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Friday May 5th, 2017 at 8PM and 10PM

Songs of Hildegard von Bingen


Sarah Beaty
Lauren Davis
Hilary Fraser-Thomson
Karina Kallas
Katina Mitchell
Lindsay Patterson Abdou
Niccolo Seligmann
Argenta Walther

Hildegard of Bingen, AKA Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine was a 12th Century German Benedictine abbess, composer, writer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary and polymath. She is considered to be the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.

Vocatrix was formed by musical medievalists in 2015 to perform Hildegard von Bingen's musical morality play Ordo Virtutum. This unique group of virtuosos strives to interpret historical culture and find resonance in the new world, priding itself on friendship and teamwork while pursuing themes of inspiration and sisterhood. VOCATRIX has shared Hildegard's immersive music with curious audiences who are familiar with her work, as well as those who are new to it.

$15 General Admission
$12 Students, Members and Seniors


From the press:
“set the wayback machine for the twelfth century” — Los Angeles Times

“beautiful to hear, piercing the spacious heights of the building... graceful, haunting. . .unforgettable---Lauri's List

“solid dramatic effect...singing was strong”” — American Recorder Society

Saturday May 6th, 2017 at 8PM

Album Release Show

Join us at Automata to celebrate Los Angeles composer DANIEL CORRAL's new album REFRACTIONS, which is being released by Populist Records!

Refractions will be performed in it’s entirety, and there will be a short opening duo set by vocalist/violinist Rahman Baranghoori and violinist Timothy Maloof.

Refractions is a 44 minute electro-acoustic chamber piece that expands on Corral's 10 years of exploring the sonic and sculptural possibilities of music boxes. Composed for string quartet, electric guitar, and electronically processed music box, Refractions combines ethereal ambient electronics with contemplative acoustic timbres. Corral will be joined by guitarist Jeremy Kerner and the Koan Quartet.

Rahman Baranghoori (vocals and violin) and Timothy Maloof (violin) have been friends and colleagues since 2004, performing in many ensembles and bands together. They will be performing improvisations and songs based on Persian Mugam and Arabic Maqamat (modes).

$15 General Admission
$12 Students, Members and Seniors


Daniel Corral is a composer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Currently living in Los Angeles, his unique voice finds outlet in accordion orchestras, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, microtonal electronics, site-specific installations, chamber music, post-punk opera, and inter-disciplinary collaborations. Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented by venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joe’s Pub NYC, REDCAT, Reykjavik Harpa Concert Hall, HERE Arts Center, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, The Hammer Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, USC’s Thornton School of Music, and others. Corral is composer and keyboardist for Timur and The Dime Museum and director of experimental accordion orchestra Free Reed Conspiracy. Corral also collaborated with numerous visual and performing artists including Anne LeBaron, Vicki Ray, Charles Gaines, Stephen Prina, Wild Up, The Industry, California EAR Unit. Corral is currently composition faculty at Calarts. His first solo album, Diamond Pulses, was released on Orenda Records 2015.