ANALOG/DIGITAL PERCUSSION

A chance to reflect and work on some very exciting new projects!



Looking forward to recording with Persian Percussionist/Winds/Vocalist Houman Pourmehdi and Vocalist/Percussionist Joel Virgel this winter break; my first 4-day session with Visual/Audio Artist David Stout at UNT for our new duo project in February; touring Scandinavia with Movement Artist Michael Sakamoto in May and finally to Portugal with Performance Artists Monika Frycova and Vasco Costa this summer!


Somewhere in-between diving in to my MakeNoise Shared System, Sunhouse Sensory Percussion Kit and new Elektron gear!

HAPPY SAFE HEALTHY NEW YEAR!



Really excited to announce this up-coming Show!!!

Going to be a great weekend! Xoxo, Amy


Featuring internationally acclaimed artists and faculty Amy Knoles and Ajay Kapur, this interdisciplinary project was curated for CalArts Weekend at California Institute of the Arts by the Isaura String Quartet.

An immersive concert experience, Machines and Strings, Part I brings together CalArtians from the disciplines of Music, Theater, Critical Studies, and Integrated Media, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and elevating voices that are often underrepresented in a concert hall setting. Isaura joins the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, directed by Kapur, performing with custom-built robotic musical instrument Lydia in a new work by Knoles.

The program also features works by Chrysanthe Tan, Stephanie Smith, Sarah Belle Reid, April Joy Gerloff, Jules Gimbrone, McLean Macionis, Nathan Andrew Turczan, and will conclude with a dance party featuring student projects Skullmatter and Future Lover.

The event is free to attend and there will be food trucks! Bring a picnic blanket and join us for music, food, and fun!

Machines & Strings, Pt. II (featuring different works) will be presented at REDCAT on October 24.

Updated: Sep 22, 2018



“Seductive, ambiguous, ephemeral, potentially hazardous, Knoles hypnotizes with her sonic beat” —Los Angeles Times

Featuring internationally acclaimed artists Amy Knoles, Ajay Kapur, and Ulrich Krieger, Machines and Strings is an interdisciplinary project curated for REDCAT by the Isaura String Quartet. An immersive concert experience, Machines and Strings brings together CalArtians from the disciplines of Music, Theater, Critical Studies, and Integrated Media, presenting renowned performers and up-and-coming artists with an array of diverse voices. Works by artists including Chrysanthe Tan, Stephanie Smith, Sarah Belle Reid, April Gerloff, and Jules Gimbrone are performed in collaboration with interactive lighting and projection by alumni artists from the 2018 CalArts Expo creative team. Isaura presents the world premiere of Ulrich Krieger’s completely revised quartet Up-Tight II. They will also join the KarmetiK Machine Orchestra, directed by Ajay Kapur, combining with custom-built robotic musical instrument Lydia for the premiere of a new work by Amy Knoles.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

8:30 PM

REDCAT 631 W 2nd St Los Angeles,  90012


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