The Artists

The works of composer Veronika Krausas are performed internationally, where she is recognized for her innovative collaborations with dance, acrobatics and video.


She has received commissions from the Penderecki String Quartet, ERGO Projects, Continuum Music, San Francisco Choral Artists & the Alexander String Quartet, Toca Loca, and Motion Music.

Krausas is currently on faculty at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, a pre-concert lecturer at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and an artist with Catalysis Projects.

Recent performances include the American premiere of analemma for 11 musicians by the Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble, and repeat performances in Toronto by the Esprit Orchestra and in New York by North/South Chamber Orchestra.

People Inside Electronics premiered her work waterland for electronics, video and narrator in Pasadena in June.

 

 

Veronika Krausas (Composer and Producer)

Yuval Sharon’s directorial work has been described as "magical" (The Village Voice), "ingenious" (San Francisco Chronicle) and “having a keen eye to mythology in the modern world” (Theatermania New York). Although primarily occupied with opera, Yuval’s eclectic tastes has led him to direct a variety of projects such as David T. Little’s theatrical cantata Soldier Songs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, a chamber-scale production of Verdi's Aida at Berkeley Opera, a carnivalesque mash-up of Shakespeare's Macbeth entitled Celebrate Good Times (Macbeth), a three-hour adaptation of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (also for Berkeley Opera), a deconstruction of a traditional Indian Bharatanatyam dance recital for the Joyce SoHo, and the American premiere of Falk Richter’s underground phenomenon God is a DJ in a production Theatermania called one of the 10 best performances in New York in 2004. He has worked with Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Bregenzer Festspiel in Austria, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, the Asia Society of New York, the Deitch Projects, the New York Hip Hop Theater Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Shotgun Players. He is co-founder of the New York-based group Theater Faction and was recently assistant director to Achim Freyer on the Los Angeles Ring Cycle.

A passionate advocate for new music, Yuval was Project Director for four years of New York City Opera’s VOX, an annual workshop of new American compositions. Under his direction, VOX became the most important crucible for new opera in the country, with The New York Times calling it “a hip and adventurous event” and The New Yorker saying “VOX has become a major event in New York’s musical life.”


 

YuvaL Sharon (director)


Bianca Sapetto competed as a rhythmic gymnast, claiming five U.S. National Champion gold medals and a position on the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team.  She launched her professional career performing and choreographing on tour with Cirque du Soleil for 1001 shows.  Shortly thereafter, Emmy Award winning choreographer Debra Brown cast her in “Apogee” where she collaborated on the merging of circus and extreme modern dance.  Bianca became a lead performer, choreographer and associate director at Teatro Zinzanni. Her performance and choreography have been received on five continents for such companies as Cirque du Soliel, Disney, Warner Brothers, and Paramount films, the Grammy Awards, the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, Camerata Tango and the Astor Piazzola Foundation, and the Olympic Gymnastics Tour of Champions. She is a Los Angeles native.



 

Bianca Sapetto (choreographer & aerialist)

Marc Lowenstein (conductor and tenor) is a composer, conductor, singer, and teacher. At CalArts, he conducts the New Millennium Ensemble and coordinates the Music Theory curriculum and teaches theory and other various classes. He conducts regularly with ensemble green and the Vinny Golia Large Ensemble, and has conducted much of the standard repertoire as well. He was a founder and director of Berkeley Contemporary Opera and he has written a full-length opera, The Fisher King, based on the screenplay of the same name. He has written several other large works. Specializing in contemporary music, he has sung numerous premieres at several new music festivals, on the Green Umbrella and the LACMA Monday Evening concert series. He has also founded a group Ahava dedicated to improvisatory versions of Jewish folk music from around the world. He has a Ph.D. in composition from UC Berkeley and an A.B from Harvard College and studied at the Conservatoire Americaine de Fontainebleau.



 

Marc lowenstein (conductor)





Marcus Herse (Production Design)

Production designer Matt Hooper Pennington works primarily in television and film.  Originally from northern New Mexico he now lives in Los Angeles. 
 

