Erik Mondrian on Making Art in Second Life

Since 2005, Erik Mondrian (MFA 19), a CalArts Interschool student from the Creative Writing and VoiceArts programs with a concentration in Integrated Media, has been an active resident of the online virtual world Second Life (SL). With anywhere from 700,000-800,000 active monthly users, SL is...

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CalArts Alum Ellen Reid Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Composer, sound artist and CalArts alum Ellen Reid was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for prism, "a bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated vocal writing and striking instrumental timbres to confront difficult subject matter: the effects of sexual and emotional abuse."

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CalArtian Performs on From the Top

Maya Paredes, a BFA 1 student in The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, is among the guest performers on From the Top, which airs Sunday (April 7) in Los Angeles on KUSC-FM at 6 pm. Paredes performed “Levante” on the episode, a solo piano piece by Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov. From...

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Opium Moon Performs at Largo at the Coronet

Grammy Award-winning musical ensemble Opium Moon performs on Thursday (April 4) at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles. The performance features Iranian composer and vocalist Sussan Deyhim as a special guest. The genre-defying quartet is comprised of CalArtian M.B. Gordy (Music MFA 80) on...

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Camino de las Monarcas at Orchard House

The event is a culmination of Wand’s 2,000-mile bicycle journey from LA to Michoacan, Mexico, following the migratory paths of the monarch butterfly from October to December 2018. He documented his journey in a series of 51 daily minute-long videos featuring brief anecdotes, ecological research...

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I Ain’t Got No Spare: A Multimedia Production by CalArtians

On Saturday, March 16, Chris Ryan Williams (Music MFA 18) and Laura Sofía Pérez (Film/Video MFA 18) present their audiovisual production I Ain’t Got No Spare at Clockshop, an arts nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. The music- and video-based performance explores themes of the Black...

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