Happy Holidays from CalArts

CalArts wishes all of its students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families a happy holiday season. The Institute’s administrative offices are closed through Jan. 2, 2012. Normal hours and operations resume on Jan. 3.

The 24700 blog will be posting occasionally throughout the break, so come back and check out new stories on the art that members of the CalArts community are creating throughout the world.

We leave you with CalArts 2011 holiday card, featuring the Trimpin-crafted robotic instrument—Jackbox—playing “Jingle Bells.”

Sound sculptor Trimpin has been a guest faculty member at CalArts for many years and a 2010 recipient of an honorary degree from the Institute. He’s graciously loaned Jackbox to CalArts’ Program in Music Technology for the next three years.

Video credits

Arranger/Programmer: Jim Murphy (Music 10)
Videographer/Editor: Scott Groller
Lighting Design: Daphne Mir (Theater 13)
Special thanks to Ajay Kapur and the Program in Music Technology/The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts

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  1. zubaida // //

    Hey its terrific..Cal arts simply charms me like anything..the best new year wish Cal arts students would have got…Dying to be a part of Cal Arts