Listen: wild Up's West Coast Experimentalism at Roulette

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

wild Up brings a West Coast aesthetic to New York's Roulette (American Composers Orchestra)

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, SONiC Festival presented "a study of west coast: experimentalism, pulse music, noise, punk rock, Los Angeles, and tumbleweeds" as performed by the fast-rising Los Angeles-based chamber orchestra wild Up.

The concert – performed at Roulette and conducted by Christopher Rountree – featured all New York premieres including a surprise introductory piece by Ennio Morricone, songs by punk-rock favorites Fear and The Misfits and indie darling Julia Holter. 

Also represented were Los Angeles-based (and core wild Up composers) Nicholas Deyoe, Andrew Tholl, Chris Kallmyer and Andrew McIntosh and Texas-based composer Jen Hill.


Ennio Morricone - L’Arena

Fear - NY’s alright if you like saxophones

Chris Kallmyer - this nest, swift passrine

Andrew McIntosh - Yelling Into the Wind

Andrew Tholl - corpus callosum

Julia Holter - Endless Song for the End of Summer

Andrew Tholl - Three Meditations on California Girls

Jen Hill - In Memoriam My Liver...

Nicholas Deyoe - A Newer Anxiety

Misfits - Where Eagles Dare


This performance was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jeremy Kinney.

The American Composers Orchestra’s inaugural SONiC Festival, presented in 2011, was hailed as "a brilliant and unpretentious showcase for music in the new millennium" (The Guardian). The second edition returned in 2015 with over 20 world premieres, and music from over 80 composers age 40 and under at venues across New York City. Q2 Music is the digital media partner of the SONiC Festival, and all concerts will be available for on-demand streaming at

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