Machines and Strings

Machines and Strings

“Seductive, ambiguous, ephemeral, potentially hazardous, Knoles hypnotizes with her sonic beat” —Los Angeles Times

"[Krieger] ranges wide as he seeks the spots where noise and beauty meet." —Anne Power, Los Angeles Times

"This bold ensemble [Isaura String Quartet] hails from the City of Angels and you should keep an eye—and an ear—on them..." —Thomas Deneuville, I Care If You Listen

Featuring internationally acclaimed artists Amy Knoles, Ajay Kapur, and Ulrich KriegerMachines and Strings, Part II is an interdisciplinary project curated for REDCAT by the Isaura String Quartet.

An immersive concert experience, Machines and Strings, Part II brings together CalArtians from the disciplines of Music, Theater, Critical Studies, and Integrated Media, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and elevating voices that are often underrepresented in a concert hall setting.

Presenting four world premiere performances in the program, Isaura unveils Ulrich Krieger’s completely revised quartet Up-Tight II, and joins the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, directed by Ajay Kapur, for a new work by Amy Knoles featuring custom-built robotic musical instrument Lydia. 

The program also features works by Chrysanthe Tan, Stephanie Smith, Sarah Belle Reid, April Gerloff, and Jules Gimbrone, featuring interactive lighting and projection by alumni artists from the 2018 CalArts Expo creative team: R.S. Buck, Josephine Wang, and Kamyi Lee. The Isaura String Quartet is Betsy Rettig, Emily Call, and Madeline Falcone, joined by guest violist Jonathan Morgan.

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WED 10/24
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff