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Amy Knoles and Houman PourmehdiFlood Daf

Tar, Ney, Tambour, Voice, Analog / Digital Electronics

Amy Knoles, faculty of Instrumental Arts: Percussion and Electronic Percussion

Houman Pourmehdi, faculty of World Music Performance: Persian Music, World 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!


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.

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