About The Wild Beast
“I am interested in how the wild beast lives in the jungle, not in the zoo.”
The Wild Beast was named in honor of Morton Feldman, Composer-in-Residence at CalArts in 1986, who likened the ineffable creative energy in art to a wild beast.
Designed by Hodgetts + Fung, an architectural firm that also played a critical role in the redesign of the Hollywood Bowl, The Wild Beast houses a highly flexible, acoustically optimized performance and rehearsal space that also allows The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts to better serve its growing student population and support an expanded curriculum.
Additionally, with its capacity to accommodate more than 750 guests on the S. Mark Taper Foundation Courtyard grounds, The Wild Beast affords CalArts the opportunity of sharing and engaging its students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists with the broader Santa Clarita Valley community.