelson He/Him MFA1 – School of Music Jazz The New York Dolls classic “Personality Crisis”, reframed in a way that explores a darker interpretation of the lyrical content. Through the use of clanking metals, screams, and drill sounds, feelings of bitterness and isolation are thoroughly explored.
Violet Smith, Claire Chrzan, Shaurjya Banerjee she / her MFA2 – School of Theatre – Lighting Design An exploration of Lumia, the artform created by Thomas Wilfred, through a variety of photokinetic sculptures. violetsmithdesigns.com, clairechrzandesigns.com/, wholesomecircuits.com/
Chuck Being He/Him MFA2 – School of Music – Performer Composer Chuck Being is the deconstructed club and pop project of MFA2 Performer Composer Chuck Behring. Chuck’s previous projects Rollercoasterwater and Hug Relief were the stepping stones that led him to this final form. Chuck’s music is deeply intertwined with
Maya Kanoe she/they BFA3 – School of Film/Video – Character Animation A father regrets his severed relationship with his daughter while wandering in a void made of nothing but the scarce memories of her.
A variation on a puzzle box with the goal of making the inside of the box dark
Shaharoh She/Her MFA2 – School of Music – Performer Composer Quarantine and Tissue are songs written by Shaharoh during the height of the pandemic. Quarantine is about its isolating effects and feeling alone together. Tissue is about returning one’s soul to the body after experiencing a traumatic event that separated
Robert G. Hill-Guarino He/Him BFA4 – School of Theatre – Lighting Design The exploration of lines and curves through a deck of playing cards.
Jennie E. Park she/her MFA2 – Interschool Schools of Art and Critical Studies (Items in) two incompatible yet equivalent registers are weighed against each other in value. https://www.jenniepark.art/
Niel Abston she/her BFA4 School of Art This work is a continuation of my thesis exhibition ‘ReCall ReVive’ that consists of found object sculptures and assemblage. While using objects such as hair bobbles, hair barrettes, string, tools, nails, screws, etc., I examine issues of labor specifically pertaining to Black women
GIAHN he/his/him MFA1 – School of Art – Art and Technology and Integrated Media This work starts from the house I currently live in. I stay with Korean Immigrant family, who have been immigrants for over 30 years. In other words, they stopped in Korea 30 years ago. What they
Rosa Evangelina (Beltrán) she/they MFA2 Interschool Schools of Music and Critical Studies VoiceArts + Creative Writing Live vocal performance of excerpts from restos/remains, a poetry memoir centering on conversations with younger selves based on an excavation of personal journals. The project, begun in the first month of quarantine in 2020,
Jacob Wolff He/Him/They/Them BFA3 – School of Music – Jazz Ribs is an unfinished experimental opera by Jacob Wolff. This workshop, in the form of an installation, will investigate new developments in the piece since the last two workshops held at the beginning of February. There will be screenings of
Stephanie Lutz She/Her MFA1 – School of Theatre Using light to express grief
Sarah Konté MFA1 – School of Film/Video «Ru Da Dé» means «Dodged» in Pular. From this translation, a visual and sound installation was set up. Upon entering this space under the light of a half-blinding spotlight, the visitor is framed by photographic prints on the two side walls of the
RUSH is a collaboration between filmmakers, dancers, musicians, a choreographer, and lighting designer. We start in a club and descend into a violent, dream-like world where bodies move with increasing freneticism.
