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In conjunction with the launch of the Griffith Park presentation of Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK, our L.A. Omnibus series will explore the intersection of art and public space through the history and significance of L.A.’s largest and most awesome public park. Join composer Ellen Reid, Lucinda Phillips, Griffith Park advocate and volunteer, and Casey Schreiner, founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Hiker for a discussion about L.A.’s open spaces and how music can connect us to nature and each other in a time of social distancing.
Ellen Reid is one of the most innovative artists of her generation. A composer and sound artist whose breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring, ensemble and choral writing, she was awarded the the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera, p r i s m.
Casey Schreiner is the founder of the web site Modern Hiker, which has been one of the most-read hiking blogs on the West Coast since it launched in 2006. His second book, Discovering Griffith Park, was published in 2020. It is the first ever in-depth guidebook for the greatest public space in Los Angeles, which is also one of the largest and most-visited city parks anywhere in the United States.
Lucinda Phillips, Community Liaison for Friends of Griffith Park, has worked in the film business for 20 years as a writer, producer and director. She has a degree in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. She is currently teaching UCLA Mindfulness courses.