wild Up (New York debut)
a study of west coast: experimentalism, pulse music, noise, punk rock, Los Angeles, and tumbleweeds
CHRISTOPHER ROUNTREE, conductor/composer
ARCHIE CAREY, electric bassoon
BRIAN WALSH, baritone saxophone
RICHARD VALITUTTO, piano
All New York Premieres
FEAR: NY's alright if you like saxophones
CHRIS KALLMYER: this nest, swift passerine
ANDREW THOLL: Three Meditations on California Girls
ANDREW THOLL: corpus callosum
JULIA HOLTER: Endless Song for the End of Summer
JEN HILL: In Memoriam My Liver...
MISFITS: Where Eagles Dare
ANDREW McINTOSH: Yelling Into the Wind
NICHOLAS DEYOE: A New Anxiety
A California Ensemble Heads to Roulette, The New York Times, 10/14/15
The New York debut of wild Up—one of the left coast’s hottest young musical collectives. With a program that is a study of west coast experimentalism, pulse music, noise, punk rock, Los Angeles, and tumbleweeds.
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. http://wildup.la/
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