Matt Hooper Pennington (production design)

Merlin has been in human safety and stunt coordination since 1990. He has designed numerous live theatrical flying events, including the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Championships, the 2009 LA Philharmonic Gala, the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2004 World Stunt Awards and the Cirque Du Soleil premieres for KA, Love and Corteo. He has designed and rigged events for corporate clients such as Toyota, Johnson & Johnson and Red Bull as well as flying celebrities such as David Blaine, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Rippa. He is co-founder of the theatrical flying company AiRealistic.



Merlin Larsen (Rigging Design)

Originally from the former East German Republic, Swinda's venture into costume and fashion design began in the late 1980’s. The collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 opened a new world of design and creativity and she was the lead designer at "Off-line Berlin '90" and has been featured by MTV, German news channels, and magazines. The recognition she received quickly led to work in television, opera, theatre, dance, and fashion/art. In 2001, Swinda relocated to Los Angeles, CA. In 2007 she won the LA Weekly’s Theater Award for Best Production of the Year for Sliding into Hades) and was nominated for their Best Costume Design for Moliere in 2009. Swinda continues to design costumes for feature films, theater, exhibit art installations and was a guest lecturer at UCLA.



Swinda Reichelt (costume design)

Sugano (SAG/AFTRA) hails from the Windy City and has been doing Make Up, Barbering and Wigs since the age of seven. She migrated to Hollywood in the 70's where she has won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Emmy for Barbering on Carnivale HBO in 2004. Sugano is currently an Ovation Voter for The Los Angeles Stage Alliance, WIA and a member of ATAS being a Voter for the Emmy's.



Sugano (hair & make-up design)

Ryan received his B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, is currently pursuing his MFA in Lighting Design at the California Institute of the Arts. Recently at CalArts, he has designed such shows as Farm Noir, Family Jewel, and Mud. Ryan placed second place in 2008 at the South Eastern Theatre Conference Undergraduate Design competition and won the undergraduate research award in the UALR College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for Purgatory.




Ryan Bona (Lighting Design)

Tom Pettit is a playwright and television writer from London, England.  He moved to the United States and graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Spanish Literature; he now lives in Los Angeles.  He has written numerous plays and screenplays and most recently wrote for the CBS television crime drama Cold Case; one of his episodes was the award-nominated Forever Blue.  This year he wrote the television pilot Charlie Delta concerning a woman who solves crimes in San Diego County; he is currently completing his first mystery novel, A Madman’s Notes.  



 


Thomas Pettit (librettist)

A veteran of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades, Schwartz began her career as a Production Assistant on the Paramount Picture The Indian In the Cupboard and, over the course of 19 films and 6 television series, has worked her way up to 1st Assistant Director on such shows as Dreamworks and Showtime's The United States of Tara starring the award winning actress Toni Collette. Over the past year she has produced two short films and her first full-length feature entitled Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure that will be released on DVD in October.




Hillary Schwartz (Producer)





Laura Swanson (Producer)

Soprano Michelle Jasso is versatile performer with credits encompassing opera, early sacred vocal music, all types of theatre, and – most recently – film. A member of the Santa Cruz-based Theatre of All Possibilities, a wonderful company bringing educational theatre to elementary school children all over the San Francisco and Monterey Bays, Michelle is thrilled to be reprising her role in Mortal Thoughts, which she first performed last year with San Francisco Cabaret Opera. Michelle’s recent work also includes the role of Miss Pinkerton in Gian-Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and the Thief as well as appearances in two episodes of Investigation Discovery’s new series I Almost Got Away With It, which premiered in January 2010. A native Los Angelean now making her home in the beautiful Bay Area, Michelle is committed to the preservation of the classical arts in this country by “edu-taining” youth, by the performance of new and cutting-edge productions, and through collaboration with artists of differing backgrounds.



