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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

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

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

Sounds of the Farm | LACO Meet the Music

This was the first project to come out of a 3-year tenure as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Education Ensemble in Residence.” In this work, Wild Up and LACO delve into the sounds of the farm, from Beethoven to Cage to a new work by composer Chris Kallmyer. In… Read More

Santa Ana Sites #4: Wild Up at the Santora

Santa Ana Sites #4: Wild Up at the Santora was a collaboration with Wild Up, the Colburn School, and composer Lisa Bielawa, presented by CSU Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center. For an evening, we took over the entire Santora Arts Building, performing two hours of dozens of micro concerts in… Read More

At the Natural History Museum: Gnarwhallaby and a Dino

This actually happened. We can usually expected the unexpected at Wild Up shows, no matter how many times we sage smudge the room beforehand. But this was the first (and definitely only) time that a prehistoric reptile rushed the stage. At times it felt like he was our biggest fan,… Read More

Pauline OLIVEROS: Nubian Word for Flowers

FIRST TAKE | Wild Up and the Industry In 2013, we partnered with The Industry opera company to workshop a half dozen new works by composers, including: David Brynjar Franszon, Aaron Siegel, and Ellen Reid (workshopping the work that would develop into Ellen’s Pulitzer Prize winner opera “p r i… Read More