KarmetiK Machine Orchestra

KarmetiK Machine Orchestra: Samsara

“KarmetiK Machine Orchestra mark[s] a giant leap toward a future when we might go to concerts to hear machines play.” Newsweek

World premiere

Brilliant musicmakers are allied with fantastical robotic instruments in this paradigm-shifting performance that invokes “samsara”—the Sanskrit concept of the cycle of birth, life, death, and reincarnation—as the Machine Orchestra offers musical interpretations of several traditional Indian fables drawn from the Panchatantra and the Jataka Tales. Musicians, electro-mechnical instruments, dancers, and multiple speakers are dispersed in and around the audience for this “rebirth” of ancient morality tales in the technologically ingenious 21st century. Samsara is directed by Ajay Kapur and Michael Darling. Special guest artists include interactive electronic performers Curtis Bahn and Tomie Hahn, choreographer Raakhi Kapur and the legendary kinetic sculptor and musician Trimpin.

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THU 4/12
8:30 pm
FRI 4/13
8:30 pm 

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff