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Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8 PM (doors at 7:30)

A Cross-Section of Experimental Improvisation in SoCal

A night of sonic hallucinations/alternative realities. Vienna-based La Musa (Bernadette Zeilinger and Diego Mune) crosses the Atlantic for a US cross-country performance as a trio with San-Diego based cellist T.J. Borden that will bring them to Automata and mythic Southern California.

Aiding them in their performance at Automata will be a variety of treasures:

Burnt Dot, a duo featuring Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet/electronics) and Ryan Gaston (modular synth)

Matt Barbier, LA trombone/euphonium player

Casey Anderson and San Diego-based Steven Flato performing a duo piece, foreshadowing a future release on Erstwhile Records.


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.