Recorded Live at California Institute of the Arts 
Recording engineer - Alberto Cruz 
Recording assistants - Thomas Ravago and James Vitz-Wong 
Mixing - James Vitz-Wong 
Mastering - Evan Schaaf 

Four Larks - Katabasis

January 2019, The Getty Villa

Los Angeles, CA

Created, Staged, and Composed by Mat Sweeney

Set / Prop Design and Choreography by Sebastian Peters-Lazaro

Lyrics Co-Written with Jesse Rasmussen

Katabasis was an immersive greek myth future-folk performance with LA experimental-opera company four larks

Originally staged for a November 2018 performance, this show was abruptly cancelled by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu. During that time, the ensemble redirected their energy towards recording an album of many of the songs.

Sheila Brown Ellis, Maya Gingery (Flute), Yvette Holzwarth (Violin), Sharon Chohi Kim, Jett Kwong (Guzheng), Matt Orenstein (Bass), Ryan Parrish (Kaval / Saxophone / Bass Clarinet), Lukas Papenfusscline, Zachary Carlisle Sanders, Titus Tompkins (Banjo), James Vitz-Wong (Bass), James Waterman (Percussion), Eli Weinberg 

 

photos of rehearsal + recording by James Vitz-Wong