Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Visiting Artists

Spring 2023

Juliette Jones

Juliette Jones is a multi-genre live and studio recording violinist, BMI composer and founder of Rootstock Republic—a broad-based string production company. Under the company, she has scored, recorded and contracted for a number of live, television and multimedia events, including the People's Choice Awards, NBC’s Grammy-nominated and Emmy-award winning broadcast of “Jesus Chris Superstar” live and the Oscar-nominated film, ‘Mudbound.’ Her commercial credits include Target, Fidelity, Apple, and Samsung. And as a performer, Juliette has worked with a veritable list of "who's who" including Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Common, Lizzo, Robert Glasper, Janelle Monáe, Hans Zimmer, John Legend, Adele and One Republic; and dancer-choreographers, Camille A. Brown, Michelle Dorrance and Marjani Forte-Saunders.

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Carola Bauckholt

Carola Bauckholt was born in Krefeld, Germany, in 1959. After working at the Theater am Marienplatz (TAM), Krefeld for several years, she studied composition at the Musikhochschule Köln with Mauricio Kagel (1978 - 1984). She founded the Thürmchen Verlag (music publisher) along with Caspar Johannes Walter in 1985, and six years later they founded the Thürmchen Ensemble.

​She has received numerous residencies and prizes such as the Bernd Alois Zimmermann Scholarship from the city of Cologne (1986), a residency at the Villa Massimo in Rome (1997), in 1998 she was designated the Artist of the Year by the State of North Rhine Westphalia, and she was selected to represent Germany at the World Music Days in Mexico City 1992, Copenhagen 1996, Seoul 1997 and in Zurich 2004. She was awarded the German Composers Prize from the GEMA in the category of experimental music in 2010. From London International Animation Festival 2019 she received the "Best Sound Design Award" for "The Flounder" in collaboration with Elizabeth Hobbs and Klangforum Wien. For 2021 she has been invited to a three-month stay at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles.

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Ute Wasserman

Ute Wassermann  has studied visual arts (sound installation, performance art) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, and singing at the University of California, San Diego. She tours the world as an improviser, she realises audiovisual voice performances / installations and compositions for soloists and ensembles. At the core of her research is an ongoing and uncompromised exploration of her voice.  Ute Wassermann´s otherworldly singing transcends the human voice. She sings multidimensional sculptural sounds oscillating between electronic, animalistic, inorganic and human qualities. Sound environments are an important source for her imagination. Ute creates imaginary acoustic habitats in which her chameleon like voice is tuning in with composed or found soundscapes. Her methods to extend and alienate the voice include the use of bird whistles, lo-fi electronics, resonators, fieldrecordings and different types of microphones. Her performances engage with everyday objects or self invented instruments for voice which can take shape as acoustic costumes.


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Rocio Diaz de Cossio

Cossio will be performing "Femicide," a new piece by composer Anne LeBaron, with slides by CalArts student Zoe Josephina Moon. This performance, in workshop format, will be discussed within the context of Concert Theater, engaging students who will have the opportunity to ask questions and to give their critiques. Prior to the performance, Cossio will describe the process of creating this work at first with Anne LeBaron, and later when Zoe Josephina Moon joins to create the visuals.  The performance will take place from 3:00 - 3:50 in the School of Music, Roy O.  Disney Concert Hall (ROD). All are welcome!

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In 2008, the LA-based producer, sound experimentalist, and cassette enthusiast Matthewdavid and Jesse Moretti co-founded Leaving Records. His debut studio album, Outmind, was released on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label in 2011. The follow-up studio album, In My World, was released on Brainfeeder in 2014. Under the moniker Matthewdavid's Mindflight, he released Trust the Guide and Glide in 2016, and Ophiuchus in 2017. Time Flying Beats was released in 2018. Matthewdavid is also responsible for the outdoor ambient music concert series, "Listen To Music Outside in the Daylight Under a Tree."

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Sara Serpa

A native from Lisboa, Portuguese Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, improviser, who through her practice and performance, explores the use of the voice as an instrument. Serpa has been working in the field of jazz, improvised and experimental music, since moving to New York in 2008. Literature, film, visual arts, nature and history inspire Serpa in the creative process and development of her music. Described by the New York Times as “a singer of silvery poise and cosmopolitan outlook,” and by the JazzTimes magazine as “a master of wordless landscapes,”  Serpa started her recording and performing career with jazz luminaries such as Grammy-nominated pianist, Danilo Perez, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow pianist, Ran Blake, and Greg Osby.

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Starting with violin at age 4, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is now a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, music director, dj, producer, and educator. He has recorded on over 600 albums, films and TV shows, working with the likes of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Smokey Robinson, Wayne Shorter, Billy Higgins, Ray Brown, Brad Mehldau, Hubert Laws, Dr. Dre, Flying Lotus, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Questlove, Chaka Khan, Thundercat, Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello, Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper, and many others. In 2009, to great acclaim, Miguel celebrated the beloved hip-hop producer J Dilla by composing an orchestral tribute with a 60 piece orchestra called ‘Suite For Ma Dukes’. Since then Miguel has recorded on 100s of albums, played 100s of concerts, and co-written for the likes of Anderson. Paak, Smokey Robinson, Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Kaytranada, and Thundercat to name a few. Miguel has plans to release Volume 1 of 3 of his first solo album ‘Les Jardins Mystiques’ on the Brainfeeder record label within the next 12 months.

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