Sami Hansen She/her MFA1 – School of Theatre – Stage Management A look into a multi-hyphenate’s work, this portfolio explores the work that Sami has completed as both a stage manager and a director. From concept to fruition, take a look at the process of her work and how she
Mehregan Pezeshki She/They MFA2 – School of Art – Photography and Media Video Performance Mehregan Pezeshki is a multidisciplinary artist. Her artwork is often autobiographical, unraveling the traumatic memories of her youth while growing up in Iran. Mehreganpezeshki.com
[Shadow Dance] An interactive, cross-media cognitive space. – Our installation aims to explore the connections between human movement and the shadows they create. The correlation between them will be emphasized and matched through music. You will get the chance to experience an environment that does not require verbal communication to
Hyunju Lee MFA1 – CalArts Art In my work, Shedding Light on the Corner, I explore and trace processes that an item goes through to be delivered to customers by focusing on the delivery driver. This work is a Mixed Media installation which reveals social hierarchy and structure through the
Dylan Jones Alumnx – School of Art Shellog and Malkis is a large gouache and ink diptych depicting twin mythological beasts created by the artist. Each drawing contains a collection of memories sourced from the artist’s camer roll on his phone. Shellog and Malkis use these memories as a key
Matthew Pagoaga He/Him Alumnx – School of Art Silence (2022) – Wood, Glass, Soundproofing foam, Smart Speakers
Tyler Harper he/him MFA2 – School of Music – InstrumentalArts and Integrated Media Slivers is a solo performance, utilizing prerecorded, live sampled, and live improvised bassoon. Highlighting the unique and haunting qualities of the bassoon, Slivers shows the bassoon within itself, building a self similar world that slowly decays and
max y. they/he BFA3 – School of Film/Video small world! is an experimental video containing of found footage as well as own original. The video explores the artist’s inner reflection on their trans body co-existing with the outside world.
Alexandria Sherman she/her MFA1 – School of Film/Video – Film Directing alexandria has a cigarette and thinks about smoking.
Sam Cooper man BFA4 – School of Music – Experimental Pop Soft toys is not an album it is a shuffler.. listen to it in any order and for whatever duration you like. It predominantly consists of instrumental electronic trax but there are a few singie songs mixed in. Enjoy!!
Ugo Ferro He/Him MFA1 – School of Art – Photography and Media I was on a plane that was going to crash. The stewarts said: it seems that the pilot had died, we’ll tried to land but there are not a lot of hopes. Please try, in the meantime, to
ke huang MFA1 – School of Film/Video A meditative piece that examines our role of being the participant and the spectator at the same time in a virtual space, how the internet and games influence our mindset and blur the boundaries of our perception of reality and hyperreality.
SONIC BOOM School of Music Sonic Boom plays extreme metal in large groups of 12-16 musicians
benneyybeatz He/Him/His BFA3 – School of Music – Music Technology A mis en scène where sonics are utilized to induce the illusion of travel between urban and natural environments using 7.1 spatial audio. Creating ecosystems; from a desolate tundra to an industrial cosmos, to the rush of an animal crossing;
camila vidal she/her MFA1 – School of Film/Video – Film Directing SOPA is a fashion experimental shortfilm. It is a love story between a man and a woman who play hide and seek. A woman who is represented androgynously and is not able to define her sexual identity and a
Gary Schwartz Male Alumnx – School of Film/Video – Experimental Animation Two obsolete & forgotten microscopes make one last fling at fame & fortune on the tawdry Burlesque stage.
Nancy-Bleu Hwang she/her BFA1 School of Film/Video Experimental Animation A short stop-motion music video of Frank Ocean’s ‘Super Rich Kids’. All of the shots are downshooted under camera with Perla beads. I emailed Frank’s label to get permission to use his music, but they never replied, so I made the
Luisa Pinzon she/her MFA1 – School of Music – Music Technology A digital musical synthesizer proposal, with different modules for the experimentation and creation of sounds. The programming and development of the synthesizer was done using Pure Data, an open source visual programming language. Then a physical/hardware interface was studied
Lily Yeh she/her/her MFA2 – School of Art – Graphic Design and Motion Graphics I’m investigating my own emotional and intuitive interpretation of Taiwanese identity through a set of design projects. I connect a set of values that I experienced first through my family – intimacy, timeliness, vulnerability, indivisibility –
tracey brakes she/her BFA3 – School of Music – Music Technology She’s been causing mayhem on Twitter, she’s been causing mayhem in the hyperpop scene, and now she’s wreaking havoc right on campus. With a long history following the bass music scene, Tracey’s specialty is abrasive electronic music with a
Passionate about telling stories through communicative and interactive visuals, May Chen’s work often explores the concept of dreams and how they work as portraits of human emotions & identities. To May, in this mixed-reality techy world we’re currently living in, walking in our dreamscape resembles having a second life in
A gesture made out of a paticular desperation during a disastrous time.
This piece was made during my days being a “Berliner” in ArtCenter Study Away program in Fall 2019, I was assigned an “unfamous” place in Berlin to experience & portray about. Instead of creating a documentary of Teufelsberg, the abandoned cold war spy station built on the debris of WWII,
Lilly Wylde + Quinn Argent BFA4 – School of Dance and School of Music An interdisciplinary project between one musician (saxophone and electronics) and one dancer, this installation will explore a theme of textures as communication between the performers. The room will also be an immersive experience for the audience
Soowan An she/her BFA3 – School of Theatre – Experience Design and Production: Lighting Design Imagine the textures we experience day by day. Sensory textures that are both physical and non-physical. As most of us realize, texture comes into light when it is used towards an artistic purpose. Utilized as
Bahar Tahani She/her MFA1 – School of Art “The Ayatollah’s Unkept Promises” a series of Iranian’s currency, ink, paper, gouache evoke the battle of existentialism. They merge my past life in Iran and the present in America, revealing the importance of emotions, memory in my life, and my current challenges
Beatrix*Jar she/her MFA1 – School of Music – Composition and Experimental Sound Practices The Beatrix*Jar Show presents Fancy Dance Explosion Jacob Roske
Delilah Brien She/her BFA1 – School of Art – Fine Arts The Book Of Being is a collection of illustrations plucked from the sketchbook of an optimist. Drawing was my approach to documenting moments of epiphany within this year of metamorphosis. Conversations, collaborations, and connections with this unique group of
Alex Hawthorn they/them MFA2 Interschool: Art and Music Art + Technology and Experimental Sound Practices A week-long durational performance-meditation on the concept of time.
Sang Chi Liu they/them MA – School of Critical Studies – Aesthetics & politics Have you ever thought about the other side of the smiley face emoji? How do emojis get made? The Emoji is a VR puzzle game in which players can eventually see what’s going on behind the
Gabriel Perluss He/Him/His BFA4 – School of Music – Composition and Experimental Sound Practices Gabriel Perluss’ EP, The Fried Brain. Gabriel utilizes self-reflexive songs written during periods of procrastination to frame his outward-facing compositions as subsequent products of that avoidance and self-doubt. The project bounces between pre-programmed beats and a
Gauri Deshpande She/ Her MFA1 – School of Music – Music Technology A peaceful mix of Indian and Western Classical music that will create a meditative experience for the listeners. Come and enjoy the traditional western classical melodies and an Indian Raga improvised on Piano and Sitar. “Meditations” Classical Piano
Christopher Everingham he/they MFA2 – School of Music – Performer Composer A piece of music consisting of quiet loops
Sage Henriksen, Diego Magana BFA3 – School of Music Diego Magana and Sage Henriksen make up the duo ‘The Serious Musicians’. Brought together by Rock Opera and a love of music, the two explore harmony and queer themes in their work.