 


Michelle jasso (soprano - lady macbeth)

John Walcutt has played leading roles in all the major Southern California Theatres, and across the country. Many of his favorites have been from Shakespeare, and include Hamlet, Henry V, Prince Hal (both parts), Romeo, Mercutio, and Richard II. John is a founding member of both The Antaeus Theatre Company and The Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles. He has received LADC Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, the Golden Ace Award for Feature Direction (2009 Las Vegas Film Festival), Best Actor Prizes at The Sitges International Film Festival and The Houston Film Festival, and a feature film he wrote- NICKY’S BIRTHDAY CAMERA- was named “Best of The Fest” at the BENDFILM FESTIVAL (Oregon) and The Brooklyn Film Festival. John has guest-starred in over 150 television shows, and appeared in numerous films, including TITANIC, SEABISCUIT, and LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. He also wrote the screenplay for MAKING CONTACT for BET FILMS (Palm Springs Film Festival, Cinequest), directed the feature THE ALPHA GEEK (Golden Ace Award), and produced the feature SEX AND A GIRL for LIFETIME TELEVISION (WIF, Santa Barbara Film Festival). Last year he was thrilled to spend the TV season starring opposite the late, great Dennis Hopper in CRASH.




John Walcutt (Macbeth)

Kalean received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2008, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Acting at the California Institute of the Arts, where she also studies voice with Jacqueline Bobak. Kalean has also attended American Conservatory Theatre’s Summer Training Congress (2008) and La Jolla Playhouse Summer Conservatory (2004). Recently at CalArts, she performed in a world premiere of Herb Alpert winner John King’s chance operations opera, “Dice Thrown.”  Kalean also recently performed in the world premiere of Chinary Ung’s “After Rising Light.” She played the title role of Electra at Stanford Summer Theatre’s “Electra Festival” in 2009 and Sara in the world premiere of Hector Armienta’s “La Llorona” at Western Stage in Salinas, CA in 2008. At UC Santa Cruz she played the Foreign Woman from Menotti’s “The Consul,” Papagena from Mozart’s "The Magic Flute," and Grace from Philip Kan Gotanda’s world premiere of “Manzanar,” conducted by Kent Nagano.



 


Kalean Ung (soprano - witch #1)

Carmina Escobar is a singer and multimedia artist from Mexico City who has collaborated in many different projects that explore a diversity of sonorous languages such as medieval music, opera, contemporary music, folk music, electronic music and experimental trends involving interdisciplinary collaborations and multimedia. As a soloist she has performed concerts of contemporary repertoire for solo voice, premiered the works of young composers, and performed her own compositions. She has appeared in diverse forums and festivals in the Mexican Republic as well as California, collaborating with artists of diverse disciplines. She is an active improviser, as much in a solo as well as a group context. As part of her sonorous vocabulary, she also integrates real-time processing of her voice and the use of concrète elements through electronic media. Currently she resides in Los Angeles CA where she is completing masters degree in Vocal Performance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) focusing on the interpretation of contemporary music, extended vocal techniques, interdisciplinary performance and improvisation.




Carmina Escobar (soprano - Witch #2)

Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “promising young soprano”, Alexandra Loutsion is gaining notice for her passionate performances of repertoire ranging from standard favorites to undiscovered treasures. In April 2010, Loutsion took part in Ring Festival LA, singing Isabella in the west coast premiere of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot with the USC Thornton Opera. She then made her Central City Opera debut in July 2010 singing Cio-Cio San in the family performance of Madama Butterfly as well as Minerva in Orpheus in the Underworld as an Apprentice Artist. Other roles include Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Alma (Summer and Smoke), Fay Doyle in the west coast premiere of Lowell Liebermann’s Miss Lonelyhearts (USC Thornton Opera), as well as Second Woman (The Dido Project with Sybarite 5), Anna Glawari (The Merry Widow with Ithaca College Opera) and Sie (Hartmann’s Wachsfiguren Kabinett with the Aspen Music Festival) among others. Loutsion recently had the honor of singing for His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Athenagoras Human Rights Award Weekend Celebration in New York City. She was a winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions and a recipient of the Aspen Music Festival New Horizon Fellowship. Future engagements include Berta (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Armida (Rinaldo) both with the Pittsburgh Opera where she will be a Resident Artist for the 2010-2011 season. Loutsion holds a Graduate Certificate and Master of Music degree in vocal arts from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Ithaca College.



