Online Feeler Gauge Festival Features 32 CalArts Films

Programmed by Jennie Park (Art, Creative Writing MFA 22) and Fabian Vasquez Euresti (Film/Video MFA 10), the Feeler Gauge Festival opened virtually earlier this month, featuring 32 films by CalArts BFA, MFA, and alumni filmmakers from across the Institute.  The overarching concept of the...

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Michael Echaniz Wins 2021 ASCAP Foundation Award

On March 8, the ASCAP Foundation announced the recipients of the 2021 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Among this year’s distinguished winners is CalArts jazz student Michael Echaniz (Music MFA 22).  Established in 2002, the award is designed to encourage young gifted jazz composers...

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CalArtian Duo NMND Releases EP Integration

On Friday, Feb. 12, hybrid electronic duo NMND released its five-track EP Integration, the inaugural release by Garden Broom Recordings. NMND, a contraction of “No Mind,” is made up of vocalist-composer Mana Contractor (Music MFA 20) and producer McLean Macionis (Music MFA 19). Macionis...

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