new music in los angeles

new music in Los Angeles


"one of the country's most far-sighted new music series" – Alex Ross

"masterful, and transfixing" – "great attention to detail" – NewMusicBox

wasteLAnd is a Los Angeles-based concert series featuring avant-garde and experimental music, focusing on local performers and living composers. With an emphasis on recent and under-performed compositions, wasteLAnd is committed to expanding cultural offerings of the LA community and strives to build long-term relationships with contemporary music enthusiasts and newcomers alike. wasteLAnd concerts are an experience of unique curation, dedication, and quality—a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere in which listeners encounter engaging programs and tenacious performances.

Each season, wasteLAnd centers its season around the work of an under-heard, innovative composer, exploring their existing work while also commissioning new works. Previous featured composers include Michelle Lou, Wolfgang van Schweinitz, and Erik Ulman; season six features the work of composer and bassoonist Katherine Young. Over the course of the season, we will present ten of Katie's works, including two complete programs and the world premiere of her new collaboration with RAGE Thormbones

Katherine Young

Katherine Young

wasteLAnd Team

wasteLAnd is run by a team of artists that you will also find composing, performing, and running the concerts during the season. wasteLAnd is also a project of Fulcrum Arts' Emerge fiscal sponsorship program.