 


Alexandra Loutsion (Soprano - Witch #3)

Karl Baumann started as a dancer and choreographer with the MOMIX Dance Company in New York. Since the 1990’s he has been a lead character and performer with Cirque du Soleil in Kooza, KA, Delirium, Quidam and Mystere. He has also worked as a movement consultant and body double in films for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in TinTin, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Richard Franklin’s FXII, and IMAX’s Imagine by John Weiley.




Karl Baumann (Aerialist)

Gregg Curtis is an aerial artist and theatre creator, conceiving of gravity-defying action for live events, theatre, and media. He has worked with Franco Dragone, Cirque Du Soleil, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Delaguarda and The Metropolitan Opera. Gregg found his acrobatic roots in the sport of gymnastics in which he is a former US national champion and US National Team Member. He has been intimately involved with the creation of several large scale shows, most recently Le Rêve by Franco Dragone as well as Alegría by Cirque du Soleil. He was a captain of the off-Broadway sensation Delaguarda and is the cofounder and creative director of the radical Aerial Theatre Company AiRealistic.




Gregg Curtis (Aerialist)

With performances described by the Los Angeles Times as "fascinating... captivating... [and] haunting," Michael Kudirka is gaining international recognition as one of the most exciting members of the next generation of classical guitarists. Numerous competition first prizes include the American String Teachers Association, the University of Southern California Concerto Competition, and the Portland International Guitar Competition. He has toured extensively in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Germany, and Japan, and has performed at such notable venues as the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, the Conservatorio de los Rosas in Morelia, Mexico, the Darmstadt Ferienkurs für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Ono Guitar School in Osaka, Japan. An active chamber musician, Michael Kudirka has appeared with several chamber ensembles including Music of Changes, Ensemble Green, the Formalist String Quartet, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the Cantori Domino Orchestra and Chorus, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the USC Symphony Orchestra, and PARTCH.


As an activist for the creation of new music, Michael Kudirka has commissioned and premiered dozens of new works for the guitar including Song of Ashes by Naomi Sekiya, “May the Bridges I Burn Light My Way…” by Jeffrey Holmes, 13 Ways of Looking at 12 Strings by Bryan Johanson, and 5 Intermezzi by Veronika Krausas to name just a few. A prolific arranger, Michael has transcribed and performed Jean-Philippe Rameau's Pieces de Clavecin (1724) for guitar duo, J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier for guitar quartet, and several of Bach's French Suites for flute and guitar.  He is currently pursuing a DMA in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Southern California.



 

Michael kudirka (guitarist)

Dubbed “a serious talent to watch” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, pianist-composer Sarah Gibson debuted with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2005. Receiving a Bachelor of Music in piano and composition at Indiana University, she is now pursuing a D.M.A. in composition at the University of Southern California where she also received her Masters in composition and was recognized as Outstanding Masters Graduate in 2010. At USC, Sarah is teaching assistant for the USC Contemporary Music Ensemble in which she also plays piano. Sarah has studied composition with Donald Crockett and Stephen Hartke, and piano with Kevin Fitz-Gerald.




Sarah E. Gibson (Rehearsal Pianist)

Dr. Sherman is Music Director for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra Foundation and conducts College of the Canyons student orchestras: Symphony of the Canyons and College of the Canyons Student Orchestra. Now in his third season with the Chapman Conservatory of Music as the Director of the Wind Symphony. He teaches history, theory, oboe and sundry other subjects for College of the Canyons, Glendale Community College. His degrees are from CalArts, where he studied with Dr. Allan Vogel, and USC, where he studied oboe performance, music history (with emphasis on the baroque), instrumental conducting and baroque period performance.

One of his other great passions is for new music. He is oboist and executive director of ensembleGREEN that presented ten world premieres during last year’s season. He teaches baroque period oboe performance and is director of Le Canards du Roy, baroque oboe band at the University of Southern California. On period instruments he has performed with Grammy nominated Santa Fe Pro Musica, San Francisco Bach Choir, Musica Angelica, San Diego Bach Collegium, Harmonia Baroque Players, LA Baroque, Del Mar Baroque Festival Orchestra and is a founding member of Arroyo Baroque.




