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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Wild Up’s Winter Festival Darkness Sounding Returns

Each winter, the classical music collective Wild Up presents a new series inspired by the darkest and shortest days of the year. Darkness Sounding opens Friday (Jan. 15), and runs through Feb. 14. The winter festival takes place virtually or at socially distanced outdoor venues at various...

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Fifth Annual Co-Incidence Festival Goes Virtual

The Co-Incidence Festival returns for 2021—with a twist. This year’s festival kicks off with a virtual four-day segment (Thursday, Jan. 14 to Sunday, Jan. 17), followed by an in-person, second half anticipated for summer 2021 (dates TBD).  Seeking to expand the definitions of art, music,...

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All the World’s a Studio: Production as Composition

CalArts faculty, musician, and sound engineer Emily Evans didn’t miss a beat when the COVID pandemic sent faculty hustling to redesign classes for remote learning. Evans leaned into the challenge and her past experience to introduce Production as Composition for BFA3s, 4s, and MFAs. The...

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