Electro-acoustic Project Mal’Akh Ensemble Performs Animalik
La Jolla, C.A.—On January 8 at 8 p.m., ArtPower at UC San Diego presents electro-acoustic project Mal’Akh Ensemble performing Animalik—a series of short animated films with live music specifically composed for them. Hailing from Mexico, the ensemble was created in 2011 by multi-laureate composer Felipe Perez Santiago as a meeting point between different musical genres and artistic disciplines looking for collaborations that could enrich their work and create process. The performance of Animalik takes place at The Loft at UC San Diego. Tickets for this event are $18–28 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.
A collaboration with filmmakers around the world, Animalik is a living project that constantly evolves with new films and new music composed for them. The performance at ArtPower features Santiago on guitar, with drummer/multimedia artist Juan Antonio Arévalo, bass guitarist Jaime Vargas Fabila, and saxophonist Sofia Zumbado.
About Mal’Akh Ensemble
Founded in 2011 with the premise of having a state of the art and eclectic ensemble with a flexible instrumentation, Mal’Akh defines itself as a meeting point between different musical genres and artistic disciplines. The music of Mal’Akh originated from the integration of acoustic instruments with electronic resources such as samplers, pre-recorded tracks, rhythm programming, and live processing, to obtain an eclectic sound that combines tradition, avant-garde, folklore, and elements of contemporary music, rock, free jazz, and improvisation.
ArtPower at UC San Diego builds creative experiences in music, dance, film, exhibition, and food for our collective pleasure and inspiration. We engage diverse audiences through vibrant, challenging, multi-disciplinary performances by emerging and renowned international artists. Through extensive partnerships, ArtPower provides exciting opportunities for research, participation, and creation of new work, igniting powerful dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and the community.