Paul Sherman (oboe & executive director Ensemble Green)

Tara Speiser (bassoon) is a determined advocate for the future of music, she is an active interpreter of works by living composers, and has taught instrumental music in the Newhall Elementary School District since 1995. Early studies in foreign languages and linguistics lead to a uniquely vocal approach to playing and have fed a long fascination with the relationships between sound and language. Recent premiers include Gregory Moore’s, a spoken word collage of texts from 20th century artists and architects and real time solo bassoon. Tara is featured on recent releases by Build an Ark (Love) and Nick Rosen’s (Into the Sky) and has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, New West Symphony, Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra, Mladi Chamber Ensemble, Santa Barabara Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Vinny Golia’s Large Ensemble, and the CALARTS New Century Players. Formal studies include work with Julie Feves, Rufus Olivier, Thomas Tatman, Allan Vogel and Ray Pizzi. Tara received a Masters in bassoon performance from CalArts and a Bachelors from UC Santa Cruz.




Tara Speiser (bassoon)

Matt Cook is a Los Angeles based percussionist involved in a variety of projects from classical art music to Middle Eastern, jazz and popular music ensembles. Recent engagements have featured Matt with the California E.A.R. Unit, Sonic Generator, PARTCH Ensemble, the Fiiktet Ensemble, Loud Objects and various orchestras around Southern California. As member of the Los Angeles Percussion quartet, Matt has participated in numerous festivals and concerts including the Monday Evening Concert Series, What’s Next? Festival, and the Music and Conversations Series. They are in the process of recording three albums to be officially released in the 2010-2011 season and will tour the West Coast and Las Vegas on a Presser grant during Spring 2011. An accomplished chamber musician, Matt has worked closely with such composers as Roger Reynolds, Philippe Manoury, Olga Neuwirth, Tristan Perich, David Johnson and Lewis Nielson giving world and American premiers of over 50 works. Matt has received awards from Zildjian Cymbals, The Oberlin Conservatory, Instrumentalist Magazine, the Herb Alpert Foundation, and Georgia Governor's Honors. A graduate of The Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM), California Institute of the Arts (MFA); Matt is the head of the percussion department at Ventura College in Ventura, California.



Matthew Cook (percussion)

A native of Kanagawa, Japan, Yuri Inoo is musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. She has studied percussion under David Rosenthal at San Francisco State University, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating summa cum laude. She was also awarded the prestigious Most Outstanding Senior Award from the university. In 2009, Yuri has completed her Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance at the University of Southern California, studying under Erik Forrester. During the years at USC, she has performed and collaborated with Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, Steve Reich, Steven Mackey, Evelyn Glennie, and members of NEXUS. An advocate for new music, she held the teaching assistant for USC’s Contemporary Music Ensemble for two years. Yuri is the Principal Percussionist with the Redlands Symphony in Redlands, California, and an active freelancer with other regional orchestras and chamber ensembles.




Yuri Inoo (Percussion)

Since her first appearance as soloist with an orchestra at the age of 10, Sakura Tsai has continued actively in performances as soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician. A winner of several prizes, her performances have been heard live on radio and television broadcasts around the world. Sakura has participated in numerous festivals and activities such as Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival’s Orchestral Academy, Encore School for Strings, The Quartet Program, and most recently, Music Masters Course Japan.

As an active performer of contemporary music, Sakura is a member of the USC Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble and a violinist of the CME Quartet. She has recently performed with Steven Mackey in his composition for electric guitar and string quartet. Additionally, she made a premiere performance of Alan Louis Smith’s Adagietti-Improvisations for Violin and Piano this past spring.

Sakura is currently pursuing a DMA degree in Violin Performance at USC Thornton School of Music. She is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.




