The inaugural M.A.R.S. FESTIVAL (Music & Arts ReSound) will take place Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Downtown Los Angeles at Angel City Brewery and Art Share L.A. Tickets are on sale now at festivalmars.com, with many events being available for free (details below).
Image: Amy Kaps; photo by Eric Schwabel
Festival headliners include the Los Angeles-based Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble (makingtheir Los Angeles-debut and only local appearance of the year), composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse, and the newly-formed M.A.R.S. Collective (a fluid ensemble consisting of local contemporary musicians showcasing a style of new music specific to Los Angeles and the festival). Full list of artists confirmed below.
This new 10-day festival will expand audience’s imaginations via never-before-seen pairings of music, art, fashion and dance. The festival’s programming features performances from over 35 local and internationally established contemporary musicians (ensembles, composers, and experimental bands) and artists (performance and visual).
Image: Dosshaus: The Piano, cardboard and paint.
The line-up for M.A.R.S. FESTIVAL 2017 here: Ensembles: Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, M.A.R.S. Collective, International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Pamplemousse
Composers: Jorge Sánchez Chiong, Katharina Rosenberger, Saad Haddad, Charles Peck, Alyssa Weinberg, Clemens Gadenstätter, Chaya Czernowin, Salvatore SciarrinoAshley Fure, Stefan Prins, Alexander Schubert, Natacha Diels, David Broome, Andrew Greenwald, Jessie Marino, Wen Liu
Tiffany Trenda, Victor Wilde Jay Mark Johnson, Amy Kaps, Daniel Leighton, Dosshaus, Jennifer, Vanderpool, Jesse Gilbert, Joe Rubinstein, Kio Griffith, Kristine Schomaker, Ned&Shiva Productions, Osceola Refetoff, Pearl C. Hsiung, Bryan Jacobs, Thomas Sturm
Experimental Bands: Thumpasaurus, Korduroy
M.A.R.S. FESTIVAL 2017 will offer eight-days of free events — titled M.A.R.S. Test Site Salons — curated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot featuring multimedia experiences, performance art, as well as artists using new technologies to create festival-specific sculptural installations. These artists, combined with experimental musical guests, will invite and activate these spaces in a nightly series of salon-style cross-platform events throughout the week.
image: Tiffany Trenda, Body Code, Times Square
Individual show passes with complimentary parking are available for $30 per person ($10 for students). In addition, a variety of ticketing and VIP packages are available — ranging from $50-$250 per person — that include perks, such as access to artist rehearsals, participation in exclusive artist gatherings and after parties, VIP Meet & Greets, and personalized gifts from the M.A.R.S. team and artists. For tickets and more info, visit http://www.festivalmars.com/
Where: Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; Art Share L.A., 801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013;
When: Friday, April 14 through Sunday, April 23, 2017, see website