Archive | September, 2010

Catalysis Projects: NEW ARTISTs in RESIDENCE!

25 Sep

Catalysis Projects is growing!   We’ve invited three terribly interesting individuals to be ARTISTs in RESIDENCE with Catalysis Projects for the year.  The duo who started PIE (People Inside Electronics) and who are each fascinating musicians themselves: pianist Aron Kallay and composer/performer Isaac Schenkler.  Also, the wonderful and talented Georgian artist and film maker NANA TCHITCHUOA.

The PIE boys have 3 events coming up that are all going to be super duper fantastic:


Doctor/professor/pianist extraordinaire ARON KALLAY explores the burgeoning alt + piano world, combining piano, teapot, wii controller, keyboard, prepared piano, keyboard sampler, and toy piano with tape and live electronics.

It’s this Thursday, September 30th, at 7:30 at USC’s Newman Hall.  Admission is free.

more info:

#2 PIE (People Inside Electronics) with In Frequency

are presenting the daring New York Composer Annie Gosfield at Club Fais Do Do (5253 W. Adams 90016) on October 2nd at 8pm.  Information and Tickets at

#3  Isaac Schenkler

is going to be whaling away on the ACCORDION on Saturday September 25th at Santa Monica Pier it’s Accordions on the Carousel at Glow Festival from 7 to 8:30pm.  It’s SIX, yes, you’ll be able to count them, SIX accordions performing all sorts of great stuff including a new work by Daniel Corral.  It’s all part of the GLOW FESTIVAL.  You can check out their website for more information:

And last but not least is Nanuka!

NANUKA is off to Georgia for a month and will be reporting back on art and life and culture in Georgia while she’s away.  Check out her website at  She’s also the person who runs the Tula Tea Room at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City.  There’s an authentic Georgian samovar with tea and biscuits for the curious and thirsty, who venture to the second floor.

"Entre" by nanuka

Upcoming Event: Greetings! From Los Angeles

24 Sep

Hey everyone – here’s a great event that might be of interest to you.  It’s on October 16th, 2010, 7pm.

cheers from Catalysis Projects

Greetings! From Los Angeles is a multi-media collaboration that combines visual art and music.  The installation captures moments in Los Angeles using allusions to picture postcard correspondence in the first half of the twentieth century.  Postcards from Los Angeles, the sound component of the installation, is an album of recorded music lasting about 40 mins.  The music consists almost entirely of original recordings and plundered samples.  Inspired by artists/composers like The Books, Adem, dntel, DJ/Rupture, and Brian Eno,Postcards from Los Angeles was written as a long-distance collaboration (largely through electronic-post: e-mail) between vocalist Mallory Glaser and composer/producer Jordan Nelson. The texts used for all the tracks of Postcards from Los Angeles are taken from postcards originating in Los Angeles, CA between c. 1900 and 1950.  Additionally, many of the samples in the music come from field recordings made on hikes, in parks, and with friends by Mallory Glaser, Kira Shewfelt, and Jordan Nelson during the Summer of 2010.

REVIEWS: The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth (OPERA)

13 Sep

Catalysis Projects just had 4 sold out shows of The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth opera.  Thanks to everyone’s support.  We had great reviews

There will be a DVD project released through Catalysis Projects in the new year.  More news soon.