Sakura Tsai (Violin I)

Taiwanese violinist Yi-Chia Emily Wu grew up in the United States and has garnered numerous awards and has performed as a soloist with the Eugene Youth Symphony, PICCFest, OMEA All-State Honor Orchestra, and the Chamber Music Institute Players of the University of Oregon. In 2010, she received a Career Grant from the Rachel Elizabeth Barton Foundation. She is also a recipient of a 1728 Gragnani violin from the Colburn Collection and a modern bow from the Maestro Foundation. Ms.Wu is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Music as a scholarship student at USC's Thornton School of Music under the tutelage of Midori Goto.




Yi-Chia Emily Wu (Violin II)

Violinist, violist, and composer Andrew McIntosh focuses primarily on performing and expanding the repertoire of compelling and experimental music. McIntosh is a member of the Formalist Quartet, which is also dedicated to adventurous and relevant repertoire and regularly performs around the country. He holds degrees in violin and composition from the University of Nevada, Reno and the California Institute of the Arts. As a chamber musician he has played in festivals, concerts, art spaces, and recordings around the US and Europe with the Formalist Quartet, Tholl/McIntosh duo, Quatuor Bozzini, Rohan de Saram, and many others. As a solo artist he has appeared in venues such as Stanford University, REDCAT, the Wulf, the Hammer Museum, and KPFK Pacifica Radio, as well as with the New Century Players, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, and inauthentica. He also recently was the viola soloist in the US premiere of Gèrard Grisey’s Les Espaces Acoustiques, a performance the LA Times said was “played […] with commanding beauty”. As a composer, McIntosh strives to write vibrant and compelling pieces while bringing a spirit of experimentalism to the music, usually through working with just intonation and frequency ratios. For more information please visit Plainsound Music Edition at www.plainsound.org. A native of rural Northern Nevada, McIntosh is currently based in Los Angeles where he is principal viola of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and enjoys a large and frequently unexpected variety of performing, recording, teaching, and composing activities.




Andrew McIntosh (viola)

Derek Stein graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors degree in Cello performance in 2006 and recently finished his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts in Valenica, California. Derek began studying cello at the age or four under the tutelage of his father. He has performed in chamber music master classes with the Orion String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet and the Eroica Trio. Derek was also Guest Artist-in-Residence with the Arizona State Contemporary Music Ensemble at the 35th annual John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium at the University of New Mexico. After graduating from ASU, Derek performed regularly with Crossing 32nd Street, Arizona's premier ensemble for new music. While attending CalArts, Derek regularly performed with the faculty chamber music ensemble, The New Century Players, including concerts at REDCAT in Downtown Los Angeles. During his last semester at CalArts, Derek was Principal Cellist with the CalArts Chamber Orchestra for the U.S. premier of Gerard Grisey's Les Espaces Acoustiques at REDCAT.




Derek Stein (cello)

Tom Peters is known for his interpretations of contemporary music, with a special interest in music for double bass and electronics. He has commissioned solo works for the bass by composers such as Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Ken Walicki, Eric Schwartz, Alex Shapiro, Mary Lou Newmark, Richard Derby, and Robin Cox. In 2008, Tom released a recording of John Cage’s seminal work 26’ 1.1499” for String Player, with KPFK’s John Schneider performing Cage’s 45’ for a Speaker on the Tiger Barb Records label. Tom has been a member of Ensemble Green since 1997, and is a member of Southwest Chamber Music and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. For the past 3 years, he has combined his talents with his love of silent movies by creating and performing original scores through looping electronics, weaving a series of layered loops in the moment to create dense textures that underline the action on the screen. He has presented his scores to Der Golem, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, and Pandora’s Box. Tom will present The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, Alfred Hitchcock’s first masterpiece, on October 23, 2010 at Boston Court. Tom teaches double bass at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach, and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.




Tom Peters (double bass)

Rose-Lynn Fisher’s fine-art photography and painting explores microscopic and metaphoric thresholds. Based in Los Angeles, she has exhibited widely in galleries and museums across the U.S. and abroad, including a mid-career survey at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, OK. She is the author of BEE, photographs of bees shot through a scanning electron microscope, newly published by Princeton Architectural Press, NY. BEE is currently on exhibit at Farmani Gallery, NY, and will be shown in November at Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica.



Rose-Lynn Fisher (Opera poster image - Artist)