An Iranian composer, vocalist and performance artist most recently heard on the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning Argo, Sussan will be in residence developing a multimedia presentation on the life and work of 1950s feminist Iranian poet and filmmaker, Forough Farrokhzad.
Claire L. Evans and Jona Bechtolt
Together they are YACHT, a conceptual pop group based in Los Angeles. Separately, Claire is a science writer and sciencefiction critic who explores synchronies between art, science, technology and culture –and Jona is a producer, composer, multiinstrumentalist and designer.
Interdisciplinary artist and innovator Lars Jan will continue to develop his ambitious HOLOSCENES, an installation work that harnesses purposeful movement and ecological data to illuminate the changing water levels of our world.
An L.A.-based interdisciplinary artist and curator, Ellie mines the work of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, French avant-garde film of the 1920s-30s, spiritualist photography and Victorian fairy paintings to create a visually lush video with a live score, featuring Ellie and her twin sister, Soseh Kevorkian.
Founded by writer/director Corey Madden and composer Bruno Louchouarn, L’Atelier will be in residence to develop Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler’s literary classic that explores crime, power, corruption, gender and race in post depression Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Poverty Department
With CAP UCLA rehearsal time and space support, the organization is developing HOSPITAL, a performance “fictumentary” exploring the dystopic/utopic cross-cultural healthcare landscape — present and future.
Heidi is a NYC-based L.A. girl, Tony-nominated composer (Passing Strange), performer and longtime collaborator with Stew and The Negro Problem. Heidi will be working on The Good Swimmer, a pop requiem about a family of lifeguards during the Vietnam war based on the book by Donna Di Novelli.
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
Classically trained composer, violinist and band-leader DBR is noted for blending funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music into an energetic and experiential musical form. His two-year residency will involve the community in the development of a new orchestral piece called HOME, focused on themes of life, loss and transition.