COLA Artist Fellows 2023


Sat Jun 10 2023 at 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Grand Performances | Los Angeles, CA

The City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship by the DCA (Department of Cultural Affairs) allows accomplished artists to create new work with increased freedom to innovate and experiment in the disciplines of design, visual arts, literary arts, and performing arts.
Grand Performances presents live showcases by 2023 COLA Artist Fellows Daniel Corral, David Ulin, and Jasmine Orpilla.
Show starts at 6pm
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Daniel Corral is a Filipino/American born composer/performer born and raised in Eagle River, Alaska. Mr. Corral came to Los Angeles in 2005 as a percussionist/ composer. In Los Angeles, his unique voice finds outlet in accordion orchestras, multimedia microtonal electronics, puppet operas, handmade music boxes, site-specific sound installations, chamber music, and various collaborations. Corral’s music has been commissioned and presented by venues such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sundance Film Festival, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Joe’s Pub, REDCAT, Iceland University of the Arts, Mengi, Harpa, MATA, HERE Arts Center, Miami Light Project, Operadagen Rotterdam, Wayward Music, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Synchromy, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Göteborg Art Sound Festival, USC Thornton School of Music, Center for New Music, CSUN College of Arts, Pianospheres, Automata Los Angeles, Machine Project, SASSAS, the wulf., Pasadena All Saints Choir, Santa Monica GLOW Festival, CalArts, UCSD School of Music, Carlsbad Music Festival, and the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts.
David Ulin is a writer and editor working in various literary genres, including: fiction, poetry, essays/nonfiction, and criticism. In recent years, Mr. Ulin has become especially interested in work that blurs the lines of genre because of how it upends, or challenges, the expectations of both writer and readers. His work often explores textures of personal narrative, and such blurriness helps him highlight the subjectivity of experience and emotion. This is a key part of his practice, even when he is working in such traditional forms as the novel or the essay. Mr. Ulin’s style is generally narrative-driven, with an attention to the specificity of language, as well as to the inchoate emotional territory that language both illuminates and obfuscates. He is interested in literature as a mechanism of discovery, for writer and reader alike.
Jasmine Orpilla is a multiplicitous Ilokana/x-American vocal performance artist and operatic composer of experimental theatrical sound installations, in which she activates her lifelong practices of folk ritual dance, combat systems, and music of the Philippine diaspora against the contemporary American framing of the 1st-generation, imperialist, military culture of her own childhood. Unlimited by “soprano” nor so-called classical beauty, her unfiltered voice-in-motion exorcizes eurocentric performance structures from her muscle memory, while remaining accountable to the oral legacies and languages of the Indigenous Filipino musical systems she, her family, and community remains indebted to. With decades embodying center with her energetically intensive solo practice as a multi-instrumental and multilingual writer/performer, Ms. Orpilla’s work serves to humanize and honor the intersectionality of the Filipina/x-American body in agency, despite ongoing minimization of colonial history’s revisionist narratives.

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