Aashray Harishankar

is a composer, producer, and keyboardist from Irvine, CA. He has musical foundations in Carnatic keyboard, jazz piano, composition, and audio engineering. He earned his B.A. in Music Technology from Stevens Institute in Hoboken, NJ and is currently pursuing his MFA as a Performer-Composer at CalArts.

Flight

"Flight" is a 2019 concept album mirroring the timeline of human life, from birth until death and beyond. Each song, lyrically and sonically, represents a different time period, but all are reflections of life as a whole. Beginning with "Liftoff/Zephyr", we rise into a period of birth and infancy, of wonder and innocence, carrying into the youthful bounce of "The Sweetest Thing" and onto the teenage angst of "Break the Chain". "Never Had Much Faith" introduces the first feelings of love as a young adult, building to the hardened ambition of "Pilot". In "Gemini" we hit mid-life, a period split between youth and old age. As we reach old age, "After Dark" and "Oceans" bring in feelings of isolation, nostalgia, and loss of purpose, but a love of life is reborn in "Another Dawn" and leads to enlightenment at the end of life as we pass to "The Other Side", escaping the atmosphere and into the unknown.

Kiera Dillon, Michael Cozine, Matt Renzo, Julian Hernandez, Eddie Wilkins Jr., Andrew Chrepta, Andrew Alvarez, Tristan Demetri, Sumika Inoue, Carlos Schmitt Dissenha, Justin Tanksley, Erik Rabasca, Alex Kaufman, Kavi Srinivasaragavan, Justin Kilpatrick


Katherine Shea

A horror comedy audio drama podcast. Georgie Romero, a zombie, has risen from the grave, driven to solve the mystery of her former human life with the help of an inept witch and a cynical ghost. Rachel Greenberg, producer/co-writer/co-producer Socks Whitmore, producer/lead actor Evan Johnson, composer/sound engineer Elliot Yokum, sound design

Roger Holzberg

“Created by the Healthcare by Design class of 2020 (CalArts Theater School), in partnership with Henry Mayo hospital. LIFE QUILT is a part of a larger pilot program developed for patients & families approaching end of life. Each panel is an active, creative experience, designed to reduce anxiety, connect family members in support, and build […]

Emily Eisenstein

My clothes my hair my face my body. The way I look and the way I feel are at war with each other. A film about gender in isolation.

Christine Lee

“Happy Headroom” was part of my mid-residency show titled “Living Threads” in February 2020. The immersive installation consisted of 4-channel video and sculptures. In this video, my mom and I perform rituals as a visceral process to create a dialogue between changing states of self and site. Hair, simultaneously dead and living, functions as a […]

Kathleen Fox

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely is an architectural projection performance inspired by Claudia Rankine’s book of poems of the same name. The projection mapping explores loneliness as it exists at CalArts both before and during the COVID19 Crisis. Rankine defines loneliness as “What we cannot do for each other.” This performance, in the Main Gallery […]

Juan Antonio Rivera

This art performance is about social justice in the 21st century, bringing to light the reality that our society now lives with police brutality. Many of my family members have had to have the “police” talk, “hoodie” talk, or “walking-out-late-at-night” talk with their teenagers, warning them that because of the color of their skin they […]