darkness sounding 2019 – 2020

From our first year of darkness sounding. It’s hard to capture the exact feeling — the feeling of making music in the dark, over 12 nights, during the darkest time of the year — in photos. But here are a few from darkness sounding 2019 – 20. Read More

Recording Eastman at Sunset Sound

These photos by photographer / musician Jenna Putnam captured the hazy, elated feeling of our intense week in the studio in September 2019, while recording the works of Julius Eastman. Over three days at Sunset Sound, we made some of the first studio recordings ever of “Femenine,” “Joy Boy,” and… Read More

of Ascension Trailer

For ages, humans have been inspired by the act of rising, by being lifted off the ground and into flight. With an ensemble of wind instruments and a rhythm section, we follow the lines of celestial pop music, ecstatic Sufi spinning, wild free jazz, gripped complexity, and antiphonal polyphony. For… Read More

of Ascension at The Soraya

Empty Image Slider Block – add images in the contextual sidebar to create the slider! Stills taken from our project “of Ascension” after the workshop premiere at The Soraya in Northridge, CA. The culmination of a few weeks of work, and a few months of thought about: the internet, how… Read More

We The People at The Clarice

Created by the team at The Clarice, this video encapsulates our “We The People” residency at the University of Maryland in 2018. Over the course of a week, we rehearsed side by side with music students on open score pieces, where agency and decision making matter most, and where every… Read More

Future Folk Trailer

From the second ever performance of Future Folk, this time in Brooklyn. A workshop of sorts. And still… With Future Folk, Wild Up creates a communal concert of sound/noise/experience that celebrates old-world ways of living in the modern era. Together we will explore the music from Ancient India, modern California,… Read More

Andrew MCINTOSH and Melinda RICE: Bonnie and Clyde

SECOND TAKE | Wild Up and the Industry A follow up on the new opera workshop FIRST TAKE, we partnered with The Industry opera company again, to present the full length concert premiere of Bonnie and Clyde, by Andrew McIntosh and Melinda Rice. In this vignette series of memories… Read More

Good Vibrations | LACO Meet the Music

This was the third project to come out of a 3-year tenure as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Education Ensemble in Residence.” In this dream sequence, Adrianne has fallen asleep on stage and wakes up on a beach somewhere near Malibu with Linnea. Together, they uncover the secrets and science… Read More

Jodie Landau and Wild Up | as I wait for the lion

Jodie Landau’s album with Wild Up on Bedroom Community was the culmination of a year of work. An international musical collaboration between us and the Icelandic all-female choir Graduale Nobili, who recorded and toured with Björk. The project included a concert on August 30, 2014 at the historic Langholtskirkja… Read More

WEST at Roulette

A photo story of Wild Up’s performance of WEST. at Roulette in Brooklyn in 2016. Photos by Stephanie Berger. This was our first time on the road, our first time performing in NY. There were too many of us in one air bnb. It was a moment that now… Read More

Happy 4th of July from Wild Up | Nick Deyoe’s SSB #3

BBQ’s, dogs with frisbees, patriotism (the good kind), pie dishes gathering condensation just the moment that they leave the fridge, competition for competition’s sake, family, the family one chooses, whiskey sodas, a spare firework with grandpa, American brews, hot dogs like they mean it with mustard and pickle and tomato… Read More