Mona Leau She/Her/Hers Alumni – School of Art The Wall: Journal of Times reflects on mass media and its effects on one’s cognition. It derives from the doubts and struggle I experienced as a student from China, where information on mass media is openly censored and controlled. Living in the
where did you come from? Seia Gamble, Daniel Luciani, Fabi Villa
TY she/her PMFA – School of Art – Graphic Design Giraffe can be everywhere, giraffe can be anything. Here we provide an immersive experience about giraffe. Giraffes drawn by the artist, giraffes drawn by children and giraffes search by image on the internet. tangyi.cargo.site
Steve Weir Alumni – School of Art – Photography Trainviews are point-of-view photographs made while traveling on commuter trains running along the Puget Sound from Mukilteo to Seattle, Washington. https://steveweir.com
Original works by students in TRIG: the Electronic Percussionist Classes, performing live on various electronic instruments, from Ableton PUSH to Pulsar 23 to Sensory Percussion with a whole lot of Elektron gear tossed in the mix! www.amyknoles.org Tommy Yoder, Ziwen Yu, Julia Higgins, Lucas Lenique, Sankarsh Rajeev, Francisco Beltrao de
Alix Blevins School of Film/Video Two Trees is an installation featuring dual 16mm projection on loop. Each channel/projector features a tree pivotal to myths in California’s early history: the first a charred and wizened stump located at the campsite of the Donner family at Donner Lake; and the second Placerita
Zimo Zhao MFA2 – School of Art – Photography and Media In this project, I construct a narrative story of my life abroad in America and recreate the feeling of my loneliness and the invisible boundaries around me.Before coming to the United States, I had a lot of hopes and
Violet Smith, Danny Baxter, Sam Wells she / her MFA2 – School of Theatre – Lighting Design Recently dead, you follow a spirit guide into the afterlife. violetsmithdesigns.com , dannybaxter.com , sllewm.as
Yasaman Alipour She/Her MFA1 – School of Art – Photography and Media These picture are selected from the Series called Undisclosed Messages. In these series I looked at the shapes that remain after the authorities in the city cover the graffiti with layers of paint.
Amanda Tjhin She/They BFA4 School of Art Photography and Media A nostalgic portrait of Jakarta and its surroundings in the midst of sinking.
Lucia Cordero she her BFA 4 – School of Art – Photography and Media These are black and white screen printed portraits of queer people and sapphics as vampires, initially orignating from an idea inspired by the ‘predatory lesbian’ stereotype but shown literally through vampirism and the self identification with
Light Art Class School of Theatre – Experience Design and Production: Theatrical Lighting As part of our final projects which are light art installations, the class would like to show the night of Expo and be part of it. House Dow, Alejandro Melendez, Cad Apostol, Stephanie Lutz, Chelsea Zhang, Fabiola
Alexsa Durrans she/her MFA2 – School of Dance – Choreography A three channel video installation of MFA Thesis movement landscape created by Alexsa Durrans, Vestige of a Trace identifies a nameless, mundane and languid routine of 3 cameras following 3 dancers perpetually moving through space on vast expanses of concrete.
Virgo Verse she/her BFA4 – School of Music – Performer-Composer Virgo Verse is a singer-songwriter inspired by many genres including indie rock, pop, and folk. You can find her music across all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp. www.virgoverse.com
Vivanghat He/she/they Alumnx – School of Music – Music Technology Vivanghat is a producer and multi instrumentalist whose music is focused on combining Progressive Metal and Electronic Music with Eastern styles like Persian and Indian classical music.
Pranav Nigam and Gandhar Vamburkar He/Him MFA1 – School of Music – Composition and Experimental Sound Practices A through composed text-based piece that explores the textural aspect of the human voice. The composer created a matrix of words and sentences that were recorded in random settings on a phone by
Sculpture with Screen that displays a GAN ChristineGaffney.com
Zac Burgenbauch He/Him MFA1 – School of Music – Performer Composer You, Me, + the Whales Sextet presents original compositions melding American Primitive guitar textures melded with spiritual jazz, open improvisations, field recordings, Indian classical influence, and a lot of bells. Featuring Zac Burgenbauch (guitar, composition), Devin Burgenbauch (bass/no-input mixing
Lorelita she her BFA4 School of Film/Video Film and Video An installation about fast fashion, textile waste, and upcycling including photos, video, fabric sculptures, and custom designed outfits made from old garments. Lorelita.com Olivia Fogel, Kelsey Laine, Saira (models) Josiah Green (photography) Lorelei Acuna (designer/curator) Avery Jagre (designer) Max Harper
Olivia Xing 邢淅璇 she her MFA1 – School of Theatre – Acting The tale of Niulang and Zhinü (“the cowherd and the weaver girl”) is an ancient Chinese folklore, the origin of Chinese Valentine’s Day, and now required reading in Fifth Grade textbooks. But with the typical swan maiden plot,