wild Up is a Los Angeles contemporary music ensemble led by Artistic Director Christopher Rountree. The 24-piece group blurs the borders between classical music, rock and performance art. Since forming in 2010, wild Up collaborated with orchestras, rock bands and cultural institutions around the world.
wild Up has been Orchestra in Residence at the Hammer Museum, and Public Engagement Ensemble in Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. wild Up is also an Ensemble in Residence for American Composers Orchestra. In the 2013-14 season, wild Up made their Los Angeles Philharmonic debut on the Philharmonic’s Brooklyn Festival, premiered on Walt Disney Concert Hall’s mainstage at the Minimalist Jukebox Festival, and began an ongoing collaboration with the Colburn School.
wild Up’s indie music collaborations include working with Bjork’s choir Graduale Nobili and Valgeir Sigurðsson in Reykjavik Iceland; playing with Ellis Ludwig-Leone and rock band San Fermin under a tyrannosaurus rex at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles; performing Mica Levi of Micachu and the Shapes’ score of the Scarlett Johansson film “Under the Skin” at the Regent in downtown L.A.; premiering and recording Lewis Pesacov of Fool’s Gold’s opera about the end of the Mayan Calendar; and forthcoming premieres of works by Domino Records recording artist Julia Holter and Jane’s Addiction’s Eric Avery.