Christened in the spring of 2010, the Wild Beast is CalArts’ new variable-use, indoor-outdoor music pavilion. Named in honor of the seminal work of composer Morton Feldman—who used the term “wild beast” as a metaphor for the ineffable generative force in art—the pavilion houses a highly flexible performance and rehearsal space that will allow the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts to better serve its growing student population and present more public concerts. Designed by the Culver City architectural firm of Hodgetts + Fung, the 3200-square-foot structure seats 100 when closed; its open-air band-shell configuration accommodates an audience of more than 750.
Many on-campus performances take place in the Roy O. Disney Music Hall (ROD), a multipurpose space with adaptable acoustics, lighting, and sound features. The ROD supports traditional recitals and concerts as well as multimedia and other experimental presentations. The space also doubles as a live recording room, equipped with its own assortment of recording-quality microphones and gear.
REDCAT is CalArts’ downtown Los Angeles center for the presentation of innovative performing, visual and media arts. Qualified music students are invited to perform here with faculty and visiting artists. Besides music performances, REDCAT’s eclectic programming allows all CalArts students to experience a wide range of experimental work by a mix of emerging artists and internationally renowned practitioners.
Shared among the Institute's Schools, this vast black-box theater provides a venue for major operatic, world music, and other ensemble performances. It possesses a variable architecture that supports a an unlimited range of stage and audience configurations.
The Main Gallery is a large open Institute space that provides a venue for rehearsals, performances, and installations.
This teaching/performance space provides an outstanding venue for small and medium-sized ensembles.