Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 pm
CalArts Alumni Big Bands
The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts is thrilled to welcome alumni bands theBABAorchestra and Daniel Rosenboom Octet for its first installment of the Fall 2017 Wild Beast Concert Series. The concert also caps the annual CalArts Weekend, a homecoming for CalArts alumni, students and their families and friends.
theBABAorchestra is a Los Angeles-based, 17-piece big band performing original instrumental compositions led by composer and conductor Lauren Elizabeth Baba, a CalArts alum, alongside nine other alums in the band. Among the large list of names that comprise the band’s personnel are musicians familiar to Los Angeles jazz, rock, folk, experimental and new music fans alike. This can be heard in the many creative openings where players contribute their own voices to the larger narrative Baba sculpts.
Daniel Rosenboom Octet is an electroacoustic ensemble performing original compositions that draw from avant-garde jazz, minimalism, electronic music, and experimental rock. Featuring some of Los Angeles’s most creative musicians, and five CalArts alums, including Rosenboom himself, the Octet’s first appearance was on Rosenboom’s ambitious and critically acclaimed double live album Astral Transference & Seven Dreams on Orenda Records.
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