WILD UP is a modern music collective; an adventurous chamber orchestra; a Los Angeles-based group of musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. Wild Up believes that music is a catalyst for shared experiences, and that a concert venue is a place to challenge, excite and ignite a community of listeners.
Wild Up has been called “Best in Classical Music 2015” and “a raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant…fun-loving, exceptionally virtuosic family” by Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times, “Searing. Penetrating. And thrilling” by Fred Child of Performance Today, and “magnificent” by Mark Swed of Los Angeles Times. Over the last eight years, Wild Up has collaborated with orchestras, rock bands, and cultural institutions around the world.
Integral to the fabric of classical music and contemporary art in L.A. and the U.S., Wild Up has premiered new operas with Julia Holter, David Lang, and Mark Dion; created a concert for elephants with Allora and Calzadilla; improvised with Steve Coleman; played with San Fermin under the skeleton of a T-Rex at the L.A. County’s Natural History Museum, and with Bjork headlining FYF 2017; played live to film with Mica Levi of Micachu and the Shapes, Jon Brion, and Joanna Newsom.