Sonic Runway is live and open to the public each evening starting at sunset. The Experiments in Sound series includes regional performers and musicians that invite you to listen, participate and imagine. This evening’s special event will feature a performance by Cellista.
Los Angeles-based Cellista is a performance artist with creative roots in the Bay Area and Colorado.
She creates stage poems (narrative multimedia works) after those of the artist Jean Cocteau, which juxtapose seemingly disparate elements.
Her stage poems are acts of resistance art; investigating the ruptures of daily life. They are politically concerned, observant, and revealing; breaking down the borders between audiences and performers, disciplines, and genres.
Fresh off her 2021 Lincoln Center debut, Cellista is a sought after collaborator. She has worked with Grammy-nominated artist Tanya Donelly, producer John Vanderslice, Troyboi, Don McLean, Casey Crescenzo (The Dear Hunter), Van Dyke Parks, Tony! Toni! Toné! and Pam the Funkstress.
Her compositions and performances have been heard on film and TV including PBS; She has appeared as an extra on the TV shows Better Things and Will & Grace playing her cello. Most recently, she composed music for the true-crime reality show The Real Murders of Orange County.
Sonic Runway is a light-art installation that visualizes the speed of sound created by a team of artists, including lead artist Rob Jensen, co-lead Warren Trezevant, and a design by Stockhausen.
Event photo cover by Adrien Le Biavant.